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JimKueneman
08-28-2017, 09:40 PM
I was driving the back streets of a small town yesterday with my daughter as she was practicing for her driving test and low and behold I found a '66/'67 (can't tell them apart at a glance yet) Coronet 440 in primer grey. At first glance it looked like most of the trim was still there and the interior looked complete. It had plates but I am not sure if it was on the road or not.

I know parts are hard to find so what are the hardest parts to find for these old cars? I am really tempted to stop and ask about it, once I build up my nerve (not the best of neighborhoods)..... What would a solid 440 be worth (not sure what is under the hood). I am thinking if I can get a solid mostly original car for less than $5k I am doing good. Am I off base?

Jim

thebankerstoy
08-29-2017, 02:56 PM
As far as price ranges go, it will be difficult to give you any help there until we know exactly what model year and options that the car has that you're looking at and to be honest, what one person thinks any given car is worth compared to another person is never the same, so you and your bank account will make the final decision.

Regarding difficult parts to find for the 66 and 67 Coronets, there are very few parts being reproduced for either model year as far as exterior sheet metal and exterior and interior trim mouldings. Most front grille and rear finish panels and tail lamp parts for both model years are not being reproduced and are very difficult to find in usable condition and can be very expensive to restore by outside sources. Most interior parts for both model years are being reproduced for both model years except for certain interior medallions, bucket and bench seat frames and seat springs and the 1966 only fiberglass two piece console body is not being reproduced. While clear and tinted windshield glass are available from many sources, none of the side window glass is being reproduced and I'm not sure if the rear window glass is being done or not. Most all of the weatherstripping for both model years is available. It would take to long to list everything that's difficult or easy to find, but I've given you a start and I'm sure that others will chime in as well.

Richard

JimKueneman
08-29-2017, 09:32 PM
As far as price ranges go, it will be difficult to give you any help there until we know exactly what model year and options that the car has that you're looking at and to be honest, what one person thinks any given car is worth compared to another person is never the same, so you and your bank account will make the final decision.

Regarding difficult parts to find for the 66 and 67 Coronets, there are very few parts being reproduced for either model year as far as exterior sheet metal and exterior and interior trim mouldings. Most front grille and rear finish panels and tail lamp parts for both model years are not being reproduced and are very difficult to find in usable condition and can be very expensive to restore by outside sources. Most interior parts for both model years are being reproduced for both model years except for certain interior medallions, bucket and bench seat frames and seat springs and the 1966 only fiberglass two piece console body is not being reproduced. While clear and tinted windshield glass are available from many sources, none of the side window glass is being reproduced and I'm not sure if the rear window glass is being done or not. Most all of the weatherstripping for both model years is available. It would take to long to list everything that's difficult or easy to find, but I've given you a start and I'm sure that others will chime in as well.

Richard

Thanks for taking the time. That helps.

ws27
08-29-2017, 11:00 PM
Jim I agree with Richard. Everything for these cars are harder to get, cost more, and the cars are worth less for equivalent models in the 68-70 range.

They're the bastard child of the Mopar family. LOL I think that's the very reason why I like them!

67r/t4speeder
08-29-2017, 11:04 PM
Well said Rich

thebankerstoy
08-30-2017, 01:07 AM
It also seems that those of us who own 1966 and 1967 Dodge and or Plymouth B-Body cars truly love them and feel that they are absolutely worth all of the challenges there are to owning and maintaining one. It's either extreme loyalty to those cars, or a mental defect! rofl

Seriously though Jim, if you do purchase this 66 or 67 Coronet, just make sure that all of the front grille and tail lamp and rear finish panel parts are in place and are in at least good driver quality condition. Also make absolutely sure that all of the sheet metal is in very good to excellent condition, or is easily repairable and that all of the exterior and interior trim parts are on the car and in at least good driver quality condition. Engines, transmissions, rear differentials and most all of the front and rear suspension parts are no problem, just all of the parts that I've listed above.

In my humble opinion, when it comes to purchasing a 1966 or 1967 B-Body car, it is MUCH wiser to spend more money up front to get a car in good condition than it is to purchase a basket case that needs a lot of work and parts.

Richard

Racer Brown
08-30-2017, 11:48 AM
x2!

67RTBlue
08-31-2017, 05:25 PM
Had a visitor and since we are talking 66-67's...
'66 is a factory air, power (appears factory) brake car

http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=11143&stc=1http://www.dodgecoronet.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=11144&stc=1

JimKueneman
08-31-2017, 09:48 PM
Nice, the one I saw did not have the vertical divider in the grill so '67 I guess.

JohnS
09-01-2017, 05:24 AM
They look great together :)

67RTBlue
09-01-2017, 09:44 AM
I like the qtr moldings on a '66. Actually forgot the qtrs. are different as well! No simulated scoops.

JimKueneman
09-01-2017, 03:44 PM
Dang another drive by with my Coronet today.... It does have the vertical divider in the grill and the only trim piece missing seems to be the lower chrome strip on the trunk...... I don't need another project, I don't need another project.....

67r/t4speeder
09-01-2017, 05:03 PM
WE need you to do another Jim popcorn Rich got another SOOOOOO?

ws27
09-01-2017, 10:08 PM
Come on Jim...

This is the wrong place to come for addiction therapy. We here at the Coronet Registry help FEED your addiction.rofl

You have a long way before you have a serious problem!


Mine started with just one as well.

67r/t4speeder
09-01-2017, 11:21 PM
As usual I am no help also haha