Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
1967 Dodge Charger
During the early-1960s, automakers were exploring new ideas in the personal luxury and specialty car segments. Chrysler, fast 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.
For consignment a second-year edition of the first-generation Dodge Charger. This car has undergone an engine rebuild 2 years ago and since then has a mere 5,744 miles clocked on it. It sports the correct drivetrain and has most records from its original sale back in '67. Original wheels will come with this car, as well as the original carburetor. This green cavalry horse is definitely ready to do battle...blow the bugle!
If you thought the Barracuda fastback was cool, get a load of this fastback. It is truly the next level looking much like the concept car of 1965 Dodge rolled out to wet future appetites for the upcoming muscle race. Nary a trunk lid here, although the gap suggests otherwise, but the long sloping line hides it. Outside shows the Charger badge on the long triangulated B pillar. The sides showing the beginnings of the Coke bottle shape design have well minded gaps and plenty of trimmings on the rockers and the wheel wells, belt line toppers, as well as around the windows. All this steel is bathed in Dark Green Metallic and it shows in excellent condition with no rust to be found. Tucked in bumpers in mirror-like finish gleam along with the chrome trimmings. Up front hidden headlights give the grill the appearance that is runs the entire way across the front of the car. The rear pick up on this and has the taillight strip run entirely across the car as well. Fratzog badges are seen on the hood and a large circular badge on the trunk lid. 15-inch chrome Cragar wheels are on all 4 corners, however the original wheels will come with the car.
A swing of the doors and Gold vinyl mixes with aluminum panels and black carpet to create a sporty looking panel. Turning our attention to the seats, pristine gold tuck and roll pattern seats in the form of low back buckets in front and a duo of more buckets that have fold down capabilities , and center armrest that folds allowing the user to store many a cargo item under that large fastback. A center console upfront as well not to be outdone by the snazzy rear setup, a fold up and down armrest that doubles as a 3rd front seat. Looking up front at the dash and it is factory gorgeous. Very clean with its lineup of circular instruments for the cluster, and a row of buttons ignition and knobs just below, all within perfect reach of the driver. The remainder of the dash uses a rectangular pattern to add texture and house the radio and airflow levers, and a glovebox. Black carpet for the floors remains mostly unmarred save for some staining on the driver's threshold. A clean tight headliner in tan is above.
A repaint 2 years ago of the engine bay, and a rebuild of the engine and it is just fab. An aqua block and intake, water pump, then topped with chromed valve covers and I'm nearly ready to eat this engine as it presents as a piece of eye candy. It is the correct 440ci V8, and is topped with an Edelbrock CH4B Intake, and Edelbrock 4-barrel carburetor. A shout out to the dual horned air cleaner cover which can feed plenty of air for the fossils to mix with and turn this V8. An A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission, and an 8.75 inch 3.23 SureGrip rear axle complete this nice package.
Underneath a new exhaust system guides us through a very clean rust free structurally sound undercarriage. Torsion bar suspension upfront, and leaf springs on the rear are in fab condition. Power disc brakes for the front, and power drums for the rear can be seen.
This horsepower embellished horse fired right up and ran very nicely through all aspects of our test track. A good accelerator, strong flow through the gears power and smooth ride left us with a smile on our track test dummies face. (Wait! not dummies!). Although we did note that the right front brake tends to lock up under moderate braking.
There are nice examples of many cars in Classic Auto Mall, then there are really nice examples and this Charger is certainly in the latter category. Well done, a fancy futuristic design line, and that solid looking front grille, and you will be turned into a sucker for a 67 muscle car. Da Da Da Dit Da Dee...Charge...r!
Fender Tag Deode
CAR: Dodge Charger 2 Door Sports Hardtop
ENGINE: 440cid 4-bbl HP V8
TRANSMISSION: 3-Speed Automatic
TIRES: 7.75 x 14 Red Streak Tires
MODEL YEAR: 1967
BUILD DATE: November 21.
AXLE: 3.23 Rear Axle Ratio, Sure Gr
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