1971 Dodge Charger



The 1971 Charger marked the beginning of the third-generation, and received significant restyling inside and out.

The 1971 Charger marked the beginning of the third-generation, and received significant restyling inside and out. It was slightly smaller, sleeker, and had a more exaggerated coke-bottle shape. The split front bumper returned, but it wrapped around the entire grill. It was now offered as a coupe and two-door coupe. The Charger was now available as four distinct models.

The R/T housed the Magnum engine and added front bucket seats, blacked-out hood, heavy-duty brakes, and the R/T handling package.

The 500 was the intermediary between the base model and R/T and go you vinyl bucket seats and wheel lip moldings.

The Super Bee was formerly under the Coronet name, and added a Rallye suspension and floor shift transmission, but kept the front bench seat of the base models.

The SE focused more on performance rather than luxury and added split cloth and vinyl seats, electric clock, and other updated trim.

Production Numbers

2-Dr Hardtop and Coupe39,431
500 SE and Hardtop27,759
Super Bee5,054
Total Production75,362

Performance Specs

Engine Size Carb. HP Torque 0 to 60 Quarter mile
I6 225ci 1x1bbl 145 hp 215 lb-ft - -
V8 318ci 1x2bbl 230 hp 320 lb-ft - -
V8 383ci 1x4bbl 300 hp 410 lb-ft - -
V8 383ci 1x2bbl 270 hp 375 lb-ft - -
Hemi 426ci 2x4bbl 425 hp 490 lb-ft 5.7 sec 13.7 sec @ 104.0 mph
V8 440ci 1x4bbl 370 hp 480 lb-ft - -
V8 440ci 3x2bbl 285 hp 490 lb-ft - -


  • 3-Speed Manual
  • Powerglide Auto
  • Turboglide Auto

Paint & Colors


Light Gunmetal
Light Blue
Dark Blue
Bright Red
Medium Green
Light Green
Dark Bronze
Hemi Orange
Bright White
Citron Yella
Gunmetal Gray
Bright Blue
Plum Crazy
Dark Green
Green Go
Light Gold
Dark Gold


Medium Gold
Medium Russet
Light Blue
Bright Blue
Light Gold
Medium Dark Saddle
Dark Green
Medium Blue
Medium Blue Gray

OEM Brochures

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