A parking lot is a parking lot is a parking lot—unless it’s the Summit Racing parking lot. On any given day or time, the lot outside a Summit Racing store can turn into an impromptu mini car show, depending on who’s stopped by the store. On Wednesdays, we’ll share our parking lot find of the week—another benefit of being Powered by Summit Racing Equipment.

To many performance enthusiasts, the years 1968-70 were the heyday of the Dodge Charger. And while it’s hard to argue this point, the best-selling year for Dodge’s most famous muscle car was actually 1973.

The 1973 Dodge Charger, like this one we spotted at Summit Racing earlier this year, was one of the last gasps of the original muscle car era. Faced with higher insurance rates and more stringent emissions laws, Dodge combined the third-generation Charger’s attractive styling cues with relatively affordable pricing to keep the muscle car era alive. While the engines were making less and less power, you could still get your Charger with 340, 400, and 440-cubic-inch options.

Is it the General Lee? No.

Was it one of the last warriors of the original muscle car wars? We think so.

Get a closer look above.

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Author: David Fuller

David Fuller is OnAllCylinders' managing editor. During his 20-year career in the auto industry, he has covered a variety of races, shows, and industry events and has authored articles for multiple magazines. He has also partnered with mainstream and trade publications on a wide range of editorial projects. In 2012, he helped establish OnAllCylinders, where he enjoys covering all facets of hot rodding and racing.