Bob Hartwig started out as a seasoned pilot with a mild obsession for classic Mopar muscle cars from movies. His passions drove him right to where the cars he dreamed of are born, Picture Car Warehouse. Now he is a partner and his collection of movie cars grows beyond his wildest dreams with one of his prized possessions being the Dodge Charger from Fast and Furious.
The franchise has had numerous cars come and go, with Dom’s 1970 Dodge Charger being the halo car of the series. While the movies have introduced drifting and modified Asian cars to the mainstream car culture, when the first film came out with Supras and Preludes, there was no automotive response to the sheer presence of the Charger on screen.
Rumored to have 900 horsepower with a nine-second quarter mile under its belt, the black Charger R/T lives a more docile and pampered life than the movie alludes to. Dom’s Charger sits at Picture Car Warehouse when it is not being filmed, which was bought by the company after the fourth film and has had recurring roles ever since. Each time the car has appeared on film it has received minor upgrades, like wheels and a coat of gloss black paint.
There’s a reason the 1968-’70 Chargers have proven so popular with Hollywood — these are great-looking cars that are ridiculously charismatic whether they’re cast as an orange hero, black villain or anywhere in between.