Clean Mopar: 1968 Dodge Coronet 440

1968 Dodge Coronet 440

For a moment I thought this Coronet was the same car we featured back in April that had been found in a Virginian barn and was being offered for $1,600. It’s the same year and color, plus the fact that it’s only 200 miles away in Grafton, West Virginia, made me think this seller had cleaned it up and was flipping it quick. I don’t think that’s the case though, as this car has a very nice black interior, rather than an worn out red one. Of course they could have changed it out. Well, even if it were the same car, it looks like to be in great shape and easily worth the current bid of $5,100! Find it here on eBay with three days left to go.

1968 Dodge Coronet 440 Interior

While Coronets aren’t quite as desirable as Chargers or Road Runners, they are still sought after. It’s always amazed me how many people think these Mopars are different cars, when in actuality they are all based on the same B-body platform. They were all offered with the same range of engines, transmissions and even interior options. I’m actually alright with people thinking this Coronet isn’t the same as the Charger though, because it makes it far more affordable.

1968 Dodge Coronet 440 Engine

Book value shows 318 Coronet values of being around $9k, while the same year Charger with a 318 should go for about $5k more. That might not sound like a lot, but considering they are essentially the same car, it’s a big difference. So for considerably less money, you can experience a V8 powered Mopar. Yes, it doesn’t have a power house big block, but you can always drop a 440 into it!

1968 Dodge Coronet

So could this Coronet be the same car we featured back in April? It seems like a strange coincidence that it’s the same color, same size of engine and only 200 miles away. Of course that doesn’t explain the change in interior color, but you can easily get complete interior kits. The car is solid and if it is the same one, I think having a new interior already installed is worth the extra money! How about you?

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Comments

  1. Jim B

    As a former 1970 Charger owner, this is a helluva deal at $6300 (current bid as of 10AM Pacific Saturday).

  2. Rock On Member

    Really should have a 440 cubic inch engine in it to go with the model numbers.

  3. Roselandpete

    Had my drivers ed in one of those.

  4. Jim

    This car isn’t a factory a/c car so I’d say not the same. This is a good deal for the money. I can put my hands on a mild 383 hmm…

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