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Looks Fast! 1967 Dodge Coronet Model 440

The Coronet nameplate was a Dodge staple throughout the 1950s to 1970s. It spent much of its time as a B-body intermediate and was the equivalent of the Belvedere over at Plymouth. During the 1967 model year, the 440 was the mid-level offering, above the Deluxe but below the 500 and R/T editions. This looks like a solid example where things have been done to maximize the output of its 318 cubic inch V8. Located with a dealer in Los Angeles, California, it’s available here on eBay where the reserve is unmet at $5,600.

Through 1966, you could get any Chrysler engine in a mid-size Coronet. That changed a bit in 1967 when the 440 was reserved for the R/T (kind of ironic, given the model number of the seller’s car). And the Hemi was limited to the R/T or the Dodge Charger. We’re guessing that most Coronets were fitted with the 318 like the seller’s car. But the “black plate” California car has a 4-barrel carburetor, Hedman Headers, and a dual exhaust, which got added later. We’re told this machine cranks right up and runs as it should. The rated horsepower is 248, slightly more than the stock 230.

The odometer reads 21,000 miles, so we assume it’s turned over and on its second time around. Driving this machine should be a dream as it has a TorqueFite automatic transmission, and power steering and brakes. The appearance of the Dodge is enhanced by the presence of Magnum 500 wheels. The body is said to be sound, and the older paint job (original color?) looks okay, at least for a driver. The interior looks good enough, though the upholstery is starting to show its age.

If you want to re-register the black CA plates, you’ll have to be a resident of California to be able to do that. This looks like a capable driver with lots of miles left. But the awkward-looking hood scoop added by the last owner (?) deters from appearance of the automobile. Perhaps it adds to the performance of the vehicle, but if the number of horses has only been increased by 18, it’ll be more show than go. And that’s okay.


  1. ROCCO 603

    Heater core bypass??

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    • RoadDog

      Makes you wonder, doesn’t it? What other gremlins may be lurking…🧟

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  2. BA

    I wouldn’t assume the mileage is once rolled over as I’ve surpassed the 100,000 in my 11 year old Ram twice & sitting at 260,000 miles so using that math this car should be half way to the sun by now lol! But without A/C it could be once over but let’s see such a sweet ride might be orbiting the sun given 50 years!

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  3. Shuttle Guy Shuttle Guy Member

    Enjoyable color back in the day.

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  4. Shovelrick

    In 1976 I came close to buying my friends older brothers 67 Coronet R/T 440 mag & 4 spd, he had bought a 69 Boss Mustang and was selling the R/T for $400 it needed rear tires, my dad was a Hard No! 😒

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  5. Justin

    Keep the hood scoop and find a nice 440. Alot to work with here depending on the selling price.

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  6. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Looks like an honest car – inside looks to orginal – seller doesn’t add a lot of BS in the ad….puts his # out there to call….under 8grand it will be a steal….

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  7. Ffred

    It might just have the stated mileage. The paint looks original as do the seat covers. Also the steering wheel is in great shape along with the dash.

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    • Ffred

      I’m looking at the trucklid paint, it’s faded.

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  8. Kent

    Is that engine on a dynamic power or rear wheel horsepower. A 318 with a 4-barrel carburetor, headers and dual exhaust should be able to produce something closer to 300 horsepower. If it’s rear wheel power, with parasitic loss, 248 might be about right. If it’s on an engine dyno, there’s something seriously not correct.

    I like the car, not a fan of the hood scoop. With the questions raised and the power issue, I would venture to say that if you can get it for $8-10K, then it’s probably a good deal. Anymore than that, maybe walk away.

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