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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