Price: US $33,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Coronet
  • SubModel: 500
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 500
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 47,079
  • VIN: W451247057
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 440 V8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1965 Dodge Coronet 500

This 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 holds a unique place in automotive history. While the Coronet nameplate had been around since the late '40s, it had been attached to a long succession of substantially-sized, though often awesomely designed cars until undergoing a complete rebranding the very year this car came out. Trimmed down to a mid-sized wheelbase with a lot of its previous heft removed, the model met with an enthusiastic response, with 500s like this available only with V8s as an indication of their intended high-performance purpose.
Decked out in a vibrant red paint job that replaces its original gold metallic, this car is a very cool looking representative of its era. With all the excesses of its predecessors removed, it looks agile and quick, and you can easily picture it roaring down an asphalt stretch leaving a cloud of molten rubber in its wake. It's a unique looking car, as well - the way the roof tapers inward as it reaches down to the rear quarter panel makes for an expansive, triangular-shaped rear window you don't often see on a coupe and the rear windshield has a great wrap-around curvature to it. The rocker panels feature an undercoat to guard against rock chips that's been painted to match the rest of the exterior and it was clearly an effective move, as you'd have to look long and hard to find any real blemishes, though a nice waxing would take things to the next level as far as aesthetics are concerned. Everything lines up well here - including that aggressive-looking front grille and the long stretches of chrome trim on the sides.
The interior has been thoroughly refurbished, with very era-appropriate tuck and roll black vinyl covering the front buckets, rear bench seat and door panels and showing only minimal wear. The dash area has been brought back to life in its original configuration, with a new instrument cluster sporting stock-looking gauges that are joined by a trio of aftermarket counterparts sitting just a little lower and right in front of that unmistakably stout B&M shifter. Just above, a fresh-looking dash pad sits impressively straight, crowned with an aftermarket tach to monitor revs. The spacious trunk area is in good order, with a clean plaid liner on the bottom. The battery has been relocated from up front and sits here securely fastened and shielded to the side and there's plenty of luggage room to spare.
Leaving no doubt that this car was built to rumble from the start, a 440-cubic inch V8 sits in the engine bay in place of the original 426 Wedge, which was the "go-to" performance engine for Dodge at the time. The 440 certainly carries on that "speed-centric" tradition. Sporting a pair of Edelbrock 4-barrel carbs and breathing out of a pair of long tube headers, it starts right up and is running strong. The much-heralded big block is paired with an A727 Torqueflite transmission that's known for its ability to handle high output engines dependably. Take a look underneath and you'll see that, despite more than 50 years of faithful service, everything looks impressively straight, making it very unlikely this Dodge ventured into unplanned territory. This potent early entry into the muscle car arena sits nicely balanced and level on a set of 15" stock rims with outer perimeters painted to match this Dodge's exterior, and wrapped in BF Goodrich Touring T/As
Looking for an old school muscle car that's got undeniable curb appeal and packs some serious power? You have to check out this 1965 Dodge Coronet 500. Call today!