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1955 Dodge Coronet
SELLER INFORMATION

Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Road
Morgantown, PA
610-901-3804

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MILEAGE
35343

YEAR
1955

ENGINE
8

LOCATION
Morgantown, PA

STOCK
4042

FULL SPECS

Year 1955
Mileage 35343
Engine 8
Doors 2
Transmission Automatic
Make Dodge
Model Coronet

Coronet 1955

Title Status --
Exterior Color Chiffon Green
Interior Color Aqua

DESCRIPTION

For consignment, a "forward looking" design in the form of a believed 35,434 original mile Dodge Coronet from 1955. This sassy classy tri tone 2 door car has the attributes of details that just had never been seen before. Cars of the time were fashioned by engineers not designers and Baldwin changed that idea...quickly. With a futuristic slide handle transmission engagement, some snazzy Jacquard broadcloth usage for the interior seating, and a low sleek exterior with some small fins, let's move forward not unlike the design of this car and find out more.



Exterior

I'm donning my baseball hat with its embroidered "Flookerang", (Chrysler's logo for the forward-thinking design, ahhhh the 50's), and having my first look at this 55 Coronet. A tasteful single visored headlight is on either side of the split grille and shiny bumper below which is quite possibly the original and frames the stylish grille just above. A single round turn signal light is in each lower corner of the grille, and just above, a silver chevron badge on the front of the hood and Dodge script to the left. Note that above the bumper are grille "bumpers" that wrap around the front quarters much like the actual bumper below. The front design of the car definitely has shades of the Studebaker of the era, and that's ok because it speaks class, and was also designed by Exner. Just above, a falcon hood ornament with swept back fighter jet styled wings leads the way atop the hood. The front and lowers of this car are bathed in what is believed to be the original application of Chiffon Green, meanwhile Satin Green Opal floods the upper body sections and cascades down the large trunk lid. A few touch ups can be seen in the Chiffon Green but overall, the paint shows well for being almost 70 years old. A few bubbles and speckles of surface rust are also noted but otherwise the car appears rust free. This 2-door hardtop has gaps that are well maintained throughout, and you can get a visual of this by looking at the trim spear that runs from the swept back hood trim to stern. Wrap around glass is seen with an extended rear lower roofline framing the top of the glass and Saratoga White is applied to the roof. Just a hint of a fin on the back which creates the cove for the simple round bezel tail lamps. Another large bumper that carries the fin line to the bumper where it stretches across the rear just below the trunk deck. More Saratoga White fills the area just above the bumper and encompasses the rear of the fins. Wide white walls wrap polished Dodge full size wheel covers on all 4 corners.



Interior

Stepping inside past the elegant door panels we are greeted with a green and white colorway which is within the hue range of the exterior. The door panels use white uppers in vinyl and black and white vinyl lowers, as some strips of chrome delineate these panels and make room for the green and black checked Jacquard cloth. Panning our eyes to the inside, a split front bench and solid back bench create the passenger seating. These are beautifully preserved with green with black broadcloth inserts on the seats and backs where they meet. This Jacquard has an interesting 3 dimensional pattern and is pristine. A white vinyl makes up the bolsters and is separated from the broadcloth by black piping. These fit into a deep black tub with chrome highlight trimming. To the dash where a gray steel flowing dash houses round instruments all within a white panel. Pedal styled levers are on drivers left and right to control temp and fan on the left and the transmission to drivers right. On top of a gray steering column is a two tone bakelite steering wheel using the black and gray along with a circular inset chromed horn ring. The bottom of the dash is curved under and has a chrome plate to add some interior bling to the field of gray. In the center are several round turn knobs for wipers lights and some interior lighting controls and the factory radio. In front of the passenger is a glovebox and in the center is a ribbed chrome speaker grille. Original deep green loop pile carpeting covers all the floors, and above a light green broadcloth headliner is lightly stained but remains tight. Much like the exterior, this interior presents as all original.



Drivetrain

Under the hood is none other than a 270ci Red Ram V8. Atop is a single 2-barrel carburetor and strapped to the back is a Powerflite 2-speed automatic transmission. The rear axle is of 3.54 designation. Just a fine coating of dust under here as it is about as original as they come.



Undercarriage

Some surface rust abounds on the untreated components down below, covering the frame and suspension components. The flooring, body hangers and rockers are solid and retain their factory applied undercoating. Single exhaust is noted and has surface rust on the piping. Independent coil springs for the front suspension

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