1967 Dodge Coronet R/T 440

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Dodge’s response to the muscle car movement in 1967 was the Coronet R/T, a high-performance package that included the new 375-horsepower “Wedgehead” 440-ci Magnum V8 engine.

Fed by a 4-barrel AFB carburetor, the Magnum engine very effectively reduced the rear wheels to smoke with 480 foot-pounds of torque at hand. Standard on the R/T was the TorqueFlite automatic transmission (this one has the optional manual 4-speed), special racing stripes (dealer added, if desired) and identification, Redline tires, deluxe steering wheel, a beefed-up suspension with heavy-duty shocks, springs, torsion bars and front sway bar, a 70-amp battery and heavy-duty brakes.

Priced at $426 more than the standard Coronet 500, including its comfort and convenience features such as bucket seats, console and full wheel covers, the Coronet R/T proved to be immensely popular, with production amounting to over 10,000 units.

The car offered here is as a frame-off-restored 440 Magnum Coronet R/T finished with Code P Bright Red exterior paint (per data tag) and a black bucket-seat vinyl interior. It is equipped with the rebuilt original 440-ci, 375-hp V8 engine and desirable 4-speed manual transmission.

This is a well-equipped example that features, in addition to the above-mentioned standards, air conditioning, factory Road Wheels, black vinyl top, AM/FM radio, tachometer to the right of the steering column, power steering and brakes with front discs.