The Dodge Charger is one of the Chrysler Group’s most iconic and most tortured cars and it started off great, got an even better facelift and from then on it just went horribly wrong.
An iconic B-body style muscle car most of us remember as being the evil car from the Hollywood Blockbuster sensation that is “Bullit” was what the Dodge Charger was between 1966 and 1978. Those were the glory days when a 3.7 liter inline six was the smallest engine around.
For a short period between 1983 and 1987 the Dodge Charger was a true disgrace to the name, a front wheel drive miniature car that was, in some versions, powered by a 1.7 liter Peugeot four cylinder engine that also used a Volkswagen gearbox.
More recently, the Dodge Charger legacy started to come back to life as 2006 brought along an almost muscle car proportioned new car from Chrysler, with RWD, with mostly big engines, but which has four doors so still is lacking a bit.
This is the LX body version of the Dodge Charger and it’s the one that’s still available today with a 5.7 or 6.4 liter Hemi V8 engine and it even had a spinoff version that ended up racing in Nascar, similarly to what the General Lee version of the Charger used to do.