1967 Dodge Coronet R/T Convertible

In the latter part of 1966, Dodge introduced print advertisements heralding the arrival of the Coronet R/T, an abbreviation for “Road and Track,” into Detroit’s increasingly competitive landscape of muscle cars. Fortunately for MOPAR enthusiasts and collectors, the first-generation Coronet R/T only graced the market for a single model year before Dodge underwent a comprehensive restyling of its entire lineup.

Consequently, the 1967 Coronet R/T holds a special allure as one of Dodge’s intriguing “single-year specials.” Among these, the convertibles are particularly rare, comprising only about six percent of R/T production. According to the Standard Catalog of American Cars, a mere 628 R/T Convertibles were manufactured compared to 10,181 hardtop coupes.

Diverging from the standard 1967 Coronet, buyers who opted for the R/T model were treated to a host of enhancements. These included a robust suspension system, wider wheels, upgraded disc brakes, bucket seats, distinctive badging, a polished chrome center console, and an assertive hood scoop designed to supply air to the potent 375-horsepower, 440-cubic-inch Magnum V-8 engine, equipped with a single four-barrel Carter carburetor.

While a NASCAR-certified 426-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 and a “four on the floor” transmission were available options, in practice, the highly capable 440 engine was often paired with a three-speed Torqueflite automatic transmission.



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