Have you got Dodge Fever? Then take a look at this ’68 Coronet R/T. A great looking car that was completely restyled for the 1968 model year. It is arguably one of the best looking Coronets produced.
With a 117 inch wheelbase the Coronet was Dodge’s mid-size offering using Chrysler’s B-body. The R/T was the sports package and the most expensive model in the Coronet series.
R/T nameplates and a power-bulge hood identified the R/T externally.
At the rear, the Coronet has a rather unique and recognizable look with their full-width, concave escutcheon panel.
The Coronet R/T came with a choice of body side or bumble bee stripes (the latter seen here) that identified these cars as part of the Scat Pack – Dodge’s clever marketing campaign to promote their performance cars.
The R/T came standard with all-vinyl bucket seats available in black, white, blue, green, gold or red.
Under the hood is a 440 cubic inch V8 – originally a 4-barrel carburetor and now fitted with a 6-pack. This is paired with a A-833 4-speed manual transmission (originally a 3-speed automatic).
There were a total of 10,849 Coronet R/T cars made for the 1968 model year with 368 of them being exported. Of the US delivered cars, 9,953 were hardtops and 528 were convertibles.
This car is one of 7,751 hardtops that were fitted with a 440 and a Torqueflite automatic transmission.
This ’68 Coronet R/T is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for even more photos)