AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1968 Dodge Charger

AJ’s “Badass Friday” Car of the Day: 1968 Dodge Charger

Car: Dodge Charger

Year: 1968

What makes it special: Beginning with the 1968 model year, the entire B-Body line-up was redesigned, making the Charger further removed from the Coronet model. It now sported a coke bottle profile, with curves around the front fenders and rear quarter panels. The rear featured a kick-up spoiler appearance, the fastback roof was no longer, now featuring a flying buttress design. It kept its full-width hidden headlight grille, but was now vacuum operated, and dual scallops were added to its doors and hood.

What made it famous: The Charger engine choices ranged from the standard 318 V8 to the 383-2 and 383-4-barrel offerings. A new high-performance R/T package was added, which came standard with a 440 Magnum or optional 426 Hemi V8.

Why I would want one: Without a doubt, the Charger is one of the most recognized and iconic muscle cars from the Chrysler Corporation.

Fun fact: The 1968 film “Bullitt” helped to make the Charger R/T popular for its famous car chase with a 1968 Ford Mustang GT through the streets of San Francisco. That chase is regarded as one of the most influential in movie history.
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