While the Dodge Charger might be one of the most recognized nameplates during the muscle car era of the late-1960s and early-1970s, Dodge had another nameplate that helped dominate the scene. The Dodge Coronet was one of the longest names in the history of the brand. Starting as a higher-level nameplate during the 1940s and the early-1950s, before being aligned more with the entry-level trims during the mid-1950s. The Coronet would go into the 1960s as one of the most powerful muscle cars, eventually having the Dodge Charger spawn from it.
In 1965, Dodge introduced the B-body Coronet using a 117-inch wheelbase, placing the car in the intermediate-sized car segment. The car was a solid hit, with its bold squared-off styling it made a presence on the street. Available in six different body styles ranging from two- or a four-door sedan, wagon, coupe, or convertible configurations, the popular two-door coupe body style is on most muscle car fans’ favorite’s list.
The Coronet had a number of powerplants available, ranging from the 3.7-liter Slant-6 engine to a 7.2-liter (440 cubic-inch) Magnum V8. Even the mighty 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8, made it under the hood of the Coronet in 1966.
But while the Coronet’s numbers are impressive, in today’s world of modern-day muscle cars, the 1967 Dodge Coronet seems kind of vanilla.
Enter digital 3D artist Timothy Adry Emmanuel (adry53customs). He has taken the 1967 Dodge Coronet and updated it into an even more menacing alter-ego of itself. While the 1966 and 1967 Dodge Charger was basically a Coronet with a fastback design, hidden headlamps, a cabin long center console, and feature a rear taillight bar that went across the back of the car, the Charger grabbed a lot more attention than the Coronet. But what if the Coronet featured a fastback design?
The new design is sleeker and with that massive C-pillar, it looks like something that Batman would drive if he was going up against the Green Hornet back in the 1960s.
Upfront, a massive ram-air intake in the hood makes sure that the HEMI underneath has plenty of breathing capability. Super wide drag radial tires on larger 18-inch rims, a large front splitter, and the elimination of chrome make this car something we would love to actually see in our garage.
The work presented by some of these digital artists can put out is simply amazing and continue to reinvent the Mopar muscle cars of the past.
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1967 Dodge Coronet Fastback Design Image Gallery: