The Dodge Coronet is a model within the Dodge car marque, manufactured by Chrysler.
In the 1950s, Dodge introduced the Dodge Coronet, a full-size car. The Dodge Coronet was initially Dodge’s highest trim line car although from 1955, the Dodge Coronet became the lowest trim line. During the 1960s, Dodge Coronet name was moved to Dodge’s mid-size entry. Dodge made eight generations of the Dodge Coronet which ran from 1949 to 1976.
Dodge is a United States brand of cars, minivans, and SUVs which are assembled and sold by Chrysler Group LLC in more than 60 different countries and regions across the world.
Design and Construction
The 1949 Dodge Coronet was a top trim level that was offered by Dodge. It imitated Meadowbrook models in many ways although it was different from the Meadowbrook models from the interior appointments and the trim had minor differences. The base level four-door sedan body style was sold for $1930.
The top of the version of the Dodge Coronet was the two-door station wagon which could seat six people and Dodge offered it for $2865. The car had an L-Head six-cylinder engine which had an output of slightly more than 100 horsepower and it was located under the hood. The car had a three-speed transmission with fluid-drive as standard equipment.
Rarity of Dodge Coronet
One of the rarest Dodge Coronet model is the 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Hemis and the 1969 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible. The 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Hemis rarity can be attributed to the fact that there were only 136 units produced in 1966 and hence, the rarity.
Value of Dodge Coronet
A 1967 Dodge Coronet with a 6-cylinder engine could go for anything between $1,500 and $3,000. A 1969 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible has been auctioned in eBay for $23,000 and this can be attributed to the fact that it was one of the rarest Dodge models of the sixties. A 1959 Dodge Coronet hardtop has been offered for sale in California for more than $14,000 by a private seller.
Notable Auction Sales
The RM Auctions put up an auction of three classic automobiles of Chrysler and one of the automobiles was the 1958 Dodge Coronet Super D-500 Convertible. The auction was set to kick off on 1st October, 2011. The Dodge Coronet had a Crimson Red and White finish and also a vinyl and black clothe interior.
The car has a factory dual carburetor with a 361ci V8 engine with an output of 320bhp. The also has a pushbutton automatic transmission and a power steering, top and brakes. The car was estimated to fetch between $130,000 and $160,000.
Popularity with Collectors
Collectors and motor enthusiasts have classified the Dodge Coronet as one of the most popular classic cars. One of the most popular Dodge Coronet is the 1953 Dodge Coronet Eight Convertible which as a collectible soft-top model and was in the series that introduced Dodge’s first V-8. They fetch a tidy sum of money when they are auctioned and collectors will bid vigorously to obtain one of these coveted classics.
Other equally popular Dodge Coronets are the Dodge Coronet D-500 (1955 and 1956), Dodge Coronet Texan (1957), Dodge Coronet Diplomat (1950), Dodge D-500 (1957) and Dodge Coronet Woody Wagon (1950). These cars have fetched some good money in auctions that have taken place in various regions of the world as well as on internet auction sites like e-bay.
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