1973 Dodge Charger
1973 Charger SE
1973 was the third year for the third version of the Dodge Charger.
For 1973 the Charger got new tail lights and a new grill. These would both continue unchanged for 1974. Exposed headlights had been standard since 1971, but now hidden headlights were no longer optional.
Large, all-rubber bumper guards were added to the front and rear bumpers to meet the new bumper standard. Later in the year the bumper guards were changed to include a chrome base, which continued unchanged for 1974.
In 1972 the R/T package was replaced by a Rallye option which included a hood with a power bulge and hood pins, along with suspension and tire upgrades. The Rallye option continued for 1973.
The 318 cubic inch engine was standard, which was now rated at 150 SAE Net horsepower and 265 ft-lbs of torque.
Optional engines included the 340 with 240 horsepower and 295 ft-lbs of torque, the 400 two-barrel with 175 horsepower and 310 ft-lbs of torque, the 400 four-barrel with 260 horsepower and 340 ft-lbs of torque, and the 440 Magnum with 280 horsepower and 340 ft-lbs of torque. The slant-six was also still available and rated at 105 horsepower and 185 ft-lbs of torque.
The SE (Special Edition) Charger was the top of the line model. SE models had a "triple opera window" for the rear quarter window.
1973 Charger Key Differences
1973 Chargers had vents at the base of the hood near the windshield, while ‘74s did not.
All-rubber bumper guards on the front and rear bumpers are unique to 1973, however late ‘73s have a chrome base added to the bumper guard which is the same as the ones used in 1974. The grill and tail lights of the 1973 Charger were shared with the 1974 model.
Dodge Chargers from 1971 - 1974 had the same body. Changes to the grill, tail lights, and bumpers distinguish each year. 1973 and 1974 Chargers are almost identical.
How to Identify a 1973 Dodge Charger
1973 Charger Hood Vents
1973 Charger Bumper Guard
1973 Charger Bumper Guard Revised
1973 Charger Grill
1973 Charger SE Grill
1973 Charger Front Bumper
1973 Charger Front Side Marker Light
1973 Charger Rear Side Marker Light
1973 Charger Tail Lights
1973 Charger Trunk Nameplate
1973 Charger Rear Quarter Window
1973 Charger Dash
1973 SE Charger Interior
1973 Charger Seats
1973 Charger SE Hood Ornament
1973 Rallye Charger Hood
1973 Charger Rim
1973 Charger Magnum 500 Wheel
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