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1968 Dodge Coronet R/T 426 Hemi

Have you got Dodge Fever? Then take a look at this ’68 Coronet R/T. A great looking car that was completely restyled for the 1968 model year. It is arguably one of the best looking Coronets produced.

With a 117 inch wheelbase the Coronet was Dodge’s mid-size offering using Chrysler’s B-body. The R/T was the sports package and the most expensive model in the Coronet series.

R/T nameplates and a power-bulge hood identified the R/T externally.

front view of a 68 Dodge Coronet R/T
Front view showing the power bulge hood

At the rear, the Coronet has a rather unique and recognizable look with their full-width, concave escutcheon panel.

Rear view of the 1968 model Dodge Coronet R/T with 426 Hemi
rear view

The Coronet R/T came with a choice of body side or bumble bee stripes (the latter seen here) that identified these cars as part of the Scat Pack – Dodge’s clever marketing campaign to promote their performance cars.

The R/T came standard with all-vinyl bucket seats available in black, white, blue, green, gold or red.

Interior of a 68 Dodge Coronet R/T hardtop
Bucket seat interior

Under the hood is the rare and mighty 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that is paired with a TorqueFlite automatic transmission – a $457 option at the time. A 4-speed manual transmission was available at the same price.

1968 Dodge 426 Hemi V8 engine
426 Hemi V8

There were a total of 10,849 Coronet R/T cars made for the 1968 model year with 368 of them being exported. The base price for the R/T was $3,379 for the hardtop and $3,613 for the convertible. Both came with the 440 V8 as standard. Of the US delivered cars, 9,953 were hardtops and 528 were convertibles. Of those just 219 hardtops and 9 convertibles had the Hemi.

This ’68 Coronet R/T 426 Hemi is currently for sale on eBay. (follow the link for more photos)

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