1968 Dodge Charger

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Overview


The 1968 Charger marked the introduction of the second generation and included a new design with new hidden headlight grille, curvier body, recessed backlight, refined tail, and less chrome.


The 1968 Charger marked the introduction of the second generation and included a new design with new hidden headlight grille, curvier body, recessed backlight, refined tail, and less chrome. The rear quarters were bulged a little for a more muscular look, along with the move to a semi-fastback style. Production was up more than 500% and the R/T package made its debut.

The R/T package was known as part of Dodge’s “Scat Pack” line, and also was available as special models of the Coronet, Super Bee, and Dart. The car came standard with the 440 Magnum, which produced 375 hp. It featured special “bumble-bee” stripes, which were two thin stripes that surrounded two thicker stripes.

Production Numbers


2-DR Hardtop 74,019
R/T 17,665
Total Production 91,684

Performance Specs


Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I6 225ci 1x1bbl 145 215 lb-ft - -
Standard V8 318ci 1x2bbl 230 340 lb-ft - -
V8 383ci 1x4bbl 330 425 lb-ft - -
V8 383ci 1x2bbl 290 390 lb-ft - -
HEMI 426ci 2x4bbl 425 490 lb-ft 6.0 sec 13.5 sec
V8 440ci 1x4bbl 375 480 lb-ft 6.5 sec 14.9 sec

Transmission


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • 4-Speed Manual
  • Torqueflite Auto

Paint & Colors


Exterior

Silver
Black
Medium Blue
Pale Blue
Dark Blue
Light Green
Racing Green
Light Gold
Medium Gold
Light Turquoise
Medium Dark Turquoise
Bronze
Red
Bright Blue
Burgundy
Yellow
Medium Green
Light Blue
White
Beige
Medium Tan
Charger Red
Dark Green

OEM Brochures


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