Cheap Mopar Muscle! 1966 Dodge Charger

Disclosure: This site may receive compensation from some link clicks and purchases.

Originally conceived as a “fastback Coronet,” the first-generation Dodge Charger ranks as one of the largest fastbacks ever, and no other Chrysler shared its unique style. This particular 1966 Dodge Charger seeks a new owner here on craigslist in Boston, Massachusetts where the $3900 asking price defies the trend of Mopar Madness, a phenomenon that drives asking prices for rusty, pitiful specimens to half of their restored value… or more. In this case, the listing’s lack of details and the car’s obviously non-original motor (the Coronet’s 440 cid V8 began in 1967) suggest this Charger is a basic model… but that doesn’t mean it’s not cool! Thanks to reader “AMXBrian” for spotting this New England classic.

The five-slot mags and raised-white-letter tires suggest this Charger last terrorized the streets sometime in the 1980s or early ’90s. The 45-second photo shoot avoided any depiction of the interior, engine compartment, or underside, but hey, what do you want for $3900?

A probably super-reliable Honda push-mower quietly mocks the non-operational Dodge, but the Charger may get the last laugh; we’ll see which one is still around in 40 years. Aside from the fastback treatment, the Charger differed from the Coronet with a nifty hidden-headlight grille that may or may not be present (or completely destroyed) on this one (thanks to for some details).

The Pep Boys tires and random black-spray-painted rust spots suggest a laissez-faire approach to vehicle maintenance. The seller is mum on which engine shown (if either) comes with the car, but he may take a Harley Davidson motorcycle in trade. If turnaround is fair play, you could simply snap a few cell phone pictures and describe your Harley as “two wheels, needs work” to ink a quick deal. How would you finish this giant fastback after coughing up the entry fee?

Auctions Ending Soon


  1. J.T. WILSON

    Not sure about the largest fastback assertion.

    Like 1
    • Michael

      I own a 1966 Charger fully restored rotisserie Restoration that is!

      Like 15
    • dweezilaz

      J.T.: same. Impala, Galaxie, Monterey, Toronado, Olds Delta, Pontiac Catalina, Riviera 2 door fastback hardtops, all much larger than a mid size Coronet/Charger.

      Like 0
  2. Del


    Like 0
  3. Wayne

    When I first saw one of these, I thought that the 4 bucket seats were really cool! Since I was 1 of 3 children. It would have never happened anyway. ( I was 14 at the time). The family had to make due with the 1958 Corvette and the 1963 Impala.

    Like 5
    • Dave

      The rear seats also folded down, giving you six feet of flat space to work with.

      Like 8
  4. Jim

    My first car was a ’66 Charger, 426 Hemi, 4-speed. I wish I would have kept it……. (sigh)

    Like 7

    My ’66, 383 Auto

    Like 6
  6. PRA4SNW

    2 years too early to garner the Mopar Madness Money, but the ’66 / ’67 would be the one I would get if in the market.

    I’m literally 100 yards away from Groveland at the moment and still have no interest in this car.

    Like 0
  7. strawboy

    Which one in 40 years? My 214SX Honda mower gets an oil change in the spring. I may have changed the plug sometime in the last 20+ years but can’t recall actually doing so. It starts on two pulls first time out for a spring start, otherwise one. Most reliable mechanical device I’ve ever owned.

    Like 3
    • local_sheriff

      I’m sure your Honda starts every time. I too own a Honda mower. It starts when I pull the string, hardly uses any gasoline and gets the job done without hesitation.

      I still don’t take it to local cruise-ins

      Like 5
  8. RP

    On my eighteenth birthday I paid $800 for a 67 Charger and loved every minute I spent driving that beast. The only problem I had was when the dash lights went out and I discovered there were no bulbs. Just some kind of fluorescent stuff that was wired to the headlight switch. I miss that old beauty, but Life happens.

    Like 2

Leave A Comment

RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks.

Become a member to add images to your comments.


Get new comment updates via email. Or subscribe without commenting.

Barn Finds