It was brand-new for 1967 – the Coronet R/T (Road and Track) – Dodge’s bid to make something that was as visually exciting as the performance figures that were on the rise. It sat at the top of the Coronet line and enjoyed all the features of the Coronet 500 plus the might 440 Magnum engine.
‘There’s no mistaking this one-of-a-kind cruiser when you see it on the street‘. It’s what the sales literature told us but it was true, this was a performance car that looked pretty hot too.
At the front the grille was Charger-inspired but with fixed headlights. For a more sporty look the hood features simulated louvers. The rear quarter panel features a rather large R/T badge designed to make a statement and highlight this new and special car.
R/T identification was also present on the rear located near the passenger side taillight.
Inside, bucket seats were all part of the R/T package – the center console was extra though costing $52.85. As was the optional tachometer which would have cost an additional $48.70.
Under the hood sits the biggest engine Dodge had on offer at the time – the 440 cubic inch ‘Magnum’ V8. There were two versions, a 365 horsepower that was standard on the R/T (and also the equally new Plymouth GTX) and also a 375 hp version (code L) that was available for an additional $69 and the one seen here.
The only other option available being the 426 Hemi that was fitted to just 283 Coronet R/T cars that year.
A total of 10,305 Dodge Coronet R/T cars were made during the 1967 model year. Of this total, 10,109 were hardtops and 196 were convertibles.
If you had wanted to buy one back then the hardtop started at $3,199 and the convertible base price was $3,438.
This 1967 Coronet R/T is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for lots more photos)