With all the new performance-oriented vehicles offered today, such as the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT and 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon, it’s easy to overlook cars of the past. Unless it’s something like a 2.1 million-dollar Ferrari Daytona Alloy, of course.
But what we have here is a reminder that there’s still plenty of performance to be had, should you not have the means or the desire to purchase a new performance vehicle. This 1966 Dodge Coronet has been restored from the ground up, and it pairs the simplicity of older cars with the capability of modern-day cars, as it features a 5.7-liter Hemi swap but retains a bit of the original components.
The Hemi V8 is matted to an A833 O/D unit out of a mid 70’s vehicle, which made this Coronet a much more highway-friendly vehicle. Hotchkis shocks, polyurethane bushings, and leave springs with a higher rate refined the ride a bit, though some of the components are still stock.
What we really enjoy about this Coronet are all the small details that the owner took the time to address, such as the gauge cluster setup and spotless engine bay.
This beautifully restored 1966 Dodge Coronet is surely a site to see, and hear, as it makes its way “down the boulevard with the pistol grip.” Hit play to see it for yourself.