1967 Dodge Coronet R/T
The Dodge Coronet began production in 1965. As a full size vehicle
it received the 426 Hemi engine option in 1966. However, it wasn’t
until 1967 that the Coronet took on a more performance oriented
purpose. The 1967 Coronet R/T was designed to be a sleek and handy
performer right off the showroom floor.
The Coronet R/T was built from the base Dodge Coronet. This vehicle
featured a 117 inch wheel base and had sharp and clean body lines
that ran the entire length of the vehicle. The namesake R/T stands
for Road & Track was built for performance and included loads
of power with a great handling package.
The power came from the 440 magnum (375 hp) backed by either the
indestructible four speed or 727 TorqueFlight automatic. As with
other Dodge and Plymouths, all four speed 440cid and 426 Hemi cars
received the Dana 60 rear end.
Handling was accomplished through the use of heavy duty suspension
in the front and rear of the vehicle. All cars received front disc
brakes and high performance shocks. To top it off, R/T’s contacted
the road with high performance Goodyear Red Streak tires.
On the exterior the Coronet R/T appeared similar to any other coronet
except for retractable headlights and R/T badges that were placed
in the grill, on the trunk, and beside the simulated hood scoops
found on each quarter panel. Coronet R/T’s were also available
with body paint stripes.
Hardtop, convertible (total production: 10,109)