“If I have a choice between being good and being lucky, I’ll take being lucky. But being good at what you do is always a great plus.”
Bromley Howser’s words definitely ring true to just about every car enthusiast alive. Howser has worked on several beautiful classic cars over the years, ranging from a 1970 Chevelle, complete with a 454, to a 1964 Corvette Stingray, a car he’s felt passionately about since he was a child. But, the jewel in the crown has to be the 1969 Dodge Charger, painted a slick, unique green. In the above video by Petrolicious, we get a look at how Howser pulled off one beauty of a Dodge Charger restoration project.
The highlighter-colored Charger featured in this film came into his ownership under less than ideal circumstances. One day, while out riding his motorcycle, Bromley was hit head-on by a fleeing motorist who left him wiped out in the middle of the street with a broken back.
The road to recovery was long and painful. Able to smile about the incident now, Bromley recounts, “I was laying in the hospital bed and my girlfriend asked me if I would give up the motorcycle, which I said, ‘Yeah, probably…if I could get a HEMI Charger.’” Sounds like a fair tradeoff, no?
As it turns out, Howser found the project car and all of its parts in Denver. The body was laid out in a field and the engine was in pieces, spread out across a garage floor. The most amazing part of the entire build, was that, except for a fuel pump and alternator, the car was completely original.
So San Bernardino is now graced with the 1969 Sublime Green Charger. Congratulations, San Bernardino.