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Dodge Coronet Lancer 2-door Hardtop - Lhd Mopar Downunder on 2040-cars

US $47,500.00
Year:1959 Mileage:98000
Location:

Fremantle, WA, Australia

Fremantle, WA, Australia

This is a rare low miles beast; youíll be hard pressed to find one restored to such a high standard. 

The í59 Dodge has outrageous fins; they start at the doors and just keep climbing, only to be outdone by the four rocket-style taillights that point like flames behind the car.  Itís longer, wider and more flamboyant that its predecessors and successors. 
 
And this Ď59ís unique features extend to the interior too.  The bench seats are clad in a one off cloth for 1959, with gold metallic thread woven through.  It has an eye-catching ribbon speedometer, which starts off green, changes to yellow at 35mph and then to red at 50mph. The rear vision mirror is mounted vertically off the dash and of course, thereís the futuristic push-button automatic.  The car is fitted with original NOS wheel spats and Custom Royal hub caps.

This car has been in Australia about 20 years; Iíve had her for about 8 years with two Aussie owners prior to myself.  It currently lives in Western Australia, which has a climate slightly drier than California (and no snow!). During her time in Australia, sheís only done a few thousand miles.  When I bought her, the paint was intact but old - at best a good 20 footer - but the panels were dead straight and there was no rust, except for a spot on one sill.  And there were no accident repairs.  

The original interior fabric was and still is in amazing condition, no sign of wear, which supports the low miles on the odometer.  I drove the car occasionally for a few years, typically a 50 mile return trip down the coast, but about 4 years ago, decided it was time she had a full body-on restoration.  I have hundreds of photos before and after work was performed. 

The work done on her includes a full strip followed with a two-tone 2-pak paint job in coral and rose-quartz, factory colours for 1959.  All rear chrome work was re-done, and although the low miles motor was in good shape, it was fully rebuilt (receipted) including heads with hardened valve seats for ULP.  

The huge power boosted drum 11Ē brakes have been recently serviced with new wheel cylinders, new bearings and new drums at rear in the last couple of months. The car has new rear shock absorbers.  Other rubbers and bushes have been replaced where necessary.  The master cylinder unit was replaced a few years ago.

In the cabin, the heater box and heater core were removed and serviced.  The original chrome valve radio was repaired and works fine.  Itís currently connected to two recessed speakers on the back dash and to the radio waves via twin rear aerials. I havenít touched the instrument cluster or the dash as itís in excellent condition.  

The carpet was replaced with molded carpet from the US.  The roof lining was replaced by a professional upholsterer with material sourced from the US.  The bootís fully carpeted and has a full spare wheel cover.  

Because Iíve had two í59 Dodge sedans and this í59 2dr hardtop over the last 20 years, Iíve accumulated plenty of spares including a large assortment of brightware, including excellent Coronet hubcaps, various mechanical and electrical components, including an original rebuilt carburetor, distributor, spare í59 Dodge valve radio, at least half a dozen taillights (still in boxes) and numerous other assorted items.  I also have a full RHD dash and instrument cluster from an Australian delivered factory RHD.   I also purchased original cloth fabric for the front seats, just in case.  Please donít call if you want parts.  They stay with the car.

This car is not perfect, but itís damned close. Iíve spent tens of thousands of dollars on this car but itís now time for someone else to enjoy the pleasure of owning this unique car.  For overseas buyers, I paid $US 1400 for shipping last time (add on your local brokerage charges and taxes if any).

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Fri, 08 Feb 2013 08:45:00 EST

You'll be forgiven for not having heard about the TV show Defiance - it actually hasn't aired its first episode yet. The new science fiction show about an alien war against Earth in the near future seems like a perfect fit for the SyFy channel, and, apparently one that Dodge saw as a slick marketing opportunity for its Charger sedan.
Here in Chicago, Dodge has given a large corner of its show stand to the Defiance Charger, a car that won't be skipped by any Mad Max fans in attendance at this year's show. The Charger boasts one hell of a gnarly patina under a confusingly welded cage of tube steel, as well as window bars, a grille guard in front, and big, knobby truck tires. There aren't any obvious guns or turrets on the outside of the vehicle, so we can only hope that the characters driving it go well-armed.
Look for the Charger to make its star turn in Defiance when the series premieres on SyFy on April 15 at 9:00 PM EST. Also, there's said to be a Defiance video game in the works, too, so you may get a chance to steer the burly Dodge for yourself. Find a trailer for the show, below, as well.

Chrysler recalling over 200k vehicles across its brands

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:15:00 EST

With more than 200,000 units across six separate recalls and almost all of its brands, it appears that Chrysler has officially jumped headfirst into the recall pool this month. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has issued three official recalls for the automaker, and The Detroit News is reporting that the automaker itself has announced three more.
The biggest of the recalls applies to about 120,000 Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger and Chrysler 300 models for 2011 and 2012 due to faulty wiring harnesses for the seat-mounted side airbags, which could lead to these airbags not deploying in the event of a crash. A little more than 60,000 two-wheel-drive versions of the 2007-2008 Dodge Nitro and 2008 Jeep Liberty SUVs are being recalled due to a heat shield that could cause the driveshaft to break, which if that isn't bad on its own, could then hit underneath where the airbag sensor is mounted, causing the airbags to deploy. Wrapping up NHTSA's recall notices, about 20,000 Jeep Patriot and Jeep Compass models for 2012 are also being recalled due to a problem with the fuel tank transfer tube that could lead to the vehicle stalling. The LX car recall campaign is going into effect this month, while the other two will start next month - all three notices are posted below.
In addition to the official NHTSA recalls, The Detroit News is also reporting that Chrysler is recalling more than 16,000 Ram trucks and a small number of Dodge Dart sedans. Around 6,500 2013 Ram 1500 trucks will be recalled due to an improper adjustment of the parking brake cable from the factory, while 7,000 Cummins-powered 2013 Ram Heavy Duty trucks are being recalled due to an engine cover that does not have as much heat resistance as it is supposed to. Finally, a total of 46 Dodge Dart sedans are being recalled due to a problem with the brake calipers and/or parking brake.

Dodge shows can-do attitude with grand Can'avan sculpture

Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:15:00 EST

There are lots of ways to celebrate an important birthday, and all of them are well deserved. You can throw a big party, buy yourself something nice, or - if you're the altruistic type - do something for others in need. The latter is how Chrysler has opted to mark the 30th anniversary of its Dodge Grand Caravan and Chrysler Town & Country.
Together with hunger-advocacy organization Canstruction, the Chrysler Foundation has built a full-scale replica of the Grand Caravan out of 30,000 food cans in the square at the corner of Yonge and Dundas in Toronto, a ways down the highway from where the real vans are built in Windsor. The sculpture was built over the course of 10 hours by 30 volunteers and was displayed earlier this week.
Now the installation is being taken down, and the cans of food are being donated to the Daily Bread Food Bank, which will assemble them into 2,000 food baskets to be distributed to those in need through its network of 200 food banks across the Canadian metropolis. Check out a neat time-lapse video of the build and the press release below.