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1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible

April 2015 Mopar of the Month

Ralf writes: Over ten years ago I bought my Coronet convertible on E-bay without knowing very much about the car. There were very few and rather bad photos online, and no facts on the engine and options.

But I struck gold (LOL) and got me a real nice Mopar with ~60K miles on the odometer, a 318 Poly engine, 727 transmission, and new top — the seller did not even tell me that!

The Dodge was in a very good shape, almost "untouched by human hands," with just a repaint in 1997.

I put in 11 inch cop brakes and a new carpet, NOS rear bumper, and rechromed the front bumper; that was it.

The Dodge drove like a dream: no rattle or wind noise with the top up.

This Mopar is one of two 1965 Dodge Coronet convertibles in Sweden. The funny thing is at the same time I imported my car, another guy imported a 1965 Dodge convertible with the same color and same interior, that was built one week after mine. We just happened to meet each other at a car meet! Not a single 1965 Dodge convertible in Sweden for 40 years and suddenly there are two!

1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible, driver front side
Well, twice as nice! 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible, interior
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible, 318 poly engine 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 convertible, rear view

As of 2015, there are still only two 1965 Dodge Coronet convertibles in Sweden. Additionally, there are two station wagons, three hartops and about fifteen four doors. The W.P Chrysler Club, Sweden Region is the biggest Chrysler club in the world after the U.S. We have around 700 members. Since 1978 the world’s largest car meet Power Big Meet happens in July every year in Vasteras.

In the years since importing my convertible to Sweden the work mentioed above, nothing much has happened — hey it is a Mopar, “they call them the dependables” for a reason! And a Poly 318 to boot!  To be honest,a new paint would not hurt!

Over the years we, my friend “Goldie” and I, spent time at Mopar meets, driving old ladies (who would otherwise not have a chance to enjoy a Mopar), and cruised with the family in the center of Sweden’s capitol Stockholm.

Oh, and one more thing, to balance the import from USA  I have also imported from Russia. Two fantastic adopted kids; (Nikolaj is the youngest one polishing the car on cruise night).

Cruise night 1965 Dodge Coronet in Sweden Cruise a 1965 Dodge Coronet in Sweden
Cruise a 1965 Dodge Coronet in Sweden These are sample photos of fun family times with the Dodge.

The below photo shows all my 1965 Dodge Coronet Mopars that I have owned over the years, (exept for a few parts cars)   Left to right: Coronet 440 4-door sedan, Coronet 500 two door H.T, Coronet 440 station wagon, Coronet 500 convertible. (I still own the red and the gold Dodges!)

contact owner 1965 Dodge Coronet Mopars in Sweden

See Ralf’s 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 hardtop!

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