From day one, Dodge has been consistent with their R/T branding. Nearly every vehicle offered with those two letters has been a dual purpose machine both quicker and more comfortable than its lesser-equipped siblings. Even today, any car in the Dodge lineup can be ordered with its own version of the Road and Track package, putting it in a performance fraternity that includes the original R/T car the 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T. This hardtop coupe represents a well-optioned car for its day, complete with a 375hp 440, A727 Torqueflite transmission, air conditioning, power steering, and a timeless color combination. As a documented North Carolina car, time and climate have both been kind, allowing the vehicle to remain intact all of its life. If youre looking for an authentic example of the original R/T, take a closer look at this 67 Coronet.
Heres what the trim tag tells us about this B-body:
Car line: Dodge Coronet
Price class: Special
Body type: 2-door hardtop
Production date: May 19, 1967
Engine: 440 4bbl HP 8cyl 375hp dual exhaust
Transmission: Torqueflite automatic
Tires: 7.75x14 red 2-4 nylon-special
Axle: Axle-2.94:1 (8.75) OR 2.93:1 (7.25)
Trim Grade: Premium
Seat type: Bucket vinyl
Trim color: Red
Paint 1: White
Paint 2: White
Paint scheme: Mono tone paint
Upper door frame paint: Dark red
Accent stripes: Horizontal accent-red
26in radiator yoke: Installed
Radio: Radio-AM Music Master/economy 2 W
Glass: Glass-tinted windshield only
Bucket seat accessories: Console
Front seats: Bucket seats
Mouldings: Moulding-body sill-narrow
Mirrors: Mirror-outside RH manual
Before the color or any of the details take hold, this Dodge offers something better a feeling of authenticity. If it were a person, itd probably be described as having an honest face. Part of that perception comes from how little work the car has received compared to others of its age. While it sports plenty of new parts, its never been apart or lost its factory-installed identity. On the outside, the body makes a great first impression with its sharp angles dressed in clean white paint. The car has been resprayed at some point but it presents as natural certainly not overdone. Not every car can pull off white paint but, on these 66-67 Coronets, it fits perfectly. Under the paint, the body looks good from all angles, supported by impressive panel fitment all around.
By 1967 Detroit was over its fascination with chrome and the styling of this Coronet reflects that shift. All the cars angles are sharp and well-defined while brightwork has been kept to a minimum. Up front, a Charger-inspired grille with a bright red R/T emblem is mounted between four halogen headlights, a pristine chrome bumper and a familiar DODGE hood script. Above, a distinctive hood props a quad of chrome-trimmed louvers in front of like-new glass thats cleared by satin finished wipers and framed by well-maintained stainless trim. Below that glass multi-faceted body panels, which add an unmistakable vintage flavor to the cars modernist design, are detailed with correct stainless wheel lip moldings and dent-free rocker guards. Between those wheel lips, bold R/T fender emblems combine with a correct stainless antenna to perfectly complement traditional chrome door handles and a stylish drivers mirror. Out back, a black and silver valence hangs an off-center R/T emblem between a second, centered DODGE script, artfully hidden tail lights and a second pristine chrome bumper.
Of course, all those R/T badges are trying to tell you that something serious lives under the hood. In the case of this Coronet, its a date-code correct 375hp 440 Magnum. The block wears a coat of light blue paint as well as a correct 2536430 casting number and a stamped casting date of October 12, 1966. The engine is topped by a satin black dual snorkel which conceals an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor. Underneath, a factory intake manifold sits between chrome valve covers that top factory heads. To the front, an alternator, power steering pump, and a modern R134a-friendly air conditioning compressor spin off of engine power while a 26-inch radiator keeps the mill cool. At either side, cast iron exhaust manifolds send spent gases through an OEM-style dual exhaust system with a crossover. Around the engine, the bay has the look of a car that has actually lived a little. On the firewall, items like the voltage regulator and wiper motor are both correct but neither shines like a fresh NOS piece. Like we said authenticity. Turn the key and the engine comes to life with the sense of authority that keeps Mopar fans coming back for more.
Put this B-body on a lift and youll find a solid unrestored undercarriage with solid floors, correct hardware, and a hard-earned highway patina. In the center, an A727 Torqueflite three-speed automatic handles shifting duties, channeling 440 power back to a 8.75-inch differential packed with 2.94 gears. Around the drivetrain, the R/T utilizes heavy-duty torsion bars, ball joints, one-inch shock absorbers, a front sway bar, and heavy-duty leaf springs to create a classic Mopar driving experience. When the roads get curvy, power assisted steering combines with power drum brakes for some added driver confidence. At the corners, a clean set of 15-inch Magnum 500 wheels spin 215/75R15 Coker redlines around fresh chrome lug nuts to complete the cars vintage appeal.
Inside the Dodge, a sleek red interior offers a great place to enjoy the car from. The Chrysler Corporation was on a roll with interior styling in the 1960s and this Coronet is no exception. Seating for five is provided by a pair of bucket seats up front and a large rear bench in the rear, both of which look practically new. Between the front seats, an attractive center console host a chrome shifter and plenty of storage beneath its polished lid. From the driver seat, a horizontal speedometer is the primary focus of the gauge cluster, surrounded by smaller units that monitor fuel, temperature, and amperage. To the right, a stock AM radio and HVAC controls are well within reach. Theres also a new Custom Auto Sound head unit with iPod compatibility inside of the glove box. The system sends signal to new Jensen speakers. The front wheels are turned by a pristine red three-spoke steering wheel mounted to a factory column. At either side, red door panels combine with fresh red carpet and a taut red headliner for a cohesive look throughout. Behind the seats, the trunk is completed by solid floors and a correct mat.
The sale includes the cars original Certicard as well as Chrysler historical paperwork, a factory brochure and a title history.
With its air of authenticity and roster of great options including a 375hp 440, automatic transmission, air conditioning, and power steering, this is a clean example of a timeless muscle car. Fully sorted and ready for the road, this is a piece of Mopar history you can truly enjoy. If youve always wanted a big block B-body, you wont find a better example for the price. Dont miss your chance to call this Coronet yours.