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1956 Dodge Coronet Lancer Coupe

Posted May 17, 2024 | Hits
Make: Dodge
Model: Coronet
Country: USA
Region: OH
City: Cleveland
Zip: 44109
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1956
Mileage: 32500 Miles
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Yellow
Condition: Used
1956 Dodge Coronet Lancer Coupe. 32,500 documented mile survivor! Powerflite automatic, 270 Red Ram poly. Power Steering, Manual brakes. Solid Colorado car! This car was purchased new in Burlington, Colorado and one owner until early 2017.

Engine and mechanical:

I had the carb rebuilt, new single exhaust made, new master cylinder, brakes, wheel cylinders, brake hoses and steel lines, bearings, drums resurfaced radiator removed and tested, new radiator hoses, thermostat, water pump, Full tune up, changed all fluids with the exception of trans fluid which was not needed. I had the mechanic check the timing chain which was fine. I had all bulbs replaced that needed replacing. the gas tank was cleaned by the previous owner but I had the mechanic replace the rubber fuel line. I purchased (5) brand new Coker classic bias look radials. They were mounted and balanced. Full alignment was done. I also had them check and clean the screens on the bell housing of the Powerflite. Car runs and drives great!!!! Needs a new speedo cable though. I have put about 50 miles on it since speedo cable failure.

Rockers floors and trunk:

All panels are solid and rust free save for typical orange Colorado dry climate surface rust underneath the car. Underneath still wears a coat of undercoating in most places. Inner and outer rockers are rock solid as are body mounts and all of the typical places on these cars you would find rust holes there are none! When I pulled up the front carpets i did find a one inch hole next to the gas pedal perch which I repaired as well as 4 small pinholes in the passenger pan which I also repaired. I then epoxied and POR 15 coated the front pans. Rest of floor is rock solid and still wears it's undercoating. Trunk is rock solid and still wears it's mat and cardboards. Frame is solid.

Body and paint:

Car wears most of its original paint and it is very shiny and presentable however it is wearing thin in places and does have blemishes and chips. Panels are straight as an arrow for the most part but there are small dings here and there to be expected with age. Inner and outer rockers are rock solid. Front fender was replaced after a small fender bender early in its life and the color is a little off. I was told by friends I should paint this and that but I never would. That would be up to the next owner but I would leave it alone. They are only original once! Chrome is in great shape. there are a few pieces of trim that have some creases and pitting but bumpers are rust free. There are some small dings. I replaced the driver's window glass.


I am an auto upholsterer by trade. I installed a new cloth headliner the correct way by having the rear glass professionally removed. I had Steele rubber make me a new window gasket and though it fits and is water tight it does have a few ripples on the inside which I was assured will shrink over time. This seems to be a common issue with these new gaskets. Then I removed the front seat and stripped it down to the springs. I put in all new foam and made new seat covers to stock standards using the original as a pattern and using new upholstery I sourced from SMS. The heat sealed vinyl took me 8 months to receive and the repro cloth took 5 months. But I was determined to make it as close to factory as possible so it was worth the wait. The back seat was in amazing original condition so I was able to strip it, restuff it and reuse the original cover with the exception of replacing the sun damaged vinyl at the top of the rear seat. I then installed a new packing shelf and kick panels. the door panels remain original and are presentable but could use some freshening. I have not been able to source an original looking carpet as of yet so I have kept the original. Rear carpet is complete but has some staining. Front carpet was shaggy in the foot well area so I removed the shaggy sections and bound the remaining front carpet so it does not get worse. I have a set of white Forward look floor mats that cover up the missing carpet nicely.

The rest:

Car comes with a binder of info including copies of titles, the original build sheet found under the dash, the correspondence letter with original owner confirming mileage and fender repair etc. Assorted literature. It also comes with a custom canvas portrait of the car and many framed paper advertisements for the 1956 Dodge

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