Barnyard Find: 1969 Dodge Coronet RT 440 Automatic Survivor – $26,000

Dec 2019 | Classifinds, Free For All Friday

We’ve always struggled with what the differences between Dodge’s ’68-70 Coronet and Chargers were.  While the Chargers tend to get most of the attention, this 1969 Coronet 440 survivor posted this past week here on Craigslist in Matteson, New Jersey appears to be a driver quality example the private seller is currently asking $26,000 for. Researching  the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool for these cars confirms the seller currently has his Coronet priced $900 higher than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) estimate of $25,100.  If you are serious about purchasing this Coronet, you can start the conversation by calling the private seller at (708) 510-8121.

We’re forgoing our typical brief history for this car to let the Mopar fans among the Guys With Rides Community teach what the differences between Dodge’s 1968 Coronet and Charger offerings were and why someone would have bought one over the other when new.  Please feel free to comment below to get the conversation started!

While the great backdrop for this Coronet first caught our eye, we’re intrigued by the completeness of this numbers matching 440 Coronet.  The private seller’s description of “close to all original” has us highlighting the  aftermarket B&M floor-mounted shifter (in lieu of the factory column-mounted unit – note how the steering column still has the gear indicator) and what appears to be an aftermarket MSD electronic ignition system under hood.  The seller also states his Coronet “needs body work” and judging by the rocker panels in the pictures that will include some rust repair.  We’re curious about the gold color carpet in the otherwise green vinyl interior.  We’re assuming the original carpet has faded but please correct us if that was a factory combination.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1969 Dodge Coronet R/T. Numbers matching 440 auto, car is close to all original. Nice driver, car runs and drives, stops/brakes great. A true collector muscle car, car is complete no missing parts. Needs body work. 

If you have insight into the differences between the 68-70 Dodge Coronet and Charger, please comment below and let us know!


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