In the miraculous 1950s, Dodge released the Coronet, a full-size car, which was initially the division’s highest trim line. Later, by 1955, it was the lowest trim line. Later even, in the 1960s, the name was transferred to Dodge’s mid-size entry. The Dodge Coronet was showcased with the division’s first postwar body styles. Lower trim lines that were available were the Wayfarer and the Meadowbrook. Engine selection was nonexistent for the only engine for the Dodge was a 230 cubic inch flat-head straight six cylinder engine with a single barrel Stromberg carburetor, producing 103 horsepower.
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By 1953, the Coronet gained an optional 241 in Red Ram Hemi Engine and amazingly set over 100 land speed records at the Bonneville Salt Flats. In 1954, the Dodge Royal line was added above the Coronet. This little baby turned out to be a fast little devil. The stock Dodge Coronet was a smooth running car, and the six-cylinder engine could power the car to a whopping 90+ miles per hour. Dodge even released a limited production model that was a four-door, eight passenger limousine. This was an extended version of the stock Dodge Coronet. One of the most notable features, and still pretty cool to this day, was a three-speed, fluid-driven transmission that was operated by a foot pedal on the floor. It required absolutely no shifter.
After a brief hiatus, the Coronet moniker resurfaced in 1965 to represent Dodge’s mid-sized car. It received a facelift in 1966 and larger, re-bodied models emerged in 1968. For the 1967 Coronet R/T a powerful 375 hp 440 model appeared that was upped to 390 hp with 3 2-barrel carburetors on the “Six Pak” version of 1969-1/2. Two-door hardtop and convertible models were part of the range. This was certainly the car to watch and the car to bet on. Auto shipping costs for the Dodge Coronet are available on our easy to use rate calculator and to learn more about the Dodge Coronet you can go here.<< Back to Vehicle Index