1967 Dodge Charger
8-cyl. 318cid/230hp 2bbl
With an experienced team and a lot of data.
The 1967 Dodge Charger changed little from the previous year, with grille modifications and chrome strips on top of the fenders ending in turn signals. The Charger was still a huge two-door fastback on a 117-inch wheelbase and was 75.3 inches wide, with a full-length console and four bucket seats. The back two seats folded down to create a large storage area.
Headlights were hidden behind a full-width grille and the taillights stretched across the rear panel with the word “Charger” spelled out. The sides were fluted like the Coronet, with some Mustang-like scoops added. Production plummeted, however, with only 15,788 finding buyers, and a base price of $3,128. A significant redesign would change everything the next year.
Base engine was still the 230 bhp 318 cid V-8, with an optional 270 bhp 383 and a four-barrel 325 bhp 383. New for 1967 was the 375 bhp 440 cid V-8, and the all-powerful 425 bhp 426 cid Street Hemi was still there and still expensive. As before, the base transmission was a 3-speed, with a 4-speed and a Torqueflite automatic both on the options list.
Other options included air conditioning, AM/FM radio, cruise control, power steering, power door locks, power brakes, power front disc brakes, dual exhaust, tinted glass, heavy duty differential, styled road wheels and power bucket seats.
Dodge offered 23 exterior colors for the 1967 Dodge Charger, including Mauve, Bright Blue, Silver, Black, Medium Blue, Light Blue, Dark Blue, Light Green, Dark Green, Dark Copper, Chestnut, Medium Turquoise, Dark Turquoise, Bronze, Bright Red, Dark Red, Yellow, Cream, Medium Copper, White, Light Tan, Medium Tan, and Gold.
A good performance value, the new 375 bhp 440 V-8 managed 0-60 mph in eight seconds and a quarter-mile in 15.5 seconds at 93 mph, but the Street Hemi was still the (expensive) top dog with 0-60 mph in 7.6 seconds and a quarter-mile in 14.4 seconds at 100 mph. Only 118 buyers stepped up for the Hemi this year, and 59 ordered a 4-speed manual.