Original 440/4-speed: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T

The 1967 Dodge Coronet came from an era when the Coke bottle styling was used by all the major manufacturers. The Coronet’s lines will simple yet tasteful. That’s why one’s like this 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T, found here on eBay, have always grabbed my attention. This one has some original options that may grab your attention as well.

These Coronets were no slouch on the road or the track (hence the R/T designation) when outfitted with the right engine and transmission combo. The seller states that this was an original 440 car but that that engine is long gone. In its place sits a 383 with a two-barrel carb. Thankfully, it does still have a four-speed transmission to have fun with. The seller says that the car doesn’t run but that the engine does turn freely.

The interior will definitely need to be reworked but it wouldn’t appear to scare away someone looking to restore this Coronet. And the seller makes no bones about it needing to be fully restored. It has been sitting since 2000 and it wouldn’t be surprising if it has been stored inside during that time, looking at the general condition of the car. This classy Dodge was originally a vinyl top car, in which only some remnants now remain.

Even though this car needs to be restored, it does look to be very restorable. One of the big questions here for a restorer: do you run the 383 with some upgrades or find a correct 440 to put back in this R/T? With the bid sitting at $3,754, this car has yet to hit the reserve. So, what would be a reasonable price to pay for this car as it sits?

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  1. Steve R

    The car doesn’t look too bad.

    It would be nice to know if the original Dana 60 is still in the car. The seller makes no mention other than the car came with one. The rear ends presence is a strong selling point since it would be expensive to replace on top of finding a 67 440.

    Steve R

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    • MB

      It was an original 4 speed car it would have a Dana 60 as std. Auto cars got a 8-3/4″ unless the buyer checked the option for the Dana. Not a Mopar nut but this is on my top 5 muscle cars.

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      • Chris

        Absolutely true, but I too wonder if the car lost its Dana when the correct 440 vanished. I like the car as it sets now, there’s a few items that need addressed. It would be a great car with a 500″ RB wedge and that stout Dana.

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    • Bill

      I have a 67 440 , complete. Needs a home. I’d like this car

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  2. mlm

    Which engine? Depending how deep your pockets are and what it would cost to get this fully restored it might be best just to go and buy one that’s already driveable,even though this one could still be saved and put on the road.

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  3. Superdessucke

    I would say reasonable would be around 10 grand-ish? Desirable 4 speed manual and it is an R/T. But condition and lack of original engine would limit the value to me.

    So that means it’ll sell for around 25 to 30 thousand. In this market, I take what I think it’s worth and basically add 150 – 200%

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  4. redsresto

    I dig it. Got to go with The Rolling Stones on this one…I want it painted black…

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  5. J Paul Member

    (Reads headline)

    “Original 440/4 Speed! Cool!”

    (reads story)

    “….oh.”

    Considering that ’67 R/Ts came standard with the 440 in 1967, am I the only person who read the headline and assumed this would be a numbers-matching (i.e.: “original”) car?

    In any case, I hope this one is saved and restored, though it seems like the ’66-’67 Mopars are much less valuable than the 1968+ models. I would vote for finding another 440 to complete it.

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    • MB

      Since the original 440 is gone, a replacement 440 would be good, but a crate Hemi would be much cooler. Either way it’s a great starting point for a classic muscle car.

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    • Steve S

      J pual I was disappointed when I read that the original 440 was not in the car and replaced with a 383

  6. Classic Steel

    Nice NOM car…

    I like the body and four speed car and like others need to see the rearend under this baby…
    The engine takes the big bucks away but with four speed desirable .
    This is a 15k tops “as is” due to 10k paint needed and 2k interior etc. and nice factory offered Chrome rally type wheels.
    Then your close to 30s to 40 with misc. items on a NOM car.

    https://www.hemmings.com/magazine/mus/2011/09/1967-Dodge-Coronet-R-T/3702761.html

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  7. Hide Behind

    I follow the market values up and down charts and right now the value of non original, non stock larger Mopars is falling faster than that of seagull crap.
    Being dumber than a rock I wonder just what value, say 8 months to a year from now, when finished will be.
    There are a lot of this type nice but not fine Mopar machines out there in non auction sites that require not much more work than filling gas tank drivers.
    Once not numbers matching means finding someone with less dollars.
    And main point is how few autos are realy sold at the much ballyhood major auction sites, and unless your specificly building for that small niche, you could find oneself ¿¿¿¿¿? down.

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  8. Chris

    Absolutely true, but I too wonder if the car lost its Dana when the correct 440 vanished. I like the car as it sets now, rough but very solid. There’s a few items that need addressed for preservation. It would be a great car with a 500″ RB wedge and that stout Dana. Great b body R/T bonus if you can buy it for $8 grand or less as these ’67s aren’t as popular as the ’68-’69 Coronets.

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  9. Don H

    What is a 500 “RB ?

