West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely exceptional example of this restored and completely rust free original factory 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 2 Door Convertible with a date correct Big Block Magnum 440 c.i. 375HP V8 engine and it's original rebuilt 727 'Torqueflite' automatic transmission with dual exhausts.
Original Factory 1969 Coronet R/T Convertible Date Correct 440 c.i. 375HP V8 engine Rebuilt 727 'Torqueflite' automatic transmission Original rear axle & differential Original style leaf springs Black Power Convertible Top Stock center console with floor shifter Exterior driver's side rear view mirror Power assisted brakes ($49) Rare, 1 of 416 produced Red with White interior Matching numbers 440 CI engine Automatic transmission Restored to stock OEM condition Power steering ($100) Power brakes Radial redline tires Original fender tag Original AM Radio ($62) Original Red (R6) Color Paint Original White (P6W) Trim
The car's original factory specs include the following options decoded from the car's original factory codes;
L31:Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals M25: Wide sill moldings M31: Belt Molding (1969-70) R11: AM Radio (2 Watts) V8X: Transverse Stripes Black A04: Basic (Radio) Group B51: Power Assisted Brakes C16: Console with Woodgrain Panel & Bucket Seats C55: Bucket Seats G33:OS LH Remote Standard Mirror J25: 3 Speed Wipers Engine Casting #: 2536430-7 (1966-72 440) E86: 440- 4 Barrel High Performance 375HP V8 engine D32: Heavy Duty A727 "Torqueflite" automatic transmission WS27: 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T 440 L9G: 440 375hp 4bbl
In 1968 the entire Chrysler B-body lineup was redesigned and a new high-performance package was added, the R/T which stood for 'Road/Track' and which came standard with the previous year's 440 'Magnum' with the 426 Hemi optional. The Chrysler Corporation began an ad campaign featuring a cartoon bee with an engine on its back promoting models called the "Scat Pack". The Coronet R/T, Super Bee, Dart GTS, and Charger R/T received bumble-bee stripes (of two thin stripes framing two thick ones). The stripes were standard on the R/Ts and came in red, white, or black, but could be deleted at no extra cost. The 1968 film 'Bullitt' helped popularize the Charger R/T for its notable car chase sequence alongside the hero character's 1968 Ford Mustang GT through the streets of San Francisco, which has since been regarded as one of the most influential car chase scenes in movie history. In the film, a black Dodge Charger R/T 440 is chased by Steve McQueen's Ford Mustang GT.
The 1968-70 Dodge Coronet R/T was, and still is, a styling sensation when introduced in 1968. The R/T was the extreme sporting model identified by it's designated WS27 VIN and 'Scat Pack' bumbleebee striped tail and was comprehensively equipped for grand touring American style including the competition style gas filler gap. With these cars Detroit achieved a rare combination of classic lines, outstanding performance, and better than average quality control. Unfortunately styling along with performance deteriorated after 1970 and although the name continued through the '70's it was never to achieve the cult status and collectible desirability of this 1968-70 generation.
The 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T packed the 'Magnum' 440 V8 as standard and offered the 426 Hemi as an option. Featuring a heavy duty suspension, bucket seats, special identification and Dodge's legendary bumblebee tail striping with the final Coronet R/T being built in 1970. These are very rare cars built between their most desirable years of 1968-70. Only 7,238 built in total in 1969 and even less in 1970, with only 2,615 built. This particular model is even rarer being a Convertible and 1 of only 414 reportedly built in 1969.
This particular car has been professionally repainted in it's original factory 'Red' color using PPG Basecoat/Clearcoat materials and the original 'Black' color Convertible top is power operated. The engine and its associated components are in excellent condition. The engine compartment, firewall and inner fenders and underside of the high performance hood appear all original with no signs of any accidents. The chassis and undercarriage still appear to have the original undercoating and are in exceptional condition with no rust. The panel fit and gaps are all excellent. The chrome bumpers are also in excellent condition. The front and rear suspension is also exceptional, as is the exhaust system. The wheels and tires are as new.
The interior appears mostly all original with the original front bucket seats in their original 'White' color vinyl trim. The headliner, dash, gauges, door panels and carpet are all in quite exceptional condition. The original side and rear glass is in very fine condition.
The 1969 440 c.i. 375HP 'Magnum' BB V8 engine casting # 2536430 was reportedly rebuilt as was the original factory 727 automatic transmission. Obviously always garage kept with the original floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas completely solid and rust-free. There are no signs that the car has had any accidents of any kind and the car looks extremely impressive with its striking 'Red' color paint with Bumblebee R/T markings and the 'White' bucket seat interior with the factory center console option is also in absolutely exceptional throughout!
This particular car literally drives as new - must be driven to be truly appreciated - drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles - a truly remarkable daily driver that will give any modern day sports car a run for it's money! The transmission shifts smoothly through all the gears and the temperature always remains cool!
This is a rare opportunity to own a great daily driving and never abused example of a beautifully restored only as required and rebuilt with high attention to it's original specs 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible in quite stunning condition throughout!
This very rare and highly desirable and collectible unabused example of one of the outstanding Mopar designs of the sixties, a true milestone muscle car with the legendary 'Magnum' 440/375HP V8 engine and most certainly one sure-fire investment that's bound to only appreciate over the years for any discerning classic American sixties muscle car collector or simply any muscle car enthusiast!