273 V-8, runs & drives - original motor, trans, differential, 4 dr - a sleeper!!

Price: US $1,995.00 Item location: Easton, Maryland, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Coronet
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Base
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 30,363
  • VIN: W151297107
  • Color: Green
  • Engine size: 273
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Safety options: Seatbelts
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1965 Dodge Coronet

Please read Terms and Conditions at end of description. :)
This 1965 Dodge Coronet 4 door sedan has a lot going for it. It gets attention when driven locally, nd is a real sleeper with its small block 273 V-8. The ride is comfortable, he car feels surefooted, andles the road well, nd has get-up-and go.

This Mopar has been in the same family since new, araged since 1981, nd under a carport before that. It was driven daily for its first 10 or so years, t least weekly until 2009, nd at least monthly since then. My husband helped his mother pick it out in 1965, nd suggested she buy this one with the “SureGrip” differential and the small hubcaps. When she passed away at age 99 in 2009, e inherited it. Sometime in the 1970's it was given an Earl Scheib paint job in a non-stock green. This paint is tough as nails and is still pretty shiny.

The engine, ransmission and differential are all original, nd match. The original owner's manual is included. The car is certainly not perfect, ut is restorable, nd also is clean and complete enough to enjoy driving it pretty much as is.
Keep in mind this car is 50 years old. Here is what it needs, hat doesn't work, nd all flaws we can find:

  • It runs and drives but is difficult to start and frequently stalls. (Ethanol in the gas probably has something to do with this. Might need the idle jets readjusted). We do drive it at least monthly.
  • It smokes some on startup, ut then stops smoking.
  • It needs a new floor pan on the front driver's side. It passed Virginia state inspection every year until 2009, hen it failed due to a hole in the floor pan (temporary patch now in place, ew floor pan is readily available at parts suppliers).
  • The body is in pretty good shape with a few small rust holes, cuffs and dings.
  • There are rust bubbles in the area of some of the wheel wells (see photos).
  • The bumpers are somewhat skewed and have some minor dents (see photos).
  • Almost all the chrome and metal trim, nside and out, as some pitting.
  • Driver's side rear quarter panel trim strip missing, oles were filled when painted.
  • The fuel gauge does not work.
  • The odometer stopped working at 30,363.7, robably in the 1970s, ut the speedometer continues to work. The true mileage is unknown, ut we are quite sure it has less than 100,000 miles on it (mother-in-law drove 1965-75 low mileage to work as school librarian plus local errands; after retirement in 1975, ar used locally only for grocery store, ank and post office).
  • The heater core was bypassed for an unknown reason so it probably needs a new one (two hoses are cut off at the firewall and a red hose goes from the outlet to the inlet, hus no heater/defroster).
  • The temperature gauge reads high, ut the temperature has been tested and is running in the acceptable range.
  • Not sure if radio works, he light comes on but that seems to be it.
  • Inside the car, he seats have vinyl seat covers in good condition. We have no idea what is under them. The rear package shelf is neatly covered with green terrycloth and we don't know what is under that. The visors work and have carefully custom-made blue covers on them, nd we have no idea what is under the covers. The roof liner looks pretty good and is not torn (see photos).
  • The steering wheel is heavily cracked and some of the plastic material has flaked off the top part of the wheel, xposing the metal core of the wheel.
  • The rubber door/window gaskets are worn/shrunken, nd the braid cording trim along the driver's side door gasket is worn away.
  • The floor coverings are vinyl and are fairly complete, ith some small tears.
The car shows its age and the interior could use a good cleaning, et overall it still looks pretty tidy.
Under the hood, t is dirty but honest, ike a driver is. The trunk still has its plaid lining which has some stains (see photo), spare tire and a bumper jack. There is plenty of tread on the tires.
Since 2009: recent water pump, riginal Carter carburetor replaced with another Carter carb rebuilt by Holley (original carb included), ew fuel pump and fuel lines, ew spark plugs, ires, oints and distributor cap.
Vehicle is registered and insured as an Historic Vehicle in Maryland. Kept in our garage on a Battery Tender (not included in sale).

Although it runs and can be driven, ue to frequent stalling problems, his vehicle needs to be hauled to its new home.

We hope you take this rare opportunity to buy a Mopar that has been in one family for 50 years and is in stock condition, ther than a paint job.

Thanks for looking and good luck bidding! Diane (and Russ) :) :)


A $500 non-refundable down payment is due via PayPal within 24 hours of the auction end.

Balance due in cash within 7 calendar days.

This vehicle is sold in “as is” and “where is” condition. We have described this vehicle to the best of our knowledge, nd have described all flaws we are aware of. Once the vehicle is paid for and leaves our property, his sale is final. There are NO REFUNDS and NO RECOURSE.

Buyer is responsible for picking this vehicle up and arranging for its transportation.

:) Thank you! :)