No Reserve: 1967 Dodge Charger

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The First Generation Dodge Charger was the company’s high-performance model, although its interior offered buyers luxury touches unavailable in its logical competition. Dodge would adopt a more mainstream approach with subsequent models, but enthusiasts highly prize these early examples. The company sold 37,344 Chargers during the first production year, but the total slumped to 15,788 in 1967 as potential buyers focused on pony cars for a more affordable performance fix. Our feature Charger rolled off the line that year and is a largely original classic that retains its numbers-matching drivetrain. It presents well, but the seller’s decision to list it with No Reserve might make it irresistible to some.

The First Generation Charger is often compared to the Rambler Marlin, and it is easy to see why. Both cars share similar styling, with a Fastback roof that sweeps to the vehicle’s tail in a smooth and constant fashion. The Charger would only last for two years in this form, while the halo Marlin graced showrooms for three years. The seller confirms this Charger underwent a repaint, but not when it happened. They were told the car’s panels previously wore Red paint, but the two claims aren’t consistent. The Fender Tag shows an original paint code of “Z,” which is consistent with the Gold gracing its panels. Therefore, if this car was Red at any stage, it must have undergone two repaints. An in-person may uncover the truth about that part of the story. The panels are as straight as an arrow, while the underside shots and this YouTube video supplied by the seller confirm this classic is rust-free and as solid as a rock. The trim and glass are in good order, although many readers will probably want to swap the aftermarket wheels for something more appropriate.

Dodge envisaged its First Generation Charger as a logical competitor to the emerging pony cars from Ford and General Motors. However, its interior appointments probably placed it closer to Personal Luxury Cars like the Thunderbird. The expensive gauge cluster with electroluminescence, the rear “bucket” seats, and the full-length console were unavailable in a pony car. These items added significantly to the production cost and sticker price, so they only survived for two years before the company adopted a more conservative and affordable approach. Our feature Dodge retains the factory appointments, and the overall presentation is quite good. There is no evidence of severe wear on the Black vinyl upholstered surfaces. The carpet looks acceptable for a survivor-grade classic, while the dash and headliner are spotless. The seller indicates the clock doesn’t operate, and the column-mounted tach suggests the factory unit isn’t working. Some companies offer restoration services if that is the case, and the cost would be justified due to the climbing values of these classics.

Ordering a 1967 Charger brought a V8 under the hood as standard equipment, and if the buyer had the cash to splash, the legendary 426ci Hemi could be part of the deal. This car’s original owner selected the mid-range 383ci powerplant, delivering 325hp and 425 ft/lbs of torque. They teamed this engine with a three-speed TorqueFlite transmission and an 8¾” Sure Grip rear end to drive off the lot in a car that could storm the ¼-mile in 15.3 seconds. Purists will appreciate the news that this classic is numbers-matching. Its cause is helped by the fact the seller includes the original Broadcast Sheet, and the Certicard is still in its holder on the radiator support. The YouTube video confirms the seller’s claim there is an exhaust leak from the underside of one manifold, but that V8 sounds sweet and clean. The car runs and drives well, and with the leak fixed, it is ready to hit the road with a new owner behind the wheel.

Determining whether a classic is desirable is sometimes challenging, but this 1967 Dodge Charger leaves no doubts. Since the seller listed it here on eBay in Rochester, New York, it has attracted thirty-seven bids that have pushed the price to $15,600. Potential buyers like what they see, and many may be drawn by the No Reserve factor. It is days away from finding a new home, but are you tempted to make it yours?

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  1. Roland

    Someone will get a nice car for a good price. Whoever purchases it should be good with wiring so that they can get the gauges working and the roll-over headlights going.

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    • stillrunners stillrunnersMember

      Was it posted they didn’t work or was it a suggestion ? The consol clock is rare and like most all old clocks – it might be a fuse ?

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  2. HadTwo

    What was it about 1967 and the vibrant green exterior colors?
    Some rather bile green…..others, fetching.
    Has green ever made a big comeback since?

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  3. Rex Kahrs Rex KahrsMember

    There were a lot of greens in the 1990s. That spruce green was really popular.

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    • Stan

      Yeasir Rex, i remember all the Forest Green 5.0 sedans around these parts.
      Beautiful Mopar here. 383 and Torq-flite are a nice cruising combination 👌

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  4. Car Nut Tacoma

    Lovely looking car. My favourite Dodge Chargers are from 1966-69.

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  5. GTO MAN

    I THINK ITS THE BEST BODY STYLE EVER MADE, fast back style awesome car

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    • Car Nut Tacoma

      This has always been my favourite generation. I loved the 1969 Charger. It was used in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard”, back in the 1980s.

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  6. Sincerepolack

    this one is a beaut!

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  7. stillrunners stillrunnersMember

    Another 66/67 fan here….looks like a nice car if it stays under 20 grand.

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  8. Car Nut Tacoma

    I agree. However rare a car may be or how collectible it may be, nothing is worth more than that.

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