you look outside 1968 dodge and see eerie sweeps of metal and hypnotic, fascinating shadows that soothe the pounding sun and make the car an almost organic, protective embrace. Appearances are seductive from all angles. Doors flash back a sporty elegance with the new map pockets, and the pleated, blended colors of the seat upholstery will be hard to excel by any maker this year. Instruments are all there without glaring back at you. The Charger’s suspension consisted of torsion bars up front with leaf springs in the rear. Weight was up slightly from the 1968 models, with a base Charger weighing in at 3,575 pounds. Drum brakes were standard and measured 11″ x 3″ in front and 11″ x 2.5″ in back.
Map pockets were added to both doors for added convenience. Air conditioning was optional, as was cruise control, power door locks, tachometer, rear window defogger, and a wood-grain steering wheel. New safety features included a power-window safety lockout, recessed ashtrays, and padding around the lower portion of the dashboard for leg and knee protection.
While R/T’s and Hemi’s are nice, this basic model with a numbers matching 383 V8 is more than adequate for the discount price. The stance and red line Goodyear Polyglas tires are perfect, and a set of black steel wheels with small factory caps could be rotated on but aren’t urgent. Red would be interesting, but black is the right way to go. Column shifted automatic and black carpets are already dialed.