1965 Dodge Coronet Sedan Vehicle Profile

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1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

1965 Dodge Coronet photograph

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The 1965 Dodge Altered Wheelbase Coronet was a transition between the early 1960's Super Stock cars and the all-out Altered Wheelbase cars, nicknamed 'Funny Cars,' that were soon to arrive. Compared to Super Stock cars, Factory Experimental (FX) cars, like this 1965 Coronet, varied much more from showroom models. It may be the most recognized and famous altered wheelbase drag car ever built. Campaigned by cigar chomphing 'Dandy' Dick Landy, this car received more recognition and national magazine features than any.

The story of these cars goes back to a time when it was an all-out war on drag strips across the country. In an all-out no-holds-barred effort to dominate the Top Stock/Factory Experimental class, Chrysler secretly built these cars behind closed doors, developing what would become known as the AFX Dragster.

Exemplifying the FX divergence from showroom design, Chrysler, in pursuit of better traction, decided to create six Dodge Coronets, including this one, that put maximum weight on the rear axles. The wheels were moved far forward of their typical position, and the wheelbase, the distance between the front and rear axle, was shortened. They had massive 426 cubic-inch Hemi's under the hood and the bodies were acid dipped to reduce weight. As if that wasn't enough, they then replaced many of the body parts with lightweight fiberglass panels, added a fiberglass dash and a seat from an A100 van and replaced all the windows with plexiglass.

Dodge CoronetBut then, they did something that no one was expecting; relocating the front and rear wheels 15-inches forward and the front wheels 10-inches to better distribute the weight. The result was eleven cars that would change drag racing history forever.

Although the Altered Wheelbase cars were not allowed to compete wîth the National hot Rod Association, they became extremely popular within the American Hot Rod Association's Factory Experimental class and in exhibition matches. Huge crowds gathered to see these cars driven by popular drivers, like this car's legendary driver, Dave Strickler.

Strickler won 80-percent of his races in this car, which became one of the most recognized drag cars of all time. After its restoration, it spent seven years on special display at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in Detroit, MI.


This is one of the six factory backed Dodges that were built. Dick Landy would go on to win 39 out of 40 match races with this exact car, while securing five major event titles. Running a nitro-methane Hilborn injected Hemi, this car ran speeds in excess of 165 miles per hour in the quarter mile.

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2019 6
2018 2
2017 7
2016 4
2015 3
2014 8
2013 5
2012 5
2011 5
2010 4

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$60,133$176,0006
2018$27,335$50,6002
2017$40,357$110,0007
2016$35,513$44,0004
2015$38,867$49,5003
2014$40,279$73,7008
2013$35,580$46,0005
2012$37,800$63,0005
2011$27,780$48,0005
2010$25,725$36,3004

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1965 sales)
1965 Dodge Coronet A990 Yankee Peddler A/FX
Sold for $176,000
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1965 Dodge Coronet Brian Kohlmann S/FX-I
Sold for $18,700
  2019 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet Super Stock
Sold for $61,600
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Dodge Coronet 500
Sold for $31,350
  2019 Mecum : Indianpolis
 
1965 Dodge Coronet
Sold for $36,300
  2019 Mecum : Phoenix Auction
 
1965 Dodge Coronet 500
Sold for $36,850
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1965 DODGE CORONET
Chassis#: 4255167493
Sold for $4,070
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1965 Dodge Coronet Convertible
Sold for $50,600
  2018 Mecum : Hershey
 
1965 Dodge Coronet
Sold for $37,500
  2017 Mecum : Louisville
 
1965 Dodge Coronet Convertible
Sold for $36,000
  2017 Mecum : Harrisburg
 
1965 DODGE CORONET CUSTOM HARDTOP
Chassis#: W451139081
Sold for $33,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
 
1965 Dodge Coronet 500
Sold for $14,300
  2017 Russo & Steele : Scottsdale Az
 
1965 Dodge Coronet Super Stock Hemi Lightweight
Chassis#: W051207356
Sold for $110,000
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1965 DODGE CORONET 500 CUSTOM COUPE
Chassis#: W357251774
Sold for $17,600
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1965 DODGE CORONET
Chassis#: W155155361
Sold for $34,100
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Gasser
Sold for $33,000
  2016 Mecum : Dallas
 
1965 DODGE CORONET HEMI AFX RACECAR RE-CREATION
Chassis#: W455188676
Sold for $30,800
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1965 Dodge Coronet
Sold for $34,250
  2016 Silver Auction - Arizona in January 2016
 
1965 DODGE CORONET HEMI AFX RACECAR RE-CREATION
Chassis#: W455188676
Sold for $44,000
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1965 DODGE CORONET CUSTOM
Chassis#: 4151276223
Sold for $35,200
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1965 Dodge Coronet's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 2019 Mecum : Dallas$17,500  
1965 Dodge Coronet Super Stock 2019 Mecum : Harrisburg$55,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet 2019 Spring Carlisle Auction   
1965 DODGE CORONET 2019 Leake OKC 2019$5,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet Super Stock 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$55,000$90,000$150,000
1965 Dodge Coronet W051 Lightweight 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$80,000$135,000$150,000
1965 Dodge Coronet 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$22,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet W051 Lightweight 2019 Mecum : Kissimmee$65,000$100,000$150,000
1965 Dodge Coronet 2018 Mecum : Indianapolis$47,000  
1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet Super Stock 2018 Mecum : Houston$50,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet41551585922018 Mecum : Los Angeles$90,000  
1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet A/FX 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$500,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet W051 Lightweight 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$75,000  
1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet Super Stock 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$50,000  
1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet A990 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$125,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet A/FX Kentucky Colonels 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$75,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet 2017 Mecum : Indianapolis   
1965 Dodge Coronet 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$29,000  
1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet A990 Super Stock 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee   
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Gasser 2016 Mecum : Dallas$32,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 Convertible 2016 Mecum : Harrisburg$28,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 2016 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach   
1965 Dodge Coronet Convertible 2016 Mecum Indianapolis$47,000  
1965 DODGE CORONETW1571376272016 GPK Auctions Atlantic City   
1965 Dodge Hemi Coronet A-990 2016 Russo & Steele : Arizona   
1965 Dodge Coronet 500 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$45,500  
1965 Dodge Coronet A990 Replica 2016 Mecum : Kissimmee$42,000  
1965 DODGE CORONET41551585922015 Mecum Anaheim$55,000  
1965 DODGE CORONET CONVERTIBLE 2015 Mecum Chicago$15,000  
1965 Dodge Coronet 2015 Mecum : Houston   

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