How can I find out how rare my classic car is?

I have seen some of those shows on classic cars, and many times they are able to say how many cars were produced in a certain color, or with specific options packages.

I have a '71 Dodge Coronet / Broham, special ordered with a 383 Magnum. I want to restore it, and I need to know if I should keep it original, or if I can go full out resto-mod.

The places that I have found on the web don't even list the 'broham' model as an option.

Is there a place on the web with this information?

Maybe some books available?

Or even some experts or consultants who can research this info for me?

Any help is appreciated.

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  • paul h
    Lv 7
    7 years ago
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    The spelling of the model is "Brougham"...not Broham which may be why you don't find info on it. The Brougham option was part of the 71 lineup and dropped in 72 so it is somewhat more rare than other models although the Brougham version was more of an upscale or luxury car and not really more performance which some people might like better. If you want to track down sales figures and see how rare it is, you might try contacting Mopar/Coronet car clubs or do a VIN number /fender tag option search with Galen Glovier registry....they usually have specs on older Mopar products as to what the VIN and fender tag decodes as and approximate sales figures, etc..

    As for a restoration, any car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it....it all depends on whether you want to enjoy the car and keep it close to stock/original or upgrade it with mods to make it better and take your chances that someone else may buy it down the road with the alterations. At best, you may want to keep any mods to a minimum or save old parts so the car can be returned to stock condition if needed. Perhaps locate a factory sales brochure for 71 Coronet on Ebay, etc... which may show what options were available or standard on the Brougham model...back in those days, you could almost option out a car any way you chose with some restrictions and if you have a car with rare options, it could increase the value to some people.

    Related info....

    "The other series - 440, 500, R/T, and Super Bee - continued. Sales dived for this year, and in 1971, a new Coronet was introduced, with a much simpler grille, a new 118 inch wheelbase, more rounded styling, and a more subtle Coke bottle side styling. The coupe was no longer available, leaving the four door sedan and wagon, in Custom and Brougham series for sedans and Custom and Crestwood series for wagons; the confusing 440 designation and the 500 and R/T were dropped, and the Super Bee moved over to the Charger line, keeping its standard 383 engine; it only lasted a single model year as a Charger, disappearing by the 1972 model year."

    "For 1972, the Coronet had only a minor restyling; various option packages were changed, and the Brougham disappeared, though the Crestwood remained."

    http://www.allpar.com/cars/dodge/coronet.html

    "New for 1971 was the Brougham and Crestwood series. The Brougham was the top trim line of the Coronet while the Crestwood was the top of the line in Station Wagons. Features on the Brougham included cloth and vinyl interior, split-back seats, center fold down armrests, hound's tooth upholstery, and a Charger instrument cluster. A standard V8 engine rated at 300 hp with 410-ft.-lbs of torque with 8.5 to 1 compression ratio was available on the Brougham and no option of a 6-cylinder."

    http://www.oldride.com/library/1971_dodge_coronet....

    VIN number and fender tag decoding...

    http://www.genocide2600.com/~traviso/mml/bodydecod...

    Registry/clubs...

    http://www.dodgecoronet.com/

    Galen Glovier's website...the Mopar guru ...

    http://www.galengovier.com/

    Source(s): Owned and restored a number of muscle cars and a Mopar fan ...always liked the 70-73 Coronet styling....I owned a 69 Charger RT 440 Vitamin C orange, black vinyl roof and interior, Automatic, A/C, AM- 8 track, rear defogger, and power windows...rare optioned car.
  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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    Source(s): Vehicle History Report http://sparkindl.info/InstantVehicleHistoryReports
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  • Anonymous
    7 years ago

    Well I think that maby take it into some kind of car pawn place or go online and look around their or even put an ad on craigslist for help with finding the price for the car

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  • Hugo90
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Specific make clubs are usually the repository of this kind of information. There is usually at least one person in any make club that has all the production data. You can find a good listing of clubs on Hemmings.com

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