Jun 13

Dodge Charger, the first generation

The Dodge Charger really became an icon in the late 1960s, but that does not mean the earlier Chargers were not cool, collectible, and easy on the eyes. The early Charger’s were all fastbacks with plenty of influence from the late 50s and early 60s space age designs clearly visible. The fastback design was to help dominate in NASCAR but the problem was the car actually created lift at high speeds making it a bit slippery at high speeds. This would eventually lead to the Charger being the first US production car to offer a spoiler as an option.

1966 Dodge Charger

Our subject for this article is slightly modded with new wheels and a nice stance. Oh yeah and a 440 under the hood. It’s well done and quite the stunner, so hit the jump and check out a few more pics and see if you agree.

A look at the big beauty under the hood.
Dodge Charger 440

As you can see this Charger does not come with the NASCAR spoiler. However it still features that awesome first generation rear end where the fast back comes all the way down to the tail lights sporting that signature C H A R G E R badge across the tail lights.
1966 Charger rear end

The iconic Fratzog Emblem adorns the trunk of the Charger. It in itself is a work of art.
1966 Charger trunk badge

Last we take a look at the rather new Foose Wheels. Certainly not around in 1966 or 1967 but they look nice.
Dodge Charger on foose wheels

I apologize for the rather brief piece today, but sometimes when shooting at shows you take the shots you can get and don’t always get the shots you want. That was the case with this first generation Dodge Charger. It was pretty crowded here and it had a car parked on each side of it so I took what I could. By the time I got around to the front the hood was up and the crowds were swarming.

Thanks for tuning in.

1 comment

  1. Joey

    That looks familiar…


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