1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer

6/11/2019
Greg Zyla
 
Q: After I got out of the Army , I needed a car and bought a beautiful 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer (pictured) finished in blue and black. I drove it for two and a half years and sold it to a man in Sayre, PA in 1960.  I never saw it again.

I then moved to Connecticut, and recently and starting looking at the classic car magazines for a 1957 Dodge Coronet to buy.  I retired from AT&T in 1991 and in 2003, I found a 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer (also pictured) in Auburn, Colorado. I flew out, bought it and then had it shipped to my home. I still have it to this day.

I enjoy driving it and going to car shows and wonder if you've seen a car like it around Sayre, PA. or your area in Pennsylvania. Thanks, Stan Mills, Danleson, CT.

A: Stan, thanks much but I haven’t seen that blue and black 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer at any of the car shows thus far.  The 1957 Dodge Coronet Lancer was one of Dodge's most popular all-new cars of the era, featuring a 325 V8 engine producing 245 horses, 3-speed push button Torqueflite transmission, lots of chrome and beautiful interior.

The 1957 Dodges were an all-new design featuring a longer, wider, lower stance and excellent fin style. The '57 front end featured one large headlamp and one small "parking" lamp encased by the front fender brows. In 1958, Dodge switched over to a "Twin Beam" headlamps arrangement.

I really loved the two tone models as my favorites were blue and black, black and gold, white and red and white and gold. I see you found a beauty in Colorado, which proves if you keep looking you'll find what you are after. 

As for the names Lancer and Coronet, Lancer would switch over as the badge for the corporation's new compact car in 1961 (sibling to Plymouth's Valiant) while Coronet would disappear for a few years and then reappear as a new Dodge mid-size in 1965, with a "muscle car" image and up to a 426 V8 Hemi available.

Good luck with your beautiful 1957 Dodge as you own a true classic car.
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