For fans of the unusual, this 1966 Dodge Charger is a fantastic find. Finished in extremely rare Metallic Mauve and powered by a 361 cubic inch V8, it's an iconic piece of Mopar history that stands out from its more common younger siblings. The Charger was Chrysler's early efforts to combat the Mustang's screaming success, and the fastback body style suggests speed and power, with a decidedly futuristic look. Proportions are quite pleasing to the eye, with a progressive enlargement of the rear quarters, giving the impression of powerful rear haunches. This particular Charger is extraordinarily clean with a high-quality repaint in the original Metallic Mauve color. There were surely not many Chargers painted this color, and depending on the light it ranges from silver to a medium purple, and with the wonders of two-stage urethane, the shine is simply spectacular. All the dramatic body creases are sharply rendered, thanks to some expert bodywork, and there's a subtlety to the car that the later models seem to lack. Up front, the "electric shaver" grille is finely detailed, the bumpers are brightly chromed, and there's just no mistaking that full-width rear taillight, all themes that would return to the Charger a few years later. According to the fender tag, the bucket seats and center console are original equipment, and the upholstery has been freshened using NOS material. The slick white seats with black carpets and dash are the perfect complement to the Mauve exterior, creating a very upscale piece of Mopar muscle. The gauges are absolute works of art, exquisite aircraft-inspired dials with markings around the perimeter. An original AM radio remains in the dash, but a later AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been discreetly mounted down by the driver's left knee. Chrysler fans will recognize the simple chrome shift lever for the TorqueFlite automatic, and the optional clock is perched at the leading edge of the console itself. Fold-down rear seats make for a cavernous cargo bay, which is augmented by a pair of powerful speakers that really fill the car with sound. The 361 cubic inch V8 was rated at a stout 265 horsepower, and put in its final appearance in the 1966 Charger before the introduction of the 383. Dressed in Mopar Turquoise paint, the Commando V8 runs beautifully with a solid whack of low-end torque. Nicely detailed with a chrome air cleaner and matching valve covers, it's a bit flashier than it was originally, but nobody will mind after they see how incredibly clean this car truly is. The engine delivers big torque and effortless acceleration with that characteristic Chrysler rumble compliments of a fresh exhaust system. The original wheels and hubcaps wear fat 225/70/14 whitewall radials for a period look. For the Mopar guy looking for an edge at the next cruise night, this is it. Beautiful, unusual, and surprisingly fast, it's the Charger for guys who don't follow the pack. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.
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as of 6/20/2012