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Engine Size
326ci Red Ram V8
Transmission Type
2 Speed Automatic

1959 Dodge Coronet

1959 Dodge Coronet

A Coronet is a type of crown but is reserved for the lower ranks of nobility like Marquesses and Marchionesses, Earls and Countesses, Barons and Baronesses, and some Lords and Ladys. It is also the namesake of a car model by the White Hat Boys. Starting life in the early versions as a sedan for mom and pop and morphing into a muscle car then back to a family sedan until its last year in 1976.

With this 1959 4th generation consignment brought to you by the White Hat Boys, we can raise the white flag and surrender to its design and 50's styling that is sure to turn heads anywhere you decide to drive it. This car is mostly original on its exterior with only a slight respray on the rear quarter to eliminate gas staining. It is a no rust car, and some new upgrades in the interior department put this into the category of a real cream puff, and I mean that literally as it was owned by a school teacher from new until her passing in 1994. At that time, it had a mere 29,900 original miles. Our current consigner purchased the car and has only clocked up the odometer to 36,835 miles, and has kept the car in his garage, and shows receipts for yearly maintenance for the last 28 years.

This finned chrome adorned land yacht is bathed in Aquamarine with an accenting of Jade Green. The body is rust free and very straight. Dual dual headlights are under eyebrow styled front quarters complete with a chromed edging. A large grille with a shaver styled insert and some large horizontal bars, big round turn signal bezels, and a wraparound bumper below it is befitting of all the late 50's excesses. A below the belt line chrome spear delineates the Aquamarine from the darker Jade below, and more Jade shows up on the tops of the fins on the rear quarters. A wrap around windscreen is trimmed in more chrome as are all crank windows on either side. The rear fins house the backup lighting and 4 protruding chrome bezels house the rear tail lights which are sawed off rocket shaped like an elongated Dixie cup!. A wonderful rear bumper is on the bottom, completing the spaceship futuristic design. New radial tires are on all 4 corners, sport wide white sidewalls, and have the coolest futuristic polished wheel coverings. Hellooooo Buck Rogers, and welcome to the 21st century.

Dripping with 50's mid century modern styling, the interior presents much like it would have in the showroom in '59. Here we see seafoam green mid door panels surrounded by jade uppers and lowers. The panels create a chevron style design and are just a bit soiled but looking great. Slipping inside we shake hands with seafoam green broadcloth with a very cool silver stitched pattern within it. Bolsters are in white vinyl with piping surrounds, and backs use some white vinyl and jade uppers with textured horizontal ribs in them. All seating is in excellent condition. Upfront a beautifully preserved dash with a horizontal speedo and a trio of round gauges and a clock just below within a square pattern textured aluminum panel. This cluster also sports several knobs that use futuristic elongated oval knobs and a chrome surround. To the steering wheel left is the push button transmission, and to the right is the airflow and heating buttons. The full metal jacket dash switches between jade green and a lighter green but darker than the seafoam of the upholstery. This is a radio delete car, but a tasteful shiny panel covers the space in full style. A large dash mounted rear view mirror is in the center of the dash top and a wonderful bakelite steering wheel in dark green has more chrome for the horn ring and center hub covering. Black carpeting floods the floors and plastic floor mats protect the carpeting. The headliner is pristine and floats above all this wonderful beehive, thin tie, cat eye frames styling right out of 1959.

A lift of the hood reveals a nicely preserved and very clean engine bay, complete with a screaming orange air cleaner covering, and valve covers. These accent a silver 326ci Red Ram V8 which puts out a super 255hp. On top is a 2-barrel carburetor and on back a 2-speed Powerflite automatic transmission operated at the push of a button, says you George Jetson! The rear pumpkin weighs in at 3.31 ratio and a reminder this is a true V8.

Up on the lift we see an original undercarriage with some patina and surface rust on the usual suspects, (springs, rear exhaust and brake drum coverings). No invasive rust within miles of this undercarriage which uses independent torsion bar for the front ride and leaf springs for the back. Power drum braking is working like a charm, and there is dual exhaust for the big exhale from the Red Ram.

I'm a sucker for these late 50's cars maybe because this is the era I was brought into this world, and I'm proud to be associated with such excessive styling. Throw in a few stars and a boomerang or two and we are in business! But I digress to behind the wheel, where I experienced a quick start, and a push of the button and we are in go mode. Good braking on the panic stopping, and it lumbers around curves with the confidence of a large car, all the while giving me a great smooth glide ride. All functions were working perfectly.

This fine low mileage example is mostly original, and displays all the trappings of late 50's suburbia. Mom with the kids and her pleated flower pattern skirt, and of course high heels to go to the grocery store, (who invented the sweat suit? UGH!). Wonderful futuristic styling, tail lighting to die for, and massive amounts of beautifully preserved chrome accenting throughout. Seating materials are just spot on for this year, and instrumentation is like being behind the stick of a rocket ship. Ground control to Major Tom… I raise the white flag and put it into my driveway so my neighbors can oooh and ahhh, and Honey, grab my feathered hat and let's go for a spin!

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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.