Dodge introduced its Coronet to the public in 1967 and with sales of over 10,000, people appreciated its complete high-performance package. By 1970 the Coronet R/T (Road and Track) was not so popular, but it remained a good combination for the street or strip-racing enthusiast. In base form it used the 440ci (7.2-liter) Wedge engine, so called because of the shape of the combustion chambers. This was a more reliable and easier to maintain engine than the famed 'Hemi' which was optional. Even in base form, the 440ci had 375bhp (279kW) with a single carb, or 390bhp (291kW) with the 'Six Pack' carb option. A torsion bar front and live axle rear, as per most in the Chrysler group, kept it smooth. In 1970 the car was barely afloat in a sea of beautiful and powerful cars (ironically, many from the Chrysler stable), and its sales dropped to 2,615. Of those only 13 had the Hemi.
Dodge Coronet R/T (1970) Specifications
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