Only serious Mopar fans need apply. This is a 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T and it’s going to need a complete restoration. We feel the end result will be well worth the effort though, as this car is equipped with a big 440 and a four-speed transmission. We are talking about some serious fun here. Unfortunately, the car resides in Florida so there is rust. Take a look at the eBay auction here where bidding is currently at $1,725.
The best part of this Coronet is the engine, but the seller doesn’t even mention if this is the standard 440 or the mighty 440 six-pack. We decoded the VIN though and it does appear to be a single four-barrel equipped car. Too bad because when fitted with three two-barrel carbs this engine put out 390 horsepower and 490 ft-lbs of torque! 375 horsepower is still respectable though and you could always keep an eye out for a three-carb setup.
The second best aspect here is that all that power is feed to the rear wheels through a four-speed transmission. Automatics may be good for burnouts, but we prefer a manual for pure driving enjoyment.
Like we said before, this one needs a complete restoration so if you don’t have lots of experience and a bag full of money, you may want to look elsewhere. The interior is trashed and outside is rusty. Still, we are tempted because this was one impressive muscle car when new. A Hemi would be nice, but the 440 was cheaper to maintain, easier to run, and could even keep up with big brother in six-pack form.