You always know Mopar made fewer cars compared to the Fords or
Chevys back in the 60s. When you see this survivor-grade 1966 Dodge
Coronet 500 convertible, you just think about how rare it was over
half a century ago, and how it persevered to be one of the even
fewer today. So that makes for an attractive V8 drop-top that also
wears its history.
Dodge really got the design right in '66. This classic has a wide
blocky stance that can make this intermediate look full-sized.
There's plenty of style touches like the creases along the side
that flare out on the quarters, and that cool taffy-pulled rear end
that couldn't space out D-O-D-G-E any wider if it tried. And while
we love the factory's style, this one has something more. The 39k
miles on the odometer is believed to reflect this car's total
mileage, and it really has a great survivor look. The white paint
is not only factory-correct, but it also shows all the right signs
of being the factory application! It shows some imperfections, but
all of us have a little extra age on us when we pass fifty. In
fact, this is impressive for the level of totality that still gives
off a good shine. Plus, there's straight sheetmetal, big chrome
bumpers, and great details, right down to the wheel covers. The top
is far from perfect, but it looks quite complete for its age. And
that's how you should view many details of this convertible. It is
clean, complete, and exceptionally straight in everywhere you look.
As a whole, the car is quite impressive as it stands. So while some
people may see this as the great base of a restoration project, you
can also drive it out of our showroom today and immediately get
attention at the survivor show tomorrow.
The Coronet 500 was a the upper-level car in the line, and the
interior reminds you of that. The black has a tasteful look, and
the pleated pattern of the upholstery would have only been on
custom cars a decade before. It's a highly original style
presentation that impresses with details, like the working courtesy
lights and the big, bright trim of the center console. It does
appear like the front seats were at least reupholstered, and that
seems right on a car that you want to comfortably cruise. The rest
of this car remains distinct and highly original from the artful
dash to the power folding roof.
Open the hood and see a 318 cubic-inch V8 that shows all the right
signs of being the same one that came from the factory. You can see
there are newer fundamental, like hoses and belts, and the way this
one fires up eagerly and runs well reaffirms its good care. Plus,
with power steering and a three-speed automatic transmission, this
has the right easy driving features to keep this survivor an easy
Complete with owner's manual, it will be hard to get more
original-style classic American metal for the money. Don't miss
this awesome and preserved drop-top. Call today!!!