Dodge Coronet

In 1964, the Coronet name became attached to Dodge’s full-sized lineup of cars that was produced in various trims with different levels such as the Coronet 440, the Coronet 500, and even a Deluxe version. The base Coronet and Deluxe were available as four-door sedans, two-door coupes, and even station wagons.


Each version of the Coronet, no matter the trim selected by the buyer, had similar bodylines and trademarks. At the front, two headlamps on each side of the car are separated by a unique grill, which varies depending on the trim selection. Coupes and sedans both featured a sharp angle at the rear window leading down into the long tail end, which is unique unlike any other car of its time. Coronets were available in six different colors from the Chrysler factory in Las Angeles. The Coronet Deluxe featured exterior modifications, including more chrome pieces and accents along with a different hood featuring some air intakes.


Inside the cabin of the Coronet, leather wraps the steering wheel, bucket seats, and padded dashboard. At the occupant’s feet, the addition of a chrome floor console definitely makes the Coronet stand out. An AM/FM radio came standard along with a cassette player. There were a few different color options available for the interior color including black, brown, and navy blue.


With so many trim levels available for the car, Dodge made numerous types of engine for the Coronet based on the trim level desired by the customer. The base Coronet featured a 225 Slant-6 cylinder engine producing 145 horsepower and 215 lb-ft of torque and could reach a top speed of 99 mph. The mid-range Coronet featured a 383 V8 producing a whopping 330 horsepower and 425 lb-ft of torque. Paired with a three-speed automatic gearbox, this engine could hit 60 mph in just 7 seconds and hit a top speed of 119 mph. The top trim level is a 426 Ram Charger Competition V8, pumping out 425 horsepower and 480 lb-ft of torque, this engine will rocket the car to 60 mph in just 5.1 seconds and a theoretical top speed of 109 mph.


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