Pearl Paint: 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 Convertible – SOLD!

by | Apr 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Topless Thursday

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April 26, 2023, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so after six months, we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

April 15, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring Craiglist ad with a fresh post and, in it, decided to lower their asking price by another one thousand to land at $20,000.  It’s safe to say with all of the price reductions over the past several weeks, this seller seems motivated to move on.

April 9, 2023 Update – The seller lowered their asking price five days after their last reduction.  This time, they lowered their asking price from $21,500 to $20,999.

April 4, 2023 Update – We noticed the seller lowered their asking price once more in the latest ad by another one thousand to $21,500

March 15, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring listing with a fresh Craigslist ad in which they dropped the price again to $22,500.

February 19, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expired listing with a fresh Craigslist ad.  In this latest classified ad, the seller reduced their asking price from $24,700 to $23,999.

January 25, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing. All the pictures, description, and asking price all remain the same.

December 25, 2022 Update – We noticed the seller replaced their expiring Craigslist ad with a fresh listing. In it, the description and pictures remain the same. However, the seller lowered their asking price by one dollar to land at $24,699.

Looking back at the 1960s, not every convertible produced was a fire-breathing muscle car.  In fact, the vast majority of convertibles produced featured more sedate power trains. One example is this White 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 convertible for sale, last listed in April 2023 on Craigslist in Dallas, Georgia (Atlanta). A base 440 Coronet featuring a 273 cubic inch V8 and power steering, the seller reports their convertible was garage-kept all of its life.

Last offered for $20,000 (the original ask was $24,700), Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is at the lower end of the five-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for fifth-generation Dodge Coronets produced between 1965 and 1970.  This guide highlights how rarer high-performance models sway the overall average of Dodge Coronet values.  By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the Coronet featured here:

As a second data point, the  Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $18,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $27,300.

Dodge offered the Coronet brand across seven generations and body sizes.  Introduced as a full-size car in 1949, it was the division’s highest trim line that eventually moved to the lowest level starting in 1955. Dodge reintroduced the name on intermediate-sized models for the 1965 model year.  Muscle car versions were available starting in 1965 with the 383 and 426 wedge cubic inch Chrysler RB engine, followed in 1966 by the powerful 426 cubic inch Chrysler Hemi.

Trim levels initially were base Coronet including a Deluxe version, Coronet 440, and Coronet 500.  The base Coronet and Deluxe were available as two-door sedans, four-door sedans, and station wagons.  The top of the Coronet line-up was the Coronet 500 and was available only as a two-door hardtop or convertible with a standard 273 cubic inch small block V8 engine, exterior trim and badging, bucket seats, padded dash, and chrome floor console.

The Osborne Tramain YouTube Channel features this 1965 Dodge Coronet launch commercial:

We’re not sure from the seller’s description whether their always garage-kept 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 convertible for sale is a true survivor or a repainted, lightly used example.  Either way, this car appears to be a nice mid-sized ride for summer enjoyment.

If you are serious about buying this Coronet 440, you can start the conversation only by calling the seller at the number listed in their Craigslist ad.  When you connect, please mention that you saw their Dodge convertible featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Gorgeous pearl white paint job, two-door convertible V-8 auto, Power steering, no ac, power top, was replaced several years ago, new wheels and tires, no rust anywhere, has been garage kept its entire life, the car is ready for summertime can drive anywhere!!!! everything works on the car as it should 89000 miles rare car 1 of 2522 made, head turner at car shows, have clean title

Show or go: What would you do with this 1965 Dodge Coronet 440 convertible for sale?  Please comment below and let us know!

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