1 of 2319: 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T 440

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While the Dodge Charger and Plymouth Road Runner gained legendary muscle car status quite some time ago, one of the other Chrysler B-Bodies that doesn’t seem to garner quite as much attention is the Dodge Coronet.  In bone stock form, the Coronet may not have been as exciting, but Dodge offered an R/T package on these cars from 1967 through 1970 that added quite a bit of zeal over the base models. One of the best things about the Coronet R/T was its standard 440 Magnum engine, and compared to the Charger and Road Runner, nowhere near as many Coronet R/T cars were produced so they’re considerably less common. Dodge only made 2,319 examples in its final year, and if you think one of these might be a fun car to tinker with, this 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T would definitely be worth a look.  Located in Knightstown, Indiana, it can be seen here on eBay with a current bid of $15,020.  The reserve has not been met, but if you want to buy it today, it can also be seen here on the seller’s website with a price tag of $28,900.

The seller mentions on eBay that he posted 115 photos, the last one being the fender tag.  I looked for the tag photo on eBay and kept scrolling but never found it, however, in the car’s website listing there are additional photos and it was finally spotted here.  The seller thinks that all of the metal is original, although it is showing some rust in the quarters and around the back window, plus the passenger side front fender will likely need to be replaced.  The rest of the body is said to be solid.  Underneath, there are some pin-sized holes in the passenger-side floorboard and some black sealer of some sort nearby.  The trunk pan also has some rust.

Sadly, the original 440 is gone.  In its place is a 1973 model 440 engine, which has new plugs and is stated to run well but needs to be tuned better.  The car also needs some work carburetor work, but the sale includes a new carb kit so hopefully, that will help things out.  There’s also a new master cylinder but the car still needs a brake booster, and the ball joints are also in need of replacement.

The interior is said to be in good driver condition, and judging from the photos this seems like a reasonable evaluation.  The windshield has a big crack but the other glass is good and the windows work.  Air Conditioning is present and hooked up, but currently not working.  What are your thoughts on this 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T?

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  1. angliagt angliagtMember

    I’ve like the look of these since they were new.
    When our family was staying at Burney Falls,CA.,
    a guy named Steve Franco gave us a ride in his
    nearly new one.I’ll always remember that Pistol Grip
    Was that rear spoiler a factory option?

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    • sakingsbury20@yahoo.com

      I would hope not…not really a wing fan although I do like those that are integrated into the body such as 69 trans Am, daytona and superbird. Some people think the daytona and superbird wings are comical or over the top, sorta speak. I look at those as an important part of nascar history that changed the sport as far as aerodynamics were concerned. Though they didnt sell well, the only one I saw in rural maine, white daytona, 440, 4brl, torqueflite, caused a sensation in 1970 among all us car fanatics….

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      • angliagt angliagtMember

        I don’t car for them either – ruins the lines of the car.
        I was just asking because it seems a lot of these cars
        posted here have them.

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    • Bick Banter

      Sure it’s an option – from the Year One catalog. Spoilers seem to be one of those items that people cannot resist whipping out their credit card for.

      Hood tachs are another. Pontiac probably sold like 5 of those new because who wants a tachometer outside the car where all the snow and ice is going to go? But nevertheless, every restored GTO has to one, often paired in a value pack with a Judge spoiler.

      This is the same phenomenon. I would tear that dumb thing off before I even drove it home.

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      • Jack M.

        Even though you think wings are dumb, a lot of people were running them back in 70’s and 80’s. What’s really dumb is roof racks on VW Beetles. I never saw a roof rack on a Beetle when I was growing up. Nowadays everyone has to put a roof rack on their Beetles.

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    • Gary

      I believe they were a option called the go wing?

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    • RobA

      The wing was an option. It was code J81 on the fender tag or build sheet. It is relatively rare though and most were added later.

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    • Duwane McKnight

      Yes it was an option it was called the go wing by dodge Plymouth called it something else just as the same colors had different names

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  2. Jeff58

    Loose the wing.

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  3. George Mattar

    You dudes should pay Bick Banter for his comments. He is the best. And tells the truth. Keep up the great comments Bick. Here we have a decent Mopar, in far better shape in contrast to that flat as a pancake 71 Cuda yesterday, but with a smog 73 boat anchor engine, two smashed fenders and still almost $30,000. Say what.

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  4. Darrell Lawrence

    I had a 1969 Super Bee and it was a lot of fun to drive. Handled well and had light steering. It loved to run.

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  5. David

    I had a 70 super bee 440-6 pack years ago but always wondered why some of them came with a bubble hood and some had good scoops. Was it just patio es out that way or was it engine size?

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    • Duwane McKnight

      The power budget scoop was standard for super bee and the R/T in 70 the 2 scoops was the n96 fresh air option with the air ducts that the air filter went into the power budget came from the factor closed off but the plate that closed the opening in the scoop could be taken off by just a couple screws the f69 a12 superbee hood fresh air could be early adapted for the 70 power budget scoop as it didn’t come factor with the fresh air option also known as ram charger I think the power bulge scoop looks better

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  6. Bick Banter

    Here it is. You can buy your very own Go Wing for $139 99. No mention of country of origin but I presume it’s an accurate looking replica of the now not-so-rare option…


    Isn’t “Go Wing” kind of a misnomer? It’s really supposed to prevent you from going, off the road at high speeds.

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  7. Mike

    That’s a lot of BUTS for $30k lol

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