1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible
1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible
In English, a coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. By one definition, a coronet differs from a crown in that a coronet never has arches, and from a tiara in that a coronet completely encircles the head, while a tiara does not. By a slightly different definition, a crown is worn by an emperor, empress, king or queen; a coronet by a nobleman or lady.
For consignment an original paint, and interior car, with some 20” spoked wheels and low-profile tires. Showing patina, you are viewing the factory paint from 1966. Not perfect, but certainly a desirable look… that look being original.
With plenty of faults, dulling marks, and scratches, we view the original factory paint, which is designated as Medium Blue Metallic, although there is very little metallic left. Time has put a nice patina over this paint, and it definitely has a look. Brite work, chrome and badging is all correct, however it has suffered the effects of time with some pitting, rusting and dulling, but again, original. A new white power convertible top has been installed and works flawlessly. Interestingly for the look, 20” chromed spoked wheels wrapped with low profile tires are on all 4 corners, but it is a good contrast and a little surprise to this original.
All original in dark blue vinyl with some scuffs, tears, and door panel dry rotting of carpet on lower portion, but all original vinyl on seats and door panels. Carpet is also original and shows wear through on floorpans. Dash appears original, and has some cracking on the upper padded portion, and shows some chrome wear off on speedometer surround, and other trim parts. The factory radio has been removed, and an aftermarket radio hangs below the dash. In the trunk we see some rust near the rear wheel wells, and floor matting is dry rotting away.
A 273ci V8 with an A727 Torqueflite automatic transmission sits in an original engine bay. Some parts seen are corroded and there is surface rust on steel parts. It appears the valve covers have been repainted in red, and an aftermarket chrome air cleaner is sitting on top.
A coating of surface rust is noted everywhere underneath. There appears to have no invasive rust under here, and frame seems structurally sound. Noted is also invasive rust on the lower doors on the inside.
Originality abounds here with some issues due to water damage, and sun damage, however car runs smoothly, starts quickly, and awaits its next owner to keep it original, or move forward with a little TLC.
D-273 CUI V8 2BBL
275714-Sequential Unit Number
AB31-273 CUI V8 2BBL
Y2-White Convertible Top
SO# 51108109-May 11 Build Date
BODY WP27-Coronet 500
PAINT DD1 E-Medium Blue Metallic Blue Upper Door Paint
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.