For Dodge stylist Richard Sias, the 1968 Charger proved to be an amazing contribution to automotive history. A Michigan native who studied at the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Sias was a young man on a mission when he was given the directive to put body lines to the 1968 rendering of the car by his bosses at Chrysler’s design studio. Despite mis-pronouncements by some higher-level managers, his model prevailed as the one released in late 1967. Ironically, after this amazing project, he would leave Detroit soon after and never designed another OEM combination, eventually going to Boeing for decades where he put his talent on things like airplane equipment.
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This was a Concept Car project name that in 1956 became the name for a series of popular muscle cars starting in 1967. Can you guess what brand and model this is. Couple of clues here, it was extremely popular muscle car, with the first production car appearing in dealer showrooms in February 1967. There were many engine options from a 6 cylinder to a big block 4 barrel V-8. A wide variety of options were available to personalize each car, including four-speed manual transmission or three-speed automatic, power front-disc brakes, power steering, limited-slip rear differential, hood-mounted tachometer, full instrumentation, custom interior, air conditioning, tinted glass, console, and eight-track stereo. Further, for an extra cost, any car could be special-ordered in any color.