Mopar of the Month: August, 2000
1965 Dodge Coronet 500
Jim Marsh writes:
Thought you might want some pictures of my '65 Coronet 500 for your web site.
"One Red Hot 1965 Dodge Coronet 500"
- Hughes Engines built 451 Wedge - estimated 500+ HP
- Single Holly on an M1
- Modified Heads
- MSD ignition
- Auto Meter Monster Tac
- Electric waterpump
- Modified 727 with 3500 converter and Hurst Shifter
- Dana 60 with 4:10
- 10 gal. fuel cell & electric fuel pump
- Super stock springs
- Weld Wheels
- 10 point roll bar
- Racing Seat with Simpson Seat Belts
"1965 Dodge Coronet 500 - 500+ Horsepower"
The car is driven on the street on weekends when weather permits (less than 100
degrees). Best time at the strip has been 11.30s with 10 1/2" wide Goodyear
racing slicks. Leaves those Vipers and 'Vetts in the dust with their owners
thinking it must be a Hemi.
This is my first time to own a MOPAR street machine. Won't be my last either.
You rarely see a '65 Coronet like mine around Phoenix, let alone a fast one.
Definitely is an attention getter. Especially when they see the grey bearded 55
year old behind the wheel.
"The Competition's View of this Bad 1965 Dodge Coronet 500"
And what you'd hear if you were around this Mopar!
Enjoy your web site, keep up the good work!
This month's Mopar of the Month pays tribute to those people, like Jim, who switch to the Mopar camp. :-)
And what better Mopars are there to enjoy than 1962 to 1965 Mopars?
Why none, of course! :-)
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