When rare muscle cars get brought up in the garages and car shows across our great country, the go-to choice for many is the ’71 Hemi ''Cuda (even though technically it’s not a muscle car) or the ’71 GTO Judge convertible. However even the most seasoned car enthusiasts often forget how rare a Hemi Coronet convertible is to this day. This 1969 Hemi Coronet R/T convertible is one of only 10 produced, 1 of 4 that included a 4-speed, and 1 of only 2 that came with the A34 coded Super Track Pack.
This extremely rare muscle car was deemed worthy enough to grace the collections of Harold Sullivan, and headline the Lingenfelter collection before arriving in our showroom. Featuring a feared and legendary drivetrain, 100% original sheetmetal, storied history, and an authentication by Galen Glovier, this Coronet can easily anchor any collection. In fact, Galen Govier had this to say about the Coronet; “Of the three total known Hemi ’69 Coronet R/T convertibles that exist, this is the finest example.”
Before we get too far, let’s take a close look at how Galen Govier decoded the fender tag in his appraisal that is included in the sale of this incredible Hemi:
• J: 426 HEMI 425HP 2-4BBL 8 CYL
•G: St. Louis Assembly plant
•194494: Sequence number
•E74: 426 Hemi 2x4 barrel V8 425hp
•D21: 4 Speed Manual Transmission
•Y2Y2: Yellow Paint
•P6X: Trim - Premium, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Black
•X9: Black Int. Door Frames
•C30: Build Date: December 30
•975867: Order number
•A34: Super Track Pack
• A62: Rallye Instrument Cluster Package
•B51: Power Brakes
• C55: Bucket Seats
•J25: 3 Speed Wipers
• M25: Wide sill moldings
•M31: Belt Moldings
• M46: Simulated ¼ Scoops
• N85: Tachometer
•N96: Fresh Air Hood
• R11: Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts)
•V8X: Transverse Stripes, Black
•26: 26in Radiator
•END: End of Sales Codes
This extremely rare muscle car has plenty to be excited about, especially the immaculate body that is 100% original sheetmetal and covered in a correct coat of yellow paint. At the front of the car, a body-width, silver trimmed grille hangs a bright red “R/T” emblem and clear headlights above a good looking, body-width chrome bumper and clear, round parking lights. Above that grille, the car''s smooth yellow hood, which wears two functional hood scoops that have been trimmed in chrome and branded with subtle “Hemi” emblems, give the front a very aggressive look. Regardless if you choose to have the black soft top up or down, the car has an absolutely incredible look, especially under our showroom lights. Down the sides of the body, the original sheetmetal is in near perfect condition. A pristine driver’s side mirror and cool fender mounted side scoops in front of a black R/T stripe add to the overall vintage look. And at the back of the car, a satin black rear valence centers factory fresh tail lights between pristine “Dodge” and “R/T” decklid emblems, a second body-width chrome bumper, and rectangular stainless steel exhaust tips.
Pop the hood and you’ll reveal a period correct 426 Hemi living and breathing from within the yellow engine wearing a correct 2468330 casting number. The incredible engine was rated to produce 425hp at 5000RPM and could do 0-60 in 6.1 seconds straight from the factory! On top of the engine, a functional Ramcharger hood feeds air through a massive air filter that wears the Hemi name. From there, dual 4-barrel carburetors provide the engine with an air fuel mixture to create the 425hp. Spent gasses travel out cast iron headers through dual exhausts with an H-pipe that exit out the back of the car to create the legendary roar of a Hemi. In front of the engine is a correct 26” radiator that is responsible for cooling the massive power plant.
From underneath this incredible machine you can see just how cared for it has been its entire life. At the front, you’ll find the familiar Hemi orange block resting behind a torsion bar front suspension that is equipped with an anti-sway bar. Bolted to the Hemi is an A833 4-speed manual transmission that sends power to a Dana 60 rear-end that, thanks to the A34 Super Track Package, is equipped with 4.10 gears to give the Hemi a bit more leap off the line. Front disc and rear drum brakes are responsible for slowing the Coronet. While in front of those brakes are 15” Chrome Magnum 500 rims that have been wrapped in Goodyear F-70 rubber.
This Coronet''s fender tag says it was originally equipped with a P6X premium black vinyl interior; and thanks to the restoration, today it still looks like it hasn’t seen any road time. At the bottom of the seats, black carpet props a Hurst chrome shifter out of the floor to control the 4-speed. The car''s dash hangs fully rebuilt gauges, which include an optional tachometer, beside an original 2-watt Chrysler Solid State AM radio sporting Chrysler’s cool thumb-wheel knobs. At the sides of the seats, correct door panels hang armrests under fresh stainless trim and wood applique. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk props a full-size spare tire between a reproduction mat and a correct lid decal. The cockpit is a very luxurious place to log miles from.
Adding to the appeal of this rare muscle car is just how well documented the car is. As we mentioned before, the sale includes an extensive appraisal from Galen Govier, copy of original window sticker, and a copy of appraisal from E. Edward Lucas II.
Both appraisals that accompany this car show it appraised for north of $200,000, but you can add rarity to your collection for much less with this ’69 Hemi Coronet R/T. It doesn’t get much rarer than owning a car that is 1 of only 2 in the world. If you are ready to take home awards at events around the country, or are just wanting to add an extremely rare muscle car to your collection, this Hemi Convertible is capable of doing both. Trust us, under our showroom lights this muscle car won’t last long.