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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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nice piece of work

nice piece of work

This 1966 Dodge Charger was the introductory year for the mid-sized fastback, based heavily on the Coronet. The Charger’s two main stories were: its styling (you either loved it or hated it); and what was under the hood. The standard powerplant was the 318 CID V-8, while the optional engines were the 383, 361, and the 426 Hemi. None of that silly six-cylinder stuff here. The standard transmission was a three-on-the-tree (318 only) which I can’t imagine found too many takers, as I’m sure most preferred either the console-mounted three-speed TorqueFlite automatic, or the four-on-the-floor. These original Chargers had a pair of the most-concealed concealed headlamps in the industry. Even on this old, decrepit-looking trailered example, it’s difficult to find the dividing line between the rotating headlamps and the stationary grille. This one was photographed on two separate days (obviously) in the lot of a Sanborn garage, otherwise filled with old Corvettes. And, here’s the link to a brochure.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

...and, the rear end

…and, the rear end