1967 Dodge Coronet 440 R/T / Photos, Specs, Model History

Featured is a great looking 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 R/T.  The 1967 Dodge Coronet offered buyers some serious performance with powerful V-8’s available. The Coronet was considered Dodge’s lower priced muscle car but with two very powerful engines that stood up against any muscle cars of that era.

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1967 Dodge Coronet 440 RT

The 1960’s marked the beginning of the Dodge muscle car legacy by introducing powerful models such as the Charger and Coronet.

Model History

The Dodge Coronet was produced over seven generations. The first was a full size model coming out for 1949 and that model was Dodge’s top of the line offering. . Four generations ran up through 1959, although in 1955 the Coronet was placed at the bottom of Dodge offerings.

After that the Coronet disappeared until 1965. Three additional generations took the Coronet through 1976 when the model was then cancelled. It was in those years 1965-1970 (fifth generation) that the Dodge Coronet reached the top of it’s power ratings. Many automobile nameplates reached it’s highest horsepower output during the late 60’s.

1967 Dodge Coronet Styling

The “standard” Dodge was the Coronet which included the Coronet Deluxe, 440, 500, SE, and R/T.

For 1967, the Coronet adopted more Charger styling cues, including a new single-piece grille, but the car’s basic profile was unchanged. The Charger was essentially a Coronet with a restyled back end. Also that year Dodge debuted its R/T line on the Coronet, which stood for “Road and Track. The R/T, named with permission of Road & Track magazine, had a false hood scoop and a unique grille along with a standard 440 Magnum engine and handling package.

The 1967 Coronet 440 was available as a convertible, Hardtop and as a station wagon.

Among several things, the Coronet R/T included a unique air intake, not to mention the powerful engine available for this true muscle car.

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1967 Dodge Coronet Specifications

Lot’s of power was offered with the 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T. This R/T trim was available with either a 426 cubic inch Hemi or 440 cubic inch Magnum V-8 which delivered 375 HP. . The 440 came out in 1966. It was not long before the engine was available in full-size sedans and coupes and in intermediates during the horsepower wars of the latter 1960’s.

For 1967, Chrysler made the decision that the Hemi should be available only in their badged muscle cars which included the Dodge Charger, Coronet R/T, and the Plymouth Belvedere GTX.

The 67 Dodge Coronet R/T included a heavy-duty transmission. A Chrysler TorqueFlite three speed automatic and a four speed manual.

Brakes are four wheel hydraulic drums with a front disc brake option.

Dimensions include a 117.0 inch wheelbase, 203.0 inch overall outside length, 75.3 inch width, height 55.0 inches. Curb weight 3,800 lbs.

Total production of the 67 Dodge Coronet 440 was 92,500 vehicles.

The 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 had production of over 10,100 units. Only 300 Hemi equipped Coronets were produced in 1967. In addition there were 116 1967 Dodge Chargers with the Hemi. Another very rare model is the Coronet RT Convertible where only 625 examples were built.

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Reference material for this article includes..Hemi Muscle 70 Years: Chrysler, Dodge & Plymouth Performance by author Darwin Holmstrom..Muscle Cars: Kings of the Street From The Golden Era by Auto Editors of Consumer Guide.


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The 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 R/T / Great Collector Car

The 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T is a standout muscle car from the late 1960’s muscle car era. The Coronet represented Dodge’s first R/T.  The Coronet was offered only as a full performance car. This included fast engines, stiff police car type suspension, and a speedometer that reached 150 MPH. If you run across a 67 Coronet R/T Hemi you’ve found a very rare example with only about 300 units produced.

Parts for these late 1960’s Dodge Coronets appear to be reasonable available in the aftermarket which is a plus for restorers.

Current asking process for the 1967 Dodge Coronet 440 R/T in good to excellent condition with very high originality generally fall into a range of about $35,000 to $60,000 plus. 

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