1968 Dodge Coronet R/T
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1968 Dodge Coronet R/T HEMI 4-speed

This HEMI 4-speed equipped 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T began as a bone dry, rust free Tennessee car prior to its rotisserie restoration, completed in 2019. Aside from shake down to dial the car in, it has been driven ZERO miles. This R/T is Concours show ready. The odometer displays a mere 36,353 miles. It is one of only 219 HEMI powered examples made in 1968. The original Fender Tag was decoded and confirmed 1-of-1 as equipped by Galen Govier.

She is factory finished in SS1 Sunfire Yellow with 31B Black Bumblebee Stripe over Black Vinyl. Low back bucket seats flank center console and 4-speed manual shifter. The dash gauges are complete with the 577 code Factory Dash Tach. The interior is all new, soft trim by Legendary Auto Interior. Everything else is either original restored or NOS original. Very little reproduction parts were used in this restoration, and only when no other alternative was available.

The engine bay and drivetrain are clean as a whistle and OE detailed down to the inspection marks and date coded plug wires. This genuine "J" code HEMI car features a non-VIN stamped, date code correct block which is believed to be original to the car by both the current and previous owners. They did not consistently VIN stamp '68 engines, particularly in the early production run. The A-833 transmission is numbers matching and original the the car, as is the 3.54 Sure Grip Dana 60 rear-end. The entire drivetrain assembly was rebuilt to OEM factory specifications and engineered to run on modern pump gas. The Dana 60 third member was powder coated during the course of its rebuild.

The exterior fit and finish exceeds anything Chrysler was capable of in 1968. The car was taken down to bare metal and painted in October 2019 with 2-stage PPG Deltron. The entire vehicle was wet sanded and polished to a mirror finish and then Ceramic coated for the ultimate in paint protection. The original bumpers were rechromed and reinstalled. All of the glass is brand new ECS date-coded glass. Everyting else, such as stainless, door handles, mirrors, grills, moldings, and bezels are either NOS or original restored items. Very few reproduction parts were used in this restoration. The Goodyear Polyglas Red Streak tires ride on factory body color wheels and one-year-only Dodge dogdish hubcaps.

The undercarriage is pristine and OEM correct, right down to the date coded exhaust and resonators by ECS. This Concours rotisserie restoration is, quite simply, as good as it gets. If you are looking for an investment quality '68 HEMI B-body for your collection, stop. You've found it!

Additional undercarriage photos forthcoming...

VALUATION RESEARCH:

Hagerty #1 Condition, 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T HEMI $116,000 4-spd +20% = $139,200.00

Comparable Auction Transactions:

There have been no other 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T HEMI 4-spds sold at auction within the last 5 years.

A 1968 Plymouth Road Runner Column Automatic in #1 Condition SOLD for $165,000 in 2018

A 1968 Plymouth GTX HEMI 4-speed in #1 Condition SOLD for $126,500 in 2015

Several 1968 Dodge Charger HEMI R/T 4-speeds in #1 Condition have SOLD for about $150,000 to as much as $176,000 within the last year

Principal Use

Trailered Show Car

Conditional Grade

Like New
99%-100% of New. Previously titled or used by a private owner. Impeccably kept, this vehicle has no discernible mechanical and/or cosmetic problems and has a clean engine bay and chassis.

Overall Originality

Restored Concours

Vehicle has usually been professionally restored to the current highest standard, using a combination of refurbished original parts, exact reproduction parts, and new old stock (NOS) parts. Attention to replicating factory fit, finishes, and marking details are paid attention to. Bare metal finishes may be mimicked with paints and coatings to prevent corrosion. Paint and body may exceed the quality produced by the factory.

REV's 5 Keys to Investment Collectability

• Concours Rotisserie Restored 2019

• All Original Sheetmetal, restoration began as rust free Tennessee car

• 1 of 219 HEMI examples built in 1968

• Inspected by Galen Govier 1-of-1 as equipped

• Original Fender Tag

Engine

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
426 2x4bbl HEMI
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below

Body

Body Color
Yellow
Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Basic

Year
1968
Make
Dodge
Model
Coronet R/T
Miles
36,353
Stock
594

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Buckets With Floor Shift
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Floor
Center Console
Yes
Engine Size
426 2x4bbl HEMI
Transmission Type
4spd A833
Body Style
Hardtop
Principal Use
Trailered Show Car
Conditional Grade
Like New
Overall Originality
Restored Concours
Current Location
Morgantown, WV 26501
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