The idea about the Dodge Charger RT automobiles were hatched in the early '60s when Chrysler, who was slow to enter the muscle car market, went to the Dodge Division to pursue that idea. The result was the 1966 and 1967 Dodge Chargers, fastback vehicles and which shared a chassis and front-end sheet-metal with the mid-sized Dodge Coronet.
1967 Dodge Charger R-T 426 Hemi
In 1968, Chrysler Corporation unveiled a new ad campaign featuring a Bee with an engine on its back. These cars were called the "Scat Pack". The Coronet R/T, Super Bee, Dart GTS and Dodge Charger RT received bumble-bee stripes (two thin stripes framing two thick stripes). The stripes were standard on the R/Ts and came in red, white or black.
Bill Brownlie, Dodge's chief of design created the Dodge Charger RT's clean, voluptuous lines, considered by many as one of the most handsome shapes of the day. These cars came with standard clock, heater, and cigarette lighter.
1968 Dodge Charger Bullitt Car 440/RT
The black, big-block car above was the villain's car which chased Steve McQueen around the Mission district of San Francisco in the film Bullitt for nine minutes, one of the best pursuit ever put in a film.
Dodge Charger RT Specs
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1966 Dodge Charger 426 Hemi Fastback
Transmission Three-speed TorqueFlite auto, or Hurst four-speed manual.
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