NEAR $45K RESTO, AMAZING CONDITION, #'S MATCH 361 V8, AUTO, PS, PS, R134a A/C!!
There was a ton invested in making this 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible the most desirable Mopar you've seen in quite some time. The original 361ci V8 was kept, and around that there was serious attention paid to the sheetmetal, paint, and the A/C interior. So don't look twice, or this speedy red Dodge might be gone.
There's just something about a classic Mopar that makes you pay attention. You know there were fewer of these made compared to the Fords or Chevys back in the 60s. So when you see something as nice as this droptop, you know it will always be desirable. But besides rarity, we know you love the bright red on this convertible. It's the product of a painstaking restoration that cost around $45K. The shining modern red was only applied when they knew it world roll off the panels so smoothly and evenly as it does now. The Coronet 500 was Dodge's top-of-the-line, and it looks all dressed up with plenty of bright trim. This was the first year of the new body style, and it was clear the designers were ready to settle into the stylishly aggressive muscle car era. It's in the details like the sweeping trim that starts at the top of the body at the leading edge of the fender with a neatly integrated Chrysler emblem. It stretches back to the rear quarters, creating a wedge profile that really works well. The rest of the brightwork is in nice shape, too, with that electric shaver grille, wide chrome bumpers, and the European-inspired rear end all looking their best. And of course, the 15-inch alloys are a nice reminder that there have been some investments to make this a great all-around cruiser.
Underneath the newer black folding roof is a pristine black interior – so you get that great aggressive color combo no matter if the top is up or down. Restored bucket seats, crisp side panels, and newer carpeting make sure your first impression is always a good one. And that center console is a Mopar work of art. But it's going to be the upgrades that impress you the most. The Pioneer AM/FM/CD stereo will keep everyone happy with modern tunes, and you'll love the Grant three-spoke steering wheel. Plus, modern R134a air conditioning means that no matter the season, you get to stay cool with the top down.
Filling the engine bay is the powerful 361 cubic-inch big block. And while this V8 is the original block for the car, you can see the restoration budget extended to the engine bay. It all looks car show ready with the bright valve covers, tidy wires & hoses, and the red air grabber that matches the painted inner fenders. But even if you decide to skip the car event and go for a cruise instead, this Dodge is the right companion. The V8 inhales deeply through a four-barrel carburetor, and it exhales with authority from the dual exhaust – the result is a sweetly hypnotic package. Plus, power steering, power brakes, and the three-speed automatic transmission make for a great cruising convertible.
The sale comes with a large documents file that includes that includes the original window sticker, warranty card, owner's manual, and much more. So even if this wasn't a rare classic, the fact that you can get such a nicely restored and well-documented droptop for this price is already such an attractive proposition. But you're not the only one who fell in love/lust with this big block Coronet, so hurry if you want it to be yours. Call today!!!
AM/FM Radio, CD Player, Defrost, Air Conditioning, Heat, Vinyl Interior, Power Brakes, Power Steering, Seatbelts-Front, Seatbelts-Rear
Original Warranty Card, Original Window Sticker, Owner's Manual
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 361 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Body Style
- 61,430 (Unknown)
- Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 120 months