1968 Dodge Charger
After just two years on the market and good sales numbers, Dodge decided to introduce a new second generation of the Charger. They designed and engineered the new model to rule the burning muscle car segment. But Dodge wanted to give its premium muscle car unique looks and several features that would distinguish it from the competitors.
So, in 1968, muscle car fans were wowed by the fantastic lines of the new Charger featuring the popular “Coke bottle” styling and a big grille. They gave it a muscular shape, recessed rear glass and four round rear lights. In those days of crazy designs and aggressive muscle car styling, the 1968 Charger was in the league of its own. In fact, no other model could compete with this coupe.
The interior was also new and featured full instrumentation and a decent amount of space. Since the 1968 Charger was one of the biggest muscle car coupes they ever made, the trunk space was generous, as well. Despite its unique design, they still based the Charger on the Coronet. However, it gained new engine choices such as the 440 V8 and one new trim package, the R/T.
The R/T or Road and Track package was a popular option that included wild graphics and a beefier suspension and steering. The R/T came with the 440 engine as standard. If you wanted full power in your 1968 Charger, you could choose the Hemi, which was significantly more expensive. The 1968 Charger proved to be a huge success for Dodge, so they made over 96,000 cars in that year alone.