1967 Dodge Coronet 440 Hardtop 2-Door 383ci big block, drive or restore
Price: US $6,000.00 Item location: Forestville, New York, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Coronet
- Type: Hardtop
- Trim: 440 Hardtop 2-Door
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 66,000
- VIN: WH23F75166032
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: 6.3L 383Cu. In. V8 GAS Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: U/K
- Interior color: White
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Dodge CoronetThis 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 is a 2 door hardtop, owered by a 383 cubic inch big block in front of a 727 torqueflite and an 8.75" rear. It was originally equipped with a 318. Its a factory A/C car, nd also came with the AM radio. The radio still works, ut the A/C compressor is gone. It has about 66,000 original miles.
Obviously, he car needs some work, lthough it really is in excellent shape for a barn find project car! The body is straight, nd there are only a few spots where some rust issues need to be addressed, hough it just seems like just minor surface rust for the most part. The only major rust damage that I noticed was a silver dollar sized hole in the passenger side floorboard. (You can see it in one of the pictures below.) There are also some small bubbles under the paint at the bottom of the rear wheel wells. You could either repair the existing metal, r if you wanted to cut it out completely, atch panels for this area are readily available and fairly inexpensive.
When I purchased it from the previous owner, e threw a battery in it, it started right up and he drove it to my house, o it does currently run and drive, owever he had to pinch off a couple of rusted brake lines to get it to stop. I have moved it a couple of times during the time I have owned it - all that was necessary was to hook up the battery and it always fired right up. As I was looking over the car prior to listing it, noticed that the brake pedal now goes all the way to the floor, o another brake line must have rusted out in the past 10 years. That's not too surprising, nd not really a big deal since you'd want to replace all of the brake lines anyway. The car had been sitting for 8-9 years without being run, o before listing the car, was curious to know if it would still start as reliably as it always had. I disconnected the fuel line from the carb and sucked gas up through the fuel line, hen reconnected it to the carb. The engine turned over a few times, hen fired right up. I had to give it just a touch of gas to keep it running for about 5-10 seconds, hen I let off on the gas and it settled into a nice idle. Now that the fuel system is primed, he engine is eager to start and purrs like a kitten. It really is impressive to see that in a car that is nearly 50 years old and which has been sitting for 10 years! You can view a video of the car starting after the photos at the end of this listing.
It would make a great base for a restoration or could be a daily driver with a minimum amount of work. Basically it would just need some brake lines along with the usual wear items like tires, indshield wiper blades, tc. (I put brand new wiper blades on the car when I purchased it because it didn't have any, nd I wanted to avoid accidentally scratching the windshield, owever that was 10 years ago now so the car might be due for another pair.) :)
I don't know very much about the history of the car except that it has been in this area for many years. It was purchased by a gentleman who is something of a local Mopar guru - I saw it sitting in his driveway while he was showing it to a prospective buyer who wanted to flip the car and I ended up buying it with the intent of restoring it into a nice driver. That was 10 years ago - I just got too busy with some other projects that had a higher priority and never got around to this one. I recently came to the realization that I probably never would get around to it, o I've decided to let the car go to someone who can truly enjoy it.
The person I bought the car from said it had been stored indoors, e stored it indoors, nd the entire time I have had it, have stored it indoors, ither in a garage or a pole barn. It has obviously been repainted at some point, nd although it was not painted in an original Mopar color, he paint job has held up very well. (Its actually a pretty cool vintage paint job with some pinstriping accents, o if you were looking to drive it for a while before doing a restoration, ts got some vintage flair.)
With these old odometers that only read up to 100,000 miles, t isn't always possible to tell if (or how many times) it has rolled over, ut the man I bought it from believed that the indicated miles were original, ased on his inspection and knowledge of the car's history. There is a maintenance record riveted to the glove box door which shows regular dealer maintenance for the first few years up to about 17,000 miles, ut its blank after that. I'm guessing the car was traded in or sold at that point.
If you have any questions that this listing hasn't answered, lease feel free to contact me and I will do my best to answer. Thanks for your interest! As one Mopar enthusiast to another, t is my hope that you can look past the dust and see the diamond that this car really is to give it the life that it deserves - out and about cruising the highways!
Oh, nd just to answer a couple of questions in advance: No, he 'cuda parked next to this car is not for sale, nd I am not interested in trades. Thanks!
I would prefer pickup, owever depending on your distance from 14062, might be able to provide delivery in an enclosed trailer for an additional fee.