For the past 50 years, since the first Dodge Charger took to the streets in 1966, Americans have enjoyed an obsession with power, performance and style. The 1966 model was the brand’s first purpose-built muscle car, and left the competition in the dust with an enormous, optional 426 HEMI® V8 engine that pumped out 425 horsepower at 5, 000 rpm and 490 pound-feet of torque at 4, 000 rpm. The ’66 Dodge Charger was a flat-out menace on the asphalt,…Read More
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Recently, we asked you guys to share with us your Dodge stories, and to tell us what Dodge brought you over to the brand. Well, the responses we received were both overwhelming and more touching than we were expecting. Weve decided to share a few with you as part of an ongoing blog series, starting with a story from Nicholas from Massachusetts.
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…