1966 DODGE CORONET 500 – 426 HEMI V8

Having returned the earlier year, the Dodge Coronet had made an invited return and comprised of three arrangement. The base models, the 440 and the top trim level, the Coronet 500. Maybe confusingly, these numbers didn’t allude to the relocation of the motors.

For 1966 a 4-entryway hardtop was acquainted with the past Coronet 500 line-up that contained only a 2-entryway Hardtop Coupe and a Convertible. The 500 vehicles delighted in all the solaces and trim of the 440 with the expansion of a cushioned scramble, full wheel covers, basin seats and a middle comfort.

You can see the side of this 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 Coupe has the particular lines framing the “coke bottle” shape that was to demonstrate famous through the sixties.

side view of a 66 Dodge Coronet 500 fitted with a 426 Hemi

Utilizing the Chrysler B-body, the Coronet was a moderate size utilizing a 117 inch wheelbase.

Rear view of the 1966 Coronet

Inside, the Coronet tempted buyers with its interior beauty, complete with contour-comfort bucket seats, deep-pile carpeting, padded dash – the works!

bucket seat interior of a 1966 Dodge Coronet 500

Under the hood of this car there is a mighty 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 (H code) that has two 4-barrel Carter carburetors outputs 425 horsepower! It is paired with a 4-speed manual transmission.

1966 Dodge 426 Hemi V8 - 425 horsepower

The 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 2-door hardtop was priced at $2,611 with the base 273 CID V8 and 3-speed manual transmission.

No individual production figures are available for the 2-door hardtop but a total of 55,700 Coronet 500s were made for the 1966 model year. There were only 339 Coronet hardtop equipped with the 426 Hemi with just 204 of them paired with a 4-speed manual transmission – making this a very low production car.

A significant increase in Coronet production was seen this year taking the total number of them produced to over a quarter of a million cars across all of the series. This Dodge had really captured the public’s imagination.

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