This very slick 1966 Dodge Charger has a lot to offer. In
particular, this one carries a stout 440, offers a heavy-duty look
that's hard to resist, and in a show field full of later Chargers,
this sleek fastback is going to stand out!
The deep burgundy paint looks recent and the sleek Charger
certainly wears it well. You can see this car's details echoed in
its younger siblings, starting with the smooth front end and
folding headlights, as well as the familiar Chrysler arrow-shaped
detailing on the sides of the quarter panels, a shape that would
also appear on the inner door panels of the second-generation cars.
It may not be a trailer queen, but it has certainly won it's fair
share of trophies at local shows. Make no mistake, this is a big
car, and the dramatic fastback profile only makes it look longer,
while the big hood scoop makes it look much meaner, giving it a lot
of presence on the streets and accentuating the look of
performance. You also get more chrome on this one than the later
cars, including the wonderful trim that runs along the tops of the
fenders and back to a set of mini fins flanking the fastback deck.
The chrome bumpers are probably original, while irreplaceable
pieces like the grille, hideaway headlights, and single taillight
complete with 'Charger' script in back remain in excellent
The interior is still one of the coolest to ever grace a car coming
out of a Chrysler factory, starting with two sets of bucket seats
and two center consoles. The gauges are too cool to be believed,
with numbers wrapping around the silver bezels and tracked by
orange needles in the center, and they are joined by a small
white-faced temperature gauge under the dash. The seat covers and
carpets are practically new, same with the dash pad, while the rest
seems to be nice original stuff that's been restored and
well-maintained over the years, with hardly any signs of use and
age. The original AM radio is still in the dash, and amazingly
enough it's still working! The big 3-spoke steering wheel is still
in place as well, anchoring the cabin and drawing everyone's eye
with its intricate design, and the black mill work on the dash does
a great job to contrast the red inside. The back seats are
surprisingly spacious under that sloping rear window and yes, the
trunk is positively massive.
This Charger is a serious performer as well, thanks to a strong 440
cubic inch V8 living under the hood (the original numbers matching
363 V8 comes with the car as well). Wearing a bunch of chrome and
polished pieces, an Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor, Weiand intake,
and stock-style headers, it's a torque factory that looks great in
the cavernous engine bay. And speaking of that engine bay, it's
been beautifully painted to match the burgundy body, an all the
bling under the hood really pops out. It starts easily and idles
with a healthy rumble from the twin Flowmaster mufflers and all
that power gives this big Charger the moves of a much smaller car.
Backed by a 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission and tall
gears, it's an easy car to maneuver around town and a superb
highway cruiser. The undercarriage is in great order, looking slick
with color-matched pans and blacked-out components throughout, and
with power steering and front disc brakes, this big Mopar can be
driven regularly with confidence. And you can't argue that those
killer US Mag wheels and 235/60/15 front and 255/60/15 rear
BFGoodrich T/A radials don't give this car a very butch look.
Available for a fraction of the price of its younger brothers, this
Charger has just as much to offer, including an awesome look that
you won't see everywhere you go. Call today!