Street Wedge: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500

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I know it’s not a Max Wedge, but I think most of us could live with just 365 horsepower and 410 pounds of torque that the Street Wedge produces. This ’65 Coronet 500 is in pieces, with it’s 426 Wedge on an engine stand. It’s been in storage in Texas for the past 30 years and is going to need a ton of work. Thankfully, it looks like all the important parts are still here and salvageable! Hopefully someone will take pity on this Mopar and get it back on the street where it belongs. If that someone is you, find it here on eBay in Willoughby, Ohio with a BIN of $12k.

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The Wedge Mopars really are incredible machines, but sadly the Coronet 500 version isn’t worth as much as you would think. Hagerty puts values between $15k and $40k, based on condition. While I don’t give price guides much weight when it comes to valuing classics, there’s no denying that this seller is going to have a tough time getting $12k when a driver is said to go for only a few thousand more. Now if the seller were to clean it up, get the engine installed and running, then they might be able to get this kind of money out of it.

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Considering the kind of performance you can get out of these Mopars, I’m really surprised they aren’t worth more. As a matter of fact, they seem like a down right bargain compared to other muscle cars with similar performance. If you aren’t worried about values, but just want a really cool car that goes incredibly fast, this one might be worth a closer look! Getting it back on the road will take lost of elbow grease, but it wouldn’t be impossible and having the original 426 is a major plus. So would you be able to live with 365 horsepower or would you hold out for a Max Wedge?

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Comments

  1. Glen

    It’s just a matter of time, these will become more valuable. Then we’ll be saying, I should have bought one back in 2016 !

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  2. Bobsmyuncle

    Looks pretty badarse just the way it sits!

  3. Ed P

    365 hp is more than enough to make me happy. I just wish the seller had included more pictures. He shows nothing of the usual rust spots.

  4. Carl McGaha

    Please contact me if you know of anyone looking to restore a 65 Dodge Coronet 500 426 street wedge matching numbers car for $9500 bought the November 2017 and was driven onto the trailer.

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  5. Carl McGaha

    Yes Sir I am awaiting for this guy in Canada that’s seriously interested if that falls through in the next day or so you will be the first one I notify thank you for your interest Carl

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