1967 Dodge Charger is a American Muscle car everyone dream of. For many enthusiasts, survivor cars ARE the definition of the classic car world. It’s a hobby fuelled by memories that drives the scene of the classic car world. To these people, owning or even just experiencing a classic car is a seriously appealing thing. The wedge shaped Chargers were eye catching to say the least. Dodge took the Charger into NASCAR in hopes that it might make the winning car, but then it had aerodynamic problems that made it unstable and slippery. To solve this, they put a small lip spoiler on the back end, and was also made available to production cars from 66’ through to 67’.
History of 1967 Dodge Charger
Chrysler chose their Dodge division to enter the market with create a model that was a cross between the “pony car” Mustangs and the “luxury” Thunderbirds. The Charger was based on the design of the Coronet and was purposed to be a comeback against the Marlins, Mustangs and Barracudas. They took that Coronet design and made a fastback, two door version of it. The first Charger was introduced on New Years Day, but it didn’t take long before the 1967 Dodge Charger took its place on the world stage. Trying to appeal to the younger generation worked and sales just went up and up. The Chargers didn’t begin the performance/muscle car image, but it gradually became synonymous with it. It became the best Chrysler made muscle car of the time.
The styling of the 1967 Dodge Charger was very similar to the Coronet. But there was a grill on the front that went the width of the vehicle that made it very special. Why? It had hidden headlights (that were hidden until fully rotated to be revealed) and turn signals that gave the car a very unique look. From a styling point of view, it did great and looked the part. From its release, it made an impression visually but starting with the rather lacklustre 318 V8’s engine to the incredible 426 HEMI’s. Come 1967, the Magnum 440 was made available and the interiors of the car were upped to the standards of the Coronet 500’s.
The Turn Out
Sales of the 67’ Chargers dropped to half of its previous introductory year. According to an automotive historian, both he Marlins and the very similar looking Chargers flopped on the market as sporty car buyers were showing their preference for compact muscle cars. But as for today, the 1967 Dodge Charger is one of the holy grail muscle car in the world.