Gauge Glitches: 1966 Dodge Charger – Sold?

by | May 2022 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

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June 24, 2022, Update – We just confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Under most circumstances, when a seller mentions “Some little things need fixing like gauges, speedometer…” it’s usually not too big of a deal to remove the failing units and find a specialist to have them repaired.  However, in the case of this 1966 Dodge Charger originally listed in May 2022 on Craigslist in East Barre, Vermont, finding a specialist capable of repairing this car’s unique Electroluminescent gauges may turn out to be a bit tougher.  Otherwise, this innovative fastback appears to be a solid example that benefits from a recent restoration.

Currently offered for $32,500, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is right in line with this guide’s one-year results summary for non-Hemi-powered, first-generation Dodge Chargers.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you make an educated bid on the car we are featuring for auction here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $22,310 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $35,765 after factoring in a fifteen percent premium for the 383 V8.

Dodge introduced the new Charger made in mid-1966.  Built on Chrysler’s B-Body platform, while Chargers shared their chassis and front clip with the Coronet, the new car used a unique fastback roofline that gave the car a very distinctive look, particularly from the rear three-quarter view.  The interior featured two distinctive design features.  Most noticeable are the four individual bucket seats with a full-length console that extends from front to rear. The rear buckets and center armrest pad fold flat, allowing hatchback-like finished cargo space.  At night, the next noticeable interior detail was how the instrument panel and console used electroluminescence rather than traditional bulbs that gave the interior a unique glow.

The MyMopar.com YouTube Channel features this ten-minute-long 1966 Dodge Charge Dealer Promo slide show:

Besides resolving whatever gauge issues remain, personally we would swap the current aftermarket wheels in favor of the original Rally units that are included as part of the sale.

Here’s the seller’s description:

1966 Dodge Charger V-8 big block 383, automatic. Matching #’s car. Very nice restoration done in original color. Engine bay nicely detailed to the original.both engine and transmission were rebuilt during restoration. Also, have original rally’s and tires to go with car.all floors and trunk pans are solid and original factory undercoat. Some little things need fixing like gauges , speedometer , maybe muffler upgrades. This is a very unique car. 1st year for Charger fastback. Bucket seats front and rear! not many around. A Mopar collectible for sure. Please serious buyers only. Pm for questions.”

Show or go: What would you do with this Dodge Charger?  Please comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Michael David Druz

    Like other Mopar fastbacks of the mid 60’s always a great date car !!

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