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A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Story & photos by Steve Magnante. Please hover over each picture for more information.

 

On first glance, only the domed hood sets this WS23L Coronet R/T hulk apart from a run–of-the-mill Slant Six or 318 car. While family-style Coronets came with flat hoods, only the R/T and Super Bee screamers carried this non-functional domed unit, which also saw service in 1969 (on non-cold air cars). Despite the kinked hinge, severe surface rust and botched plastic fill job, it’s salvageable.

 

 

A car’s name is just as important as its outward appearance. The sleekest…

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A Pair of Crowns: 1968 Coronet R/T and Super Bee Hulks Await Restoration

Dodge Daroo I

 

The Dodge Daroo I, one of the wildest factory show cars of the 1960s, was a collaboration between Dodge design manager Bill Brownlie and George Barris, Hollywood’s self-professed “King of the Kustomizers.”  Change was in the air and the Daroo, with its radical, cut-down profile and bold paint, made a big splash on the custom car show scene.

 

Brownlie sent to Barris a stock 1967 Dart GT convertible, which Barris shortened 10 inches in the rear and lengthened 17 inches in the front, forming…

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Dodge Daroo I