Source: Auto Evolution
Nowadays, when new-age muscle cars are at least as exuberant and their retro siblings, it might seem odd to think that an icon like the Dodge Charger was once an experiment. Well, there’s no better way of illustrating this than talking about the first generation of the Mopar machine. And the example we have here is ready to take that legacy further.
The original Charger’s production version landed halfway through 1966 and while this could be optioned as a muscle car (think: medium-sized platform, big muscle), it was more of a lavish proposal, one built on the same platform as the Coronet. Perhaps the best clue towards the said nature of the car came from its cabin, which featured four individual seats, a console running the entire length of the interior, as well as a futuristic instrument panel.
With its fastback roof and its luxurious features, the B-body-based Charger came with a hefty $3,100 starting price. As such, Dodge introduced limited changes for the 1967 model year. Instead, the Charger was completely redesigned for the 1968 model year, reaching the form many enthusiasts think of when hearing this name.
The fastback roof and the upper-class image made roof for a sportier image, with a Coke Bottle profile, while the doors and hood were adorned with dual scallops.
Nevertheless, the original Charger remains a dreamer’s car, an image this Copper-finished 1967 example is clearly worthy of. Not only does the said hue match the black vinyl top of the car brilliantly, but the plush cabin of the Mopar machine is also a sweet display of the Copper theme.
Under the hood, we find the base 383ci (5.2-liter) V8, while this is mated to the optional three-speed automatic tranny.
The slab of America is up for grabs and here’s what it’s seller, which can be found in the Instagram post below, had to say about the Dodge: “Completely restored with 4,013 miles on the odometer, which was reset at time of restoration. Runs and drives excellent, with air conditioning,“