'66 HEMI Charger, 4spd, 100% Original Sheetmetal, One Family Since New!

Price: - Item location: Swanton, Ohio, United States
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Charger
  • SubModel: HEMI
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1966
  • Mileage: 31,259
  • VIN: XP29H61198119
  • Color: Silver
  • Engine size: 426 HEMI V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Blue
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1966 Dodge Charger

'66 HEMI Charger, 4spd, 100% Original Sheetmetal, One Family Since New!

1966 Dodge Charger is a factory 426 HEMI, 4 speed car. The '66 Charger sports one of the best interiors, featuring electro-luminescent gauges, flow through console, fold down back seats, and rear cargo passthrough. This example is finished in AA1 Buffed Silver Metallic with Blue Vinyl interior, a tasteful and stunning color combo, emblematic of the era. This car has been in the same family since new.

This car has been professionally inspected by an independent third party. The detail below is based on this inspection. As the buyer, you can have the opportunity to inspect the vehicle and confirm condition for yourself. Here is the rundown.

EXTERIOR
All of the sheet metal on the vehicle is original to the car. There is no evidence of rust repair, collision damage, or panel replacement. The car was refinished in factory AA1 Buffed Silver Metallic. The factory pinstripe has been left off the roof. The paint work is in very good condition, showing only light sanding marks under the clear in the rear quarters upon close inspection. The trim is in likewise very good condition. Body panels align well, with tight, regular gaps on the hood, trunk, and doors. The only significant signs of aging are hairline cracks in the rear taillights, very common on the 1st generation Charger.
The cars open and close normally and are aligned well. Windows roll up and down, operating normally, and seal properly. All the exterior lights, including high beams, low beams, brakes lights, markers, and signals operate as intended.

INTERIOR
The interior is in very good condition. The only significant wear evident is a hairline crack on the dash, common on these cars. Everything operates as factory intended with the exception the driver's side seat slider, which the right-side rail doesn't always catch. All lights, gauges, radio, windshield wipers and climate controls are in working order. The rest of interior is clean, including seats, carpet, center console, rear folding seats. No significant wear or cracks were observed. The interior is an outstanding example of factory ingenuity, in near showroom quality.

ENGINE BAY
The 1966 date code 426 HEMI was professionally rebuilt in April 2017. All the fluids are clean. There are no signs of leaks, seeps, or weeps. The engine starts promptly, remarkable because HEMI's have a reputation for being cold blooded. It holds excellent oil pressure, with no evidence of exhaust leaks. The car runs out runs smooth and straight, shifting smoothly with a firm clutch feel. The brakes operate well, with good grip and no bind or pulling side to side. Steering smooth and responsive, tracking straight.

CHASSIS
Chassis is finished in flat black "underbody black", not concours detailed, but clean and tidy. The car sits level, the undercarriage is dry and rot free. It is doubtful that this car has ever seen salt. The shocks are likewise dry and in very good condition, as are the brakes, suspension components, and exhaust. The tires are good condition, no signs of dry rot or cracking. The tire wear is uniform, showing plenty of meat on the tread.

SUMMARY
This '66 Charger is an excellent, driven example of the very first generation that made the term "Muscle Car" part of the American fabric. If you are looking for a car that has both intrinsic collector value, is highly correct and original, and that you can also drive and enjoy, then this is the Charger for you!