This 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 has the distinctive hardtop style we
love wrapped in Mopar rarity. So you're looking at a very cool
V8-powered coupe with the kind of distinction usually reserved for
more expensive cruisers, this you value-price attention-getter.
Dodges of the 1960s really hit a sweet spot. We all know Mopar made
fewer cars than Ford or GM, but these also weren't small-batch
exotics. It means there are far fewer Coronets in most vintage car
circles (if any at all) but you can still source the parts for this
just as easily as most mainstream classic coupes. And it wasn't
just the numbers that Dodge had going for it. They produced cars
with the kind of style that gave them a premium appearance. After
all, hardtops were coming into fashion during this era, and so this
Coronet has a valued cantilever roof and open glass to make you
think Frank Lloyd Wright helped with this Dodge. And there are
terrific details, like how the rear bumper is notched to fit the
license plate, and the crisp crease of the front fenders end in the
classic dodge tri-star insignia. And you get to appreciate this
style because the exterior is particularly well presented with good
sheet metal, complete trim, correct badging, and a creamy white
color that retains a good gloss. Plus, those 17-inch Coys wheels
add some extra distinction and a terrific stance.
The black interior shows off plenty of style and size. So while the
1965 redesign was for an intermediate car, you can see that there's
plenty of comfort for even adults in the rear. The door panels,
dash, steering wheel, and almost every detail looks factory. So
while there is room for improvement, many of us will marvel at a
true 1960s design. Even with this vintage vibe, there is one
interesting addition that certainly makes an even better cruiser:
cruise control. And this Coronet coupe is made to be a driver.
That's why you have front bucket seats and a center console
This 318 cubic-inch V8 has an honest style in the engine bay. It's
always nice to have V8 power, and as you dig deeper, you'll see
this hardy motor even has a newer dual-barrel carb. There are more
good investments on display, like a new battery, newer spark plug
wires, and a newer exhaust and muffler. So while this is a good
candidate for a big Hemi upgrade, you also have some good
fundamentals already in place. There are even nice driving updates
like front disc brakes and grippy modern tires afforded by the
A distinct and complete style headline this hardtop classic. That's
what makes it a great coupe with a ton of potential. Call
1965 Dodge Coronet
Location:Lithia Springs, Georgia
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