1973 Dodge Charger SE Premium – Today’s Tempter

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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1973 Charger SE Premium front side 1973 Charger SE Premium front side
1973 Charger SE Premium rear 1973 Charger SE Premium rear
1973 Charger SE Premium side 1973 Charger SE Premium side
1973 Charger SE Premium engine 1973 Charger SE Premium engine
1973 Charger SE Premium boot 1973 Charger SE Premium boot
1973 Charger SE Premium interior 1973 Charger SE Premium interior

Clean B-body Charger: 318ci 2BBL V8, auto, said to have been owned by actor Ronald Lee Ermey

The third-generation B-body Charger launched in 1971, and featured a new split grille and a more rounded body than the more iconic and popular second-generation Charger.

The Coronet and Charger models were merged, with the Coronet badge denoting the four-door B-Bodies while the Charger name donned the two-door shape.

The 1973 cars featured new sheet-metal, most easily identified by the C-pillars and rear-quarter window with the 318 Ci V8 fitted as standard.

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Various engines were found on the options however, ranging through: 340ci, 360ci, 400ci and topping out with the big 440ci.

American Chargers are a rare sight in Australia, third-generations in particular as most enthusiasts eschew them in favour of the 1968-1970 cars. However, that means there may be some valued observed for some.

This 1973 Charger SE Premium, which gained triple opera porthole windows in place of the conventional rear-quarters, as well as a vinyl roof.

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Its specified with the standard 318 two-barrel V8 backed by a four-speed auto, and finished in Signal Flared Red with a white vinyl roof over black interior.

The car is said to run and drive well, with all lights and electricals seemingly in functioning condition, according to the seller. When not being driven, the car is said to be kept garaged and covered at all times.

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Interestingly, documents and history show that the original owner of the car was none other than American actor Ronal Lee Ermey. His name and signature are found in the original log book and original paperwork accompanying the vehicle. Ermey is perhaps most famous for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman from 1987’s Full Metal Jacket.

If this B-body brute takes your fancy, you can find it in New South Wales, and listed for $45,000 (or nearest offer).

Check out the full listing here!

 

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