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1966 Dodge Charger FastBACH 426 HEMI Manual Rare $89.9k For Sale

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Located in the USA...dry desert....no salt on roads....


Free 1 Year Warranty*

1966 Dodge Charger 2 DR green FastBACK = Rare Find 1 of 468 made Hemi with a Fast 426 HEMI

Offered price: $89,990..USD dollars...

- It has the original 426 Hemi and 4 speed with dana 60 rear all numbers matching....

Type:
Used

Year:
1966

Make:
Dodge

Model:
Charger

Body Style:

2 Dr

Engine Size: V-8 426 Hemi

Transmission:

Manual

'66 HEMI CHARGER

• 1st year “Survivor” Charger with Original paint and Interior with matching #'s drivetrain still in place !

• Ultra-Rare Example 1 of Only 468 Hemi Chargers

(37,344 Chargers produce in 1966!)
• Chrysler “AB” code, 426cid Hemi V8 with Dual 4-BBL Carburetors underrated at 425HP, Freshly rebuilt to make almost 600HP!
• Mopar correct “61” code 26” Radiator
• Chrysler HD A-833 close ratio 4-speed transmission
• Original Dana 60 w/ Sure-Grip & 3.54 gears
• Original, “661” coded, Dark Green Paint show waxed and electronically metered for originality
• 2 hoods come with it including fresh air version
• Original Front and Rear Black bucket seat interior with full factory console and Stainless interior trim
• Optional rally dash, 150MPH Speedo & 6K RPM Tach
• Period correct Charger 3-spoke Steering wheel
• Original Factory Chrysler AM Radio
• Show ready Detailed engine compartment
• Show ready trunk compartment
• Optional Fast Ratio Power Steering
• Optional Power Brakes
• Factory painted steel Wheels with hi speed radials
• Great sounding 3½” Dual Exhaust with H-Pipe
• Loaded with Documentation including Copy of the Fender Tag, title history, receipts, Owner's Manual,
2 sets of keys, etc.

• Show or drive this Ultra-rare, Investment Grade, Collector Quality, '66 HEMI Charger as it may be the only one left in the world.


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Specs and history


- details above


During the early-1960s, automakers were exploring new ideas in the personal luxury and specialty car segments. Chrysler, fast to enter the specialty car market, selected their Dodge Division to enter the marketplace with a mid-size B-bodied sporty car to fit between the "pony car" Ford Mustang and "personal luxury" Ford Thunderbird.[1] The intention was to create a fastback look while sharing as much existing company hardware as possible.[1]

The Coronet-based Charger that resulted"[2] was introduced in mid-season of the 1966 model year "in retaliation to the Rambler Marlin, Ford Mustang, and Plymouth Barracuda". Style-wise it was "a complete departure from the Dodge's mainstream cars."[3] The 1965 Marlin, along with the Charger that arrived during the 1966 model year, were "the two cars set the standard for radical fastback design in American mid-size automobiles."[4] According to Richard M. Langworth, "because it was an intermediate like the Rambler Marlin, the Charger could have been an aesthetic disaster, but long side windows prevented its sweeping roof from looking too heavy."[5]

Burt Bouwkamp, Chief Engineer for Dodge during the 1960s and one of the men behind the Dodge Charger, related his experience during a speech in July 2004.


Lynn Townsend was at odds with the Dodge Dealers and wanted to do something to please them. So in 1965 he asked me to come to his office - for the second time. He noted that one of the Dodge Dealer Council requests was for a Barracuda type vehicle. The overall dealer product recommendation theme was the same - we want what Plymouth has. The specific request for a Mustang type vehicle was not as controversial to Lynn. His direction to me was to give them a specialty car but he said 'for God's sake don't make it a derivative of the Barracuda': i.e. don't make it a Barracuda competitor.

So the 1966 Charger was born.

