Introduced in 1967 to appeal to its upscale customers, Dodge’s Coronet R/T hit the road with a high level of standard equipment. Known as “the gentleman’s muscle car,” the R/T used the 440/375 HP Magnum V-8 as the standard powerplant. The R/T was restyled for 1968 to better contend with the attractive offerings fielded by the competition, and the successful new “Coke-bottle” look returned for 1969. Because it added a whopping $717.90 to the R/T’s base price of $3,425.00, few Hemi versions were built; 107 to be exact, only 62 of which were 4-speed-equipped, and only 19 endowed with this car’s Super Track Pack option package that added 4.10:1 gears, a heavy duty radiator and a 7-blade torque drive cooling fan. Today the Hemi 4-speed Track Pack combination is the ultimate ticket for the Mopar enthusiast and collector.
This 1969 Hemi Coronet R/T has it all, including its original all matching numbers engine. Showing 31,674 miles, it may well be the only 1969 Hemi Coronet finished at the factory in Y2 Yellow, here combined with a black tail stripe, black interior, Tic-Toc-Tach and Redline tire on reproduction Kelsey/Hayes cast-center wheels, an option that was pulled from production in August 1968.
This car competed at the 2007 Chrysler Events World Finals, where it scored 300 out of a possible 334 points; it was also a cover feature car in the February 2008 issue of Mopar Collectors Guide. This rare original-engine 1969 Hemi Coronet R/T is documented with the fender tag, radiator core support and trunk bib. All numbers matching.