1971 Dodge Charger
1971 Dodge Charger

1971 Dodge Charger

The 1971 Charger was completely restyled thus making it more distinguishable from the coronet. They had a new 115 in. wheelbase, was available as a coupe or a hardtop and you had three different series to choose from. They had full width bumpers, a grille split in the center by a large vertical divider, small trunk spoiler, and six square taillights. You could get a standard Charger, a Charger 500, and a Charger R/T. New was the Charger Super Bee which was a low cost high-performance package. It had all of the standard Charger features plus heavy-duty brakes, heavy-duty shock absorbers, Rallye suspensions, Rallye instrumentation, 3-Speed manual transmission, and a 383-cid V-8 engine. Dodge Charger SE - SE stands for Special Edition and it's the top-line Charger. All Chargers keep the familiar wedge shape but SEs, 500s and -RTs have tilted taillights. The Dodge Charger features a common 115-in. wheelbase and have a sleeker, rounder look due to more side-glass curvature. Interesting features on some of the Chrysler cars are a built-in cassette tape player, recorder (with mic) and a headlamp washer.
1971 Dodge Charger Factory Specifications & Production
Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating Factory Price Shipping Weight Total Production
Charger - Six-Cyl
WL 21 2 Dr Coupe $2,707 3,215 lbs Note 1
WH 23 2 Dr Hardtop $2,975 3,325 lbs Note 1
Charger - V-8
WL 21 2 Dr Coupe $2,802 3,240 lbs Note 1
WH 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,070 3,350 lbs Note 1
Charger 500
WP 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,223 3,350 lbs 11,948
WP 23 2 Dr Super Bee Hardtop $3,271 3,640 lbs 5,054
WP 29 2 Dr SE Hardtop $3,422 3,375 lbs 15,811
Charger R/T
WS 23 2 Dr Hardtop $3,777 3,685 lbs 3,118
Notes: The combined production of Models WL21 and WH23 was 46,183. Additional Charger Super Bee & R/T Information: The "HEMI" engine was installed into 22 hardtop Super Bees and 63 hardtop R/Ts. The "440 Six-Pak" was installed into 99 hardtop Super Bees and 178 hardtop R/Ts. Chassis Specifications From 1966 to 1974, the Charger was based on the Chrysler B platform.
Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Tread Rear Tread Tires
Charger 6-Cyl/V-8 115 in 205.4 in 79.1 in 60.1 in 62 in E78 x 14
Charger R/T & Super Bee 115 in 205.4 in 79.1 in 60.1 in 62 in F70 x 14
Options & Accessories
Description Description
Performance Axle Package 4-Speed Manual Transmission
High Performance Axle Package TorqueFlite Transmission
Track Pak Air Conditioning
Super Track Pak Cassette Tape Player & Recorder
440-cid "Six Pack" Automatic Speed Control
426-cid "HEMI" Tilt Steering Wheel
Body Color Bumpers Sun Roof
Power Disc Brakes Headlight Washers
"TUFF" Steering Wheel 6-Way Bucket Seats
Front & Rear Spoiler Concealed Headlights
Rear Spoiler Rear Window Defogger
Ram Charger Hood Variable Speed Windshield Wipers
Chrome Exhaust Tips Headlight Delay
Rallye Wheels AM/FM Stereo Radio
Road Wheels Upper Level Fresh-Air Ventilation
Wire Wheel Covers Fender Mounted Turn Signals
Raised White Letter Tires Music Master Radio
Power Steering Hood Hold Down Pins
Power Windows Urethane Painted Bumper Package
  Engine Options 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. Available Transmissions Axle Decoding Location Of Axle Codes: A metal tag is bolted to the assembly, giving the axle ratio or tooth count (if tooth count - divide the larger number by the smaller number, this is the ratio.) Locking axles have a metal tag with the letter "S" on it. Note: Since tags can easily be missing, the approximate ratio can be determined by marking both the a wheel and the driveshaft; turn the wheel one complete turn and the number of times the driveshaft rotates is the ratio. Locking axles can be identified by raising the complete axle assembly and turning one wheel; if the other wheel turns the the same direction it is a locking axle and if it turns the opposite direction it is a non-locking axle.
Charger Axle Ratios
Engine   6-225 8-318 8-340 8-383 8-426 8-440
Locking / Non-Locking   L NL L NL L NL L NL L NL L NL
Ratio 2.45               x        
2.71       x                
2.76       x     x x        
2.93   x                    
2.94 x x x x     x x        
3.21       x                
3.23 x x x x x x x x x x x x
3.54                 x   x  
3.55   x   x x x x x x   x  
3.91         x   x          
4.10             x   x   x  
Interior and Exterior Paint Chips 1971 Dodge Exterior Paint Codes. The first Paint Code identifies the roof or accent color. The second Paint Code identifies the body color. (For example, the combination X9-B2 on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in Black and the body is finished in Light Blue Metallic.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing, the fender side shield, or the radiator yoke. 1971 Dodge Interior Paint Codes
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