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Mostly Rust Free: 1969 Dodge Coronet 500

1969 Dodge Coronet 500

Mostly rust free usually isn’t something you want to hear. It’s such a vague phrase and doesn’t really tell us anything about the condition. I guess at the very least, we know it has rust now. It looks like someone tried to “repair” some of the more problematic spots at some point in the car’s past with fiberglass. I’m not a huge fan of that, who knows what all is hiding under those repairs. That being said, this is still a big block Coronet, with the 383 and all the fun that comes with it! If you are willing to take a risk on this one, you can find it here on eBay in Leawood, Kansas with a BIN of $9,500.

1969 Dodge Coronet Rust Repair

If this Mopar were actually rust free, I think it would be a steal at $9,500. Being mostly rust free I’m not sure it’s worth that much. Having a 383 definitely helps the value, but the seller admits it currently isn’t running. They also claim that it ran just recently, but that they pulled the fuel pump and that it will run if you replace the pump. Given that this car is “mostly rust free” as they describe it, yet has plenty of rust, I’m not so sure it will be that simple to get it running. Let’s just hope I’m mostly wrong!

1969 Dodge Coronet 383 Engine

What do you think of this mostly rust free Mopar? Does the 383 make up for any issues that this car might have?


  1. Mitch

    $9500? this owner is dreaming. I sold my ’70 which was in 3x better condition for $5500. (& mine ran & drove)

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    • Junkfixer

      …which is about what this example is actually worth today. If it was turnkey, I could see it bringing $7500+, but not in it’s current state. There are quite a few similar project Satellites and Coronets of this vintage in my area of Arkansas, and actual sale prices are topping out in the $5K to $6K range. None of ’em have an intact trunk floor, BTW.

      In the end though, it’s worth what someone is willing to pay. If it’s an actual matching numbers car that certainly helps, but not like it helps an equivalent Road Runner or Super Bee.

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  2. Joe Muzy

    Ten years ago this car would have been 1000 tops. Between flippers and people that believes an old car is worth a fortune.

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  3. larry Mc Gregor

    Rust around the “sails” is a disaster I suspect I would look elsewhere if I wanted on, BTW I am looking for my 69 Pontiac trans am sold in Chilton WI in 1969 to the fool who sold it(Me) it was on e of three with the plastic steering wheel if know anything would love to find it. Thanks for any help


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  4. Ed P

    Maybe the seller means the rust is free. This would be a good restoration project for the right price, but rust free she ain’t.

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  5. Angrymike

    I’d buy it, for $2000.00. then I’d fix the bad spots, throw a “garage” paint job on it and drive it till the wheels fall off ! I love, love love the styling of these old mopars. I’ve owned 3 road runners, and grew up in a 69 road runner, the best Mopar body style ever !
    I still have a 383 HP out of a 9 runner I bought in the 80’s that the frame broke in two, so I’d probably put the heads and a cam in it and make it run like the days of old……

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  6. Angrymike

    My father’s was black on black with blue int, air, buckets, rallys and the light package, I’d bet it was one of one. I went and picked it up with my dad, I still remember, $3900.00 . God I miss that old hot rod !

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