In 1967, the Dodge Coronet R/T was one of the most feared cars to see arrive at your local drag strip. It featured a 375hp 440 Magnum and if that wasn’t enough, it could come equipped with a 426 Hemi. This true 1967 Coronet R/T is a great example why these beasts were so popular. Coming off a fresh rotisserie restoration that was completed in 2013, this R/T features a killer $30,000 paint job, freshly built 440 Magnum, and a completely restored vinyl interior. As far as Coronet R/T’s go, it doesn’t get much better than this.
But before we get too far into this true Coronet R/T, let’s start by decoding the VIN number:
23: 2-door hardtop
L: 440 CID Hi Performance
7: Built in St. Louis, MO
162700: Production number sequence
And some body tag information:
Build Date: December 22nd
Axle: 2.94 rear axle
Premium trim grade
A1: 26in Radiator
R1: AM Radio
X2: Tinted Windshield Only
b4: Bucket Seats
j4: Moulding - Body Sill Narrow
A lifelong North Carolina car, this B-body received a complete rotisserie style restoration to end up in the shape that it is today. The body, which is all the original sheetmetal except for the floorpans that had to be replaced due to rust, is covered in a gorgeous shade of the correct cream paint. $30,000 was spent just on the paint job, which is absolutely immaculate. At the front of the body you have the body width front bumper just below the massive front grille. Inside the grille you’ll find the four headlights and the R/T logo. Chrome dodge lettering lies on the front of the hood, while at the back you have four chrome slits in the hood that act as a non-functional hood scoop. Chrome trim starts in the front fender well and extends through the rear tire wells. R/T logos grace the quarter panels and the rear of the car with another chrome dodge emblem. Another body width bumper is attached to the rear just above the dual exhausts dumps.
Pop the hood on this Coronet R/T and you’ll find the original, massive 440 Magnum V8 filling the engine bay. Even though the Hemi was available in the R/T Coronets, most understood how powerful and feared the Magnums were when they left the factory. Over 10,000 Coronet’s were ordered with the 440 Magnum, while only 238 left the factory with the Hemi. During its extensive restoration, the 440 received a complete rebuild from former Penske Racing and Junior Johnson engine builder, Steve Triplett. During the build, it was bored .040 over, received forged pistons, high performance valves, and a hydraulic flat tappet cam and lifters. At the top of the air filter, silver lettering on a red backing give away that what you are looking at is in fact a 440 Magnum. On the side of the block you will find the 2536430 casting number and the branding that shows it was finished on the night shift on June 15th 1966. The block painted in a bluish-green looks fantastic against the cream engine bay color.
Put the Coronet on a lift and you’ll see the aforementioned new floor pans that were painted in the same cream shade as the exterior. Stopping power comes thanks to front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Attached to the Magnum 440 is the original A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission that feeds power through a driveshaft to the 8 ¾ rear axle with a 2.94 open differential. Spent gases travel out the cast iron exhaust manifolds through the H-pipe dual exhausts to create a breathtaking sound at the back of the car. Brand new shocks can be found at all four corners behind the 15” Chrome Magnum 500 rims that have been wrapped in BF Goodrich Silvertown red line rubber.
Inside, the interior is just as impressive as the rest of the car. Open the door and you’ll be greeted by a completely restored black vinyl interior that features the correct bucket seats that were re-covered by Rhoades Upholstery in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Originally the Coronet left the factory with white and gold trim, however, the owner opted to restore it to black vinyl with chrome trim during its restoration. The fantastic look starts with the door panels that feature black vinyl and chrome trim that has chrome Coronet R/T badging. In front of the driver is the 150mph speedo and instrument cluster. Between the two front bucket seats is the control for the 3-speed automatic transmission and the radio. Above the driver is a taught black headliner that looks stunning. Behind the front seats is a bench seat capable of holding two or three of your closest friends on the way to a car show.
The sale of this Coronet includes the original broadcast sheet, original operating instructions, original vehicle certicard, and a stack of receipts from its highly detailed restoration.
If you are in the market for a true R/T car, it doesn’t get much better than this 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T. The 2-door hardtop has less than 140 miles since its complete restoration and is ready to anchor any collection or win awards at the local car show. With power in reserve under the hood thanks to the original drivetrain, an incredible paint scheme, and a restored interior, this Coronet R/T is stunning in every way. Don’t miss your chance to own this R/T. Call, click or visit http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information.