In 2007, Johan bought the Charger from a friend that specialized in selling American classics, knowing that it would one day transform into his dream RT/R build. “It was more of a rolling chassis and body than anything since both the engine and transmission were missing and the body had bits of rust. But there were grand changes in the horizon for it!” he exclaims. Together with his friends Jörgen and Otto (which make up the fellowship Powered By Johan) and collaboration with Turtle Wax Sweden, the team was assembled and the project was underway.
But all great things aren’t done overnight, with the build taking almost five years and 15,000 hours to complete. Johan was the mastermind behind the overall design and construction of the build, but his friends and team donated countless time and effort to bring his vision to life. “For a build like the RT/R to happen it involves so much people to make it a reality. From sponsors, subcontractors of parts not possible to solve in-house, to friends who dealt with anything from transporting a piece from A to B in the middle of the night in order to get the car ready.”