The 1966 Dodge Charger included numerous distinct design innovations that ushered in a period of unique automobile themes. It was the first larger size (117-inch wheelbase) car to feature a full fastback design with rear bucket seats and rear console.

Q: Greg, I follow your car column every week in our paper and especially enjoy the older cars I remember seeing as a child.

My Dad had a 1932 Plymouth convertible that my Mom hated because she thought my brother and I would fall out of it. Dad also had a ‘49 Dodge and a ‘53 Pontiac Chieftain and I believe there was also a Rockne before I was born, but my Dad would only talk about that car using a lot of words I didn’t understand. When he spoke about the Rockne, it made Mom yell at him as she covered our ears! (Author note: The Rockne was a Studebaker model named after Notre Dame’s famous football coach Knute Rockne. It was trouble plagued and only available in 1932 and 1933).

Greg Zyla writes weekly for More Content Now and Gannett Co. Inc. He welcomes reader questions and comments on collector cars and auto nostalgia at or at 303 Roosevelt St., Sayre 18840.

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