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1965 Dodge Coronet

November 2011 Mopar of the Month

Bas sends greetings from the Netherlands: Since I’m in The Netherlands, Europe, good American classic cars are hard to find so I had to import one. My first ride came from Canada and was a 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner. This car was voodoo. Everything went wrong with this car...and I do mean everything. So, time to look for something else. This was the beginning of a new era for me: I found Mr. Mosher’s website and immediatly fell in love with the 1962-1965 car range. I didn’t really know which one I loved most because, every model has it’s own character. When I sold my Roadrunner, the quest for my dream come true could start. Still not sure which model it’s gonna be. Well, I narrowed my search down to a 1965 sedan model. I know...very hard to find. Then, one day, on Moparts, this bright red 1965 Dodge Coronet 2 door sedan was for sale. It used to carry a 528 Barton Hemi which was blown so the previous owner wanted to get rid of the car. Then I popped up! We made a deal and the car was soon to be shipped to the little country on the other side of the pond.

1965 Dodge Coronet, front driver side

No, I didn’t like the Viper Red paint that was on the Mopar (it used to be a black car) and I didn’t like the Weld Wheels and I didn’t like the automatic tranny and I didn’t like the 4.10 gears, but was a real 1965 2 door sedan! I was in love.

Well, look where we are now. I converted the grill to superstock look, redid the engine (was badly rebuilt), mounted some old school shoes, converted her to a 4 speed and put some nice and highway friendly 3.55 gears in.

A radio-delete plate has been installed since these pictures were taken.

1965 Dodge Coronet,dash
Converted to 4 speed
1965 Dodge Coronet, front seat
As purchased with TorqueFlite
1965 Dodge Coronet 383 engine
Photo courtesy of Maurice van den Tillaard.

Here are some specs:

  • 383 cubic inch 4 barrel on a Performer intake
  • A833 4speed transmission
  • 3.55 SureGrip
  • No P/S
  • No P/B
  • Nice Griffin three core radiator

The Mopar came with all the goodies too: fender tag, build sheet, original invoice etc. etc. etc. In addition to installing a radio-delete plate, I am planning to do some other minor changes like a heater delete plate and maybe install a Gary Ball SS interior. My dream is to someday have a nice Hemi under the hood....  smile!

1965 Dodge Coronet, rear driver side

My Dodge is very rare here in Europe. I know of two more 1965 Dodge 2 door sedans: one in Germany and of course the one of Anders which everyone can follow on my blog. There is a 1965 Plymouth 2 door sedan, a real Mosher built car, in France. Early b-bodies are getting more and more popular over here and the 1964 Dodge is the most wanted model. My friend Marcel is currently restoring a 1963 Plymouth is going to be a Merlose Missile tribute awesome is that!

Contact Bas: Contact owner 1965 Dodge Coronet

Thanks Bas!

That is a great Dodge on any side of the ocean!  smile!

Gary H.

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