1965 Dodge Coronet 500
James M. Ray writes:
Just wanted to pass along that I am selling my "B"
(with GREAT REMORSE!!!)...
1965 Coronet 500 426 Wedgie/727 automatic/323 gears...not a MAX but a "Street" wedge. I know it "only" has 365 H.P. and 410 ft./lbs. of torque...but I guess some of us have to be humble.
This car is NOT pretty, but it IS strong. Approx. 120k miles on it...
runs VERY well, is ugly up close...well, to the uninitiated it is...but it NEEDS paint, etc. VERY minor corrosion on spots where the paint has chipped...automatic, sure grips, etc. Sheetmetal is straight except for the hood. Prior owner "pranged it" and the salvage yard replacement is tweaked a bit. Replacement/fiberglass are in the $250.00 range.
Coronet 500 Fender Tag: 401 08261W42 P4Y WWI
401 - build date, April 1,1965
08261 - shipping number.
W42 - W- Coronet, 8 cylinder 4- Coronet 500,2- Two door hardtop
P4Y - P- Premium bucket seats, 4- Vinyl upholstery, Y- Gold color
WW1 - Paint code for white, Ditzler code 8362, Chrysler number VAY1W1.
W Coronet v8 1965
4 Coronet 500
1 manufactured in Lynch Road, Detroit, MI facility
245XXX sequential production number.
I can see why you are reluctant to sell the car.
NO 426 Mopar could ever wear that description!
Someone else will surely have some fun driving this 500!
May 1, 2000
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