Throwback Thursday

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From cargurus.com a picture of a 1968 Dodge Charger, the first year of the second generation of the car. (I think 50 years ago is enough “throwback.”) This car gained popularity when it was featured in the classic car chase scene in the movie Bullitt.

As regular readers know, I am not really a big Mopar fan. Fiat/Chrysler makes always rank near the bottom of the JD Power Vehicle Dependability Study. Historically only a few of their cars grab my interest, but this is my favorite Mopar ever and could be a contender for my Ultimate Garage.

According to this story from The Detroit News, the 1969 Charger is the most searched classic and muscle car in the entire United States on ClassicCar.com. A 1969 Charger was the featured vehicle on the TV show The Dukes Of Hazzard, which I must confess I have never watched.

The 1969 version of this car has a styling feature with which I am not enamored, a split front grille. I like the long, continuous grille of the 1968 model. I think the only styling quibble I have is those fake scallops on the front of the doors. When it comes to a performance car I really believe in function over form. Well, in general I believe in function over form.

For model year 1968, almost 100,000 Chargers were built (96,108, to be exact). For the entire three-year run of the second generation, Dodge built 235,580 Chargers with 1968 being the most popular year, despite the current popularity of the 1969 model.

What do you think of the 1968-70 Charger? What are your favorite Mopar cars?

 

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One thought on “Throwback Thursday

  1. I heard the Bullitt Mustang is in a garage in New Jersey. Steve McQueen tried to buy it just before he died but they would not sell.

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