1962 dodge charger




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    The Dodge Charger (B-body) is a mid-size automobile that was produced by Dodge from to , and was based on the Chrysler B platform.

    FACT! During the Second World War, Dodge produced heavy jeeps and aircraft engines. One of these Dodge WC (Weapon Carrier) jeeps was delivered to the USSR, where he was nicknamed the 750-kg "Dodge Three-Quarters" load capacity. In total, more than 25,000 such cars were delivered to the Lend-Lease in the USSR, where they acquired the glory of an indestructible car.

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    1962 dodge charger

    1962 dodge charger

    The hp engine was unique to the Charger model in The entire B-body lineup for the model year was redesigned and the Charger was further differentiated from the Dodge Coronet models. The "Hi-Impact" colors were discontinued after the model year; with a only "Citron Yella". Although size-wise one was a compact and the other an intermediate, these two vehicles shared a common design signature -- both were fastbacks. The Charger of which I hope to sell has been restored, repaired, re upholstered,reworked and repainted by a professional of the highest a

    1962 dodge charger

    1962 dodge charger

    1962 dodge charger

    1962 dodge charger

    1962 dodge charger

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    The long-forgotten shape of the fastback coupe suddenly returned to prominence in the s as a symbol of speed and style. Dodge jumped on the bandwagon to create the Dodge Charger, a big fastback that could be as potent as it was pretty. Classic Cars Image Gallery. Although it didn't arrive on the market until January , the new Charger quickly gave Dodge a strong presence in the fastback revival that sprouted in the mids.

    See more classic car pictures. Between and , Chrysler Corporation stylists likely were the busiest in the industry, and for good reason -- they had the biggest job to do. The "Forward Look" fins of the s were dead, and the new styling direction set by Virgil Exner -- first with the Valiant and then with the Plymouth and Dodge -- had failed in the marketplace, in part due to the disastrous downsizing of Exner's designs dictated by former Chrysler president William Newberg.

    1962 dodge charger

    Chrysler's market share plummeted, and Exner was forced out. He was replaced in the fall of by Elwood Engel of Ford, who was supposedly responsible for the stunning Lincoln Continental, a car also drastically downsized, but with more fortunate results.

    Engel had orders from Chrysler President Lynn Townsend to get the styling of the company's cars back into the mainstream, and designers and product planners worked overtime to accomplish the task as quickly as humanly possible.

    1962 dodge charger

    Once, during a tour of the studios, Townsend reportedly urged the stylists on with the words, "You guys are saving the corporation.

    But Engel knew about the "pony" coming down the pike from Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, and pushed Chrysler execs to get moving even faster. Additionally, over at the General Motors Tech Center, designers and engineers were busy fashioning the upcoming Oldsmobile Toronado.

    Thus, despite their weighty workload, competitive pressures forced Chrysler's overburdened staff to create two new specialty vehicles. The first of these was the Plymouth Barracuda. The Barracuda was a nice enough car, although, admittedly, an inadequate answer to the Ford Mustang. But as far as the Chrysler-Plymouth dealer body was concerned, at least it was something. The other specialty model was, of course, the Dodge Charger that followed the Barracuda to market 22 months later.

    1962 dodge charger

    Although size-wise one was a compact and the other an intermediate, these two vehicles shared a common design signature -- both were fastbacks. Consequently, both the Barracuda and the Charger were created from and handicapped by the same formula. Of necessity, both were "make-from" cars whose differences from their respective Valiant and Coronet siblings were essentially in the roof, backlight, and decklid.

    What caused this sudden s fascination with fastbacks? Learn more about the origins of the fastback body type on the next page. Classic Cars Image Gallery Although it didn't arrive on the market until January , the new Charger quickly gave Dodge a strong presence in the fastback revival that sprouted in the mids.

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