REAL-DEAL R/T, NUMBERS 440 MAGNUM, AUTO, PWR STEER, BROADCAST SHEET, GOVIER DOC
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1969 Dodge Coronet R/T
This 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T hardtop is kind of a big deal and delivers every perk you'd want from a muscular Mopar. A rebuilt 440-cubic inch big block, factory A/C, great original documentation, a low-key color combination, and a restoration that's just right for driving. At this price, it has to represent some kind of bargain for this much performance.
With a few years on the restoration, it isn't perfect anymore, but we like the industrial-strength look of the Coronet, especially since you see so few of them. There's plenty of GTX and Charger DNA mixed in there, so the look is familiar, but most folks will do a double-take when they see it. The low-key driver's white paint was applied in 2007 and is a great choice if you aren't interested in getting noticed, perfect for sneaking around on a Friday night. It's not an in-your-face bright color, but a little softer shade that seems all the more appealing when it's plastered all over one of the nastiest muscle cars of the era. The sheetmetal was in good shape prepped prior to a drop of paint being sprayed and the result is pretty darned good, although a professional buff might bring back some shine. The smooth hood carries a pair of hood pins that were a Chrysler trademark during the muscle car era and the black bumblebee stripe reminds onlookers that this isn't merely a regular 1960s cruiser but a pretty gnarly piece of hardware. R/T badges are appropriate and the chrome bumpers are in good shape, adding a bright bit of sparkle to an otherwise deadly serious machine.
The black bucket seat interior shows off a few desirable upgrades that suggest the original owner decided to splurge a little bit on his new Coronet. An unusual "buddy seat" split bench is the most obvious feature, and it also carries a fairly compete set of gauges and factory A/C (needs to be serviced). The headliner, carpet, and backseat bottom were replaced with stock parts, otherwise the interior is all-original and holding up well. The factory AM radio is still in place, but it's probably due for an upgrade if you're going to go cruising. Seat covers, door panels, and the carpets are good shape and ready to rock, demonstrating that upscale muscle definitely has its appeal. There's a good-sized back seat and the massive trunk is correctly outfitted with a reproduction mat.
This is a real-deal R/T, and it packs a proper, numbers matching L-code 440 cubic inch powerplant under that Magnum air cleaner which many would argue is the best choice in a muscle Mopar for guys who like to drive. Rebuilt in 2006 (approx. 5k miles ago) and nicely detailed, it's plenty powerful and throws this big coupe around like it weighs 800 pounds less than it does. There's a correct air cleaner up top, Hemi Orange paint on the block that looks awesome against the white inner fenders, and that massive A/C compressor up top. The TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission powers a robust 8.75-inch rear end that has enough gear in it to make this big coupe feel punchy around town but not too busy on the road. The floors are clean for having never been stripped or refinished and a dual exhaust system gives it just the right combination of aggressive and mellow. A set of traditional-looking chrome Cragar SS wheels are wrapped in staggered 215/60/15 front and 235/60/15 rear BFG radials for a perfect look.
Unusual, fast, and a ton of fun to drive, this low-key Mopar is the kind of car that we all want in our garages. Packed with the original broadcast sheet, title documentation, and the omnipotent Galen Govier docs, this is truly a special R/T that can easily be taken to the next level. Call today!