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1966 Dodge Coronet
The 1966 Dodge Coronet

1966 Dodge Coronet

The Coronet was offered with four different trim styles in 1966 with the base option offering a 225 cid 6-cylinder engine. Additional features included electric windshield wipers, chrome windshield and rear window moldings, heater and defroster, plus the Dodge insignia across the center of the hood and the vertical section on the trunk lid. The Coronet was a step above the Coronet and included the same features as well as a convertible with a power top.

Around 251,000 Coronet's were produced in 1966 (figure rounded up to the nearest 1,000) and a small number of these were produced with a 426-cid Hemi V8 engine included. According to Galen V. Govier of the production numbers are as follows:

  • Coronet - 2 door sedans = 34
  • Coronet Deluxe - 2 door sedans = 49
  • Coronet 440 - 2 door hardtops = 288
  • Coronet 440 - convertibles = 6
  • Coronet 500 - 2 door hardtops = 340
  • Coronet 500 - convertible = 21
  • *many more may exist

1966 Dodge Coronet Factory Specifications & Production

Model Number Body/Style Number Body Type & Seating

Factory Price
(6-cyl)

Factory Price
(V8)
Shipping Weight
(6-cyl)
Shipping Weight
(V8)
Total Production
Coronet/Coronet Deluxe Series
BW1/2L 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,302 $2,396 3,075 lbs 3,240 lbs Note 1
BW1/2L 21 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,264 $2,358 3,050 lbs 3,215 lbs Note 1
BW1/2L 41 4 dr Deluxe Sedan - 6P $2,341 $2,435 3,075 lbs 3,240 lbs Note 1
BW1/2L 21 2 dr Deluxe Sedan - 6P $2,303 $2,397 3,050 lbs 3,215 lbs Note 1
BW1/2L 45 4 dr Deluxe Station Wagon - 6P $2,631 $2,725 3,480 lbs 3, 595 lbs Note 2
Coronet 400 Series
BW1/2H 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,432 $2,526 3,095 lbs 3,220 lbs Note 3
BW1/2H 23 2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $2,457 $2,551 3,075 lbs 3,235 lbs Note 3
BW1/2H 27 2 dr Convertible - 6P $2,672 $2,766 3,185 lbs 3,310 lbs Note 3
BW1/2H 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,772 $2,816 3,515 lbs 3,585 lbs Note 2
BW2H 46 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P - $2,926 - 3,680 lbs Note 2
Coronet 500 Series
BW1/2P 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,586 $2,680 3,120 lbs 3,280 lbs Note 4
BW1/2P 23 2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P - $2,705 - 3,275 lbs Note 4
BW1/2P 27 2 dr Convertible - 6P $2,829 $2,921 3,180 lbs 3,345 lbs Note 4

Notes:

  1. 10,700 were produced; 7,700 6-cyl's and 3,000 V8's. 46,200 Deluxe Coronets produced; 25,600 6-cyl and 20,600 V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).
  2. 27,700 station wagons produced; 2,100 6-cyl's and 24,600 V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).
  3. 110,600 Coronet 440's were produced; 14,000 6-cyl's and 96,600 V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).
  4. 55,700 Coronet 500's were produced; 500 6-cyl's and 55,200 V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).

Chassis Specifications

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Track Rear Track Tires ( 6-cylinder) Tires (V8)
Coronet 117 in 203 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 7.35 x 14 7.75 x 14
Coronet Station Wagons 117 in 207.9 in Not Available Not Available Not Available 8.25 x 14 8.25 x 14

VIN Decoding

Serial Numbers were on the instrument panel, visible thru the windshield, and on the bottom line of a separate plate(fender tag) under the hood.

Dodge Fender Tag
First Symbol - Car Line
D - Dodge 122" W - Dodge 117/118"
L - Dart W - Charger/Coronet
J - Challenger X - Charger
Second Symbol - Price Class
E - Economy S - Special
L - Low X - Fast Top
M - Medium K - Police
H - High O - Superstock
P - Premium T - Taxi
Third & Fourth Symbol - Body Type
21 - 2 Dr. Sedan 41 - 4 Dr. Sedan
23 - 2 Dr. Hardtop 43 - 4 Dr. Hardtop
27 - 2 Dr. Convertible 45 - Station Wagon 2-Seat
29 - 2 Dr. Sports Hardtop 46 - Station Wagon 3-Seat
Fifth Symbol - Engine
(B) 6-198 (N) 8-383
(C) 6-225 (N) 8-383
(E) 6-Special Order (R) 8-426 HEMI
(G) 8-318 (T) 8-440
(H) 8-340 (U) 8-440
(J) 8-340 (V) 8-440
(L) 8-383 (Z) 8-Special Order
Sixth Symbol - Model Year
6 - 1966 1 - 1971
7 - 1967 2 - 1972
8 - 1968 3 - 1973
9 - 1969 4 - 1974
0 - 1970 5 - 1975
Seventh Symbol - Assembly Plant
(A) Lynch Road, Michigan (E) Los Angeles, California
(B) Hamtramck, Michigan (F) Newark, Deleware
(C) Jefferson, Michigan (G) St. Louis, Missouri
(D) Belvedere, Illinois (R) Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Last Six Symbols - Production Sequence
Started at 100001

