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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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Thu, 28 Mar 2013 15:31:00 EST

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Cosmetically, it is hard to miss the revised front end with projector-beam headlamps and LED daytime running lamps, "floating" crosshair grille, a taller front bumper and a new lower fascia. The rear end of the facelifted Durango has been redesigned with the automaker's now-signature LED "racetrack" taillamps and resculpted rear fascia. All of the wheels are new too, with 18- and 20-inch options for each trim level with a variety of factory finishes.
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The Mopar '14 Challenger (pictured right) follows the cues of previous Mopar Editions, which have included the 2010 Challenger, 2011 Charger, 2012 300 and 2013 Dart. Only 100 Mopar '14 Challengers will be produced, and they'll include the new shaker hood, Mopar's distinctive blue graphics and wheels, and whatever is pilfered from the accessory catalog.

Chrysler recalling 2009-2010 Ram 1500, Dodge Dakota pickups over axle pinion nut

Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:45:00 EST

Chrysler is issuing a recall for the 2009 and 2010 Ram 1500 and Dodge Dakota pickup trucks due to improper installation of the rear axle pinion nut. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 44,300 trucks are affected by the recall, and there have been 12 confirmed incidents including one crash.
The issue on both trucks is that the pinion nut is loosening on some trucks due to a lack of thread adhesive, and it is causing the rear axle to lock up resulting in loss of vehicle control. NHTSA's recall notice says that eight incidents occurred at speeds over 35 miles per hour and most also exhibited driveshaft failures as well since the loss of the pinion nut would cause the gear to separate from the driveshaft. In one complaint, the driveshaft separated from the rear axle and punctured the gas tank.
Chrysler will begin sending out recall notices to affected owners in November, but scroll down to see the official NHTSA notice.