• Jan 12, 2011
1964 Dodge Hemi Charger concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

Nameplates like Charger and Hemi might be commonly associated with the Dodge brand, but like any household name, it had to start somewhere. And that somewhere was with the concept you see here.

Made to showcase the then-new 7.0-liter Hemi V8, the 1964 Dodge Hemi Charger concept car is one of the most coveted pieces from Dodge's history. It packs one of the 15 original race Hemis built, mated to a three-speed automatic. The fully restored, extreme bodywork puts it on the map, but the reported output of over 600 horsepower (kept in check by hydraulic drum brakes) promises to rip it right up.

The last time this vehicle changed hands in 2007 it went for a reported $1.1 million. Now it's destined for the gavel once again as RM Auctions takes it to the Arizona Biltmore on January 20. Thanks for the tip, Arthur!



[Source: RM Auctions via Top Things Stuff]


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      hank
      • 4 Years Ago
      MOPAR forever
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mighty tasty concept. If I had enough money to afford it, I'd bid.
      • 4 Years Ago
      wow. that thing is simply stunning. I mean...wow!
      sonny
      • 4 Years Ago
      Galaxiesun. That was Polaris not polara. I used to own a 64 Dodge 330 With the 383 hi-po and 4 speed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      BEAUTIFUL !
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it appropriate for Autoblog to be showing this type of porn?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I can see this speeding across the desert on Tatooine.
        • 4 Years Ago
        omigad. you are absolutely correct. totally looks like luke's land speeder.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I think this was a model car when I was a kid. I believe it was made by a company named JoHan
      • 4 Years Ago
      It's so funny to see all these exuberant comments about this "concept." Don't get me wrong, I also think it's cool, but I can't say my enthusiasm is on par with the preceding comments. Why? Because I remember very well when this hit the buff books back in '64 and for us car guys back then, what we saw was a mild custom of a stock 1964 Dodge Polara 2-door. What jazzed us back then was the powerplant. The 426 c.i. hemi was VERY cool, and makes this particular car a rare beast indeed.
      yolowg
      • 4 Years Ago
      why r. m auction and not bj, simple r.m is a reserve auction. bj is not, every car is sold no matter the price. so if the owner of this dodge wants $750k and it only brings $500k they are left with only two choices, sell it or buy his or hers car back. in that case they pay the buyers fee on top of the other fees that were paid to auction the car thats a win win for bj. by the way, if the top bid for example is $500k the owner has to bid higher to get the car back.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a beauty.
      • 4 Years Ago
      What a cool car ! Oh to be a concept designer back in the day...what a blast it must have been!
      sonny Galaxiesun is correct when calling it a Polara....

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/blondygirl/3896324511/
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