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1968 Dodge Coronet
The newly designed 1968 Dodge Coronet

1968 Dodge Coronet

1968 included a new restyled design for the Dodge Coronet which proved to be popular for Dodge even through out the years. The Coronet offered a full range of body models from hardtops and convertibles to sedans and station wagons; 16 colors and a multitude of engine options.

The sportiest Coronet, the Coronet R/T included many standard features such as a 440-cid 375 hp 4 bbl V8 engine, Dual exhausts, Heavy Duty Suspension package, Heavy Duty Brakes, and F70 x 14 tires. For an extra $457-$712 426-cid Hemi engine could be purchased with 425 bhp @ 5000 rpm and 490 lbs-ft of torque.

During the middle of the year, Dodge offered the Super Bee which was based on the Coronet 440 coupe. It offered a 383-cid 335 hp V8 engine with a 4-speed Hurst "Competition Plus" 4-speed floor shifter transmission. Additional features of the Super Bee included bench seat interior, dual exhaust, bumblebee striping and a bulged hood.

Also new for 1968 is the Coronet 500 Station Wagon, priced below the Impala and Galaxie 500 wagons.  Standard equipment includes Two-way tailgate, carpet flooring, wood-grain side panel while an extra cost for additional equipment includes an electric rear window, electric rear window washer, power seats, and automatic speed control.

 

1968 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 Deluxe Series
WL 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,499 $2,593 3,070 lbs 3,235 lbs Note 1
WL 21 2 dr Sedan - 6P $2,461 $2,555 3,045 lbs 3,210 lbs Note 1
WL 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,816 $2,910 3,455 lbs 3,590 lbs Note 2
Coronet 400 Series
WH 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P $2,577 $2,683 3,060 lbs 3,225 lbs Note 3
WH 23 2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P $2,601 $2,707 3,065 lbs 3,235 lbs Note 3
WH 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P $2,898 $3,004 3,495 lbs 3,605 lbs Note 2
WH 46 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P - $3,114 - 3,705 lbs Note 2
Coronet 500 Series
WP 41 4 dr Sedan - 6P - $2,886 - 3,235 lbs Note 4
WP 23 2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P - $2,836 - 3,280 lbs Note 4
WP 27 2 dr Convertible - 6P - $3,036 - 3,355 lbs Note 4
WP 45 4 dr Station Wagon - 6P - $3,186 - 3,615 lbs Note 2
WP 46 4 dr Station Wagon - 9P - $3,296 - 3,715 lbs Note 2
Coronet R/T Series
WS 23 2 Dr Hardtop Coupe - 5P - $3,353 - 3,565 lbs Note 5
WS 27 2 dr Convertible - 5P - $3,613 - 3,640 lbs Note 5

Notes: Combined production total of all Coronets in 1968 = 196,242

  1. 45,000 Coronet Deluxe's were built; 19,300 were 6-cylinders and 25,700 were V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).
  2. 33,100 Station wagons were built in both Deluxe, 440 and 500 trim lines; 2,600 were 6-cylinders and 30,500 were V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).
  3. 103,500 Coronet 440 cars were built; 8,200 were 6-cylinders and 95,300 were V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100). No data available for Superbee production.
  4. 30,100 Coronet 500 cars were built; ALL were V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).
  5. 10,900 Coronet R/T car were built; ALL were V8's (totals are rounded off to the nearst 100).

Chassis Specifications

Model Wheelbase Overall Length Width Front Track Rear Track Tires
Coronet 117 in 207 in 77 in Not Available Not Available 7.35 x 14
Coronet R/T 117 in 207 in 77 in Not Available Not Available F70 x 14
Coronet Station Wagon 117 in 210 in 77 in Not Available Not Available 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
2892076 TorqueFlite
2892077 TorqueFlite
2892079 TorqueFlite
2892080 TorqueFlite
2892086 TorqueFlite
2892087 TorqueFlite
2892089 TorqueFlite
2892090 TorqueFlite
2892091 TorqueFlite
2892092 TorqueFlite
2892093 TorqueFlite
2892094 TorqueFlite


Interior and Exterior Paint Chips

  • 1968 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 Medium Blue Metallic.) 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 - 4859L
Duco® Code - 4859
Dulux® Code - 4859D

M - Bronze #2 Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4872LM
Duco® Code - Not Available
Dulux® Code - 4872DH
B - Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Duco® Code - 44
Dulux® Code - 93-005
P - Red
Lucite® Code - 4770LH
Duco® Code - 4770H
Dulux® Code - 93-97813M

