1968 Dodge Charger R/T

This is the Dodge Charger in the 1968 movie “Bullit”. According to one of the stunt drivers of the Charger R/T 440, the Charger was so much faster than the 1968 Mustang GT 390 fastback that he had to keep backing off the pedal to keep the Charger from running away from the Mustang. For me the 1968 Charger is the best looking Charger. I don’t like the 1966-1967 fastback styled Charger – seems to be a incompatible mix of boxy and curvaceous styles. (The newly styled 1968 Charger was a great success and more than doubled the sales of the fastback styled Charger – 1968 96K cars vs 1967 16K cars and 1966 37K cars.) The 1970 Charger front end reminds of a whale shark. The 1971 Charger front end looks like something from Pontiac. The 1969 Charger (the Charger of “Dukes of Hazzard”) is similar to the 1968 Charger except it has a split front grill and replaced the twin circular rear lights (which I really like) with long rectangular rear lights. I also like the look of 1969 Charger but I like the look of the 1968 Charger more. The only bad thing about the Charger was that was it wasn’t low cost – with options the price was around $5,000. It also was heavier than the Plymouth Road Runner and Dodge Super Bee. And unfortunately in 1968 you could not get it with the 440 six pack which was only available from 1970. (In 1969 only the Plymouth Road Runner and the Dodge Super Bee had the 440 six barrel as an option). To be continued …
1968 Dodge Charger R/T


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