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'66 Hemi Charger #3177294
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For your viewing and dissection pleasures:

https://www.hemmings.com/stories/one-owner-1966-dodge-charger-hemi/?

Not particularly a fan of side-marker "upgrades", but otherwise it looks like a sweetheart.
Has the Bill-approved color scheme as well, which is really striking on a 1st-gen Charger.
Curious to see where it ends up.

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WOW! orignal owner selling

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Looks like it was a Company car for the local Service and Parts rep, it was replacing a 1966 Coronet Wagon with a 318 poly lol Chrysler would provide them with company cars to drive to all of their dealers they had to check in on. I think it was once a month they had to call on each dealer? Portland region covered a lot of area.

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She’s a looker for sure!


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Re: '66 Hemi Charger [Re: BloFish] #3177345
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Dad's '66 Sport Fury was someone's "demo" when it became available and he bought it with around 6,000 miles.
IIRC, that was the # back then: still looked new but could be sold as used.
Probably some kind of financial write-off.
Later, when I worked for BMW, there was a similar deal with loaner cars.

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I worked with him here in Albuquerque and he had it in his garage forever. Finally decided to get it up and running again a few years ago. Very nice car.

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No argument from me on the color combo.

IMO, it doesn't get any better than black with red guts. But I might me a little biased


This is the 1st early Charger Ive seen that could make me consider one. I could live with the mods. Even the side markers ( for a while then they would go )



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Originally Posted by gtx6970
No argument from me on the color combo.

IMO, it doesn't get any better than black with red guts. But I might me a little biased


Nope
Best color combo ever!

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Love it! up

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Originally Posted by hergfest
Looks like it was a Company car for the local Service and Parts rep, it was replacing a 1966 Coronet Wagon with a 318 poly lol Chrysler would provide them with company cars to drive to all of their dealers they had to check in on. I think it was once a month they had to call on each dealer? Portland region covered a lot of area.


funny/odd - the wagon was "scheduled" after the HEMI Charger work was this Charger ever used as a "company car"?

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wonder if it has Plymouth rear spring hangers on it scope

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Beautiful Hemi charger! I wonder what it will go for?


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Somebody made a bad decision with the side marker lights down twocents Love to own it but those would have to go beer

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Wow, perfect setup. I would love to own that one, the marker lights would have to go though, bad move there. I am one of the few that prefer the 66-67 Charger over the 68-70 Chargers, I love that body style, perfect grill and taillight design, and the interior is the best Dodge ever released.

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Anyone dare guess to what it will hammer at ?


65? 75,? , 85?



IMO only, but if it didnt have the side markers added. I could see this one dip into the 6 figures mark, Maybe it will anyway.


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Considering that it is the original owner, being auctioned on hemmings, I expect a very lofty reserve that will not be met.


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Re: '66 Hemi Charger [Re: Hemi_Joel] #3177741
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I allways thought thet were cool. The console, dash lights, back seat. Fast bacl.
I used to see 2 all the time back in the day. John thatvstsrted Mopar collectors guide with rob and Randy had a 66, 426, auto, redlines, red with white interior all orginal. And later got another 66 white with red interior 383 auto for his wife. Was a cool pair of his and hers cars.
The black with red is stunning


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Very nice.


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Good catch on rear wheel location, doesn't seem to be camera angle but has me wondering.
Agree on the markers - plus they don't line up with each other - yet spendy to remedy.
Nevertheless, really nice overall, known history & apparently reasonable usage/maintenance, great colors and the "big motor".

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67 Front fender trim.

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It sold for $152,250 inclusive of buyers premium. That surprised me. But it's nice to see a 66 b body getting some respect.

I asked the seller twice If it has the torque boxes and the frame reinforcements. He replied to one without answering the question. The other time he didn't answer.


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Somebody wanted it pretty bad

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Originally Posted by gtx6970
Somebody wanted it pretty bad



Does anyone think this was a real sale for $152K ?

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Originally Posted by autoxcuda
Originally Posted by gtx6970
Somebody wanted it pretty bad



Does anyone think this was a real sale for $152K ?



Hard to say. Depending on who you talk to, some say the market has slowed. Im not so sure

And if thats real, it has to be a benchmark for a 1st gen Charger

But a part of me sure hopes so. Sure makes me wonder what mine could bring at auction.( not that I have any interest to test that idea ) Maybe I should see about upping the insurance on mine.

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Final & winning bid was $145,000 and there were 64 bids - looks real to me. Amount posted is with buyer's fee.
Sold my K10 through Hemmings and everything was legit with them.
I've seen a scam ad there - it was one of my cars, with info taken from another site prior to my purchase - but they got on that as soon as I notified them.
This car would seem to be something of an outlier, but it could be that the '66-'67 cars are finally getting some love.

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Originally Posted by topside
Final & winning bid was $145,000 and there were 64 bids - looks real to me. Amount posted is with buyer's fee.
Sold my K10 through Hemmings and everything was legit with them.
I've seen a scam ad there - it was one of my cars, with info taken from another site prior to my purchase - but they got on that as soon as I notified them.
This car would seem to be something of an outlier, but it could be that the '66-'67 cars are finally getting some love.



Agreed, I think the 66-67 Cars have surely closed the gap between them and the 68 and later.


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