Dodge was part of the Chrysler/Mopar family, so the model lines often had similar components and engineering as the sister Plymouth brand. While some models were so similar just the nameplates were changed such as the Duster/Demon, Challenger/Cuda, Dodge produced the legendary Charger model that was all its own.

    Entering 1964, the mid-size Polara 500 was available with the 426 "wedge-head" performance engine. The Dart was the only light-bodied intermediate model, and when ordered with the 273 cu. in. V8 offered decent performance.

    1966 saw Dodge introduce the Charger, and in 1967 the Coronet RT. Through the late 60s these cars were kings of the street, especially when ordered with the 426 hemi motor.

    In 1970 Dodge finally produced a pony car as a late answer to the Mustang- the Dodge Challenger. Though it looked similar to the Barracuda, it shared only the same drive train, cowl and windshield, front torsion bars and leaf springs. The wheelbase was 110 inches- 2" longer than the Barracuda. The Challenger was available with the 426 hemi in 1970 and '71. 1974 was the last year for the Challenger.

    The Super Bee came along in 1968 as a budget performance model for the Coronet, similar to how the Roadrunner was to the GTX. After 1970 the Coronet RT was discontinued, but the Super Bee was carried over as an option package on the Charger in ''71.

    The Demon was introduced as a sister model to the Duster. Available with a 340 cu. in. and later the 360 cu. in., the Demon offered decent performance in a light weight budget package.The name was changed to Dart Sport after 1973 because of objections to the spiritual implications of the name "demon."

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