1959 Dodge Coronet 2 Door Hardtop Survivor. I found this car in 2014 at an auction in Missouri. The owner had found it in storage for 25 years and then had it 10 years planning on restoring it but he died before he got to it. It is all original with 659xx miles - original paint, interior, engine, trans, rear. The glass is all like new, all of the gauges except the fuel work. The radio works but has ignition noise. The trim is all there but has some pitting in various places. There is no rust and it does not show any signs of having been wrecked. I had to replace the entire fuel system from the tank to the carb. I replaced the brake system including shoes, cylinders, lines and master. The front end was completely rebuilt and it has new air shocks in the rear. The engine (326) was flushed and new freeze plugs put in and given new plugs and points and rotor. The powerflyte was flushed and refilled with a new filter. The radiator is an aluminum aftermarket but I have the original that can be re-cored included. The exhaust was replaced from the original cast headers back with duals with magnaflow mufflers and chrome tips. The tires are new reproduction G78 15 wide whitewalls (including the spare) and it has period Kelsey Hays Wire Wheel Hub Caps. This car starts and sounds great and drives great as well . It cruises at 60 with no issues. It has manual steering and brakes and no AC. It has won an awards at a large local show (700 cars) as a one of the top 10 street machines of the show and gets tons of attention. There are 3 spots on the seats where the thread is breaking loose on seams but a local upholstery shop says the vinyl is still supple enough to remove and re-stitch back like new. I also have the shop manual for the car. Feel free to contact me with questions.
If you want one of the best looking Forward Look era cars built, this 59 Coronet is ready to cruise anywhere you want to take it and turn heads along the way.
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