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1957 HEMI KD 500-1 DODGE CORONET 2 DOOR 325 W/2 4'S AUTO #s MATCH RARE CALIF CAR

1957 Dodge Coronet K D 500-1

Condition: Used
Make: Dodge
Model: Coronet
Type: 2 DOOR SEDAN
Trim: K D 500-1
Year: 1957
Mileage: 59,000
Color: TURQUIOSE & WHITE
Engine: 325 HEMI
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: GAS
Transmission: 2 SPEED AUTOMATIC
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: BLACK & GOLD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Santa Maria, California, United States
Extras
AM RADIO, HEATER, LIMITED SLIP REAR END, DUAL EXHAUST
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Description for Dodge Coronet 1957

VERY RARE ONE OF ONLY 399 BUILT. 1957 DODGE CORONET TWO DOOR HEMI. NUMBERS MATCHING 325 HEMI WITH TWO FOUR BARREL CARBURETORS AND FACTORY TWO SPEED PUSH BUTTON AUTOMATIC. RARE AND VERY CLEAN CALIFORNIA GARAGE KEPT CLASSIC. UN-RESTORED BUT ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION WERE REBUILT AND BODY HAS ONE REPAINT. NO ACCIDENTS EVER. TROPHY WINNER "BEST MOPAR". RUNS GREAT. EVERYTHING WORKS INCLUDING BACK UP LIGHTS, HEATER AND AM RADIO. FRONT SEAT WAS RECOVERED WITH NOS FABRIC. BACK SEAT IS ORIGINAL (MINOR CRACKING ON VINYL AT TOP OF REAR SEAT). ORIGINAL VINYL MAT IS GOOD. ALL GLASS IS ORIGINAL AND GOOD. CUSTOM PERSONALIZED CALIFORNIA PLATE "57D500". HEMI ENGINE RUNS STRONG AND DOES NOT SMOKE OR BURN OIL. NO OIL LEAKS. NEW: BRAKES ALL AROUND, DUAL EXHAUST, NOS TAILLIGHTS, NOS TRUNK EMBLEM, NOS WINDLACE BEAD, PACKAGE TRAY, KICK PANELS, HEADLINER, NOS AIR CLEANER FILTERS, HOSES, AND BELTS. NEW COKER WIDE WHITE WALL RADIALS THAT LOOK LIKE ORIGINAL BIAS PLY TIRES. THE WIRE WHEELS IN SOME PHOTOS DO NOT GO WITH THE CAR. THEY ARE FROM OUR 1960 DESOTO ADVENTURER AND WERE ONLY ON THE HEMI WHILE THE ORIGINAL WHEELS WERE REFINISHED AND THE NEW COKER TIRES WERE INSTALLED. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE. WE ARE INCLUDING THE SKIRTS SHOWN IN PHOTO TAKEN THE DAY WE BOUGHT THE CORONET. WE ARE ONLY SELLING THIS CAR BECAUSE WE ARE BUILDING OUR 392 HEMI 4 SPEED DODGE CORONET. ** WIRE WHEELS NOT INCLUDED*** HERE ARE SOME QUOTES FROM ARTICLES WRITTEN ABOUT THESE VERY RARE 57 HEMI CORONETS: 1957 Dodge Coronet D-500-1
Jan. 12, 1956 was the birth of the 1956 D-500-1. Versions of the Coronet (the 2 door sedan club coupe and the convertible) were available in full race form. They were also available with optional equipment but this model was the D-500-1, held back until January 12, 1956 to reduce confusion of the two D-500s. So on January 12, 1956 the D-500-1 became official. The fuel system, distributor and cylinder-head configuration were unchanged. What did change was the intake manifold, which supported two Carter WCFB four-barrel carburetors. Additionally, the D-500-1 featured a higher-lift, longer-duration camshaft. These critical changes pushed output to a factory rating of 310hp at 4,800 RPM and 350 foot pounds of torque at 3,200 RPM. Records indicate that just 399 Super D-500 engines were installed in Dodges during the 1957 model year, including this car. Dodge created a series of high performance factory hotrods that not only set records on the salt flats, but on the race tracks all over the world. This was an industry first, and was great for sales. Dodge released a 325 cu in engine for 1957. The engine used a 3.6875 in bore and 3.80 in stroke. The base engine offering was now a polyspheric chambered head referenced as KDS, and a higher performance 325 was offered with hemi heads as the ‘KD-500’. Again there was a low volume offering of a ‘KD-500-1’ with dual four barrel carburetors. All engines now, however, had hydraulic camshafts even though the hemi headed offerings sported dimples in the valve covers for mechanical adjuster clearance.

