1968 Dodge Charger
Known as part of the Second Generation of the Dodge Charger line, comes the 1968 Dodge Charger. It was produced in Detroit and Hamtramck, Michigan and assembled in Los Angeles and St. Louis.
The 1968 Dodge Charger is often mistaken for other Dodge lines such as the Dodge Coronet. All were part of the B-body line for 1968. Dodge came out with a new design for the Charger which included a more curve style to the body, hidden headlight grille, changes in the back-light, less chrome and more. It's the famous Coke Bottle design of the body that people remember of this classic muscle car. Two medallions on the R/T front grille and rear tail light panel.
The specifications of the 1968 Dodge Charger included the standard 316 cubic inch V8 engine with it's two barrel carburetor. A standard could even get the 383 cubic inch V8 with the options of the two barrel or four barrel carburetors. The Dodge 1968 Charger could come with the options of front power disc breaks, power locks, power steering and air conditioning. You could also add cruise control. Many colors were offered for the Charger and even additional colors such as metallic colors like silver, gold, blue and more.
Further specifications of the 1968 Dodge Charger are a wheelbase of 117 inches, height of 53.2 inches, width of 76.6 inches, length of 208 inches and weight of 4,035 lbs.
The engines range from the 225 cubic inch to the 426 cubic inch Hemi
The 225 cubic inch I-6 1-V carburetor had 145 horse power @ 4000 rpm and a torque at 215 lbs @ 2400 rpm. The standard 318 cubic inch V8 with the 2V carburetor came with a horse power of 230 @ 4,400 rpm and a torque of 340 @ 2,400 rpm. The 383 cubic inch V8 with a 2V carburetor had a horse power of 290 @ 400 rpm and a torque of 390 @ 2800. 383 cubic inch V8 with the 4V carburetor had a horse power of 330 @ 5000 rpm and a torque of 425 @ 3200. The much prized 440 cubic inch Magnum V8 with the 4V carburetor had a horse power of 375 @4600 and a torque of 480 @ 3200. Finally the 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 with 2x4V carburetor had 425 @5000 rpm and a torque of 480 @ 4000.
If you ever see one of these cars on the streets and they don't have a smiling person behind the wheel then it's probably a mirage. There are so many fans of this car that you might find some people willing to leave the car money in their will.
A true classic and fun piece to show off when restored and maintenance properly. Expect to get expert advice on the care and restoration of one of these rare finds.