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1965 Dodge Coronet 440

John writes:

Hello...I have some photos of the car I'm working on. Can you tell I'm addicted to these cars and your site?

This one is a 1965 Coronet 440 that is currently undergoing the time consuming task of body work. I'm no speed demon at doing boudoir. It had Arizona quarters put on it before I got a hold of it. I have put on the fenders and have it in primer now.
1965 Dodge Coronet 440 engine 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 engine
The engine is a lo - po 440 with a cast crank, and a 727 linkage style transmission. Well, it will be coming out and in its place will be a more potent and streetable 383 with a 4 speed. It will be more of a cruising car, not an all out street killer. The 383 ran 12.90's in my 1967 Dart, so it will be more than capable of putting this one into the 13's.

1965 Dodge Coronet 440 1965 Dodge Coronet 440
1965 Dodge Coronet 440 1965 Dodge Coronet 440
Don't worry , those yellow traction bars are already history. I sold them as soon as I could! Just goes to show you what Chevy people do to our beloved Mopars. Don't they know Mopars don't need traction bars? ;-)

I will send in the color shots as soon as I spray this one white.

See John's 1962 Dodge Dart wagon. 1963 Plymouth Fury  1965 Dodge Coronet 500 and 1965 Plymouth Belvedere II

Thanks again, John!

Glad to again hear you are enjoying the Web site. Hey, it is people like you that provide the fuel to keep the enthusiasm going for this Web site AND for continued appreciation and support for these Mopars!

Your 440 Dodge 4 speed will indeed make a fine street machine!

Keep us posted! :-)

Gary H.

June 23, 2001

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