1966 Dodge Charger Fastback

Condition Used
Body Coupe
Make Dodge
Model Charger
Mileage 105000 mi
Fuel type Gasoline
Year 1966
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color Silver
History Yes
VIN: XP29G61274105

Inspired by the dramatic Charger II show car and based on the formal Coronet’s underpinnings, the 1966 Dodge Charger was a design landmark that appeared to epitomize the era’s obsession with speed — or, at least, the look of speed. The sleek fastback profile made the car look like it was exceeding the speed limit, even when parked. Features such as hidden headlights further added to the design distinction. The 1966 Dodge Charger offered here, in Silver over blue vinyl, is said to have its original 383 powertrain, according to the seller, who is reportedly the car’s third owner and says it simply needs a new home. This Charger is reportedly powered by its original 383-cu.in. four-barrel V-8 engine, although a rebuild history is unknown. The seller states that it “starts easily and idles well” with the choke, with no smoke. The valve cover gaskets are said to “leak slightly,” but no leaks are reported with the 727 TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission, which is said to “shift well” while sending torque to a 3.23-geared Sure Grip rear axle. All of the glass is said to be in “great shape,” but the door and trunk seals are reportedly worn. The seller also notes that, while all of the exterior lighting is functional, the electrically operated rotating headlight doors have stopped working. The exterior trim and brightwork appears to be in good condition, per the photos, but with some visible pitting in some areas. There is also an apparent hairline crack in the taillight lens. Inside, this Charger’s cabin is in stock condition and reported to be “largely unrestored,” apart from replacement seat covers that were installed by the previous owner approximately a decade ago. They appear to be in good condition, but the rest of the cabin shows 55 years of wear, from the carpet to the door panels to the original headliner. There is some visible pitting on some of the bright trim and gauge bezels, while the trim around the door-panel armrests also shows wear. The original dashboard gauges are not functional, but a trio of aftermarket gauges mounted beneath the dashboard are operational. the chassis, suspension, and brake elements have been maintained in stock condition, with no known issues or needs.There has been no recent service, but the power-steering system reportedly delivers “straight, tight” performance, with no leaks. Also, braking performance is said to deliver “straight” stops. The car rolls on “new” BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires that reportedly have fewer than 1,000 miles on them and are mounted on stock steel wheels, which are accented with original spinner-style wheel covers.