95% Original: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T

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Scotty GilbertsonBy Scotty Gilbertson

This 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T is in Greeley, Colorado and the seller says that it’s 95% original. It looks like a nice one but it’ll need a little help with some cosmetic issues. But, you fully expect to do that with any car that you buy, I hope? It’s listed on eBay with a current bid price of $11,600 and a Buy It Now price of $21,500; not out of the realm of possibility with how things have been cooking recently with muscle cars, and vintage/classic cars, in general.

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This fifth-generation Coronet R/T is in great condition; the seller says that this “car is still in original paint and there is only one small spot of rust under the drivers rocker in front of the rear wheel.” I know that most people prefer the sixth-generation Coronet bodystyle, but this is my favorite of the “modern” (post-1959) Coronets. This is an original Colorado car that has never seen road salt. After leaving Colorado it went to South Carolina for three decades and is now back in Colorado. Next stop: your garage! Even the trunk looks solid and almost totally rust-free.

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The interior photos aren’t the best; there aren’t any photos that show the seats at all, which seems odd but the seller says that they’ve been recovered and I’m guessing that’s why they aren’t shown. They also say that the door panels aren’t installed but they’re in decent shape. I’d plan on doing some work in here, a peeling dash isn’t ideal and I’d want the seats and door panels and everything else to be original spec.  They say the previous owner painted the door jambs and some other areas metallic gold as the beginning of a repaint, but they did a pretty embarrassing job if it’s already peeling! Yeah, the interior will need a lot of work.

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You are so lucky that gas is just two-bucks a gallon again! This 440 Magnum has been rebuilt as was the automatic transmission. I’m starting to lower the “95%” original claim quite a bit now, but if the drivetrain has been done right that could be a good thing. They say that it runs and drives great. They also mention,“Buy it now gets free open shipping to the lower 48!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  freee shipping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Freeeeeeee SHipppppppinnnng  to the lower 48 states with buy it now only !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” Sooooo yeah, free shipping, I guess.

This really does look like a great car, and if that drivetrain rebuild was done right this should be a nice car to tinker with while you drive it as is. Would you spend the money to totally restore this car or would you drive the wheels off of it as it is now?

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Comments

  1. JW

    Like that body style, when I was a early teen a guy down the street had a maroon one and he was always tearing up the street, my old man used to sit on the porch and yell at him every time he went by the house. Today my old man would probably get shot or arrested for using foul language in the presence of kids.

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  2. Jay Calk

    I don’t get my Barnfinds but once a day. When I clicked on the eBay it was sold. One guy had asked a question and probably picked this up. Just my luck…

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  3. M B

    FIRST year Coronet R/T, 1967. There were “Coronets” before 1967, but not R/T model variations. Was a great way to become “Dodge Material”!

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  4. wuzjeepnowsaab

    “never seen road salt”

    Not entirely true. In the 70’s Colorado salted the roads in the traditional way (the way we think of). After that they used and still use MgCH which is a liquid deicer that is still corrosive.

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