Inside, the Coronet R/T looks...
Inside, the Coronet R/T looks much the same as it did when new. The wood-rimmed steering wheel was a popular dress-up option on the R/T, as was the center console.
'68 Dodge Coronet R/T hardtop
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
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.
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).
The 3.91-geared, 83/4-inch rearend from his original '68 Super Bee.
Restored original B-Body front and rear (torsion bars/rear leafs) with traction bars and air-adjustable shocks in back.
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.
Five-spoke Cragar S/S's look good, especially when wrapped in wide Cooper radial rubber at all four corners.
The seats inside this R/T...
The seats inside this R/T are the original front buckets/rear bench from his previously owned Bee.
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.
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.
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.