1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Information

1968 Dodge Coronet R/T. Photo from the 2006 Mopar Nationals, Columbus Ohio.
Above – 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T. Photo from the 2006 Mopar Nationals, Columbus Ohio.

The Dodge Coronet R/T was restyled for 1968, and featured new rounded, coke bottle inspired lines. A Road and Track model was also added to the Dodge Charger line. Dodge announced the Scat Pack in 1968, featuring three high performance Dodge cars.

The Charger R/T, Coronet R/T and the Dart GTS were identified in ads as “The Cars with the Bumble bee Stripes.” These stripes were wrapped around the tail end of the Scat Pack cars. A power bulge hood with simulated air vents was added to the R/T. Available in both hardtop and convertible form, the Coronet R/T continued with dual exhausts, stiff suspension, heavy-duty brakes, and a 150 mph speedometer.

On the inside the R/T shared interior pieces with Coronet 500 model. Including standard bucket seats and R/T identification on the interior door panels. You could order a R/T in one of fifteen exterior colors. A vinyl roof was optional available in black, antique white or antique green.

Standard on the 1968 Coronet R/T was the 440magnum four barrel engine, the 426 HEMI was the only engine option available. A 727 TorqueFlite automatic was also standard, a four-speed manual was optional.

The 1968 Coronet R/T 2 door hardtop was priced at $3,565 and the R/T convertible at $3,640.

Coronet R/T Engines:
440 Four Barrel – Horsepower: 375bhp@4600rpm Torque: 480lb-ft@3200rpm
426 HEMI – Horsepower: 425bhp@5000rpm Torque: 490lb-ft@4000rpm

Coronet R/T Performance:
440 Four Barrel : 0-60 in 7 seconds, 1/4 mile in 15.4 seconds.
426 HEMI: 0-60 in 6.1 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.5 seconds.

1968 Dodge Coronet R/T Production: Hardtop – 10,280. Convertible – 569

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