1967 Dodge Coronet R/T

Today’s car is a 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T owned by Paul English. I saw this car at a local event in Westchester, CA called Christmas on Croydon Ave that put on by Dave Turple. This is the second year of the event and it combines a Christmas concert along with Caroling and a small car show. The R/T stands for Road and Track. You would drive the car to the track, Race it, and then drive It home. It is finished in red with a black interior. It is powered by a 440 Magnum V8 that produces 375 horsepower, 440 cu in, with a Carter BBD 4 bbl carburetor mated to a  A-727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission with 3.23:1 rear axle. Slowing this muscle power down are Wilwood power disc brakes all around. The front suspension is Independent with heavy duty torsion bars and in the rear is a single-unit rear axle with longitudinal semi-elliptical leaf springs. The 14 inch chrome Magnum 500 wheels were available as options and the Red Streak tires were standard.

There were 10,347 Dodge Coronet R/T produced with 10,109 of them coupes and 238 convertibles. The MSRP was from $3,052.00, but if you wanted a Hemi that is $908.00 extra. That is the reason for so few Hemi’s. The published top speed was 121 mph and with a 0 to 60 time of 6.7 seconds. This is a great example of the Dodge R/T muscle car and 46 years the R/T moniker is still legendary. What a great car to take to Mopar events, car shows, Cars and Coffee events or just bring it to Christmas on Croydon with like minded friend in the Christmas sprit. Thanks for riding along. Frank