1968 Dodge Charger
The Dodge Charger body was completely redesigned for 1968. The fastback was replaced with a Coke-bottle shaped coupe with a smaller, more vertical rear window which had small flying buttresses.
This second version of the Charger would ultimately become the most famous.
The 318 cid 2-barrel engine rated at 230 horsepower and 340 ft-lbs of torque was standard, but later a 225 cid slant-six (145 hp, 215 ft-lbs) became available as a downgrade option. A 383 cid 2-barrel rated at 290 horsepower and 390 ft-lbs of torque, a 383 cid 4-barrel rated at 330 horsepower and 410 ft-lbs of torque, a 440 Magnum 4-barrel rated at 375 horsepower and 480 ft-lbs of torque, and the 426 Hemi rated at 425 horsepower and 490 ft-lbs of torque were optional.
1968 was the first year for the R/T (Road/Track) option which included the 440 Magnum engine, heavy duty brakes and suspension, and "Bumble-Bee" stripes on the rear of the car (which could be deleted).
A 1968 Charger gained fame in the famous Bullitt (Warner Brothers, 1968) car chase against Steve McQueen's 1968 Mustang GT.
1968 Charger Key Differences
The 1968 Dodge Charger was the only year to have dual round tail lights.
1968 was also the only year to have a wide front grill with no central divider in combination with a front bumper that was mounted below the grill.
A 1968 Charger was the only one to have round front and rear side marker lights.
The 1968 - 1970 Dodge Chargers shared the same bodies, but different grills and tail lights set them apart.
How to Identify a 1968 Dodge Charger
1968 Charger Grill
1968 Charger Front Bumper
1968 Charger Tail Lights
1968 Charger Rear
1968 Charger Front Side Marker Light
1968 Charger Rear Side Marker Light
1968 Charger Rear Window
1968 Charger R/T Rear Emblem
1968 Charger Rear Stripe
1968 Charger Interior
1968 Charger Fuel Cap
1968 Charger C-Pillar Emblem
1968 Charger Hood Vent
1968 Charger 440 Engine
1968 Charger Wheel
More 1968 Charger Pictures
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