On Feb-02-17 at 15:08:59 PST, seller added the following information:

FROM HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS ARTICLE: Properly equipped with any of the three available high-output V-8s offered, the "D-500-1" was a real street stunner in its day. Don't believe us? Ask the man who knows a thing or two about performance cars: NASCAR hot shoe and Daytona 500 winner Ryan Newman, the proud owner of the D-500-1 that serves as our subject this month. Along with sleek body lines and a new-for-the-day suspension, the D-500 offers an alternative Mopar muscle car worth considering if you're on the hunt for domestic performance.As potent as the D-500 arrangement was for the time, the Super D-500 was the better performer. Technically called the D-500-1 (not to be confused with the D-501), the basic configuration was identical to the D-500 in that bore and stroke, compression ratio, exhaust system, distributor and cylinder-head configuration were unchanged. What did change was the intake manifold, which supported two Carter WCFB four-barrel carburetors. Additionally, the D-500-1 featured a higher-lift, longer-duration camshaft. These critical changes pushed output to a factory rating of 310hp at 4,800 RPM and 350-lbs.ft. of torque at 3,200 RPM. Records indicate that just 399 Super D-500 engines were installed in Dodges during the 1957 model year.

On Feb-03-17 at 14:24:03 PST, seller added the following information:

THIS CORONET WITH THIS HEMI ENGINE IS ALSO CALLED THE SUPER D-500. ONLY 399 OF THESE SUPER D 500-1 ENGINES WERE INSTALLED IN ALL OF THE BODY STYLES OFFERED THAT YEAR. THAT 399 TOTAL INCLUDES 2 DOOR HARDTOP, CONVERTIBLE, AND EVEN STATION WAGON IN ADDITION TO THE TWO DOOR SEDANS THAT WERE BUILT TO RACE IN NASCAR. ALL OF THE K D 500-1's HAD THE BLACK AND GOLD INTERIOR NO MATTER THE EXTERIOR COLORS.

On Feb-03-17 at 19:37:12 PST, seller added the following information:

PLEASE NOTE THE OIL PRESSURE IN THE SPEEDO PHOTO. THE MILEAGE WAS TURNING 57,325 AS WE WERE DRIVING ON THE FREEWAY. THE GAS GAUGE AND OIL PRESSURE GAUGE ARE SHOWN AND WORKING. THE OIL PRESSURE WAS ABOUT 65 POUNDS AT 65 MPH. THE OIL PRESSURE IS 50 POUNDS AT IDLE. THIS CAR IS UNRESTORED AND A SURVIVOR IN GOOD CONDITION. WE HAVE THE ORIGINAL ALUMINUM KEYS. BUYER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PICK UP AND SHIPPING OF THIS VEHICLE. THIS CAR IS 60 YEARS OLD AND WAS NEVER ABUSED, NEGLECTED, OR MOLESTED. A RARE FIND.

On Feb-05-17 at 09:43:00 PST, seller added the following information:

THE COLOR COMBINATION IS ORIGINAL IN COLOR AND CONFIGURATION. THE COWL TAG LISTS THE PAINT CODE AS MLM. WHICH MEANS "M" TURQUOISE "L" = WHITE, AND "M" TURQUOISE. THIS VEHICLE IS ABSOLUTELY "BONE" STOCK. IT IS NOT MODIFIED OR ALTERED.