Original Stock Car: 1966 Coronet - /BIG MUSCLE
• Joe Massucco Jr.
This is a 1966 Dodge Coronet 440, and it's as stock as they come. We're
talking drum brakes, 14-inch steel wheels with bias ply tires and a bench
seat that was made for drive-in movies. I found this beauty at a local car
show and instantly fell in love with it, because it reminded me of an old
moonshine or getaway car that you'd see in any number of b-movies made in
the 1970's. This car is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and hot damn if
it wasn't exactly what we ordered.
1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee 472 Hemi Mopar Muscle Car
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I thought you'd like a look at this 1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee. It's
packing a massive 472 Hemi under the hood that's backed by a four-speed
manual trans. The car looks great all the way around. Hope you find it
interesting, thanks for watching!
Filmed at Fast Lane Classic Cars in St. Charles, MO
Background track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod. Available
under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Download
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
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1969 Dodge Coronet Super Bee Rare Muscle car Mopar 472 Hemi high
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Dodge Charger 1968 blown hemi
this is Nick suckow's car in September 2008 before it was stolen. If you
have any information about this dodge charger please let me know.
http://www.weau.com/home/headlines/33732019.html# Back in 1984,
high-schooler Nick Suckow bought himself a '68 Dodge Charger. He was gonna
fix it up and roar down the road. Nick was born a gearhead. A hot rod. From
the first time he drove, he drove hard. The redline was always at hand.
When he joined the Army out of high school and shipped to Germany he got
hooked on the autobahn, where you could ease over to the left lane, stomp
the foot-feed flat, and shoot, they just let you go. "Fast," Nick likes to
say, "isn't the same as reckless." All that racing around, and then life
served up a grim little joke: The day Nick Suckow wrecked - the day his
life changed forever, the last day he ever stood on his own two feet - he
was going 35 miles per hour with his seatbelt on. He'd been married two
weeks. He and his wife were on their way home from their Wisconsin
honeymoon, making the run back to Texas in Nick's Gran Prix. They were
towing a rusted-out Ford Bronco - Nick always had his eye out for a cheap
beater, and he had found one up north. On a rough stretch of road Nick
crawled in the Bronco to keep it straight. The front tire hooked a pothole.
The tie rod snapped. The seat belt broke. He landed in the ditch. The
Bronco landed on his neck. Nick says he remembers the sun in his eyes. Then
the darkness closing in. A lot of years, then. Hospitals. Home. Hospitals.
The marriage ended. Back to Wisconsin. Rehab, and more hospitals. The speed
demon, not going anywhere fast. But eventually he had them drag that
Charger out. Arranged to get it in the shop. Whenever he had a little
money, he'd get some work done. "They whittled away at it," he says. "I
told my mom, if I die, dump my ashes in the fuel tank, and I'll go down the
drag strip one last time." Seventeen years. Seventeen years of learning how
to live from the neck up. Seventeen years of whittling. Hed show you the
latest pictures - a quarter panel here, a shot of primer there, a couple
tires. He'd get down to the shop, supervise in person when he could. He
couldn't run the wrenches, but he could run the show. He'd sneak out for a
little speed fix sometimes - once a paraplegic friend strapped Nick's chair
to a motorcycle sidecar and they blew down the road, one good pair of arms
between'em. Nick says it was good to feel the wind on his face. On a sunny
day in October of 2006, Nick Suckow's pals helped him slide from one set of
wheels into another. They strapped him in the passenger side, and you could
see the anticipation on his face, even behind the mirrored shades. The car
cruised out of the lot, and then picked up speed, the blower making a Mad
Max whine as the wheels warmed to the road. After a nice easy ride, the
Charger pulled to a stop on an isolated little stretch of blacktop. There
was a quiet moment, before the driver wound that 426 fuel-injected blown
Hemi up tight. Then Nick Suckow gave the nod and went fishtailing down the
blacktop on a journey that had never really ended.
132773 / 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T
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While a lot of guys are busy chasing Chargers and Daytonas, it's easy to
overlook the Dodge Coronet R/T. Available with the same ground-pounding big
blocks as its brothers, it was a reasonably-priced alternative for the guy
who wanted big performance for not a lot of money. This particular 1968
Coronet R/T packs its original, numbers-matching 440 under the hood, and
has been treated to a high-quality rotisserie restoration that pegs the wow
meter thanks to a brilliant QQ1 Bright Blue Metallic paint job.
A lot of shops get the Bright Blue Metallic wrong, but the guys who sprayed
this one nailed it. Not too light, not too dark, it is indeed vivid and
bright as the name implies, and there's just enough metallic in it to make
it glow without looking like some escapee from a mid-70s AutoRama.
Restoration photos show a clean, solid original car in surprisingly good
shape before the project started, and thorough examination of the body
shows that the workmanship is first rate. Correct white bumble-bee sport
stripes were applied around the tail, and their alignment is proof that the
bodywork was exceptionally well done.
The engine is the original, numbers-matching 440 Magnum, which has been
fully rebuilt and detailed to original specifications. The engine bay is
extremely well finished, with beautiful paint and correct components,
ranging from the black wrinkle finish on the original air cleaner, to the
Mopar Turquoise engine paint, to the beautifully preserved Exhaust manifolds. Proper decals and markings
have been used where appropriate, and things like the ballast resistor and
wiper motor are correct for the car's October 1967 production date. You'll
also be pleased to find a reproduction red cap battery instead of some
parts store generic piece, an oversight many restorers forget.
This Coronet was originally equipped with a 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed
automatic, but during the restoration, a 4-speed manual was installed in
its place. The conversion was correctly done, with a modified transmission
tunnel to accommodate the transmission's side-mounted shift mechanism. Out
back, there's a correct eight and three-quarter inch rear with 3.23 gears
and a Sure Grip limited slip, as original. Everything is new, from the
brake lines and hoses, to the gas tank, to the fresh dual Exhaust system with the correct tips. New shock
absorbers and fresh bushings have been installed at all four corners, so it
will ride like a new car. The finishing touch are those gorgeous Magnum
500s wearing BFGoodrich Silvertown redline radials.
The interior has been restored to the same brilliant standards as the rest
of the car, including the buckets with the unusual center seat that makes
this a true 6-passenger automobile. All the soft parts, including the door
panels, carpets, dash pad, headliner, and seat covers are brand new and
correct in every way, right down to the 'Coronet R/T' emblems on the doors
and dash. The gauges have all been restored with sharply detailed faces,
including the tic-toc-tach. As I mentioned, the transmission tunnel was
correctly modified for the 4-speed's shifter, which is a Hurst unit topped
by a white cue ball knob. The trunk features a new mat, full-sized spare on
a steel wheel, and a correct jack assembly.
With all the focus on the other members of the Dodge lineup in 1968, it's
easy to overlook the Coronet. But that also means that the R/Ts like this
one are screaming bargains, and still offer all the same performance and
handsome good looks as their siblings. The way this car is priced, it's
like paying for the restoration and getting the car for free and without
the wait. The cruising season is here—take this one home and don't sit
out another year waiting for the right car to come along. Call today!
$24,995 1969 Dodge Coronet R/T For Sale~New 440(550hp)~Ground Up Restoration~Dana 60~
1969 Dodge Coronet R/T
440 w/ 550hp
ground up restoration
brand new motor/tranny suspension
new back half quarters
Dana 60 Rear
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