    • Chris

      Stroked 440 “Raised Block” Classicfication Mopar used for the tall deck 413/426/440.

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  10. Camaro Joe

    Don H,

    The “smaller” big block Mopars are called “B Block.” They are 361, 383 and 400 cu. in motors. The “RB block” is the same, but with a taller deck to allow for a longer stroke. That is the 413, 426, and 440 motors. They are about an inch wider than a “B Block.” If you put a 440 in a 65 Belvedere that used to have a 383, changing plugs isn’t much fun. I know from experience.

    You can bore and stroke a “B Block” to around 430 cu. in. to fit in a Dart without clearance problems. You can bore and stroke a “RB block” to 500 cu. in. That is what’s called a “500 RB.”

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  11. Camaro Joe

    This car has enough rust on the outside to tell me that it needs a complete restoration by somebody who knows Mopars. Any good Mopar body man will refuse to do anything but a complete restoration on this. If there is this amount of rust showing on the outside, the hidden places you can’t see are going to be really bad.

    I’d expect to take it completely apart and spend at least $17K in body work and paint to do it correctly. I had $12 K in my 65 Belvedere in the early 2000’s, and it was a lot better than this one and body work hasn’t got cheaper. Good luck to whoever buys it.

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  12. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    After seeing yet another car like this missing it’s original large engine, it’s not surprise that there are more 440 Cudas/Challengers/Chargers than ever came out of the factory.

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  13. Burger

    I love the chiseled, razor-edged body styling on the 66-67 Coronets. They are the earliest cars I have a clear memory of watching being delivered to the dealership and I still love them. Naturally, I had to find one when I got old enough to drive.

    My 66 Coronet got a 67 R/T 440 engine/drivetrain when Grandma Pittipoo slipped her foot off the brake and into the gas, careening the poor old R/T backwards across a parking lot and into a retaining wall. The driver’s rear corner of the car was curled up like and elf shoe so far it almost touched the back window ! I would happily trade that correct 67 R/T 440 for a OEM 383magnum. The 440 is stupidly fast, and combined with that 4-speed and posi, can get the car sideways in a hurry with only one hand on the wheel. Gas mileage is terrible. I’d rather have the 383.

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  14. Doug

    Love it! Since the original 440 is missing, what about a restomod, and putting a 707hp Hellcat motor in it?

  15. Falstaff TR

    It’s at $5600. I was at a swap meet in Topeka KS today. This car with an automatic, tons of rust, and no interior with a $7500 OBO sign. Needless to say it didn’t sell. I need a tetanus shot after getting within 10 feet of it. This car looks like a steal in comparison

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  16. Burger

    Making this car OEM correct again is not that tough. Lots of Mopar guys are sitting on all the parts needed to do the job. All one has to do is network. This is not a 1921 Auburn that needs a new frame or interior trim package. It is a mass-produced car with a pretty easy-to-find missing engine.

    Seems to me, too many people are into old cars looking through a prism of dollars, rather than doing it for the love of the car. Business and jobs are to make money. Hobbies are what we do to enjoy our money. Many confuse these two concepts. While one might never get their restoration dollars back out of this car, they WILL get a good chunk of it back, and get to enjoy the car in the interim. Try getting your money back out of other hobbies like golf or beer …..

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  17. Hemidavey

    I can help with a correct Dana 60 for a 67 car if you need it. Not too bad looking, they all rusted bottom of quarters like that. I had a 4,500 original mile car that rusted there!

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  18. stillrunners

    HE said the Dana/driveshaft/trans is original to the car….price is up considering…..

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  19. Brian Ashe Member

    Reserve not met at $7,600.

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  20. YooperMike

    I see the speedo at 150 MPH. Don’t remember if my 67 GTX with the 440 had one with a speedometer only went to 120. That GTX would do that several times. Always wondered and have asked , ‘how fast were these cars’ ?

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    • Burger

      “Fast” is an ambiguous question. Do you mean top speed “fast” ? Or “fast” from zero to 60/100/quarter mile ? I don’t hammer my cars, so drag race type “fast” isn’t something I have any experience with. With 3.23 gears, my car is humming pretty good at 120. It is stupidly fast off the line. The 440/4-speed/posi will easily put the car sideways with only one hand on the wheel and a poorly sync’d shift. With 2.76 gears, the speed limiting factor is front end lift, which you are feeling at 120 and probably gets dangerous as one takes it faster.

      The Daytonas and Superbirds used the same drivetrain as my car (or the Hemi), the aerodynamic body changes forced the car to the ground at speeds over 120 and these cars were clocked in the mid-220’s with 2.76 gears.

      It is not the fastest car ever built, but going down the road with the top down, and that throaty rumble out back, a snake strike-like pedal response, it is a hoot to drive. Downside is fuel economy. 14mpg is about max on a good day in lean driving.

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