Built on a 117" wheelbase, the intermediate-sized Coronet was the 'Hot New Dodge' for 1965. The name was actually revived, with the public last seeing a new Coronet back in 1959.
This 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 was actually the top trim series available. There was also the base Coronet that had rubber floor mats instead of carpeting and the Coronet 440 that did enjoy full carpeting and extra brightwork around the car.
The Coronet 500 enjoys, in addition all-vinyl bucket seats at the front, center floor console (with storage), deluxe arm rests, padded dashboard, deluxe spinner and came with a more powerful standard engine (a 273 V8 producing 180 horsepower rather than the standard 145hp, 225 six cylinder). This car however is equipped with something more powerful - read on...
Every Dodge car came with a 50,000 miles / 5-year warranty in 1965.
The Coronet came with a combination of cloth and vinyl interiors except the 500 which came with all-vinyl.
Power on this particular car comes from a 426 cubic inch Street Wedge V8 producing 365 horsepower. This is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission. A combination that would have cost the original owner well over $500 extra on the price of the car.
There were approximately 33,300 1965 Dodge Coronet 500s made. However, there is no breakdown available between the two-door hardtop and the convertible. The Hardtop factory price started at $2,637. You can see therefore that the Street Wedge option was a significant extra cost on the car resulting in just 729 being installed.
The original owner of this car also decided on power steering costing $67 and a $45 AM transistor radio.
This car is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)