ACME Trading Company / 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T / Limited Edition / 1:18th Scale

Bright Blue

Sometimes packaging could make all the difference for a muscle car. This certainly was the case for the 1967 Dodge Coronet R/T Hemi.

Dodge's midsize Coronet was given handsome new styling for '66 and could be armed with devastating power. But to casual eyes, the modest "426 Hemi" fender badge was all that separated it from grandpa's grocery-getter. Dodge remedied that for '67, introducing a new model whose initials stood for Road and Track. Without disturbing the Coronet's clean lines, the R/T added enough performance cues to make its meaning clear. It got an exclusive Charger-inspired grille with exposed headlamps, plus modest nonfunctional hood slats and small R/T emblems. The sporty theme continued inside with standard bucket seats (though a tach was a $50 extra). Underneath, the R/T was all business: The suspension had heavy-duty everything -- even ball joints -- while the standard 11-inch police-spec drum brakes could be augmented by a $70 front-disc option. Included in the $3,199 base price of the R/T hardtop or the $3,438 convertible was Chrysler's largest engine, the 440-cid V-8, here tweaked to 375 bhp and christened the Magnum. The only engine option was the 426-cid Hemi, now in its second year in "Street" trim and again rated at 425 bhp. It added $908. Transmission choices were Mopar's excellent heavy-duty three-speed TorqueFlite automatic or a four-speed manual. For minimum-hassle street work, the consensus choice was the 440. It was quicker than the Hemi up to about 60 mph, cheaper to buy, and easier to maintain. But for pitiless dominance, it was the Hemi.

Part #: A1806601

Condition: New in the Box

Price: $129.95

Status: PRE-ORDER FOR APRIL 2019 RELEASE

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