1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible

Having reappeared the previous year, the Dodge Coronet had made a welcomed return and consisted of three series. The base models, the 440 and the top trim level, the Coronet 500. Perhaps confusingly, these numbers didn't refer to the displacement of the engines.

In its first year back the Coronet 500 lineup consisted of just a 2-door Hardtop Coupe and a Convertible. For 1966 a 4-door hardtop was introduced. It enjoyed all the comforts and trim of the 440 with the addition of a padded dash, full wheel covers, bucket seats and a center console.

Using the Chrysler B-body the Coronet was an intermediate size using a 117 inch wheelbase.

1966 Dodge Coronet Convertible - side view

Side view

Looking at the side profile of this 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible we can see the distinctive lines forming the "coke bottle" shape that was to prove popular through the sixties.

1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible

Rear view

Inside, the Coronet tempted buyers with its interior beauty, complete with contour-comfort bucket seats, deep-pile carpeting, padded dash - the works!

1966 Dodge Coronet 500 interior

Bucket seat interior

Under the hood of this car there is a 361 cubic inch V8 that outputs 265 horsepower. This is paired with a Torqueflite automatic transmission - both were options. As too was the power steering and power brakes on this car costing $67 and $33 respectively.

The Pale Medium Turquoise Metallic paint combined with cream interior is a great combination on this Coronet.

The 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible was priced at $2,827 with the base 273 CID V8 and 3-speed manual transmission.

No individual production figures are available for the convertible but a total of 55,700 Coronet 500s were made for the 1966 model year.

A significant increase in Coronet production was seen this year taking the total number of them produced to over a quarter of a million cars across all of the series. This Dodge had really captured the public's imagination.

This Dodge Coronet is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos´╗┐)

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