Built on the Dodge 117-inch (Coronet) "supercar" chassis, the sleek new fastback spans a full 203.6 inches from bumper to bumper. More than just a fastbacked Coronet or a specially trimmed show model, the Charger is all new from the now-you-see, now-you-don't headlights to the fender-to-fender rear lighting. It's the most versatile of the fastbacks offering distinctive two-plus-two bucket seating plus surfboard-sized stowage capacity.
The Charger is completely different from Coronet, even though both share the same wheel base and basic power and suspension components. Up front the Charger sports one of the cleanest grilles the business and a fairly flat headline. The complete front end is neatly squared off offering a classic touch to the high-style fastback lines. Matching, almost fully radiused, wheel wells add that sporty competition flair and allow quarter-mile minded owners to slip slicks in place without help from a torch. There's a minimum of front and rear overhang, which contributes greatly to the appearance and performance of the car.
Interiorwise the Charger rates BOSS. There are four matching vinyl covered contoured buckets, many yards of carpet and vinyl trim and the neatest set of gauges we have ever laid our eyes on. With the rear seats folded flat, the rear console armrest flipped over (to pad the console area) and the storage panel dropped, it looks as though the Charger is a rolling billboard for a carpeting company! There's carpeting from the backs of the front buckets to the rear bumper. Surfing anybody?
Interior appointments of the Charger rival those of far more expensive imported automobiles. The gauges (that's right, gauges!) are right where they should be, the console mounted four-speed or Torqueflite shift stick mounts within reach of the average driver and the wood steering wheel sits just right for maximum control.