This 1965 Dodge Coronet 528 Hemi A990 replica is a tribute to the rare lightweight examples that Dodge barely sold over 100 of units back in '65. So finding an original one is six-figure process even before restoration. Instead, this example underwent a painstaking restoration to create a vehicle that is exceptionally slick, quite authentic, and delivers 598 hp of brutal force.
The body is beautifully finished in white, which gives it the instant look of a classic lightweight .....
Super Stock racer. But the glow of the multiple pearlescent clearcoats is also unmistakable. It proves that someone has taken extra time and care in this car's creation. It truly has the look of a classic NHRA superstar with the large hood scoop, lightweight fiberglass bumpers, big side exhaust tips, and Weld Racing wheels with wider rear tires. Plus, the full graphics package on the side and rear are something that people will really gravitate towards. But as much as this looks like a pure race machine, the real secret is it remains street legal.
Open the door to a competition-ready machine. There are nice vintage details, like the door panels and low-back bucket seats on lightweight seat mounts. While the Coronet was a fine family car, the lightweight racers were all about eliminating any unnecessary bulk. With a deleted radio, heater, and even the back seat, this is pure performance motoring. In fact, they added proper racing harnesses and a custom roll cage. The dash is now a full custom setup with a proper switch panel and large and crisp AutoMeter gauges, including brake pressure indicators. Plus, the large tach is mounted on the dash at eye-level, and it goes nicely with the Cheetah SCS shifter.
Under the hood is a real juggernaut. It looks like a true dragstrip racer with the metal plate sealing the air element to the fresh air hood scoop. And Mopar fans know that diagonal air filter is the kind of thing that goes over the legendary Cross Ram intake. So we bet you're already excited, and we haven't even scratched the surface on the details of this awesome build. It's a 528 cubic-inch Hemi crate V8 that has been built for performance with aluminum heads, Comp Cams camshaft, 10.25 compression, and dual 600 CFM Holley four-barrel carburetors. Long tube headers add to the power while contributing to the ferocious dual exhaust. And when you really want to bring the thunder, there are cutouts for that pure performance intimidation. And its dominance is assured with the full package rated at 598 horsepower and 642 lb-ft of torque. Getting this power to the ground means the right components. So you get the correct and strong Torqueflite 727A three-speed transmission with a reverse valve body - which is also correct spec for an A990. It's beefed up for racing duty and also has a 3500 stall converter. This feeds a Denny's 3.5 aluminum driveshaft on its way to a Moser limited slip rear end with 4.11 gears for confident and powerful take-offs. You have a reinforced ladder bar rear end with adjustable coilovers to really keep the grippy Mickey Thompson rubber on the road. And when it's time for stopping, you have Wilwood drilled & slotted four-wheel disc brakes.
There is so much more that went into this build, but we'll just run out of room listing it all. So give us a call to go over the build receipts, maintenance record, owner's manual, service manuals, and dyno sheet that all come with the sale. Don't miss your chance at a seriously speedy classic Mopar.