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Pick of the Day: 1966 Dodge Coronet, low-mileage survivor

All-original hardtop has numbers-matching 318cid V8 engine


The Pick of the Day is a 1966 Dodge Coronet original survivor with just 31,383 miles showing on the odometer. According to the Volo, Illinois, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com, the sporty-looking hardtop wears original metal panels that are flush and square.

“Overall, it shows very well, especially for its age,” the dealer says. “If you look close, it has patina in the way of nicks, chips and a small dent on the trunk lid.”

The body is finished in dark green that, according to the dealer, is all original and shows no signs of overspray. Contrasting the dark body is a white hardtop and nicely chromed bumpers and grille.  It stands on Magnum-style wheels with raised-white-letter tires.

While the tail panel looks to be in good condition, the dealer notes some pitting and even questions if it’s been replaced since there is a dent in the trunk lid but not in the trim.

The all-black interior appears to be in pristine condition with black leather bucket seats with a ribbed pattern up front, a center console, a set of embroidered floor mats and chrome nobs on the dash.

Speaking of the dash, the AM radio was rebuilt and converted to FM some time ago and “sounds surprisingly good,” the seller says.

While this Coronet isn’t equipped with Chrysler’s famous 426 Hemi, the top engine option for this sleek model, it is powered by the original, numbers-matching 318cid V8 engine factory rated at 230 horsepower and connected to an automatic transmission.

The seller notes that it looks like the master cylinder and power steering hoses are new and there is an original Chrysler windshield-washer bottle hooked up to the squirters.

“If you’re the type that can appreciate an original survivor car, this is a nice one for you. It has all the characteristics of a well-cared for original,” the dealer noted.

The ’66 Dodge Coronet is being offered for $32,998.

To view this vehicle on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

Racheal Colbert
Racheal Colbert
An experienced writer and editor, Racheal brings her enthusiasm for collector cars to her role as the Content Manager of the Collector Car Network. Former Content Writer and Marketing Manager in the tech and publishing industry, Racheal brings a fresh perspective to the Journal and the automotive world.


  1. I like it! I had a 66 Belvedere 4 door (more my style) that wasn’t as nice as this, but I loved it just the same! That was when they could be had for $800.

  2. Very nice car. 318 is a great engine. However, the seats would be vinyl no leather. Cars in this price range were not offered with leather seats even as an option.

  3. I have a 1966 Dodge Charger, that also has the original 318 (polyspheric) motor. The problem is it is not “numbers matching” because Chrysler did not start installing matching serial numbers to frames and motors until 1968. I believe this to be an honest mistake and that the intention was to assure the buyer that the engine is original, but that does not make it OK to use inaccurate terms in advertising. Now anyone reading this article would be likely to ask why my car is not “numbers matching” if I attempt to sell it.

  4. Very nice car, but am still very interested in the 68′ body style. If anyone can still find a good running survivor, doesn’t have to look pretty, just run and have all the parts!!


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