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1965 Dodge Coronet

April 2005 Mopar of the Month

Ron writes: Basically my car is a 1965 Dodge Coronet sedan with a 547 Hemi, 727 Automatic, and 4.10 Dana.

The Coronet is tubbed, frames tied, has SS springs, and discs and swaybar in front.

The Mopar handles reasonably well for an old car.

The Hemi has a siamesed block, Stage 5 heads, and a roller cam. It's a pump gas engine.

I also installed a data acquisition system for tuning.
1965 Dodge Coronet, front


I waited two years in line at Mosher's Musclecar Motors and it took him two years to do the car, and cost about $125K.
Yes, he could have done it cheaper and faster. No, he could not have done it better.

I visited Mosher eight times during the build and made sure he built his best car.
Mosher has a large stock of parts from which he builds his cars. I took the best he had.

1965 Dodge Coronet, front suspension 1965 Dodge Coronet, front suspension
1965 Dodge Coronet, front suspension 1965 Dodge Coronet, front suspension
1965 Dodge Coronet, x exhaust 1965 Dodge Coronet, rear suspension

I would have started with a factory hemi car if I had found one that was clean enough.
Anyhow, I would have trashed the 426 (too small), 8 3/4" rear (too weak), and opened the wheel wells (too narrow).
I couldn't care less if a famous old dude drove it in 1965. This old dude is driving a faster car now. Mosher picks up where the factory left off in 1965.

1965 Dodge Coronet, driver's side

Body and paint is by The Finishline Restoration Services in Monrovia, CA: Every surface, every edge was mellowed out.
Two stage paint (clear over color) on outside, single stage under car, in car, and on wheels.
Special attention was paid to places you never see: inside the doors, under the carpet, and under the dash.
Hey, anyone can paint the parts you can see.

Other services contracted out by Mosher for this project were:

1965 Dodge Coronet, 547 cubic inch Hemi engine

1965 Dodge Coronet dash 1965 Dodge Coronet front interior

1965 Dodge Coronet trunk 1965 Dodge Coronet, inside rear trunk

The purpose of the car is to drive to and from work: seven miles in a straight line to work and seven miles in a straight line back home.


Thanks, Ron!

Beautiful car and quite a fun ride to and back from work!   smile!

Gary H.




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