The swan song for the Challenger came too soon for many and even though the name didn’t completely die out like the Barracuda’s did, first-generation cars were coming to a close. These years wouldn’t kill off the Challenger’s spirit, however, the production numbers still told the tale of transitioning to gas-saving, daily-driving cars vs the tirade of gas-guzzling, violent cars indicative of the muscle-car era. Model 1973 & 1974 Dodge Challenger Type 2-door Names & Trims Coupe, Rallye Engines 318ci […]... Read More
The 1973 & 1974 Challengers Were Nearly Identical, With Production of the First-Gen Challenger Ending in March 1974
1973 brought even more change to the Dodge Challenger. Unlike the 1970 and 1971 Challengers, both of which had numerous engines available, the 1973 Challenger continued the trend first set in motion by the 1972 model: all engines were cut, save for the 318 ci and 340 ci V8's. The market has beginning to move beyond pony cars, and even the venerable Ford Mustang was experiencing a decline in sales. Still, the 1973 Challenger pressed on and kept Chrysler in the muscle car competition.
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