One such admirer is Johan Eriksson, more popularly known as “Volvo Johan,” “Viper Johan” or “Charger Johan,” who hails from Sweden. Ever since he could remember, he’s been fascinated by everything with an engine and began his customizing career at an early age. Growing up in the country in Värmland, Sweden, Johan took an interest in American muscle car culture, primarily Mopar with their big engines and heavy attribute compressors and headers and knew his real work was building his own version of these muscle cars that fueled his passion for the automotive world.
Over the years, he’s worked on numerous builds (including a black 1968 Charger R/T and 1996 Dodge Viper GTS), but it’s his most recent 1968 Dodge Charger RT/R restomod that he’s most proud of. “The car was first built and was then re-built first in my mind for more than 10 years before any real modification were done to the Charger,” he details. The mission of his classic RT/R was to mix the original Mopar spirit with a bit of a “Hot Wheels” appearance, while keeping the soul of what the “American muscle icon 1968 Dodge Charger” stands for. All the while transforming it to become a modern sports car with extreme performance, stance and styling. So, although at first glance it looks like a standard 1968 Charger, it’s bigger and bolder in every possible way!