Story of Terry Sprague’s 1966 Dodge Coronet 500

Very well preserved B-body Mopar, painted in FM3 Panther Pink, with stunning White interior and fitted with rowdy Magnum 440 V8 engine, Terry Sprague’s 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 is what you call a head turning muscle car. Check out the video we put together for him and read the story below!


hot american cars youtube channel


“We purchased the Panther Pink 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 from a collector in Rochester Washington in October of 2018 based on an ad in Ebay. There was just something about this Mopar, I had to have it. The seller was asking too much for the car and I made him an offer which he refused, so I told him if it did not sell and if he was still interested in selling it my offer would still stand”

1966 dodge coronet 500 restoration

“About 6 weeks later we were on a plane to check it out for the usual B-body stuff, rusty package tray, frame rails etc. The 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 body and paint were in good condition, but it was raining so hard I did not test drive it. It sounded good, no smoke, did not overheat at idle, so we made preparations to have it shipped to California and in a week, it showed up at the door”

“I immediately jumped in the 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 to take it through the paces. When I got back the wife asked me how it was so I could not lie to her and I said: it’s a Pig, a Big Pink Pig (now that’s what everyone calls it) I ran a compression check and one of the eight 440 cylinders held pressure”

panther pink 1966 dodge coronet 500

“No big deal. I installed Edelbrock Performer RPM Cylinder Heads, Intake, Cam shaft Lift: .480”/.495” Duration @ .050: 238°/246° MSD Ignition and a new Performer Carb and the Panther Pink 1966 Dodge Coronet 440 Magnum went from a 200hp anemic car to a 425 horsepower cruiser”

“A week later the transmission went out, so I replaced the stock 727 Torqueflight with a brand new TCI Street Fighter Manual Valve Body with a Hughes 2900 Stall and now have a reliable muscle car. It is an older restoration and had won six awards by the time we got it but since then it won the local Hooters car show (I guess the girls liked the color)”

1966 dodge coronet 500 magnum 440

“I guess what we like the most about the 1966 Dodge Coronet 500 is the unusual look with the 1970 FM3 Panther Pink color. The crowd loves the Mopar and of course there always a few haters (always guys) because of the paint. The “Pink Pig” will be in the Family for a long time, unless a Moulin Rouge 1970 Cuda comes up for sale”


You May Also Like Jason Tillman’s 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee


1967 chevy caprice restored

Story of Brandon Hill’s Beautiful 1967 Chevy Caprice

Brandon Hill is one of those classic car guys who enjoys his rides the right way, on the road. He owned a '66 C10...
1994 chevy s10 build

1994 Chevy S10 Truck Built by Mike Rock for His Son

While Mike Rock built this 1994 Chevy S10 in his buddy's garage, it was definitely not a low budget project. In fact, it is...

Bill Moore’s 9-Second 1969 Mercury Cougar Race Car

I have been discussing the 1969 Mercury Cougar story with Bill Moore's son for a while. We could not get as much race track...
468 big block chevy biscayne

Biney Lawhorne’s 468 Big Block 1960 Chevy Biscayne

Biney Lawhorne is a humble old school hot rodder blessed with the support of his family, so he can own and enjoy this 468...
1969 ford mustang custom

Ed Curlee’s Immaculate ’69 Ford Mustang 347 Build

You don't get to see many 347 powered '69 Mustangs, but Ed's Sportsroof is not your average custom build and it does not pack...
steve clukey 1970 plymouth duster

Story of Steve Clukey’s 1970 Plymouth Duster

Owning a 1970 Plymouth Duster since brand new, never stopped modifying it and drag racing all over the East coast for so many years....
1971 plymouth cuda 340 build

Story of Al Young’s 1971 Plymouth Cuda 340 Build

Al Young's 1971 Plymouth Cuda 340 has a very interesting story. It was his first car, which he acquired at the age of 17,...
565 big block 1971 chevy camaro

Jay Breitmaier’s 1971 Chevy Camaro Pro Street

Not long ago we featured a quick video of Jay Breitmaier's Pro Street 1971 Chevy Camaro from a car show in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I...
restored 1967 ford mustang gt 390

Story of Bill Kramer’s 1967 Mustang Fastback GT390 Build

Restorer of several classic Mustangs, when Bill Kramer came across a newspaper ad for two ponies sitting in a barn in Wisconsin he knew...
1967 dodge dart pro street

Story Of Jason Owens 1967 Dodge Dart Pro Street

 One Awesome 1967 Dodge Dart Build! Those of you who follow our Mopar Muscle Facebook page will definitely remember this Pro Street 1967 Dodge Dart...