The third generation Dodge Charger cemented automotive enthusiasts’ love for the brand. It is considered by many to be one of the finest representations of this marquee nameplate.
With mean, ultra aggressive stink-bug stances, huge rear tires, and deep, sharp, fast body lines, these muscle cars mean business. The 1971 model introduced a host of new features, among them a split grill, fastback rear window, new headlamps and a ducktail rear spoiler. They were offered with 6 different trim levels, and could come equipped with a rollicking 440-cubic-inch V8 with a 4-speed manual transmission.
Sold brand new from the factory for the incredible price of $3,249, according to Old Ride, the Charger was and remains a highly sought-after automobile.
The power and performance of these cars are palpable and easily spied in the video below, as the rear wheels begin to spin and then quickly to smoke.
Breaking loose all that rubber is no easy feat, but the big V8 packed under the hood is more than up to the task. The Charger roars away with tires screaming from the effort as it glides down the blacktop trailing a cloud of smoke.
Check it out in action in the video below, and SHARE if you’re a fan of Dodge Chargers!