1965 Dodge Coronet is a Bucket List Build

1965 dodge coronet

Mark May of New Smyrna Beach, FL had always had his hand in some kind of racing. He drag raced, raced oval track, and even dabbled in ice racing. He had always wanted an AF/X car that was so instrumental in kicking off the Funny Car phase of drag racing. His ability to do almost anything on the car was gleamed from so many years in the auto parts business, including his own speed shop that was up and running for 12 years that morphed into a regular auto parts store for 35 more years.

About four years ago, Mark found this early 1965 Dodge Coronet rotting away in Fort Lauderdale and worked hard to slowly transform the old rotted relic into what it is now. Powered by a 440 cu inch 9.5:1 engine that he purchased from an old farm sale. It features a pushbutton 727 trans, Mopar rear with 3:73 gears (sure-grip differential), a Speedway Motors straight axle, fiberglass hood, trunk, front and rear bumpers, too.

To read more about this amazing transformation, click here.

About Gary Rosier 45 Articles
Gary Rosier took up photography 4 years ago in his retirement, but has discovered a passion for covering automotive and aeromotive events, particularly around Daytona Beach, FL. You can also find him on Facebook and his own site http://www.carsplaneslandscapes.com.
  • Stephen Paraski

    Not a 65. I had a 64 Polara and a 65 Polara. Body changed for 65.

  • Dan

    That is a 1965 Coronet…not a Polara

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