"We built a Charger 'idea' car which we displayed at auto shows in 1965 to stimulate market interest in the concept. It was the approved design but we told the press and auto show attendees that it was just an "idea" and that we would build it if they liked it. It was pre-ordained that they would like it." [6]


1966

- The Charger made its debut in mid-1966. Sharing its chassis and front-end sheet-metal with the mid-sized Coronet, the Charger "still looked a lot like a Coronet or AMC’s conceptually similar Rambler Marlin ... [and] substantially more expensive than either.[1] The Charger with a $3,100 base price "was immediately paired up in the automotive press with American Motors' year-old Marlin, another fastback specialty machine that came in at around $2,850" and some called the Charger "a good-looking Marlin."[7]

The Charger's interior was different from all other cars with its pseudo-bucket back seats folded down to interior space accessible via the rear hatch.[8] "The Charger didn't begin with the performance/ muscle car image, though you could get a Hemi with it."[8] The Charger evolved into possibly the top Chrysler-made muscle car.[8]

On January 1, 1966, viewers of the Rose Bowl were first introduced to the new "Leader of the Dodge Rebellion", the 1966 Charger. The Charger's debut also followed by a half model year the introduction of a new street version of the 426 cu in (7.0 L) Chrysler Hemi engine. With the Charger, Dodge had a new model to build a performance image to go along with this engine.

Designed by Carl "CAM" Cameron, the Charger introduced a fastback roofline and pot-metal "electric shaver" grille, complete with fully rotating headlights, a feature not seen on a Chrysler product since the 1942 DeSoto.

- In the rear the fastback design ended over a full-width six-lamp taillight with chromed "CHARGER" lettering.



1966 Charger instrument panel
Inside, the standard Charger featured a simulated wood-grain steering wheel, four individual bucket seats with a full length console from front to rear. The rear seats and rear center armrest pad also folded forward while the trunk divider dropped back, which allowed for generous cargo room.[9] Numerous interior features were exclusive to the Charger including door panels, courtesy lights, as well as premium trim and vinyl upholstery. The instrument panel did not use regular bulbs to light the gauges, but rather electroluminescence lit the four chrome-ringed circular dash pods, needles, radio, shifter-position indicator in the console, as well as clock and air conditioning controls if equipped. The dash housed a 0 to 6000 rpm tachometer, a 0 to 150 mph (240 km/h) speedometer, as well as alternator, fuel, and temperature gauges as standard equipment.[9]

Engine selections consisted of only V8s. 1966 transmissions included a three-speed steering-column mounted manual with the base engine, a console mounted four-speed manual, or three-speed automatic. In 1966, four engines were offered: the base-model 318 cu in (5.2 L) 2-barrel, the 361 cu in (5.9 L) 2-barrel, the 383 cu in (6.3 L) 4-barrel, and the new 426 Street Hemi. Only 468 Chargers were built with the 426.[10]

Total production in 1966 came to 37,344 units for the mid-model year introduction.


1967 Charger NASCAR Spoiler
In 1966, Dodge took the Charger into NASCAR in hopes that the fastback would make their car a winner on the high-banks. However the car proved difficult to handle on the faster tracks because its body generated lift. Drivers would later claim that "it was like driving on ice." To solve this problem Dodge installed a small lip spoiler on the trunk lid that improved traction at speeds above 150 mph (240 km/h).

- This was made a dealer-installed option in late-1966 and in 1967 because of NASCAR rules, making the '66 Charger the first U.S. production vehicle to offer a spoiler. (Small quarter panel extensions were added in 1967.) The addition of the spoiler helped David Pearson, driving the #6 Cotton Owens-prepared Dodge cars, to win the NASCAR Grand National championship in 1966 with 15 first-place finishes, though only one, the Capital City 300 in Richmond, VA, was achieved using the Charger[11]

- All inspections welcome... We ship worldwide.


   If you have questions please email us below...

   Shipping at your cost example...is about $1,500.. to the UK ports...

  
   Thanks for looking....ric



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Price £89990 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Dodge
Model Charger
  Charger 2 DR FastBack
Year 1966
Country USA
Region International
Telephone (001) 503 305 0411
Status Trade
E-mail
Date 16-Jan-2020
Ref C1175198
 

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