Greg Somerville is one of those guys that has spent his childhood surrounded by muscle car enthusiasts which of course had a significant impact to his life. It didn’t take too long for his Son Grant to start pointing at classic cars with a big smile on his face either. They’ve been talking about building a muscle car together for many years and when Grant was old enough the project began – The impeccable 1968 Dodge HEMI Coronet you are looking at now.
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Copper 1968 HEMI Coronet – Awesome Father & Son Project!
What started life as a 383 powered 1968 Dodge Coronet didn’t look even close to this. The tremendous body work is done at the B&B Autobody shop. After that the laser straight B-body is painted in gorgeous Copper pearl that came from a Triumph motorcycle, airbrushed by Dr. J and set on American Racing Torq Thrust wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson’s. The last addition that achieves this killer stance is Hotchkis suspension in the front and leaf spring in the rear.
When it comes to the interior Greg and Grant Somerville have decided to retain its factory style and the only addition is a set of Auto Meter gauges. However this 1968 Dodge Coronet R/T engine bay is fitted with a monster. The Legend 526 HEMI V8 motor has Iron block from Mopar Performance, Indy aluminium cylinder heads, Eagle H-beam rods and Crank, Diamond pistons, Comp 305H Magnum camshaft, Indy single plane intake, Holley 850 carburetor. The transmission is 727 Automatic with 3000 stall converter and Strange Engineering Dana 60.
So let’s wrap it up. The Somerville’s 1968 Dodge HEMI Coronet project is capable of 655 horsepower and 627 pounds of torque and runs the quarter mile for 10.90 seconds. Not too bad for a show stopping street car right?