1959 Dodge Coronet, Havana Vintage Car Tours
If you arrive in Havana you will certainly not be tempted to enjoy a tour in an authentic 1950s classic car. This 1959 Dodge Coronet, convertible, with beautiful lines and spacious interior is an excellent choice for a tour of Havana. Travel with this classic car along the Paseo del Prado, the Havana Malecón, the Fifth Avenue, discover the charms of Havana, a wonderful city that has been paralyzed in time.
The Dodge Coronet was a full size car manufactured by the Dodge Division of Chrysler Corporation between 1949 and 1976. The 1959 Dodge Coronet belonged to the fourth generation (1957-1960) of this manufacturer.
The 1958 and 1959 Coronet, Royal, and Custom Royal used a DeSoto Fireflite chassis but had less ornate trim. Power came from the 230 cu in (3.8 L) "Getaway" L-head straight-6 or the 325 cu in (5.3 L) "Red Ram" V8. In 1959 a Silver Challenger model was also offered on the Coronet line. This was a six-cylinder or V-8 model available only in silver paint and only on a two-door body. It came with many extra features at no cost, such as wall-to-wall deep pile carpeting, premium white wall tires and wheel covers, luxury fabrics and upgraded interior and electric windshield wipers. The overall length was inctreased to 217.4 inches.
The Dodge Custom Royal was also assembled by Chrysler Australia from early 1958 to 1960.
A Dodge Coronet was the only known real example of the JATO Rocket Car legend. To publicize Dodge's 'total contact' front dual-leading shoe drum brakes a JATO unit was fitted to a 1958