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1967 Dodge Coronet R/T
Owned by Lee Keas
Pictures by Chuck Mulidoro

I purchased a Black 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 with a 383 Cubic inch, 4 speed car brand new. I loved it and had it for 4 years. It only had 19,000 miles on it, and still looked like new. Then my wife and I had kids, so we traded it in on a family car. I have been kicking myself in the Butt ever since. I saw a 67 Dodge R/T in a magazine down in Cincinnati Ohio and went right down to get it. I then spent the next two years restoring it.     

  Everything on the body has been replaced except the roof and the passenger door.
I had a lot of help from my son Chad and Chuck Mulidoro. The paint and body work was done by ( Huffman Auto Body ) .The motor was done by ( Kremm Speed Equipment ) It dynoed 500 H. P. and 530 F. P. T. at 1500 feet above sea level. The power from the motor is controlled with an 11 inch clutch and the Hemi 4 speed is shifted by Hurst. The interior was done by G&M Upholstery. The firewall and aluminum fan shroud was all done by hand by me except for the paint on the fire wall.

In 2002 I was coming back from the Mopar Show in Albion Pennsylvania When a drunk woman turned right in front of me at a traffic light in Springboro, Pennsylvania .By the time I hit the brake’s I had run into her. The accident took out the bumper, headlight, grill, inner fender, driver side fender and hood. It sat in the body shop for 8 months while they were trying to find parts good enough to go on. In 2003 I took the car to the Chrysler Classic Events ( I MCG Points Series ) where it won the 1966-67 B-Body Modified Class Champion. Talk about a proud moment!          
The Hemi 4 speed is hooked to the heavy 8 ¾” with positraction and 3.73 gears. The only items stock in the motor are the rods and the crank. It has Brodix BI Aluminum Heads, Jigs Aluminum Pistons, KSE508H Custom cam, CC-822 Chrysler hydraulic lifters with MTN-102 Series #1 3/8” push rods, Crane Roller-Rockers, an Edelbrock H.P. water pump, Edelbrock Intake with 2 Edelbrock 600 CFM Carburetors and Kromer Kraft Headers. The oil is held in place with a Milodon oil pan and all is kept cool with the help of an Aluminum Radiator by Griffan. All of the electrical components are located in the glove compartment. You can take out 3 screws and pull out the fuse panel, set it on the glove compartment door, and work on it right there. People can't find the battery in the car, its not in the truck or under the hood. It's a secret Ho Ho. The stock 2 door body is steel and covered with PPG Basecoat Clearcoat and the bumpers are done by Show Chrome. Stopping this ride is handled by Disc brakes in the front with Drum brakes on the rear. I purchased American Racing Torque Thrust Polished Aluminum Wheels for the Car, but they had no center caps for Mopars, so being a Tool & Die Maker, I ground the name off the center caps, then set them up on a CNC machining Center and milled the R/T into the center caps.
       A lot of people ask me if the car is for sale I tell them, anything is for sale if the price is right. We adopted my oldest son Bryan in Erie in 1968 and we brought him home in that 1966 Black Coronet 500 car, so this car has some very real sentimental value to my wife Nancy and myself. We have owned the 67 since 1997 and enjoy going to Cruise In’s and Car Shows where it has won over 40 trophies and Accolades.