For one reason or another, mid- and full-size Mopar products usually carry higher price tags – both before and after the sale – due to a generally lower survival rate and smaller aftermarket support. Perennially the “3” in “Big 3,” there’s always been a kind of underdog flair to most Chrysler cars, but that oddball nature appeals to me despite my typical GM leanings. This car is finished in a great turquoise hue with a black vinyl top that accentuates the somewhat radical roofline, and the Cragar SS’s look great too. Overall, it looks great for the money, although Mopars are often more susceptible to rust than their GM and Ford counterparts. Great coke bottle curves and fender gills bring to mind the contemporary LeMans, and maybe that’s why I like this car so much. Regardless, it sounds like a great starter classic for used Taurus money.
October 1, 2012
As Seen on Craigslist – 1966 Dodge Coronet