1966 Dodge Charger
|The debut of the new 1966 Dodge Charger
The first Charger joined the Dodge line-up in 1966. Based on the midsize Coronet platform, the Charger included hidden headlamps, full length tail lamps and an interior that was state of the art with four bucket seats and optional front and rear consoles. Not to mention that the rear bucket seats folded down to create a cargo area. With options that packed plenty of power the new '66 Charger could be had with a 426 Hemi, although standard was the 318. Most buyers optioned for the upgraded 363 or 383, still packing plenty of power!
With instant sales success the new Charger sold 37,344 units the first year, with a base price of just over $3100.00 the Hemi option added just $1000.00 to this price and only 468 were optioned with the 426 Hemi. Engines Options and horsepower for the year included the 318 w/ 230hp, the 361 w/ 265hp, the 383 w/ 335hp and the 426 V8 Hemi with 425hp.
Factory Specifications & Production
||Body Type & Seating
||2 Dr Hardtop
|| 3,499 lbs
Additional Charger Information: The "HEMI" engine
was installed into 468 hardtops.
From 1966 to 1974, the Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform.
Options & Accessories
||7.75 x 14
|361-cid 2 BC V-8
||Day/Night Inside Rearview Mirror
|383-cid 4 BC V-8
|426-cid 4 BC V-8 "HEMI"
||Tinted Windows & Windshield
||Retractable Seat Belts
|4-Speed Manual Transmission
||Trunk Compartment Light
|Sure Grip Differential
||Parking Brake Warning Light
|Heavy-Duty Suspension Package
|Trailer Towing Package
||White Sidewall Tires
|Remote Control Outside Rearview Mirror
Location Of Engine Code: 6-Cyl - Right front of block, below cylinder
head. Small-Block V-8 - Left front of block, below cylinder head. Big-Block
V-8 - Left rear of block, near oil pan flange.
Interior and Exterior Paint Chips
1966 Dodge Exterior Paint Codes.
The first letter or number identifies the roof or accent color.
The second letter or number identifies the body color. (For example,
the combination WC on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent
area is in White and the body is finished in Light Blue.) Paint
code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel
housing or the left fender side shield.
1966 Dodge Interior Paint Codes
1. Low Gloss Colors require 2 ounces of DuPont 4528S Flattening
Compound to a pint of unreduced color.
2. Low Gloss Colors Usage - B-C-D Pillars, Rear Shelf Defroster,
Outlets, Miscellaneous Mouldings, Convertible Pocket Panels, Console,
Bucket Seat Tracks.