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1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hardtop

Black (B).

Dodge offered three different wheelbases in 1968.

The full size C body Dodge was the Polara, Polara 500, upmarket Monaco and Monaco 500 2 door Hardtop.

The Dart was the A body compact, in base, 270, GT and GTS

From 1966 the mid size B Body Dodge (same platform as the Plymouth Belvedere and Satellite) was available as the general Coronet or the 2 door muscle car, the Charger. The Coronet, available in base; 2 door Coupe and 4 door Sedan, 440; in 2 door Hardtop, 4 door Sedan and Wagon, 500; in Convertible, 2 door Hardtop, 4 door Sedan and Wagon, the performance R/T; in 2 door Hardtop and Convertible and SuperBee; 2 door Coupe.

The Charger was redesigned in 1968, now quite different to the Coronet, it lost the fastback styling and got a 'coke bottle' shape with scallops in the doors and hood. The headlights still hidden, but now vacuum operated and the tail lights, for the only year, were round. The high performance R/T (Road/Track) was introduced with standard 440 cu in (427 Hemi option), heavy duty brakes and suspension and 'Bumble Bee stripes across the rear.

Engines; 145hp 225 cu in slant 6, 230hp 318, 330hp 383 V8s The new high performance RT got ; 375bhp 440 standard engine and 425bhp 426 Hemi option.

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Taken on November 23, 2014