Oops! Real Deal: ’66 Dodge Charger Hemi
The listing was pulled in the wee hours of the morning….maybe it will be back at a higher price?
Trumpets blaring as we announce that this featured car is our first Dodge Charger! And it is a nice one. Designed by Carl Cameron using the platform from the Coronet, the Charger introduced a fastback roofline and a pot-metal “electric shaver” grille. The grille used fully rotating headlights that when opened or closed made the grille look like one-piece unit. In 1966, four engines were offered: the base-model 318 cu in 2-barrel, the 361 cu in 2-barrel, the 383 cu in 4-barrel, and the new 426 Street Hemi. Only 468 Chargers were built with the 426. Today’s Charger is one of the 468! This one has a floor mounted 4-speed and that makes it even cooler. It is very original with most of the paint from the factory. The interior is original with neat folding rear seats. Of course, it is a matching numbers car. The seller tells us there is no “known” rust. Hagerty has a #1 Hemi at $128Gs, #2 at $107, #3 at $82 and a #4 at 68,000. So is this the bargain of a lifetime at $55,995? These aren’t our favorite Chargers but we think it is still a pretty neat piece at potentially a great price. Click here for the listing.