From the Archives: 1966 Dodge Coronet 500

I did major restoration on this car while working in Phoenix, AZ. Originally a gold on white, bucket seat console car with a 383-4 barrel and a 727 automatic transmission, 80k miles on the clock. The owner wanted curb appeal, so the exterior was made perfectly straight and painted bright red with a clear coat and the interior was redone in black. The car was completely disassembled and put on a rotisserie to access all areas underneath. While not a completely stock restoration, most components were restored as close to original configuration as possible.

Evidence of pretty straight body work :-)

All engine components were cleaned and painted or re-plated.

Rebuilt date-coded alternator, black phosphate plated camber adjusting bolts on fender apron.

Note correct blackout treatment on radiator yoke, also correct paint application on the grill specific to 500 model.

Restored console, dash, new carpet, fancy AM radio. Yes, I see that the steering wheel is cracked....

Legendary door panels and seat covers installed. 

Blue and white paint was reapplied in original pattern to the 742 3rd member. TTI exhaust pipes installed.