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1966

Dodge Charger

Restored Black on Black Charger 383 V8 4 Speed
Stock #
132646
Body Style
Hardtop
Engine
383 V8
Exterior Color
Black
Interior Color
Black
Miles
96498
$39,900

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1966 Dodge Charger Black
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  • Fresh restoration
  • 8.75 inch rear
  • Correct 383cid V8
  • Original invoice
  • A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • Documented restoration

Okay Charger fans, you’ve been asking for them and we’re delivering. Every time we get a great-looking restored Charger in for a great price, it sells almost before we can even finish the write up. We know you’re watching our inventory come and go and we know that a few of you have been just a bit too late picking up the phone to call us, so here’s a rare chance at redemption. This bargain priced 1966 double black Charger is a freshly restored big block, 4-speed street warrior that will get a ton of respect and appreciation anywhere you show it and provide endless entertainment behind the wheel!

The beneficiary of a frame off restoration that was completed just last year, this fully detailed 1966 Charger’s refurbished panels and brand new all-business black paint are as crisp as a fall morning at the local drag strip. During the extensive restoration, correct Chrysler code B Black was laid down over an exceptionally straight body that includes new high quality quarter panels and front fenders. Once the deep basecoat/clearcoat paint was dry and buffed to a glossy mirror-like shine, the cars original and surprisingly straight stainless trim was buffed to an excellent shine and reinstalled in its rightful place. The result is one spectacular show and go piece that is so much fun to drive and show off, you’ll almost feel guilty.

Best known for its clean and muscular second generation, the Charger isn’t often associated with the luxury car level of trim that this first year ’66 model has. And while Detroit as a whole was trending away from ‘decked out’ cars, the stainless on this Charger’s clean black body gives it a powerful appearance that simply can’t be matched by the modernist designs that would define the late 60s. Up front, a tough looking pot metal ‘electric shaver’ grille houses an old school Dodge Fratzog emblem and four fully rotating headlights above a showroom fresh front bumper. Behind that grille, new glass is bordered by excellent looking chrome side mirrors and straight stainless drip rails that completely outline the cars pillarless hardtop greenhouse. At the sides of the car, stainless trim traces increasingly prominent fender lines that run parallel to pristine rocker trim and straight stainless wheel trim. At the top of the sculpted rear fenders, familiar “Charger” scripts sit just behind the cars side windows, and on the front fenders chrome “383 4 barrel” emblems look right at home. At the back of the car, a second Fratzog emblem is centered above a body width six lamp taillight that features bold chrome “Charger” lettering and a second chrome bumper that incorporates vertical reverse lights.

Lift this Charger’s black hood and you’ll find a correct 383 cubic inch warranty block that was fully rebuilt during the cars restoration. At the top of the motor, a satin black air cleaner with a correct Mopar decal sends air into a Carter Competition Series carburetor that’s fueled through stainless fuel lines. Below that carburetor, the big block engine wears a fresh coat of correct Chrysler turquoise and a new coil and distributor shoot fire to the cylinders through fresh Mopar wires. At the sides of the block, factory replacement exhaust manifolds send spent gases into a throaty dual exhaust system, and in front of the block there’s a fresh 26 inch radiator with a factory clutch fan. The correct Chrysler code B Black engine bay is exceptionally clean and has been nicely detailed with new Mopar V-belts, correct hoses and clamps, a reproduction Mopar battery, and a fresh washer fluid container. This is definitely an engine compartment you’ll want to show off every time you park the car, and if you want to make the car even more authentic, the original carburetor and distributor are included in the sale.

Behind that legendary Chrysler engine you’ll find an A833 4-speed manual transmission that sends power to a familiar 8.75 inch rear end. Holding that super reliable drivetrain in place is a correct front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension that benefited from a slew of new parts and hardware during the restoration. At the corners of that suspension, correct four wheel drum brakes provide firm stopping, and at the front of that suspension, factory correct power steering helps make turning easier and more precise. Exhaust is handled by an aluminized true dual system that provides an aggressive tone, but isn’t overbearing, there are fresh bushings all around, and new stainless fuel and brake lines run from both a new fuel tank and a new brake reservoir. As long as you’re under there looking around, you’ll notice that the floorpans were fully undercoated during the restoration and the suspension components were obviously stripped and repainted. And while the bottom of this Charger isn’t dressed for concours appearance, it is nice enough that you’ll certainly be pointing out to your friends how good it looks up on a lift. Oh, and don’t forget to point out the cool set of 14 inch Hurst wheels that wear excellent 235/60 BF Goodrich T/A radials!

The best part of first generation Chargers is their spectacular cockpits; just look at that excellent full length console in this cars correct P4X interior! Not only does it appear to be ripped straight out of a Chrysler show car, it creates a super rare four bucket sedan layout that makes you instantly think of luxury cars. At the front of the console a continuous motion clock sits at the base of the cars 4-speed shifter and at the rear of the console a folding arm rest provides added cargo room. At the sides of the console, great looking light stitched seats wear reproduction covers in the front and original covers in the back. Below the console, new black carpet shows no sign of wear or usage, and above the seats, a fresh headliner sits holds light stitched sun visors. In front of the driver, electroluminescent gauges that were WAY ahead of their time include a standard tachometer and the correct wood rimmed steering wheel perfectly complements the cars silver trim. At the sides of the seats, new silver trimmed Charger exclusive door panels feature new chrome bits, correct “Charger” emblems and switches for the cars power windows. Behind the cockpit, the cars completely restored trunk features a collapsible divider for increased cargo space. This Chargers interior is fully restored and 100% complete; the owner is even throwing in an additional Chrysler AM radio just in case anything happens to the one mounted in this Chargers dash.

There is considerable documentation that goes along with this car. We have a copy of the current owners 1972 invoice from Stetler Auto Company; yes, he has owned the car for almost 40 years. We have a CD full of restoration photos and a stack of restoration receipts. We have a 1966 Charger brochure, original service manuals and paperwork for the transmission and wheels. And finally, we have a 1966 copy of Motor Trend magazine that features the Charger on its cover.

The black ones always go the quickest (naturally; who doesn’t love a bad ass all black Charger?) and I don’t expect this correct black on black ’66 383 car will prove an exception to that rule; especially when you consider its incredible $40K price tag. That’s the bargain of the century! I’m urging you not to become the next, “Sorry, it’s sold,” phone call we get because this super clean, big block 4-speed black on black Charger certainly won’t last long. Call now!

Basic

Year
1966
Make
Dodge
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
Charger
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
96498

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
383 V8
Engine Number
n/a
Heads
n/a
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Single 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
A833
Transmission Number
n/a

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
n/a
Battery Charger
n/a
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bucket
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Safe Body Color
Black
Paint Type
n/a
Stripes
No

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
8 3/4
Front Wheel Specification
n/a
Rear Wheel Specification
n/a
Front Tire Specification
235/60R14
Rear Tire Specification
235/60R14
Front Brakes Specification
Drum
Rear Brakes Specification
Drum
Spare
205/75R14
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
n/a

History

Restoration Status
Restored
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
Copy of current owner's invoice from Stetler Auto Co. 1972. 1966 Motor Trend magazine. Restoration photos (CD), Restoration receipts, shop manual,

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