What Happened To The Black Charger?
Although everybody remembers the green Mustang, the 1968 Charger is also a big part of the Bullitt legend. In 1968, muscle car fans were wowed by the fantastic lines of the brand-new Charger. It featured the popular “Coke bottle” styling, a big grille, muscular shape, recessed rear glass, and four round rear lights. In the days of crazy designs and aggressive muscle car styling, the 1968 Charger was in a league of its own. No other model could compete with this coupe. The interior was new as well and featured full instrumentation and a decent amount of space. Since the 1968 Charger was one of the biggest muscle car coupes ever made, the trunk space was also generous (via Legend Lines).
Despite its unique design, Charger used Coronet as its basis, but it gained new engine choices such as the 440 V8 and one new trim package – the R/T. The R/T (Road and Track) package was a popular option. It included graphics, beefier suspension, and steering and came with a 440 engine as standard. Producers needed a fast car to compete with the Mustang, so they ordered a brand-new Charger 440 R/T. If you are asking what happened to that car, watch the chase scene again. It was destroyed in the explosion. However, some people claim that this isn’t actually true and the car survived.