 

Available Transmissions

Transmission Location
TorqueFlite Stamped on the transmission oil pan rail.
3-Speed Manual Not Available
4-Speed Manual Not Available

Identification Number Transmission Type
2538333 TorqueFlite
2538334 TorqueFlite
2538335 TorqueFlite
2538336 TorqueFlite
2538337 TorqueFlite
2538338 TorqueFlite
2538339 TorqueFlite
2538340 TorqueFlite
2538363 TorqueFlite
2538380 TorqueFlite
2538385 TorqueFlite
2538386 TorqueFlite
2538389 TorqueFlite

 

Interior and Exterior Paint Chips

  • 1966 Dodge Exterior Paint Codes.

    The first letter or number identifies the roof or accent color. The second letter or number identifies the body color. (For example, the combination WC on a Dodge would indicate the roof or accent area is in White and the body is finished in Light Blue.) Paint code plates are located in the engine compartment on the left wheel housing or the left fender side shield.

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image

A - Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4656L
Duco® Code - 4656
Dulux® Code - 181-97397

Q - Red
Lucite® Code - 4661LM
Duco® Code - 4661M
Dulux® Code - 181-97417M
B - Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Duco® Code - 44
Dulux® Code - 93-005

R - Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4698L
Duco® Code - 4698
Dulux® Code - 93-97768

C - Light Blue
Lucite® Code - 4759L
Duco® Code - 4759
Dulux® Code - 93-97802

S - Cream
Lucite® Code - 4764L
Duco® Code - 4764
Dulux® Code - 93-97807

D - Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4758L
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97801

W - White
Lucite® Code - 4559L
Duco® Code - 4559
Dulux® Code - 93-97054

E - Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4757LH
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97800H

X - Beige
Lucite® Code - 4766L
Duco® Code - 4766
Dulux® Code - 93-97809

F - Light Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4762L
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97805

Y - Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4765L
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97808

G - Dark Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4517LH
Duco® Code - 4517H
Dulux® Code - 181-96960
Z - Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4763L
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97806
K - Medium Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4646L
Duco® Code - 4646
Dulux® Code - 181-97387
4 - Sandstone Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4653L
Duco® Code - 4653
Dulux® Code - 181-97394
L - Dark Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4508LH
Duco® Code - 4508H
Dulux® Code - 181-96951H

6 - Mauve Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4767L
Duco® Code - 4767
Dulux® Code - 181-97810
M - Turbine Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4761LH
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-98406H
7 - Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4768LM
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 181-97811
P - Bright Red
Lucite® Code - 4770LH
Duco® Code - 4770H
Dulux® Code - 93-97813M
 

  • 1966 Dodge Interior Paint Codes

    1. Low Gloss Colors require 2 ounces of DuPont 4528S Flattening Compound to a pint of unreduced color.
    2. Low Gloss Colors Usage - B-C-D Pillars, Rear Shelf Defroster, Outlets, Miscellaneous Mouldings, Convertible Pocket Panels, Console, Bucket Seat Tracks.

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
GLOSS COLORS (note 2)
White
See Code W Deep Turquoise Metallic See Code L
Saddle Bronze Metallic See Code Y Pale Blue Metallic See Code D
Dark Saddle Tan Metallic Dark Blue Metallic See Code E
Citron Gold Metallic
See Code Z Red See Code P
Dark Citron Gold Metallic Medium Red See Code Q
Pale Turquoise Metallic See Code K Cordovan
Dark Turquoise Metallic Black See Code B
LOW GLOSS COLORS (note 3)
White
Lucite® Code - 9130L
Not Available / See Note 1 Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9232LH
Not Available / See Note 1
Medium Citron Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9236LH
Not Available / See Note 1 Medium Red Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9238LM
Not Available / See Note 1
Dark Citron Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9235L
Not Available / See Note 1 Red
Lucite® Code - 9239LM
Not Available / See Note 1
Saddle Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9237LH
Not Available / See Note 1 Cordovan
Lucite® Code - 9241LM
Not Available / See Note 1
Dark Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9072LH
Not Available / See Note 1 Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Not Available / See Note 1
Pale Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9233LH
Not Available / See Note 1  
FLAT COLORS
Dark Saddle Bronze Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9245LH
Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9242LH
Dark Citron Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9246LH
Dark Red
Lucite® Code - 4588LH
Medium Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4589L
Black
Lucite® Code - 4428L

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Three-Tone Black & Gray = 389-2076

 

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