1969 Dodge Coronet 500
The very first Dodge Coronet came out in 1949 while America was
still reeling from WWII. At this time, Dodge had also launched the
Power Wagon, the basis of all Dodge Trucks in the later years to
come. And what the Power Wagon had was America's first four-wheel
drive. The Coronet, on the other hand, was a smooth-running car,
and also had plenty of features to take home to mama. It had a
decent run, one from 1949 to 1959 and then a revival run from 1965
Imagine if you will a time (1969) when a mild-mannered high school
math teacher walks into a Dodge dealership and buys a car which he
will keep for the long term. This yields a car with 1-owner, low
miles, garage kept in two door 318ci 8-cylinder form and the
quintessential grocery getter, efficient and reliable
transportation car. For this description, the names and careers
have been changed to protect the innocence this car reflects. Also,
the badging says R/T, but is appearing only in the badge for this
car as it is not an R/T. A truly wonderful survivor if you will,
ready for the second owner in its 51-year existence. Awesome!
Light Green Metallic bathes all surfaces of this all steel car. The
beginnings of the coke bottle design are showing on the quarter
panels which bump outward just slightly from the doors with a look
from above. Nice stainless trimmings are present throughout and on
the sides are used to delineate a darker two tone green on the
rockers. A dark green vinyl top in good condition tops the
passenger compartment. This car sports the R/T badge, but it is on
badge only as it is a 500 VIN number car. Upon closer inspection on
the side view, one can see a slight difference in the driver's
front quarter panel in color, just slightly lighter than the rest
of the car which may denote a replacement or a respray on a repair.
14-inch Mopar road wheels are on all 4 corners.
The original Olive Green shows us the way on the door panels to the
inside. A low back duo of bucket seats with green vinyl tuck and
roll inserts and smooth green bolsters flank a central armrest and
smooth "filler pad to accommodate a 3rd front passenger or your
arm. Seats are very clean, and the rear bench follows suit with the
front. The original dash, very clean is up front, and is presenting
itself also in the Olive Green. A few smatterings of wood applique
and textured plastic in black offer up a background for the
instruments and toggles and controls. Clean green carpet floods the
floors in front and in back, and above floats a green headliner
which remains wrinkle free and tight.
Under the hood is an original unrestored 318ci V8. It is topped
with a single 2-barrel carburetor and has a 904 3-speed automatic
on the back with an 8.75 rear axle.
Some slight surface rust and lots of patina on all underside
surfaces. Structurally sound with solid floorpans and rockers. Drum
brakes on all 4 corners, and front suspension is torsion bars with
the rear being leaf springs. Typical wear for a 50 plus year old
A quick efficient starter, and smooth runner, handling the test
track with flying colors. A comfy ride and noted the consigner
states the heater core is bad so it will not provide heat.
A 1-owner example of the Coronet 500. Simple, utilitarian efficient
transportation, nice paint, great interior, original engine, and
23-2 Door Hardtop
F-318cci V8 2bbl
A-Lynch Rd, MI Assy Plant
103734-Sequential Unit Number
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with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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