Tuesday, 6 August 2013
"1965 DODGE CORONET WO51 SUPER STOCK RACE HEMI 426" . . . . IF THERE'S A BETTER EXAMPLE OF ALL THAT ENCAPSULATES THE GOLDEN DAYS OF THE MUSCLE CAR ERA THEN I'LL EAT SHEEYIT FOR MONTH . . . . SITTING AT A MACCA'S IN BETWEEN APPOINTMENTS AND WAS THINKING OF CLIFFORD'S CORONET AND TOOK A WALK DOWN GOOGLE STREET . . . . THIS WEE BEASTIE TURNED UP ALONG THE WAY . . . . THE DEFINITIVE SLEEPER FROM GRILLE TO GONE.
I don't know which specific car was responsible for the coining of the term 'sleeper', but there couldn't be a more clearly illustrative exemplar than this super sedate lookin Mopar, for all the world appearing like a bog stock businessman's coupe, it's a masterpiece of subtlety and restraint . . . . until you look more closely. No big inch badges, no stripes, no flash hub caps, no chrome body trim, bugger all interior for that matter either, just some cheesecutters up front, a pair of big meats at the arse end and that slightly giveaway looking bonnet scoop covering the hulking bull elephant on steroids lurking beneath it . . . . no modifications required here folks, this is perfection . . . . it's Mopar or slowcar.