I was going to go in a different direction for today's car pic. Rather than post something from 1966, I had planned on posting something suitable for driving on Route 66, like a limo, tank, or armored car. Then I remembered, 1966 was the first year for this:
1966 Dodge Charger.
Ah, the Dodge Charger. Immortalized in "The Dukes of Hazzard" and "The Fast and the Furious". The test bed for both the 426 Hemi and the 440 cubic inch plant. In a triumph of engineering, the 426 ci Hemi produced 425 horsepower, which (at the time) was the holy grail of engine displacement: one horsepower per cubic inch.
The 440, by contrast, only produced 375 HP. Interestingly enough, the Hemi in my 2007 Ram produces 345 horsepower out of a 345 cubic inch motor. Also, interesting trivia note: the 1966 Dodge Charger was the first American car to be offered from the factory with a spoiler.
I wouldn't mind a '66 Charger. But then again, I wouldn't mind a '67 through 1978 Charger, either...
That is all.