The car was finally completed around 2005. Shortly after, Robert entered it into its first show, the World of Wheels show in January 2006, where it brought home a trophy for Outstanding in Class. This was only the beginning of the R/T's success as numerous first place trophies began filling the trophy room with regularity. In 2007 Robert won Best Mopar at the Route 66 Days car show in Flagstaff, Arizona. Robert has received several offers to buy the car but the answer is always the same: "Nope. My relationship with this car started right after I left the maternity ward. How can I part with that?" There's no confusion with the name anymore. This time, Ferrari means Mopar.

Fast Facts
'68 Dodge Coronet R/T
Owned by:
Robert Ferrari, Scottsdale, Arizona

Mopar Power

  • Engine: 500 cubes, 505 horsepower, and 500 lb/ft of torque. The monster in question lurks underneath the six-pack hood of Robert's Coronet. It's a Mopar crate Wedge he purchased from Jay Dyson at Pitre Chrysler Plymouth. The supporting cast consists of Hi Flow cast-iron Stage V heads, single plane M1 aluminum intake, 850-cfm Edelbrock carburetor, and Hooker long tube headers with Flowmaster mufflers.
  • Transmission: John Walter at Lee Myles Transmissions in Scottsdale built the 727 automatic.
  • Rearend: Dana 60 with 3.54 gears purchased from Houser's Rearend Service in Pennsylvania.

Sure-Grip

  • Suspension: Restored to factory specs.
  • Brakes: A front SSBC disc brake kit improves the massive B-Body's stopping power, while factory drums hold things down out back.
  • Wheels and Tires: Steve Hank at AAcurate Auto helped Robert measure the offset and got him a great deal on his American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels. They are 15x7-inch fronts and 15x10-inch rears with BFG Radial T/A tires- 225/70R5 and 295/50R15.

High Impact

  • Paint and Body: Tim Simmons at Painting Plus in Mesa, Arizona, performed all the paint and bodywork. The task proved to be quite the challenge as the trunk floor was replaced along with partial floor pans, both lower quarters, and the driver-side rear wheelwell. Tim made the work look easy and dressed the B-Body in Plum Crazy when he was done. A fiberglass six-pack hood was added and painted flat black.
  • Interior: Chuck Booth in Phoenix, Arizona, was selected to restore the interior. Most of the parts were sourced from Stephens Performance out of Anderson, Alabama. The remaining parts were located with the help of Year One and Summit Racing. American Classic Restoration refinished the Rallye dash, center console, and door badges.