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AutoHunter Spotlight: 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T Clone

A Coronet 500 upgraded to hang around the cool kids


Featured on AutoHunter, the online auction platform driven by, is this 1970 Dodge Coronet 500 that has undergone $115,000 in upgrades to become quite an impressive Coronet R/T clone. It is powered by an upgraded 440cid V8 backed by a four-speed manual transmission. Features include Ramcharger hood, bucket seats, center console, Hurst “Pistol Grip” shifter, and upgraded stereo. Finished in Hemi Orange with a Black vinyl top over a Black vinyl interior, this Dodge comes with original broadcast sheet, fender tag, restoration receipts, owner’s manual, and clear title.

This Coronet 500 was originally finished in Dark Green Metallic (code EF8) with a Green vinyl top (code V1F). During the restoration process, this reportedly rust-free Coronet was repainted Hemi Orange (code EV2). Features include non-functional R/T side intakes, fender-mounted turn signal indicators, Ramcharger air induction system with 440 emblems, chrome mirrors with manual driver-side remote, wheel opening moldings, black Bumblebee stripe, and black taillight panel. A walk around-video can be seen below.

A set of 15-inch polished aluminum American Racing Torq Thrust wheels is wrapped in 215/70 (front) and 295/50 (rear) BFGoodrich Radial T/A tires.

Originally equipped with Green vinyl bucket seats (code D6F8), the cabin is now finished with Black vinyl front bucket seats. Features include power steering, console with Hurst “Pistol Grip” shifter, upgraded AM/FM radio, and woodgrain accents.

The Rallye instrument cluster includes a 150-mph speedometer, 8,000-rpm tachometer with clock, and gauges for the fuel level, temperature, oil pressure, and alternator. Aftermarket gauges for the oil pressure and coolant temperature are mounted under the ashtray.

This Coronet 500 was originally equipped with a 230-horsepower 318cid V8 backed by a TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission. However, power is now provided by a more appropriate 440 Magnum (the standard engine for the Coronet R/T) backed by a four-speed manual transmission. Engine bay features include chrome valve covers, four-barrel carburetor with aluminum intake manifold, plenum for the Ramcharger air induction system, tube exhaust headers with high-temperature coating, MSD electronic ignition system, and electric fan. 

This Dodge is equipped with an independent front suspension and a solid rear-drive axle with 3.55 gears. Braking is provided by manual front discs and rear drums. A dual exhaust system exits at the rear.

Original broadcast sheet, fender tag, restoration receipts, and owner’s manual will come with the purchase of the car.

The auction for this 1970 Dodge Coronet 500 upgraded to R/T status ends Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. (MST)

Visit the AutoHunter listing for more information and photo gallery

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in the Southwest.



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