1956 DODGE CORONET D-500 2 DOOR SEDAN - 43542 Sold* at Scottsdale 2007 - Lot #361 1956 DODGE CORONET D-500 2 DOOR SEDAN https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/43542/43542_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #361

1956 DODGE CORONET D-500 2 DOOR SEDAN

Auction Scottsdale 2007
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 361
Year 1956
Make DODGE
Model CORONET D-500
Style 2 DOOR SEDAN
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN 35084317
Exterior Color RED/WHITE
Interior Color RED/WHITE
Cylinders V8
Engine Size 315
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description

Lot #361 - The D-500 was the fastest production vehicle in the world in 1956. A random selected 4 door sedan smashed 306 speed and endurance records in 14-day run at Bonneville, Utah, returning 26 to U.S.A. These cars were built from the ground up for performance and are said to be the prototype for Dodge muscle cars. Estimated in 1996 to be less than 250 surviving by W.P. Chrysler. The 2-4 barrel set-up on one of these cars led to title of 1st Super Stock class championship. The D-500 was 1st to run +100 mph in 1/4 mile & 1st under 14 seconds. This car has dual quad. Restoration details are unknown, but car shows very well, trophy winner. Recent paint touch-up revealed very solid body. 6 volt system - upgraded to 12, HEi ignition. The '56 D-500 topped the performance of all U.S. production cars at the annual Nascar speed trials at Daytona Beach. These cars have a history second to none, and are very rare, especially as complete & nice as this one. I Have original book and 2000 mile warranty service coupon, and car has original motor and transmission!
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