Generations: looking back at the Dodge Charger

Gen2Dodge Charger Generations

A look back of the history of the Dodge Charger reveals the good, the bad, and the plain awful

The Charger was born out of a desire of Dodge dealers for their own pony car to compete with the Ford Mustang.

Plymouth already had one, the Barracuda, and Dodge dealers felt they were shortchanged by Chrysler management. The result was the Charger, which was originally positioned between the Barracuda and the Ford Thunderbird, meaning it was an uncomfortable combination of pony car and personal luxury car.

ChargerIIDodge Charger Generations

The Dodge Charger II concept car (1965) – Very similar to the first generation production car.

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