Anyone who knows Mopar guys knows that it’s all about numbers, so here’s some to digest: in 1969, 503 Dodge Daytonas were built. Out of those, 70 were Hemi-powered, twenty of those had four-speeds. “Rare” is good enough, but then let’s take one number that is eye-opening, even for a Hemi car: 6,435. That’s how many miles are on this Dodge. This is considered the benchmark for judging 1969 Dodge Daytonas. It was the first known restoration that utilized factory markings on the undercarriage, and it’s past is just as glorious: it once competed at World of Wheels, was owned by a NFL All Pro and was in the Otis Chandler collection at one point.
And on January 23rd, during Mecum Auction’s Kissimmee 2015 auction, comedian and actor David Spade became the Daytona’s new owner at an eye-watering before-fee cost of $900,000. We don’t know exactly what reason Spade had for picking up the Daytona, but we’d like to think that the 440 Magnum-powered Charger that became the Joe Dirt Daytona had something to do with it.