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For Sale: 1971 Dodge Charger in Chatsworth, California

Vehicle Description

When it comes to Mopars, the more unique and the more rare, the better. That is definitely the case with this amazing 1971 Charger R/T. With the Big Three eliminating Big Block Power due to the imminent Gas Crisis, any 1971 the sneaked through with the displacement that made the Muscle Car era what it was falls under the umbrella of "they don't make them like they used to"

Presented is an exceptional 1971 Charger R/T with the vaunted 440 6-Pack and finished in Bright White (W3 Paint Code). The numbers matching engine and transmission have both been rebuilt as part of a Nut and Bolt restoration. Two original broadcast sheets are included along with an original owner's manual and two National Prize awards from the Antique Automobile Club.

Very well optioned including an ultra rare 8 track with Dictaphone

WS23:

- Dodge Coronet or Charger

- Special

- 2-door hardtop

V1A:

- 440 cubic inch, 385 horsepower V8 that's equipped with three 2-barrel carburetors

- 1971 model year

- Assembled at Chrysler's Lynch Road facility

155603: Assembly sequence number

E87: 440 cubic inch, high performance V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 390 horsepower

D32: Heavy duty Torqueflite automatic transmission

CW3: Bright White paint

D5X9:

- Luxury trim

- Cloth or vinyl bucket seats

- Black interior

TX9: Black door frames

218: Assembled on February 18th, 1971

145610: Order number

V1X: Full, black vinyl roof

U: Built to USA specifications

V68: Longitudinal stripe delete

C16: Console that's complete with a wood grain panel

26: 26 inch radiator

P31: Power windows

Great lease rates and Financing also available on any of our inventory!
Buy Sell Trade Consignments Welcome!
Please email [email protected] or call 1-818-773-8181

About the Charger:

During the early-1950s, automakers were exploring new ideas in the personal luxury and specialty car segments. Chrysler, slow to enter the specialty car market, selected their Dodge Division to enter the marketplace with a mid-size B-bodied sporty car to fit between the "pony car" Ford Mustang and "personal luxury" Ford Thunderbird. The intention was to create a fastback look while sharing as much existing company hardware as possible.

Burt Bouwkamp, Chief Engineer for Dodge during the 1960s and one of the men behind the Charger, related his experience during a speech in July 2004.

Lynn Townsend was at odds with the Dodge Dealers and wanted to do something to please them. So in 1965 he asked me to come to his office - for the second time. He noted that one of the Dodge Dealer Council requests was for a Barracuda type vehicle. The overall dealer product recommendation theme was the same - we want what Plymouth has. The specific request for a Mustang type vehicle was not as controversial to Lynn. His direction to me was to give them a specialty car but he said 'for God's sake don't make it a derivative of the Barracuda': i.e. don't make it a Barracuda competitor.

So the 1966 Charger was born.

"We built a Charger 'idea' car which we displayed at auto shows in 1965 to stimulate market interest in the concept. It was the approved design but we told the press and auto show attendees that it was just an "idea" and that we would build it if they liked it. It was pre-ordained that they would like it."

The third generation Charger made its debut for the 1971 model year, with all new "fuselage" sheet metal and a new split grill. The interiors were like those of the E-body and were now shared by the Plymouth B-body, the Plymouth Satellite Sebring and Road Runner. The hidden headlights were now optional. A rear spoiler and a "Ramcharger" hood were new options. This hood featured a pop-up scoop mounted above the air cleaner controlled by a vacuum switch under the dash. On Plymouth Road Runners it was called the "Air Grabber" hood, and it was previously used on the Coronet R/T and Super Bee.

Dodge also merged its Coronet and Charger lines. From 1971, all four-door B-bodies were badged as Coronets and all two-door B-bodies as Chargers. Thus for one year only, the Super Bee became part of the Charger lineup, after which it was discontinued. From 1971 to 1974, Charger models used the Coronet's VIN prefix of "W".

Several other models were carried over from 1970, including the 500, R/T, and SE. Sales of the R/T declined due in part to higher insurance costs and gasoline prices. A total of 63 Hemi RTs were built that year, marking its last appearance in any production car, and 2,659 with other engines.

The 1971 model year was also the last for the 440 Six-Pack engine, which could still be mated to a 4-speed manual transmission with an optional Hurst shifter, as well as the automatic. In the Super Bee's final year, the 340 became a $44 option over the standard, low-compression 383 .

The "Hi-Impact" colors were discontinued after the 1971 model year; with a 1971-only "Citron Yella".

Whilst Fusion Motor Company make a sincere effort to supply information that is accurate and complete, we are aware that errors and omissions may occur. Therefore, we are not able to guarantee the accuracy of the information and we cannot accept liability for loss or damage arising from misleading information or for any reliance on which you may place on the information contained on this website or our advertisements. We highly recommend that you examine the vehicle to check the accuracy of the information supplied. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected] or by calling 818-773-8181

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Dodge Charger
  • Listing ID:CC-1519070
  • Price:$134,950
  • Location:Chatsworth, California
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Charger
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:870
  • Stock Number:5681485
  • VIN:WS23V1A155603
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