1967 DODGE CHARGER CHANGES
The ’67 Charger was largely carried over from the ’66 model with minor trim and detail differences. The most notable, and the easiest way to quickly tell a ’66 apart from a ’67, are the ’67’s fender-mounted turn signals. A vinyl roof became optional. Inside, the full-length center console that was a trademark design cue of the ’66 Charger, was shortened to a normal length to soothe customer complaints of difficult ingress and egress to the back seat. While all Chargers came standard with 4 bucket seats, it was possible to order a front bench, column shift, no console and with a folding center armrest, to get an extra persons-worth of seating.
1967 DODGE CHARGER PRODUCTION NUMBERS
In the end, the 1st-generation Charger wasn’t much of a success in the marketplace. With only 15,788 total Charger sales for the 1967 model year, it was relegated to being benchmarked by the other odd-looking fastback misfit, the AMC Rambler Marlin. It seemed it just didn’t fit the mold of what the day’s buyers were looking for. Yet their competition didn’t seem to have any trouble hitting the mark as throngs of Mustangs, Chevelle SSs and GTOs flew off the shelves in 1967. But help was coming. The 2nd-gen Charger was just around the corner, and it would change everything for Dodge.
1967 Dodge Charger ENGINES
1967 DODGE CHARGER ENGINE OPTIONS
There were some changes in engine options. The 325hp 383 Magnum replaced the 361, and the 440 Magnum V8 became available with 375hp. Both the 383 and 440 were big blocks. The base engine became the 2-barrel 318 LA-series “wedge” V8 making 230hp. At the top of the heap, at the top of every heap, was the mighty, legendary 426 Hemi, dubbed “The Elephant Motor”, with a grossly understated 425hp. Unfortunately, only 27 Chargers were ordered with the 426 Hemi. But quite understandable considering it was a very expensive option for the day, and was not meant for daily street use…it was a race car, for crying out loud!