1971 Super Bee Dodge Charger Super Bee

    '71 Charger Super Bee

   1971 Standard Features

Instrument panel

Sports-car-type instermentation on Charger S.E., R/T, 500, and Super Bee. Clock (standard Charger Special Edition, optional other Charger models) or optional tachometer built right into the dash beside the 150 mile-an=hour speedometer. On the left of the steering wheel is a push-pull switch for the headlights. Below the light switch is a switch for the windshield wipers and the washers. In models with the concealed headlights, when the lights are on, the doors in the grill open. When the headlights are off, the grill doors close. An inside hood release is included with the concealed headlights. Turning the light switch controls the instrument panal dimmer. The heater or optional air-conditioner controls are directly under the wiper-washer switch.


The Hazard Warning System Switch is a push-pull type located on the steering column. The ignition switch and steering wheel lock is also mounted on the steering column. A warning light goes on if a loss of pressure occurs in any part of the break system. To the right of the steering wheel are gauges for oil pressure, fuel, temperature, and alternator. The radio is directly under the gauges. The optional rear-seat speaker fader is located just to the right of the radio. The padded glove compartment door swings down to open. The optional air-conditioner outlets are located at the far left in the center of the dash and at the far right. Located directly under the pull-down astray drawer are the push-pull fresh-air vent controls.

1971 CHARGER Dash
1971 CHARGER Heater

Standard on all models, this fresh-air hot-water heating and defrosting system with lighted heater controls provides a new high in comfort and in quite, effective operation.

A. Fan. A switch just above the heater levers controls the fan. It has four positions off, low, medium, and high.

B. Off. Heat. Def. The upper lever can be moved fron side to side. In the far left position. no air is permitted to enter. In the center, or Heat position, air comes through the lower outlets. In the far right, or Defrost position, the air is diverted to the defroster outlets.

C. Low, High. The farther to the right the lower lever is moved, the warmer the air. For no heat, the lever is placed in the far left position.
Locking Steering Column ignition and warning buzzer
The ignition switch is located on the steering column. In automatic transmissions, when the mechanism is in the lock or "Park" position, the steering wheel can-not be moved. This feature is designed to discourage car theft. A warning buzzer reminds the driver to remove the key if it is still in place when he open the door. This is particulary important now that there is keyless door locking. In manual column-mounted transmissions, the steering wheel is locked with the transmission in reverse. In floor - or console - mounted transmissions, a new lock inhibitor ring around the column must be rotated clock-wise and held in this postion while the ignition switch is placed in the locked postion.
1971 CHARGER Doors Ventless
side door glass

Standard in all models is ventless side door gl;ass whitch creates a stylish curved sweep along the sides.

Lift-up exterior
door handels

New, virtually flush out-side door handles are simple and easy to operate. Just lift up.

windshield wipers

When not in use, the wipers park inside a narrow opening off the windshield and below the level of the hood. The left wiper arm is articulated to angle the wiper blade as it approaches the A-pillar to clean a larger area for increased visibility.

Keyless door locking. To lock the doors, simply push the inside door lock button down and shut the door. It is not necessary to hold on to the handle while closing the door.

Lane-change feature. By applying light pressure to the turn-signal lever, the signals will flash to indicate a change of lane, and will stop flashing when the lever is released. This is particulary useful when driving on expressways. Actual turns are signalled as before by moving the lever to the stop position where it will continue to flash until the steering wheel is returned.

Side marker lights-reflectors. For 1971 a light and reflector are used in both front and rear. An amber reflector and bulb are used in front, and a red reflector backed by a bulb are used in the rear.

Lap and shoulder belts. Three lap belts in the front, three lap belts in the rear, and shoulder belts for the driver and outboard front-seat passenger are standard. Shoulder belts for the outboard rear-seat passengers are optional.

Front seat-back latch. The easily operated seat-back latch must be released before the seat-back will fold forward, thus providing an additional margin of safty for both the front and rear-seat passengers in case of a sudden stop or collision.

Head restraints. Head restraints for the driver and outboard front-seat passenger are standard. They are integrated into the tall seat-back in bucket seats. On bench seat models, they are mounted on top of the seat-back. They help to prevent whiplash injury in case of a collision or an extremely sudden stop.

Grill encircling bumper. The massive dual loop bumper completely surronds the grill, providing not only appealing appearance, but added protection for the leading edges of the fenders and hood, particulary in parking-lot situations. In models with concealed headlights, when the headlights are turned on, the electric motor open the doors in the grill. When the headlights are turned off, the doors are closed automaticlly.

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