The Charger had become one of the most popular vehicles of the 1960s thanks to its svelte, swoopy sheet metal atop midsize B-body underpinnings, as well as a range of trim levels and appealing engine choices, and Dodge was not ready to let it go until it had to.
With the 1973 Chargers, Dodge had been on to something excellent for years and continued to keep to a successful formula. The Charger had become one of the most popular vehicles of the 1960s thanks to its svelte, swoopy sheet metal atop midsize B-body underpinnings, as well as a range of trim levels and appealing engine choices, and Dodge was not ready to let it go until it had to.
The highest trim level was the Special Edition “SE.” It had a plastic landau roof with three vertical “louver-like” windows that weren’t ideal for visibility but looked stylish.
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From the 1971 model year, the Chargers received a dramatic facelift, which lasted until 1974. New grilles and vertically slatted tail lamps were added to the 1973s. The roofline was redesigned around the rear quarter windows to display four headlamps, and the Charger taillights now had 22 distinct bulbs. The SE was the highest trim level, with a landau top and three opera windows in the rear quarter. The basic Charger was available as a two-door coupe or two-door hardtop, and the SE was the top trim level with a landau top and three opera windows in the back quarter.
Despite fewer engine options and lower horsepower estimates, sales of the 1973 Dodge Charger increased by 63 percent over 1972. Even though the muscle car craze had passed, the feeling persisted, even though the basic engines were now the 105 horsepower slant-six and the 150 horsepower 318 V-8.
On its 115-inch wheelbase, the body remained intact, however, the grille was significantly updated with rubber blocks to meet with the first of the federal bumpers, which required cars to be able to sustain a 5-mph frontal hit and a 212-mph rear impact without damage
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For the model year, the Chargers received a new Torsion-Quiet Ride suspension configuration, and the front disc brakes were standard. A three-speed manual gearbox was also standard, but buyers could upgrade to a four-speed Hurst pistol-grip gear changer for a few more dollars.
The standard 225-cid slant six or the 150-hp 318 V-8 were available under the hood of the 1973 Chargers. Both the two-barrel and four-barrel models had the 400 as an option. Above it came the 440, which had 280 horsepower.
Bucket seats were optional in the Chargers, although they were quite popular. The Charger Rallye package featured front and rear sway bars, a power bulging hood, a complete instrument cluster, body stripes, hood pins, and distinctive emblems, and was available on all versions. The 240 horsepower 340 cid V-8, 175 bhp 400 cid V-8, and 280 bhp 440 cid V-8 were among the larger engine choices.
Power steering, power drum brakes, or power disc brakes, tinted glass, windshield alone, vinyl roof, sunroof, air conditioning, two-tone paint, AM radio, AM/FM 8-track, wire wheel coverings, and Rallye wheels were also popular options.
The car was produced in Dark Silver, Powder Blue, Super Blue, Brite Blue, Dark Blue, Bright Red, Pale Green, Light Green, Dark Green, Bronze, Parchment, Turquoise, Dark Tan, Hemi Orange, Eggshell White, Black, Top Banana, Yellow, Light Gold, Gold, Dark Gold, Bahama Yellow, Orange, and Rally Green.
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