Sunday, June 23, 2013

1968 Dodge Charger

The Dodge Charger produced by Chrysler from 1966–1978 was built on the Chrysler B platform. In 1968, the entire B-body lineup was redesigned with a double-diamond coke bottle profile with curves around the front fenders and rear quarter panels. The rear end featured a "kick up" spoiler appearance, inspired by Group 7 racing vehicles. On the roof, a "flying buttress" was added to give the rear window area. The Charger retained its full-width hidden headlight grille, but the fully rotating electric headlights in '66-'67 models had been replaced by a simple vacuum operated cover. The full-width taillights were also replaced by dual circular taillights.  Basic engine was the 225 cu in (3.7 L) 1bbl I6. 

A new high-performance package, the R/T (or pronounced "Road Track") came standard with the previous year's 440 "Magnum" and the 426 Hemi was optional.

In 1968, Chrysler Corporation unveiled a new ad campaign featuring a Bee with an engine on its back. These cars were called the "Scat Pack". The Coronet R/T, Super Bee, Dart GTSand Charger R/T received optional bumble-bee stripes (two thin stripes framing two thick stripes). (wikipedia)









































(Photos from motortrend.com, commons.wikimedia.org, 
autobild.de, popularhotrodding.com & conceptcarz.com)



The famous car chase in the 1968 movie Bulitte
between a 1968 390 V8 Ford Mustang GT fastbacks and 
a 1968 375 hp 440 Magnum V8-powered Dodge Charger R/T.






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