Vehicle Description

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 cruiser.

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!!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1414121
  • Price:$26,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1966
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Coronet
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:38909
  • Stock Number:4339-DFW
  • VIN:WP27E61120461