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Rich Sufficool
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Dodge was eyeing the lucrative pony car market, but wanted something a bit more luxurious with comfortable rear seating. Taking a cue from AMC's 1965 Rambler Marlin, they transformed the "B" body Coronet with the marlin styled fastback to provide a 4 passenger, all bucket seat sporty hardtop/ personal luxury car offering their entire V8 lineup from the 318 to the 426 Hemi. The very similar "Charger ll" concept car was to test public reaction and actually this first gen Charger did not sell well.

The Model is an ERTL "Authentic" that has quite a bit of interesting features including operating front and rear consoles and nicely replicated seat belts.

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Jack Dodds
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I loved this car from the first time I saw it.  A school mate's father bought one new; it was the metallic lilac (light purple) shade, with the 383.  I got to ride in it several times which really impressed me as a 14 year old.  The interior was especially cool.  Of course when the amazing '68 R/T came out this one suddenly looked old.  Lol.


   
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100Ford2003
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Do the headlights rotate ?


   
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Do the headlights rotate ?

Yes, yes they do. 😀 


   
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Mike DeTorrice
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Very nice ! This Ertl Authentics '66 Charger is one of their best releases and, of course, it's a great subject. I have this Ertl one in a yellow/cream color, as well as a couple of the very well done Yat Ming versions, one in red and another in silver. 


   
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100Ford2003
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Those are nice pics you've posted. I had so many chances to get this model but, to my eyes, it just looks wrong. 

I really wanted one and was eager to support EA with a purchase. Just couldn't pull that trigger. Maybe my eyes are messed up.

I wish I had taken some pics of the '66 Charger I saw at last night's Main St. car show so I could post pics to show what I believe are the models inaccuracies.


   
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john3976
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This car has to be in the right color and configuration, I had a chance to purchase one of these chargers but it only had the small V-8 engine so it was not desirable and it needed a lot of work. That was back in about 1978 when that car was available. 


   
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John Napoli
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This is my favorite Charger 66/67.  I have been looking for a clean on that won't break the bank.  Missed the 1:24 DM model, but have a few of the CMW colorizations.


   
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100Ford2003
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Here's that Charger I mentioned. I do think that the 'A' pillar on the model is too wide and the wheel/tires are tucked in too far.

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