The Coronet grew fins for 1956 similar to the other models produced by most other Detroit automakers. Dodge offered a V8 engine with output up to 295 horsepower which could be mated to an automatic transmission. The automatic gearbox, with its push-button selector, would prove to be a popular option for many Dodge buyers. Sales were strong for the Coronet in 1956, but Dodge chose to restyle it for 1957 in keeping with the 'Forward Look' design of the other Chrysler products.
The 1957 Coronet sat on a longer, lower and wider chassis than its predecessors. The front was restyled, complete with recessed headlights with large 'brows' and a completely new grille surrounding in chrome trim. A chrome strip ran along the entire length of the body and one at the base of the large rear wings. Chrome could be found throughout the vehicle, including the rear window moldings, windshield and side trim. It was offered as Dodge's base trim level and offered in both two and four-door variants, outfitted with either six or eight cylinder engines. The eight-cylinder versions displaced either 325 or 354 cubic-inches with horsepower ranging from 245 to 340.
This particular example has traveled 44,000 miles since new. It was offered for sale at the Vintage Motor Cars sale at Hershey, PA presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $30,000 - $40,000. The lot was sold for $25,300 including buyer's premium.
It is fitted with a V8 engine with Stromberg two-barrel carburetors and displaces 325 cubic-inches and produces 245 horsepower. There is a TorqueFlite automatic transmission and four-wheel drum brakes. It is finished in white with red and black upholstery. It was given power steering and white wall tires by the factory.