This 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T convertible is kind of a big deal and nails every important factor that a serious Mopar collector would want. Galen Govier certified 1-of-1 MOPAR, matching-numbers big block, 4-speed manual transmission, Track Pack, an awesome color combination, and a restoration that's still very fresh. And even at this price, it has to represent some kind of bargain for this much performance.
With just 774 miles on the restoration, it should and does look like a million bucks. The Y2 paint is simply called "Yellow" and we can't argue with how it looks. It's not an in-your-face bright color, but a little softer shade that seems all the more appealing when it's plastered all over one of the nastiest muscle cars of the era. The sheetmetal was expertly prepped prior to a drop of paint being sprayed, and the panel alignment and gaps are equally impressive. The smooth hood carries a pair of hood scoops that were a Chrysler trademark during the muscle car era as were the side scoops and the black bumblebee stripe reminds onlookers that this isn't merely a pretty 1960s ragtop but a pretty gnarly piece of hardware. R/T badges were installed as appropriate and the chrome bumpers are in excellent shape.
The black bucket seat interior shows off a few desirable upgrades that suggest the original owner decided to splurge a little bit on his new Coronet. A center console for the 4-speed is the most obvious upgrade, and it also carries a full set of Rallye gauges including a Tick-Tock-Tach. Hurst provided a cue ball knob and shifter for the 4-speed gearbox and the factory AM/FM/8-track radio is fully functional and is a very rare find all by itself. Seat covers, door panels, and the carpets are new and ready for show, demonstrating that upscale muscle definitely has its appeal. There's a black power convertible top overhead and the Coronet is one of the few ragtops that looks great top up or top down. The trunk is correctly outfitted with a reproduction mat and a full-sized spare tire.
The 440 cubic inch powerplant under that twin-snorkel hood is the original, numbers-matching 440 cubic inch V8 that many would argue is the best choice in a muscle Mopar for guys who like to drive. Rebuilt and detailed for show, complete with a functioning Ramcharger cold air induction system, it's plenty powerful and throws this big convertible around like it weighs 800 pounds less than it does. Correct details throughout the engine bay include hoses and clamps, fasteners, and those wonderful cast iron exhaust manifolds that flow just as well as headers. Interestingly enough, it's got manual steering and brakes, suggesting that performance was paramount when the order sheet was being filled out, and to be honest, you probably won't miss them even with that big chunk of iron sitting over the front axle. It's equipped with a 4-speed manual that has quick throws and powers a robust Dana 60 rear end with 3.73 posi gears. It's also got the Track Pack option, which adds a few upgrades that most drivers will find useful. Finally, it's got a set of beautiful painted to match steel wheels wrapped in 225/70/15 BFGoodrich redline radials for a period look.
Beautifully restored, incredibly rare, and with a very strong pedigree, this investment-grade Mopar is the kind of car that major collections are built around. Call today!