West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptionally straight and rust free survivor of this very rare and original Mopar - a mostly all original and stock southern California 'Black License Plate' 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 2 Door Hardtop in it's original 'Gold Metallic' factory color (code Z) paint and matching interior and with the car's original and highly desirable upgrade 'F' code 361/265HP 4 BBL V8 engine with upgraded mild cam & factory cast iron headers, rare dual snorkel air cleaner, rare Chrysler Mopar factory slotted police interceptor wheels with factory dog dish centers, Torqueflite 727 automatic transmission and factory power steering, power brakes & air conditioning! The 1966 Dodge street cars had a lot going for them, particularly with the rebirth of the Coronet nameplate the previous year, which had last appeared in the late 1950s. The '65s had been restyled and the Coronet title was riding on a 117″ stock wheelbase with 204″ overall length. This midsize model was available in the base Coronet (formerly Dodge 330 grade), mid-range Coronet 440 trim, and the upscale top-of-the-line Coronet 500 trim.
Standard equipment included:
Bucket seats with console & floor shift Electric windshield wipers Full carpeting Exterior bright trim around side windows & body sides Heater & Defroster 500 exterior & interior trim Air Conditioning ($315) Power Steering ($67) Power Brakes ($33) Music Master AM Radio ($45)
This car has been owned since new by obviously only very careful and mature southern California owners and obviously has always been garaged from the elements and is rust and accident free with all original factory markings still in place and hence a true survivor car! The car boasts its original 361/265HP 4 Barrel V8 engine and its original and legendary Heavy Duty (A727-B) Torqueflite transmission. The car also boasts factory air conditioning, power brakes, power steering, its original AM Music Master radio and heater/defroster.
This great driving original southern California 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 2 Door Hardtop is a rare survivor from this era and would make a wonderful daily driver for any Dodge or MOPAR enthusiast. The rebuilt 361 V8 engine with rare performance upgrades turn this into a virtual resto-mod beast with the mild cam & the cast iron headers which runs strong and sounds absolutely magnificent and this particular car drives really well - must be driven to be appreciated - does not miss a beat and purrs like a kitten - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day car a run for it's money!
These Coronet 500's were the most exciting mid-size Dodge's of the early muscle car years. The Coronet 500 succeeded the Polara 500 as the top-of-the-line bucket seat hardtop coupe & convertible in 1965 with revamped styling. The '66's had redesigned bodyshells and styling akin to that of the new Charger fastback. A special lightweight Hemi-Charger version of the 2 Door Coronet Sedan was offered in '65.
With very few remaining top-of-the-line for '66 Dodge Coronet 500's with the desirable 361 V8 with 365HP and fully loaded with factory options, this is an extremely unusual opportunity to own a great daily driving example of this rare and very desirable sixties MOPAR in very fine daily driving condition ready and for any classic American car or Mopar enthusiast to enjoy or collect today!