Worldwide Auctioneers’ Scottsdale Auction roars to life next Wednesday, January 15, at Singh Meadows in Scottsdale, AZ. With a docket already full of American classics and muscle car icons, Worldwide has just added one more mean machine to the event, a rare 1965 Dodge Coronet A990 Lightweight. Sure to be one of the nicest in existence, this Hemi Coronet has a minuscule 887 original miles.
Furthermore, it retains all the original lightweight, thin-gauge steel sheet metal, lightweight Corning Plexiglas, seat belts, the optional 14×6.5-inch steel spare wheel and roadside jack. The original, 12.5:1 compression 426 Race Hemi engine has never been blown and has received some upgrades. Other original items include Bostrom Viking bucket seats secured with aluminum brackets. Included, is the delivery-use single exhaust system, original headers with the stock muffler, Y-pipe, cutouts and the original shocks. Lightweight engine components include the magnesium intake, aluminum water pump, aluminum cylinder heads, aluminum fan and original date-coded wheels, tires and date-coded spark-plug wires. The body was stripped to remove the old race lettering and repainted. While the carpeting was replaced, the rest of the interior remains original.
This A990 Coronet is well-known to Mopar S/S enthusiasts and was featured in Jim Schild’s book, “Maximum Performance: Mopar Super Stock Drag Racing 1962-1969.” At the Las Vegas 50th Anniversary Hemi Reunion in 2014, it was autographed by Mopar legend Tom Hoover, who proclaimed it “…the most significant A990 in existence.” It was also photographed there and signed by the surviving members of the Ramchargers racing team and selling dealer “Mr. Norm” Krause. It was then featured in the September 2014 edition of Hot Rod and the December 2014 edition of Muscle Car Review. In addition, the Coronet is accompanied by a detailed report and appraisal by Mopar expert Dave Wise and period images of the A990 cars being shipped for delivery.
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