SUPER ORIGINAL 1ST YEAR CHARGER, 1 FAMILY OWNED, BELIEVED TO BE ACT MILES, NICE!
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Charger
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1966
- Mileage: 64,436
- VIN: XP29E61261891
- Color: Other
- Engine size: 318 V8
- Transmission: Automatic
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1966 Dodge Charger
This is the car that launched the legend. The 1966 Dodge Charger is the first year for the now iconic name. So with such an important coupe, we are thrilled to have one in such a survivor-grade presentation. With its sweeping fastback lines, factory-original paint, unique interior, and powerful V8 under the hood, you're looking at a genuine hero at a workman's price.
The beautifully sweeping fastback were born out of gaining an advantage at the racetracks, and it created one of the most distinct designs of the '60s. Dodge was catching up to the new craze of more personal sports cars started by the Mustang, so their historically low production numbers are especially true for the mid-year introduction of these 1966 coupes. But part of the reason why these were a little late to the party was because they were getting the design right. More than just the bold roofline, this one has some very thoughtful design elements. It starts with the bright full-width grille. The chrome side moldings start here and run continuously over the Coronet's rear kick up, and it doesn't stop until the wide rear bumper. The result is almost like a wraparound effect of brightwork. Plus, the rear full width taillight panel is a hallmark element that we still look for today on the modern Charger. And so when you see all of these important design elements, you instantly understand why one family has been caring for this coupe for more than half a century. The factory Beige paint looks amazing for its age, and it still gives off a great gloss on a sunny day. The body panels line up nicely so you can still shut the doors with authority. Even the factory-correct wheel covers are in place. This is a true survivor!
The Charger did not come cheap, and so they made sure the interior was a true premium experience with four buckets for everyone's comfort. Just like the exterior, we cannot find anywhere that isn't factory original on this tan upholstery. In fact, everything is so correct and original, even the AM radio is still cranking out the tunes! Everyone gets the luxury of the full length center console with armrests, making for a very sleek interior that looks upscale. Plus, the rear seats individually fold flat for versatility not seen on many vintage sports cars. The gauges are absolute works of art, exquisite aircraft-inspired dials with markings around the perimeter and have a very modern glow at night. You get a three-spoke sports steering wheel, and Chrysler fans will recognize the simple but elegant shifter for the automatic transmission.
Under the hood, the 318 cubic-inch V8 looks both powerful and honest with a bright red presentation within the correct Beige engine bay. And as we mentioned before, this coupe has only been in the care of one family all its life. They have taken care of it correctly, and you understand that the moment you hear the motor's quiet and precise idle. The low mileage is even believed to be original (averaging less than 1,300 miles annually.) The V8 provides plenty of cruising power, and when combined with the power steering and three-speed automatic transmission, you're going to easily show this survivor off everywhere.
The sale comes complete with all the right paperwork you'd want on a carefully preserved classic like this. It includes the original window sticker, bill of sale, owner's manual, and maintenance records. You don't get many opportunities to obtain such a rare and nice example of sports car history at such an affordable price. It's time to call today or regret missing out on this coupe tomorrow!