This 1955 Dodge Coronet has been tastefully restored with many custom touches. It features a period correct HEMI engine, Air Ride suspension, custom suede interior, and an exceptionally straight body.
The exterior is painted gloss black and the body appears to be extremely straight. It was stripped to bare metal and sprayed with PPG black paint and clearcoat. There are only a few minor flaws. There is one paint bubble on the drivers side rear fender wheel arch and there are a few minor scratches in the clear. The bumpers and trim have been rechromed. The front, rear, and side emblems have been removed and the tail lights are custom. The Ridler wheels are staggered 18” front and 20” rear. The glass has a subtle tint and is in good condition. As you can see from the pictures. This car has Air Ride suspension and is able to drop nearly touching the ground. With the airbags at full pressure, the car sits high near it’s stock height.
The custom interior of this Dodge was done by Sabatini Coachwork. The front and rear bench seats are wrapped in Ultraleather with a suede headliner. The dashboard features custom pinstriping. The gauges are all Auto Meter with exception of the original speedometer. The stereo and air compressor controls are hidden in the glove box. Overall, the interior fit and finish is show quality.
Mechanically, this Dodge has an old school 50’s style 331 HEMI bored .30 over. It features a Hot Heads aluminum intake, MSD ignition, MSD distributor, aluminum radiator with a SPAL electric fan and a turbo 350 transmission. It rides on a Fat Man subframe with power rack & pinion steering, stainless-steel upper and lower control arms, power disc brakes with chrome booster and master cylinder. The rear end is a Ford 9″ with posi-traction and 3:23 gearing. The engine bay is detailed and presented well especially with the custom air cleaner.
This 1955 Dodge Coronet is held on consignment and is not owned by Fort Pitt Classic Cars.