Coronet

From MoparWiki
Jump to: navigation, search


1967 Dodge Coronet


Background:

History:

  • (1949-1959) The Dodge Coronet started as 2nd series 1949 powered with a 230 cu in flathead six & comfortable chair high seats. K.T. Keller wanted Chrysler cars made so a tall man could wear his fedora on his head. The 1949 Dodge was touted as lower on the outside ...higher on the inside.
  • The marque was revived in 1965 -1976

This Wiki is well underway, but can still use your help!


Please take a moment to add any small amount of information that you might have on this topic. It is through this type of collaboration that the MoparWiki will grow into being the Ultimate Mopar Infobase. Please fill in any missing information you know to be factual. Correct any you know to be inaccurate.


Model Predecessor

1949 (1st series) Dodge Custom, which was advertised as the smoothest car afloat.

Model Successor

Export Versions

Related Models

The 1949-52 Dodge Coronet shared its body with the DeSoto DeLuxe / Custom and Chrysler Royal / Windsor / Windsor DeLuxe models. The Coronet was on a 123.5 inch wheelbase while the DeSoto and Chrysler were 125.5 inches, the difference being in the hood ahead of the cowl. Body styles included a club coupe and 4-door sedan in all years plus a "woodie" wagon in 1949-50, an all-steel Sierra station wagon and Diplomat 2-door hardtop in 1950-52 and an 8-passenger long wheelbase sedan on a 137.5 inch wheelbase in 1949-51.

The Plymouth body was smaller, both length and width, and shared nothing with the Dodge Coronet.

A lower priced version of the Coronet 4-door sedan was sold as the Meadowbrook.

The Coronet was marketed as the Custom in Canada in 1949-50, with Canadian production consisting only of club coupe and sedan (both regular and long wheelbase) models.


  • 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook / Belvedere (Canada)
  • 1954 Plymouth Belvedere

For 1953 the Coronet was based on the Plymouth body, with the hardtop, convertible and wagon using the Plymouth's 114 inch wheelbase. The chassis frame on the Coronet six models was the same frame as used by Plymouth.

The club coupe and 4-door sedan Coronet models were on a longer 119" wheelbase with the extension being in the rear seat floor area. The longer models also go a different windshield, with the bottom corners coming to a point instead of rounded as on the other models.

The same models continued into 1954 with a new 4-door wagon added. The body was lengthened 5 inches by Bentley-Mitchell of Ionia, Michigan, and mounted on the 119" wheelbase.


  • 1955 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1956 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1957 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1958 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1959 Plymouth Fury
  • 1965 Plymouth Belvedere,
  • 1966 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1967 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1968 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1969 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1970 Plymouth Belvedere
  • 1971 Dodge Charger (replaced Coronet 2-door), Plymouth Satellite
  • 1972 Dodge Charger, Plymouth Satellite
  • 1973 Dodge Charger, Plymouth Satellite
  • 1974 Dodge Charger, Plymouth Satellite
  • 1975 Plymouth Fury
  • 1976 Dodge Charger, Plymouth Fury

Competition

  • 1949
    • Pontiac Chieftain / Streamliner,
    • Oldsmobile 76,
    • Mercury,
    • Nash 600,
    • Studebaker Commander
  • 1950
    • Pontiac Chieftain / Streamliner,
    • Oldsmobile 76,
    • Mercury,
    • Nash Statesman,
    • Hudson Pacemaker,
    • Studebaker Commander
  • 1951
    • Pontiac Chieftain / Streamliner,
    • Mercury,
    • Nash Statesman,
    • Hudson Pacemaker,
    • Studebaker Commander
  • 1952
    • Pontiac Chieftain / Streamliner,
    • Nash Statesman,
    • Hudson Wasp,
    • Studebaker Commander
  • 1953

--Pontiac Chieftain,

    • Nash Statesman,
    • Hudson Wasp,
    • Studebaker Commander
  • 1954
    • Pontiac Chieftain,
    • Nash Statesman,
    • Hudson Wasp,
    • Studebaker Commander
  • 1955
    • Pontiac Chieftain,
    • Nash Statesman,
    • Hudson Wasp,
    • Studebaker President
  • 1956
    • Pontiac Chieftain,
    • Mercury Medalist,
    • Nash Statesman,
    • Hudson Wasp,
    • Studebaker President
  • 1957
    • Pontiac Chieftain,
    • Studebaker President
  • 1958
    • Pontiac Chieftain,
    • Mercury Medalist,
    • Edsel Ranger,
    • Rambler Ambassador,
    • Studebaker President
  • 1959
    • Pontiac Catalina,
    • Edsel Ranger,
    • Rambler Ambassador
  • 1965
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Fairlane,
    • Rambler Classic
  • 1966
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Fairlane,
    • Rambler Classic
  • 1967
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Fairlane,
    • Rambler Rebel
  • 1968
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Fairlane,
    • AMC Rebel
  • 1969
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Fairlane,
    • AMC Rebel
  • 1970
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Fairlane,
    • AMC Rebel
  • 1971
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Torino,
    • AMC Matador
  • 1972
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Torino,
    • AMC Matador
  • 1973
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Torino,
    • AMC Matador
  • 1974
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford Torino,
    • AMC Matador
  • 1975
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford LTD II,
    • AMC Matador
  • 1976
    • Chevrolet Chevelle,
    • Ford LTD II,
    • AMC Matador

