Dodge Coronet

DODGE CORONET BACKGROUND
The Dodge Coronet name goes all the way back to 1949, and went through 4 generations before disappearing briefly in 1959 as a full-sized car, only to reemerge a few years later as the midsized 1965 Coronet that we know today. From there on, the Coronet would ride on Chrysler’s B-body platform and serve as they primary intermediate-sized car throughout the 1960s and early 70s.
DODGE CORONET IN THE 60s
Coronet quickly became Dodge’s best seller, with over 209,000 sold in the first year of its fifth generation. There was a total refresh for the 1968 model year, with completely new sheetmetal. It still shared its B-body bones with the Plymouth Belvedere, and all its descendants. A totally new, 6th-generation car came on in 1971, in a much smoother, less boxy shape.
DODGE CORONET IS VERSATILE
The B-body was one of Chrysler’s most versatile platforms during this period. On the Dodge side, it spawned the Coronet, the Charger and the Super Bee. Plymouth spun it into the Belvedere, the Road Runner, and the GTX, not to mention the twin 200 MPH barely-street-legal race cars, the Dodge Charger Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird.

Dodge Coronet YEAR-BY-YEAR

1965 CORONET 500




1968 CORONET COP CAR
Mopar built some awesome cop cars during the 60s & early 70s and were favored for high-speed pursuit duty, especially when equipped with the 440 Magnum.

1970 CORONET R/T




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