Even way back in the 1980’s collectors were on the lookout for the mythical 1967 Dodge Coronet Hemi R/T Convertible. They were so hard to find that you never saw them at local shows. When is the last time you have seen one? Or, ask this question … have you ever seen one? Photos of these cars are even hard to find.
So when Show Your Auto.com listed a real 1967 Dodge Coronet Hemi R/T Convertible in the Cars On Line.com Mopar Section last week we knew we had to feature it here.
Richard Petty had established the reputation of the 426 Hemi engine on the NASCAR circuit while Tom Hoover and the Dodge Ramchargers drag racing team made the Mopar Hemi a legend at drag strips. So by 1967 Chrysler’s Elephant powered Hemi 426 was gaining respect from a younger generation of buyer. But no one was ready for the outlandish tactic of putting the Hemi engine in a B body Mopar. The Coronets and GTX’s were true midsize vehicles, smaller and lighter than what GM and Ford were creating for big block power.
This 1967 Dodge Coronet Hemi R/T Convertible is all numbers matching, according to Show Your Auto.com ‘s description. They say it comes with original sheet metal, original interior, unrestored engine bay, and with the undercarriage inspected and confirmed by Dave Wise. They made a total of four Coronet R/T convertibles in 1967. Two were 4-speeds, while one was an automatic for the U.S. plus one automatic for Canada. This is the only automatic made for the U.S. market. It comes with its original documentation, complete Dave Wise Visual Inspection, as well as Chrysler Historical records.
You can have your Hemi Cudas, your Superbirds and Daytonas, but the most rare of all it this 1967 Dodge Coronet Hemi R/T Convertible. Now you can say you’ve seen one.
Several obvious, easily corrected incorrect items in the engine compartment…what a shame.