Class

  • 1949-1953 Full Size Medium-priced Premium Model
  • 1954-1959 Full Size Medium-priced Base Model
  • 1965-1976 Intermediate

Platform

  • 1965-1976 B-Body

Year by Year Changes

List Body Styles Available, Length, width, height, wheelbase, available engines, transmissions, Production Numbers, and Cost:


1949

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1950

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1951

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1952

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1953

1953 Dodge Coronet
replace this with details and a photo from the above year

1954

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1955

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1956

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1957

1957 Dodge Coronet
replace this with details and a photo from the above year

1958

replace this with details and a photo from the above year

Engines Available for Coronet in 1958

  • 230 cu in Getaway I-6
  • 325 cu in poly V-8
  • 350 cu in 2bbl V-8
  • 350 cu in 4bbl V-8
  • 361 cu in 4bbl V-8 D-500
  • 361 cu in 2x4bbl V-8 Super D-500 (inline dual quad, same intake as '59 383)

1959

1959 Dodge Coronet

Engines Available for Coronet in 1959

  • 230 cu in Getaway I-6
  • 326 cu in 2bbl V-8 poly
  • 361 cu in 2bbl V-8
  • 361 cu in 4bbl V-8
  • 383 cu in 4bbl V-8 320hp D-500
  • 383 cu in 2x4bbl V-8 350hp Super D-500 (highest horse 383 made, inline dual quad)

1965

replace this with details and a photo from the above year

Engines Available for Coronet in 1965

  • 225 cu in slant six 145 hp
  • 273 cu in 2bbl V-8 180 hp
  • 318 cu in 2bbl V-8 poly
  • 361 cu in 2bbl V-8
  • 361 cu in 4bbl V-8
  • 383 cu in 2bbl V-8 290 hp
  • 383 cu in 4bbl 330 hp
  • 426 cu in 4bbl V-8 Street Wedge
  • 426 cu in 2-4 bbl 425hp Hemi

1966

1966 Coronet 500

Engines Available for Coronet in 1966

  • 225 cu in slant six 145 hp
  • 273 cu in 2bbl V-8 180 hp
  • 318 cu in 2bbl V-8 poly
  • 361 cu in 2bbl V-8
  • 361 cu in 4bbl V-8
  • 383 cu in 2bbl V-8 290 hp
  • 383 cu in 4bbl 330 hp
  • 426 cu in 2-4 bbl 425hp Hemi

1967

1967 Dodge Coronet

Engines Available for Coronet in 1967

  • 225 cu in slant six 145 hp
  • 273 cu in 2bbl V-8 180 hp
  • 318 cu in 2bbl V-8 230 hp
  • 383 cu in 2bbl V-8 290 hp
  • 383 cu in 4bbl 330 hp Coronet
  • 440 cu in 4bbl 375 hp Coronet R/T
  • 426 cu in 2-4 bbl 425hp Hemi

Transmissions Available for Coronet in 1967

  • Column Shifted A-727 TorqueFlite Three-Speed Automatic, Column Shifted (in R/T trim)
  • Floor Shifted Transmissions if option console ordered (in R/T trim)
  • A-833 Four-Speed Manual (in R/T trim)

1968

replace this with details and a photo from the above year

Engines Available for Coronet in 1969

  • 225 cu in slant six 145 hp
  • 273 cu in 2bbl V-8 180 hp
  • 318 cu in 2bbl V-8 230 hp
  • 383 cu in 2bbl V-8 290 hp
  • 383 cu in 4bbl 330 hp Coronet & Super Bee w/ a/c
  • 383 cu in 4bbl 335 hp Super Bee & 4 spd Coronet
  • 440 cu in 4bbl 375 hp Coronet R/T
  • 426 cu in 2-4 bbl 425hp Hemi

1969

replace this with details and a photo from the above year

Engines Available for Coronet in 1969

  • 225 cu in slant six 145 hp
  • 318 cu in 2bbl V-8 230 hp
  • 383 cu in 2bbl V-8 290 hp
  • 383 cu in 4bbl 330 hp Coronet & Super Bee w/ a/c
  • 383 cu in 4bbl 335 hp Super Bee & 4 spd Coronet
  • 440 cu in 4bbl 375 hp Coronet R/T
  • 440 cu in 3-2 bbl 390 hp Super Bee 6 Pack
  • 426 cu in 2-4 bbl 425hp Hemi

1970

1970 Dodge Coronet
replace this with details and a photo from the above year

1971

1971 Dodge Coronet
replace this with details and a photo from the above year

1972

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1973

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1974

replace this with details and a photo from the above year


1975

1975 Coronets
replace this with details and a photo from the above year

1976

replace this with details and a photo from the above year



Drag Racing

Big Red Ram


don't forget the A990s and famous racers running the 65s in the day

Wiki Topic References:

Magazine References:

  • Hemmings Muscle Machines September 2011 pages 54 to 58

External Links