1966 Dodge Charger: The Insurrection Begins

On January 1, 1966, the “Leader of the Dodge Rebellion” (and eventually the entire muscle car segment) was launched. Based upon the Charger II Show Car that debuted the previous year at the 1965 North American International Auto Show, the ‘66 Dodge Charger was the brand’s first purpose-built muscle car. While it wasn’t the first such vehicle to hit the scene, its menacing proportions and enormous engine quickly placed it at the top of the performance charts. The optional 426 Hemi V8 pumped out a staggering…

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1966 Dodge Charger: The Insurrection Begins

From The Archives: “Coke Bottle” Charger Introduced


In 1968, two years after production officially began, Dodge rolled out a new body style for the popular Dodge Charger muscle car and unknowingly introduced what would eventually become one of the most iconic cars in American history. Sporting curvier front fenders and rear quarter panels, the ’68 model was the first Charger to feature the famous “Coke bottle” styling and was widely praised by the automotive community for its eye-catching design. Today, this particular generation (1968-1970) remains one of the most popular thanks to the Charger’s famous…

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From The Archives: “Coke Bottle” Charger Introduced