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
- Dodge Coronet or Charger
- 2-door hardtop
- 440 cubic inch, 385 horsepower V8 that's equipped with three
- 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
- 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
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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
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
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
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".
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