1966 Dodge Charger Hemi Race V-8
In 1966, a gentleman in San Diego had a specific request. “I want a 1966 Dodge Charger with the police package and the spot light delete, a the 426 race Hemi with 2 4bbl carbs and a 4 speed manual transmission.” Two Dodge dealers turned him down and would not order the car according to his specifications. The 3rd Dealer, Howard Taylor Dodge in San Diego, said “Sure. We’ll get that ordered for you!”
In 1966, more than 37,000 Dodge Chargers rolled off the assembly line in Michigan. Of that number, only 468 were fitted with the 426 Hemi Race engine. Of the 468 Hemi equipped cars, 250 were fitted with the manual transmission. With the black exterior/black interior combination, it is not known how many police package with spotlight delete were ordered, but this is one very rare car! This Charger is an extremely well documented car including the original bill of sale from the dealership as well as the deposit slip and purchase slip. In addition, extensive maintenance records from work performed by Dodge Dealerships are present with the car. The last picture presented is from July, 1966, when the owner finally took delivery of this awesome Charger.
This is a one owner, original, matching numbers car. It has been a Western States Car all it’s life, beginning in San Diego and now in it’s current location in Northern Wyoming. The odometer reads 82,000 miles which the maintenance records support. The car has received a repaint to factory specs, with the door jams, trunk and engine bay showing original paint. All body panels are original and there is no rust present. The rearend is a Dana 60 and the car runs and drives great! The police package presented a heavier duty suspension and beefier brakes for better control.
You won’t be disappointed in this extremely rare collector car.