C - Medium Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4879L
Duco® Code - 4879
Dulux® Code - 4879D

Q - Bright Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4861LH
Duco® Code - 4861
Dulux® Code - 4861DH

D - Pale Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4860L
Duco® Code - 4860
Dulux® Code - 4860D

R - Burgundy Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4885LM
Duco® Code - 4885H
Dulux® Code - 4885DM

E - Dark Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4880LH
Duco® Code - 4880H
Dulux® Code - 4880DH

S - Yellow
Lucite® Code - 4887L
Duco® Code - 4887
Dulux® Code - 4887D

F - Light Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4881L
Duco® Code - 4881
Dulux® Code - 4881D

T - Medium Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4882L
Duco® Code - 4882
Dulux® Code - 4882D

G - Racing Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4883L
Duco® Code - 4883H
Dulux® Code - 4883DH

U - Light Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4890L
Duco® Code - 4890
Dulux® Code - 4890D

H - Light Gold
Lucite® Code - 4888L
Duco® Code - 4880
Dulux® Code - 4880D

W - White
Lucite® Code - 4886L
Duco® Code - 4886
Dulux® Code - 4886D

J - Medium Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4889L
Duco® Code - 4889
Dulux® Code - 4889D

X - Beige
Lucite® Code - 4953L
Duco® Code - 4953
Dulux® Code - 4953D
K - Light Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4799L
Duco® Code - 4799
Dulux® Code - 4799D
Y - Medium Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 4891L
Duco® Code - 4891
Dulux® Code - 4891D
L - Medium Dark Turquoise
Lucite® Code - 4884LH
Duco® Code - 4884H
Dulux® Code - 4884DH
 

  • 1968 Dodge Interior Paint Codes

    1. Low Gloss Colors require 2 ounces of DuPont 4528S Flattening Compound to a pint of unreduced color.
    2. Gloss Colors Usage - Quarter Panel Upper Garnish Moulding, Quarter Garnish Extension & Lock Pillar Upper, "A & B" Pillars and "B" Pillar Cap, Door & Quarter Upper Inner Frame and Upper & Lower Garnish, Miscellaneous Suburban Parts. * Suburban Bow Clips ONLY.
    3. Low Gloss Colors Usage - Roof Rails, Backlite Mouldings, "A" Pillar Cover, Console, Manual Seat Adjuster, Windshield Garnish Mouldings, Convertible Top Mechanism, and Miscellaneous Suburban Parts.

Color Name / Code Color Image Color Name / Code Color Image
GLOSS COLORS (note 2)
Arctic White
See Code W Catawba Green Metallic
See Code G
*Aspen White Not Available Cobalt Blue Metallic See Code U
Saber Gold Metallic See Code J Aztec Maroon Metallic See Code R
Partridge Tan Metallic See Code Y Jewel Black See Code B
LOW GLOSS COLORS (note 3)
Dove White
Lucite® Code - 9608L
Not Available / See Note 1 Saber Silver Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9641L
Not Available / See Note 1
Ivory
Lucite® Code - 9070L
Not Available / See Note 1 Everglade Green Metallic (Light)
Lucite® Code - 9646L
Not Available / See Note 1
Amarillo Gold (Yellow)
Lucite® Code - 9609L
Not Available / See Note 1 Bayou Green Metallic (Medium)
Lucite® Code - 9601L
Not Available / See Note 1
Saturn Beige
Lucite® Code - 9602L
Not Available / See Note 1 Sierra Blue Metallic (Light)
Lucite® Code - 9642L
Not Available / See Note 1
Desert Tan (Light)
Lucite® Code - 9605L
Not Available / See Note 1 Baltic Blue Metallic (Medium)
Lucite® Code - 9643LH
Not Available / See Note 1
Oasis Tan (Medium)
Lucite® Code - 9606L
Not Available / See Note 1 Rally Red
Lucite® Code - 9604LH
Not Available / See Note 1
Buckskin Tan (Dark)
Lucite® Code - 9607LH
Not Available / See Note 1 Jewel Black
Lucite® Code - 88L
Not Available / See Note 1
FLAT COLORS
Majesty Gold Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9508L
Bahama Blue Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9505LH
Pampas Tan Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9509L
Aztec Maroon Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9511LM
Catawba Green Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9507LH
Jewel Black
Lucite® Code - 4428L
Navajo Turquoise Metallic
Lucite® Code - 9506LH
 

Trunk Colors (spatter finish)

Three-Tone Black & Gray = 389-2076

 

 

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