Cohort Outtake: A Dodge Lover Lives Here

CC Cohort nifticus stumbled into a horde of Dodges; five, no less. Let’s take a closer look.


Rightfully heading the Dodge Boys pack is a ’69 Charger R/T. Except for the missing grille, it looks quite stock and complete, which is a refreshing thing. Undoubtedly that’s in part because it’s a 440 and not a Hemi, otherwise the odds of that would really be low.


I rather liked those rectangular exhaust tips in 1969, never mind the rest of the car. I still like them, and the car.


Behind the R/T is something a bit less sporty, but certainly not as common: a 1964 880.  Jim Cavanaugh gave us the full story of this “hybrid” here.


Right behind it is another Charger. Nifticus says it’s a 383; sounds plausible enough for me. It’s got wider rims and dog dishes, a look that works well. And of course there’s a Dodge pickup in the driveway.


This one has its divided grille intact. I thought that dividing the Charger’s gaping maw was pretty dumb. What was the possible point in doing that? Feeling more Pontiac insecurity? The 1970 lost the division, but got a chrome loop bumper, which still didn’t look quite right either. 1968’s nose is the right one.


And bringing up the rear is a 1969 Dart Swinger. This guy has a thing for 1969s. Again, nifticus labeled this a “273”, so he must have some inside knowledge. 1969 was the last year for the little 273 V8; in 1970, the 318 was the smallest V8. It also looks like the swinger is getting the short end of the attention stick.