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    What is the difference Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger

    Can anyone who knows please educate a poor Alien FROM ......on the difference between a Dodge Charger and a Dodge Challenger of old!

    I ain't stupid, just ignorant Did I really say that :?



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    Dodge Charger-full size 2 door....B-body platform

    Challenger-mid size 2 door, E-body (shortened B-body) platform. same engine choices, same trans choices...slightly different suspension options, just the smaller of the two
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    Here are a couple of pics to go with the description...
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    Re: What is the difference Dodge Charger and Dodge Challeng

    Quote Originally Posted by Cucamonga Red RT
    Can anyone who knows please educate a poor Alien FROM ......on the difference between a Dodge Charger and a Dodge Challenger of old!
    They are body designations for the Chrysler cars - just like the Magnum and 300 are LX cars.

    The B body was around since the early 60s, and tended to be mid-sized cars of varying performance levels.

    Chargers, Coronets, Satellites, GTX, Roadrunners, Darts, etc.

    The E Body was created as a smaller, sportier pony car. They were the Dodge Challenger and the Plymouth Baracuda/'Cuda.

    C-Bodies were the land yachts - 300s, Fury, Polara, Monaco, etc. The Fury actually went FROM a B-Body until 66, a C Body for 67-74, and then back to B Body through 78.
    "Walkin' the thin white line on this smiling road. 40 days, I've been all alone. Draggin' my heart all across this world. I got 100 miles to go before I get back to see my girl. Aint got nothing, I got nothing to lose. I keep walking away these blues. The cup is broken, but it's half full. I got 100 miles to go before I get back to see my girl."


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    Thank you all.

    Did I get a sticker shock when I saw the price for the Callenger RT

    Buy a house or buy a Challenger RT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucamonga Red RT
    Thank you all.

    Did I get a sticker shock when I saw the price for the Callenger RT

    Buy a house or buy a Challenger RT?
    depends on the year...70-71 challenger r/ts are much more valuable because htey had big blocks, after 71, 72+ only had the 340 as the R/T motor, as the big blocks went bye bye after 71. in 74, they introduced the 360, but it made less power than any iteration of the 340.

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    The price of E bodies like the Challenger are insane. The price of Chargers is only rediculous. :lol:

    To help out, here's a general breakdown of Mopars FROM the muscle car era. I know I'll miss plenty.

    A Bodies - smallest cars in the lineup
    All Darts after 1962(?)
    All Valiants
    Barracudas through 1969

    B Bodies - midsize cars
    Satellite
    Charger
    Road Runner
    GTX
    Super Bee
    Coronet
    Furies through 1964 were a mid size car, but they might not have been called a B body

    C Bodies - full size cars
    All Chryslers and Imperials
    Furies after 1964
    Monaco
    VIP

    E Bodies - Pony cars between A and B bodies
    1970-1974 Barracudas
    All Challengers

    The E bodies were built for AAR racing, but didn't do very well. They were too heavy.

    For some reason, E body Barracudas command a higher price than a comparable Challenger.

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    speaking of AAR did you know Gene Hackman raced GTU for aar?


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    Quote Originally Posted by convbcuda
    The price of E bodies like the Challenger are insane. The price of Chargers is only rediculous. :lol:

    To help out, here's a general breakdown of Mopars FROM the muscle car era. I know I'll miss plenty.

    A Bodies - smallest cars in the lineup
    All Darts after 1962(?)
    All Valiants
    Barracudas through 1969
    All Dusters
    All Scamps

    B Bodies - midsize cars
    Satellite
    Charger
    Road Runner
    GTX
    Super Bee
    Coronet
    Furies through 1964 were a mid size car, but they might not have been called a B body

    C Bodies - full size cars
    All Chryslers and Imperials
    Furies after 1964
    Monaco
    VIP

    E Bodies - Pony cars between A and B bodies
    1970-1974 Barracudas
    All Challengers

    The E bodies were built for AAR racing, but didn't do very well. They were too heavy.

    For some reason, E body Barracudas command a higher price than a comparable Challenger.
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    You could add Demons to the A body list, too.

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    I would give my left arm for a Challenger. Best looking muscle car era vehicle IMHO.

    Of course, I'd still owe after giving my arm...they'd probably want a leg or two as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucamonga Red RT
    Thank you all.

    Did I get a sticker shock when I saw the price for the Callenger RT

    Buy a house or buy a Challenger RT?

    Bahahaha. Welcome. If you can get a nice clean driver for under 20-25 you're doing okay. Makes holding onto the mustang a while longer look pretty good huh?
    My other car has 3 pedals and 100 more inches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by a12bee
    Makes holding onto the mustang a while longer look pretty good huh?
    I love my Mustang, I love my Mustang, I love my Mustang! :lol:

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    Yeah, they only made about a million Mustangs per year, so they're cheap. I think you can build an entire 66 Mustang with aftermarket parts if you just have a roof. Oh, and those parts cost 1/3 of what Mopar parts cost.

    Don't get me wrong, Mustangs are neat little cars. But, when I watch those restoration shows and they ORDER a complete reproduction console, it just really ticks me off when they also talk about how tough it is to restore those cars.

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    You feel better?

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