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Stored 15 Years: 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T

In 1967, Chrysler rolled out two performance automobiles based on the mid-size B-body platform. Plymouth had the GTX, based on the Belvedere, and Dodge had the R/T, based on the Coronet. Both meant serious business with a 375 hp 440 cubic inch V8 engine as standard equipment. They were upscale models, with budget versions arriving in 1968 using the Road Runner and Super Bee monikers. This 1967 Coronet R/T has been sitting for at least 15 years and is mostly solid but will still need a lot of cosmetic attention. Locate in Cleveland, Georgia, this once-formidable car is available here on craigslist for $7,500. Our appreciation goes to T.J. once again for bringing cool tips our way!

The Coronet nameplate (BTW, the word stands for a type of crown work by royalty) was part of the Dodge portfolio from 1949 to 1976. In 1965, it became the intermediate sold by Dodge replacing the Polara which grew to full-size. Looking to capitalize on the success that GM was having with mid-size performance cars, the Coronet R/T was rolled out in 1967 and available only as a 2-door hardtop or convertible. Even though Dodge was positioned more as the muscle brand at Chrysler, the Plymouth GTX outsold the R/T in their first years, 11,429 vs. 9,553 copies (hardtops). Convertible output was similar at 686 vs. 628.

Not a lot is known about the seller’s car, though it looks to share indoor garage space with other vintage performance cars. If you’re looking for numbers-matching, this auto won’t be it as the 440 is long gone in favor of a 383 that’s been under the hood for years. No indication is made as to what would be needed to at least get this Dodge going again mechanically, so you’d better assume the 383 and TorqueFlite automatic transmission will need rebuilding.

It’s hard to tell what the original color (black maybe?) of this R/T was as a lot of old and flaking grey and red primer can be found all over the car. Also, some of Georgia’s famous red clay seems to be present as well, so that will have to be removed to determine the extent of the work needed. We’re told the car is very complete and together, though it will need some patches at least to the floorboards. They are no photos provided of the interior, so you’ll need to assume you’ll have to start from Square One there, too.


  1. Avatar photo Maggy

    I’d get it running and jump RR tracks with it. 7500 sounds fair depending how the trunk and underneath and interior is, but why people don’t put more pics in is beyond me.

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  2. Avatar photo Chris Cornetto

    Folks think the Imperial and 56 ford wagon are…rough and pricey…fire up the Al’jon we have guard rails to make…lol

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    • Avatar photo Shuttle Guy Member

      I’ve viewed both and I agree. The ’68 Charger is the one that has me shaking my head.

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  3. Avatar photo Burger

    An offer to the dedicated fool that might decide to take this one back to perfection …… I have an all-original 67 R/T 440magnum, rebuilt and sitting in my 66 Coronet. I would trade this complete, in-the-car-and-ready-to-go engine for a comparable 383 of same vintage, 906 heads, high rise exhaust, etc. installed. My 440 will throw the car sideways as you row the gears. Way too much go-fast in the drivetrain combo I have. Hence the offer.

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  4. Avatar photo keith clark Member

    I believe looking at the fender tag paint code is DD1, any mopar fans out there know what that stands for?

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  5. Avatar photo Heartbreaker AL

    It never ceases to amaze me why people don’t post more pics of cars when they are standing right in front of it with a camera and only put up 2 or 3 pics. I predict your car won’t sell, DUHHH. Wonder why?

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  6. Avatar photo Hopeless

    It was originally medium blue metallic, with a blue interior, according to the fender tag.

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  7. Avatar photo Ffred

    A 1967 GTX convertible survivor just sold for $6,000 over at bbodies.com. The guy took it apart for some reason when it just needed some touch up paint, if at all. I wanted it but my age and health limits me now.

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