These are pictures of the first Dodge to have the Charger nameplate, the 1964 Dodge Hemi Charger Concept. It was developed in late 1963 and was used to showcase Chrysler's newest engine at the time, the 426-cubic inch, 7.0-liter Hemi V8. Throughout its 47 year lifetime, the Charger concept has been owned by several collectors and is now set to go on the auction block again at this year's Automobiles of Arizona.
Being held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa on January 20, the car is expected to fetch an extremely high price. RM Auctions has yet to release an official estimate, but when it was last auctioned in 2007, it went for $1.1 million. It has been completely restored by award-winner Fran Roxas and it even has one of the original 15 race Hemi engines, rated at over 600 hp. It comes with a 3-speed automatic, an independent torsion bar front and rear semi-elliptic leaf spring suspension, 4.56:1 "Sure Grip" rear axle, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes.
The car is in mint conditioned and has been stored in a climate-controlled environment for the past several years. Happy bidding.