This 1967 Dodge Coronet 500 R/T Tribute convertible is kind of a big deal and delivers just about every perk you’d want from a muscular Mopar
There’s a recently rebuilt 383 cubic inch big block V8 under the hood, a top that goes down, an awesome color combination, and out-of-this-world curb appeal that can almost never be replicated. At this price, it represents a screaming bargain for this much performance.
With eye-searing, bright high-impact paint, this big droptop looks like a million bucks. Dodge didn’t have a yellow like this in 1969, but for all you Mopar heads that know the palette by heart, we’d peg it as a cross between FY1 Top Banana/GY3 Citron Yella from the ’70-’73 Dodge color catalogue. It’s an in-your-face bright color, which is exactly what a striking convertible like this needs, matching up with its dynamic features that include that aggressive dual-scoop hood and hideaway headlights up front. You’ve likely seen it plastered all over some of the nastiest muscle cars of the era, and it looks just right on this rare Coronet convertible. It’s not a trailer-queen, mainly because this car has been pampered and washed so many times there’s some light scratching to consider upon closer examination, but the curb appeal is undeniable and this is still a top driver-quality sled. The sheetmetal was prepped right prior to a drop of paint being sprayed and the result is very nice, and it better be with sheetmetal that seems to go on for days. The smooth hood carries a pair of black 440-style hood scoops that were a Chrysler trademark during the muscle car era, and the baleen-style grille up front and the matching tail panel out back reminds onlookers that this isn’t merely a pretty 1960s ragtop but a pretty gnarly piece of hardware. A big red R/T badge was installed in the rear to add a little intrigue and the chrome bumpers are in great shape – adding even more bright sparkle to this searing yellow beauty.
The black bucket seat interior shows off a few desirable upgrades that suggest the original owner decided to splurge a little bit on his new Coronet. Higher-end upholstery and patterns, along with an ornate center console covered in black-and-chrome are the most obvious dealer upgrades, and it also carries a full set of big round gauges and the factory radio looks a lot like the original Music Master AM unit. There’s an optional clock at the head of the console and the bright trim on the dash really adds a touch of class in this big droptop. Seat covers, door panels, and the matching plush black carpets are dialed-in and ready to get to work, demonstrating that upscale muscle definitely has its appeal. Again, there’s no show-quality overkill going on in here, just honest, top driver-grade goodness everywhere you look. There’s a black vinyl convertible top overhead and the Coronet is one of the few ragtops that looks great top up or top down, and it, too, is in very nice shape. Out back, the cavernous trunk is correctly outfitted with a black carpet mat and has enough room to accommodate just about any travel plans.
The 383 cubic inch V8 powerplant under that twin-snorkel hood is one that many would argue is the best choice in a muscle Mopar for guys who like to drive. Rebuilt in 2020 and detailed ready for show, it’s plenty powerful and throws this big convertible around like it weighs 1,000 pounds less than it does. There’s Hemi Orange paint on the block that looks awesome against the yellow inner fenders, and with those black Mopar Performance valve covers and bright chrome and factory-correct air cleaner that covers the carb, it’s got a real 1960s performance look. Updated wiring and ignition, an Edelbrock performance manifold, and block-hugging headers are a few choice upgrades that help this big girl pop off the line, and the power steering and front disc brakes really make it a joy to drive anywhere. The TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic powers a robust rear end that has enough gearing in it to make this big ragtop feel punchy around town. The stock floors are as solid as the bodywork and a fresh Edelbrock dual exhaust system gives it just the right combination of aggressive and mellow. A set of butch-looking Rally wheels are wrapped in 245/60/14 BFGoodrich white-letter radials for a perfect look.
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