Dodge Charger 1966-1974
1966-1967 Dodge Charger (First Generation)
The Dodge Charger had the same dimensions as the Coronet, a 117" wheelbase, 75.3" width but had a slightly longer 203.6" length. The charger and coronet even shared the same front end and side sheetmetal.
The Charger featured a full width grille with retractable hideaway headlights and concealed turn signals. In the rear, a full width, one peice tail light assembly helped give the charger a clean uncluttered appearance.
The 1966 charger interior was equiped with 4 bucket seats that were seperated by a large center console that ran all he way from front to rear, dividing the seating. The rear seats could be folded down and forward to create a large flat cargo area. This cargo area with the seats folded down was 4' wide x 7.5' long and could be easily loaded from the large trunk.
The 318 cid 2-bbl 230hp engine came standard with a three-on-the-tree manual, or optional torqueflight automatic transmission. Three optional engines were available: a 265hp 361 cid 2-bbl, a 325hp 383 cid 4-bbl with dual exhaust, and the new 426 street hemi with dual 4-bbl carburetors and dual exhaust producing 425hp. A 4-speed manual or torqueflight automatic transmission was required for any of the optional engines.
The 318, 361 and 383 engines came with a 5-year 50,000 mile warranty. The 426 hemi came with a 12-month 12,000 mile warranty.