Fast Facts
'68 Dodge Coronet R/T hardtop
Mike Pehanich
Mountain Top, PA

Total '68 Coronet R/T production: 10,512

  • Hardtop w/ 440 Magnum/four-speed: 1,983
  • Hardtop w/ 440 Magnum/727: 7,751
  • Hardtop w/ 426 Hemi/four-speed: 100
  • Hardtop w/ 426 Hemi/727: 119
  • Convertible w/ 440 Magnum/four-speed: 88
  • Convertible w/ 440 Magnum/727: 431
  • Convertible w/ 426 Hemi/four-speed: 1
  • Convertible w/ 426 Hemi/727: 8

Mopar Power
Engine:
A 440-inch Police Interceptor engine that, after it completed its tour of duty, was treated to a rebuild by Mike. Good stuff includes an Edelbrock RPM intake and an Accel electronic ignition system.

Transmission:
Not just any A-833, but the coarse-splined one that was originally installed behind the Hemi (and was in Mike's '68 Super Bee).

Rearend:
The 3.91-geared, 83/4-inch rearend from his original '68 Super Bee.

Sure Grip
Suspension:
Restored original B-Body front and rear (torsion bars/rear leafs) with traction bars and air-adjustable shocks in back.

Brakes:
Every car needs stopping power, and this one has it. Front discs/rear drums are the big-size ones that came on the R/T in 1968.

Wheels:
Five-spoke Cragar S/S's look good, especially when wrapped in wide Cooper radial rubber at all four corners.

High Impact
Body:
Original '68 Dodge Coronet hardtop B-Body had all the dings and imperfections removed by Mike, who learned how from his many years as a Mopar dealer bodyman.

Paint:
The longest-lasting of the High Impact paint colors on Ma Mopar's option lists-Citron Yella. Mike sprayed it on himself, in basecoat/clearcoat form.

Interior:
Original '68 R/T seats, plus other '68-vintage items that were either on the R/T when he got it, or he took off his Super Bee. That includes the period-correct Hurst T-handle knob on the OEM compound-curvy Hurst four-speed console shifter. Sound system (in addition to the 440's Hedman Hedders) is a Sony Xplod system in the radio opening.