This 1968 Dodge Coronet Could Either Be a Hollywood Celebrity or a Total Fraud

I'm sure the first thing you think of when talking about the 1968 Dodge Coronet is the Super Bee. And I can't blame you.

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1968 was the year the Super Bee came into existence, and while the R/T was still offered with a very interesting package including the Hemi engine, it was no longer a superstar. The Super B gets everyone's love, although I wouldn't mind driving an R/T either.

The Coronet you see in these photos is neither an R/T nor a Super Bee (although it tries to look like one), but it claims it has something else to impress. It could be a Hollywood star, although the owner says he has no proof that it is accurate other than a few photos showing a similar Coronet that appeared in the 2013 film American Hustle.

eBay seller Steven8740 says buyers will have to verify these claims, as he was told the Coronet was part of a package of cars used in the film, although no evidence of this has been found.

I wouldn't put too much emphasis on what the eye can see, but the Coronet is clearly in good condition. It requires the usual repairs, including new lower quarters, but if you want a full restoration, you'll need to put the car on a lift and inspect every inch of metal to accurately determine its condition. .

The Coronet still runs and drives, but you might not like what's under the hood. The Coronet has a six-cylinder unit to power the wheels, although it is unclear whether this is the original engine or a replacement unit. However, we're getting much better news from the trunk, where the owner offers an additional mill for customers interested in a performance boost.

The car is sold with the additional 440 and transmission, although the status of the big block is unclear. The seller says, “I was told the engine is good and will run, but that's a claim that couldn't be verified, so that's another thing you'll have to inspect yourself (hopefully after taking the car home). before leaving).

The 440 was the standard engine on the Coronet R/T, coming with a four-barrel carburetor for a total output of 375 horsepower. It was the second-best option after the Hemi, which was rated at 425 horsepower for this model year.

The Coronet has already caught the attention of many people online, receiving four bids within hours of the auction going live. We are now two days away from expiry, but the top offer has still not unlocked the reserve, meaning the Coronet may fail to find a new home this time. The highest offer is $13,100, and the owner has not disclosed the reserve price. You can see the car in person in Rustburg, Virginia.

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