1964 Dodge Dart GT
1964 Dodge Dart GT
Fratzog (1962-1976): A fractured deltoid shape commonly compared to a rocket or triangle, was named the Fratzog. If you're wondering what that word means (it sounds German, doesn't it?), it's totally meaningless. The designer made up the gibberish term due to being obligated to come up with a name. There are still many conspiracy theories about it…
This piece of Dodge history is like greased lightning. It has a small production aluminum block form 1962, and other work and attachments aplenty. It retains its original look from 1964, and sports 11” Cop Car wheels. There are lots of other goodies so read on!
A black canvas convertible top with a clear plastic window tops this car off and moves up and down with ease. I'd personally prefer it down, because the car has a nicer line with it that way. Bathed in very nice red paint, just a few faults throughout, but mostly unremarkable. Upfront the round single headlights and bezels flank a narrow horizontal grille with a spaced DODGE badge in the center. A nicely preserved bumper is just below, and this has 2 round turn signal lights hanging from the bottom. The chrome trim with the GT badge frames the slight bump in the hood. The rear of this car also has 2 individual round taillights from which emerges just a hint of a tail fin topped in chrome. Steel Cop Car wheels with a dish outer ring, and small chrome inner cap has a black Fratzog logo in the center.
Simply elegantly done, this interior is pristine. Front buckets in black vinyl have inner horizontal ribbing with smooth outer bolsters. White piping and a perfectly preserved Fratzog also in white is seen in the middle of each seat back. The front buckets also have nice chrome trim supporting the bottom and back outer corner of the bolsters. The rear bench is also as close to perfection one can get and emulate the styling of the buckets. Between the buckets is a wood topped Mopar pistol grip shifter which sits proudly in a sea of very clean black carpeting. A look to the dash and we see the true to 1964 restored dash, in beautiful black steel and horizontal ribbed aluminum front. A vintage Sun Tach is mounted to the column right behind the original steering wheel. Lest I forget, the trunk deserves a word, with perfect interior red paint, and the checked vinyl liner straight and flat.
Popping the hood, we are met with polished aluminum heaven. 225 Cubes in slant 6-cylinder form, and the aforementioned 1962 cast aluminum block. Inside there is an Erson cam, a polished aluminum intake, and an Edelbrock 500 CFM 4-barrel carb to feed the slanter. Also, of note the large intake valves and the head have been ported, and smoothed. An A833 4-speed with overdrive manual transmission is bolted to the back. Polished Jack Clifford headers wind their way past the intakes and form a neat bundle before exiting out to the 2-1/2” pipes and hi flow mufflers.
Very slight surface rust on the usual steel characters, but mostly black undercoated, no rust floorpans, and rockers. Nary a drip to be found anywhere, this undercarriage is tight! An 8.75 Challenger rear with 3.50 gears, drum brakes in back and disc brakes in front.
As I slip into this great interior, I'm amazed how good it looks! A turn of the key and she fires right up and has a sound that makes it sound like it has a much larger engine. It drove smoothly, no power steering, and brakes were excellent. Shifting was a breeze with the pistol grip, and it has plenty of power.
All sorted out direct from 1964 Dodge boys, this simple design, great restoration, and dazzling polished aluminum mill, you will be assured of getting plenty of looks at the show or on a jaunt down main street. As I said, “Greased Lightning!”
6-Newark DE Assy Plant
186329-Sequential Unit Number
BDY 745-2 Door Convertible
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