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1968 Dodge Charger

1968 Charger R/T

These are perhaps the greatest year of the Charger. With the introduction of the new Coke bottle styling of the 1968 Car and Driver™ gave the 1968 Dodge Charger top honours for styling. It showed at the dealerships as Dodge sold nearly 250,000 Chargers during the next three years. Exciting new specialised models were introduced; R/T, SE, and Charger 500. These will eventually be known as the best years of the Charger.

The 1968 styling is easy to recognize with its round tailights, tunnel style rear window, and open grill with hideaway headlights. This year also seen the introduction of the performance R/T model. This model included a bumble bee stripe, a 440 magnum. heavy dudty brakes and handling equipment. If that wasn't enough you could order the Hemi to really speed things up.

Models:

Base: 318 motor.

R/T: 375 hp 440 Magnum was standard. Heavy duty drum brakes, special handling equipment, F70 Red Streak Tires. Available 1968-1971. Hemi and 6 pack were options as available.

SE: Leather seats, wood grain whell, deep dish wheel covers, wood grain instrument panel. Could be ordered with R/T package. Available 1969up.

Powertrain options:

Cid Compression Horsepower Torque Years
225 8.4 145 @ 4000 215 @ 2400  
318 9.0 230 @ 4400 340 @ 2400  
383 9.2 290 @ 4400 390 @ 2800  
383 10.0 325 @ 4800 425 @ 2800  
440 10.1 375 @ 4600 480 @ 3200 all
440-6 10.1 390 @ 4700 490 @ 3600 69-71
426 10.25 425 @ 5000 490 @ 4000 66-71

 

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