- Body Color
- Engine Size
- 383 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
1967 Dodge Charger
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. Always garage kept during our consignor's tenure, it sports the correct drivetrain, has had some recent maintenance and runs like a top. A well maintained car in need of some TLC on the body and paint, this maroon 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 a respray of maroon and shows with bubbling of prior bodywork and rust on most panels. This bodywork appears on the roof as well and black primer is showing on the trunk lid and on the front of the driver's front fender. Tucked in bumpers with light tarnishing along with the chrome trimmings decorate the swoopy body. Up front hidden headlights with new headlight motors give the grille the appearance that it 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 grille and a large circular badge on the trunk lid. 15-inch chrome Magnum 500 wheels are on all 4 corners and are shod in like new red stripe radials.
A swing of the doors and blue vinyl mixes with aluminum panels and blue carpet to create a sporty looking panel. Turning our attention to the seats, pristine blue 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, holds the space needle style shifter along with a padded arm rest for the front and rear buckets. 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. Blue carpet for the floors remains mostly unmarred save for some staining on the driver's threshold and heavy fading in the fastback storage area. A clean tight headliner in dark blue is above.
All correct under the stylish hood and cleanly restored. An aqua block and intake, water pump, then topped with more aqua for the valve covers and I'm nearly ready to eat this engine as it presents as a piece of eye candy. It is the correct 383ci V8, and is topped with a 4-barrel carburetor. A shout out to the chrome open element air cleaner cover which can feed plenty of air for the fossils to mix with and turn this V8. A circa 1975 A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission, and an 8.75 inch rear axle complete this nice package.
Underneath, a newer Flowmaster exhaust system guides us through the factory undercoated and mostly structurally sound undercarriage. Surface rust has reared its head on the usual suspects and we note heavy invasive rust on the trunk drop offs and in a few other areas. 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 the horn, tachometer, heater blower and AC were all non functional.
There are nice examples of many cars in Classic Auto Mall and it's rare we get a Charger in our vast inventory, let alone one from this era. In need of some TLC, 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!
P-Premium Price Class
29-2 Door Sports Roof Hardtop
G-383ci V8 325hp
2-Hamtramck, MI Assy Plant
376683-Sequential Unit Number
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