Dodge Charger History (1967)
As for many second-year models, changes were minor on the 1967 Charger. Fender-mounted turn signals were the main visual difference between it and the 1966 Charger.
Inside, the full-length console was replaced by a shorter version, due in part to customer complaints about entry and exit from the back seats. Front buckets were still standard, but a folding armrest/seat and column shifter was now offered to allow three people to sit up front.
Options for the 1967 Charger included vinyl roof, heavy duty suspension, towing package, and front disc brakes.
Nothing but V8's under the hood.
The base motor remained the 318ci 2-barrel V8 rated at 230 horsepower. Last year's 361ci motor was replaced by a 383ci in either 270 and 325 horsepower ratings.
440 Magnum Motor
The 440ci Magnum, Mopar's largest-ever production motor, became available this year. Based on the 383 RB engine block, bore size was 4.32" with a 3.75" stroke length.
In the 1967 Charger, the 440 was offered with a single 4-barrel and rated at 375 horsepower.
Top of the line performance engine was the 426ci Hemi with a solid-lifter camshaft. 425 horsepower was advertised, but actual output was closer to 500 horsepower. Torque was listed at 490 ft/lb at 4000 rpm.
Induction for the street Hemi was an aluminum dual-plane dual-carb manifold with dual Carter AFB four-barrel carburetors mounted in-line. Records show just 118 Chargers were Hemi-equipped in 1967.
Facing strong competition from the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet's new Camaro, only 15,788 Chargers sold in 1967. Dodge executives decided a major redesign was in order.
After just two years, the two-door fastback would be gone, and a new second-generation Charger would debut for 1968.