Our Best muscle cars of the 60’s and 70’s article starts with the ’68 Dodge Charger for a reason. This is one of the most iconic V8 powered American cars ever made as well as many muscle car enthusiast’s dream car. When you get to the end of this article you will know why.
But first take few minutes to admire this fine example
Best Muscle Car: Stunning 1968 Dodge Charger 426 HEMI
Although this color is not typical for the early Dodge Chargers, the nicely done Dark Green paint job gives this muscle car a great shiny look. When you add the hidden headlights, the beautiful jet exhaust taillights introduced on this model for the first time and the 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels that perfectly fits this classic car you are pretty much looking at the definition of American muscle.
The fabulous vintage style continues inside this 1968 Charger with nice bucket seats, stylish wood-rimmed steering wheel and a beautiful chrome shifter. Besides the factory Tick-Tock-Tach there is a nice set of Rallye gauges and a tachometer added to the body matching dashboard.
Although this gorgeous Dodge started its life as 318 powered muscle car, during the restoration the engine was replaced with the monstrous 426 cubic inch (7.0 liter) HEMI V8 also known as “the Elephant” producing 425 horsepower and 490 pounds of torque. This particular motor features few upgrades like the aluminium heads, Demon carb and intake manifold by Mopar Performance, its power is slightly increased and sent trough the great 727 Torqueflight 3-speed gearbox.