1970 Dodge Coronet R/T Information

1970 Dodge Coronet R/T. Photo from the 2005 Tri-State Classic, Hamilton Ohio.
Above – 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T. Photo from the 2005 Tri-State Classic, Hamilton Ohio.

For 1970, the Dodge Coronet R/T received new front end sheet metal. Changes included a split grille, non functional rear fender scoops with Road and Track (R/T) emblems and a bumble bee stripe wrapped around the rear.

Again, the Coronet R/T was offered in both hardtop and convertible form. Standard on the Coronet R/T was the 440magnum four barrel engine rated at 375 bhp. Both the 440 Six-Pack and the 426 Hemi were optional. A 727 TorqueFlite automatic was also standard, a four-speed manual was available as an option. The Coronet R/T’s extra-heavy-duty suspension was unchanged from 1969.

The 1970 Dodge Coronet R/T was offered in thirteen standard colors and five optional high impact colors, including Plum Crazy, Sublime, Go-Mango, Hemi Orange and Banana. You could also add an optional vinyl roof in black, white, green or Gator Grain. 1970 would be the last year for the Dodge Coronet R/T. The following year the Coronet would only be available only as a four-door sedan or a station wagon.

The 1970 Coronet R/T 2 door hardtop was priced at $3,569 and the R/T convertible at $3,785.

Coronet R/T Engines:
440 Four Barrel – Horsepower: 375bhp@4600rpm Torque: 480lb-ft@3200rpm
440 Six Pack – Horsepower: 390bhp@4700rpm Torque: 490lb-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.
440 Six Pack: 0-60 in 6.6 seconds, 1/4 mile in 13.6 seconds.
426 HEMI: 0-60 in 6.1 seconds, 1/4 mile in 14.5 seconds.

1970 Dodge Coronet R/T Production: Hardtop – 2,319. Convertible – 296

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