The Dodge Charger will always be remembered fondly to most car enthusiasts for the amazing American muscle cars that wore the badge in the 60s. So much that if a guy who saw the once proud muscle car, now turned into a performance sedan, probably, he’d say, “they just don’t make them as they used to.” However, to be fair the new full sized sedan brings no shame to the Charger badge and is quite a unique high performance car. Also, it’s important to note that the Charger is the bestselling passenger car from Dodge.
Well, to be honest I am not such a big fun of American cars, I’ll pick European over American any day. However, if I didn’t have a soft spot for American Muscle cars, then I wouldn’t be a true motor head. There is something dramatic whenever you hear one of these engines roar. The Dodge Challenger is the truest representation of what a car on steroids should look and feel like.
The Challenger doesn’t have a seamless history as it has taken a couple of breaks here and there. The first run was in 1958-1959, where it was known as the Dodge Silver Challenger. It was introduced as a limited edition version of the Dodge Coronet which was on its fourth generation at the time. Later it would transform and would become simply known as the Challenger. It would then have two runs that is 1969-1974 and 1978-1983. From a literary source in the 60s, there is speculation that the Challenger was built by Dodge to rival the Camaro and the Mustang.