The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a 1966-1971 Dodge Charger. We make the process of selling your 1966-1971 Dodge Charger quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Charger was an American muscle car built by Dodge between 1966 and 1971. It was built on the B-body that was shared by other muscle cars such as the Roadrunner, Super Bee, Barracuda and other cars of the era. The Charger was based on the Coronet and it shared the same front end. When it came out in 1966, it got good reviews and people liked its fastback look. In the middle of 1966 an option of a Hemi engine was added, making it an even more impressive muscle car choice for speed enthusiasts.
Dodge described the Charger as having “jet-age aerodynamic styling.” The wedge shape put more visual emphasis on the back, making it look like it was thrusting forward, even when it was standing still. The dashboard was said to have an airplane cockpit theme, with rounded sides and gauges. Other interesting visual features of the car, designed by Carl “Cam” Cameron, were the fastback, “electric shaver” grill and hidden headlights. The dash did not use light bulbs, but lit up with electroluminescence on the 4 chrome-ringed circular dash pods, needles, radio, shifter-position indicator in the console, and clock and air conditioning controls if so equipped.
The Charger had a choice of several different V8 engines and a 6-cylinder was added in 1968. These were paired with either a 3-speed or 4-speed manual or a 3-speed automatic transmission. Only 468 Chargers were built with the 426 Street Hemi, making them rare and valuable cars today.
Probably the most famous Charger in popular culture was the orange car emblazoned with a confederate flag, from the TV show The Dukes of Hazzard, the “General Lee.” This car, with its “01” painted on the door and horn that played “Dixie,” drove fast and made spectacular jumps. This created a lot of exciting buzz about the car, which drove brisk sales.