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George Dahl - 1965 Coronet 500

318, 4bbl, Torqueflite transmission.

I purchased my current project in May 2007 from Matt Snyderburn in Independence, Ohio.

Matt listed the car on Ebay and it was not selling well until the last few minutes when the price shot up considerably. I had many conversations with Matt and his father and knew the car was solid. The Coronet had only 45,000 documented, actual miles. “It was a NEW MEXICO car” that had traveled east. The only problem with the vehicle is surface body rust on the outside surface of the vehicle from Midwest salt. The car had a treatment, quite well known back east as the Ziebart rust proofing treatment that puts a creosote type of coating on all under carriage and under hood and under trunk surfaces. It worked great. The belly of the car looks like 1965, but the surface rust on the paint has to go.

The Coronet 500 is gold with a white painted top. I have the original tires, wheels and hubcap spinners for the ‘65 model year. I also have rallye wheels for the car. The engine is a 318 wide block, 4bbl with torqueflite on the floor. The under hood and under trunk are immaculate. The interior is completely new with Legendary seats, carpet and door panels. I'm slowly restoring it to the original exterior color by stripping all chrome. Future plans include re-powering with a 426 Max Wedge. I work on the car weekly and it keeps me alert and out of trouble. Any info on a 426 rebuilt wedge w/matching tranny would be appreciated