1969 Dodge Dart
1969 Dodge Dart
Muscle cars are essentially about math, plain and simple–a basic, easily measured power-to-weight ratio. Put a bigger, more powerful engine in a smaller, lighter car, properly calculate gearbox and axle ratios, and you will almost always have a faster trip down the strip. When the design was updated for 1967, giving the model more of that folded-square, big-car style then used throughout the Chrysler Corp's lineup, it got a big-time boost in the form of the 383ci big-block V8, then only previously found in larger cars.
For consignment, a do the math car with 383ci V8, Holley 750cfm 4 barrel carb, 2-1/2 inch Flowmaster exhaust, and a litany of who's who as to bolt ons and improvements, we now have a conversion to a Dart GT. All buttoned up and ready to turn the key and spin the tires kinda car right here and now at Classic Auto Mall. Flex your muscle (car!)
Like a new penny, Copper Pearl Metallic shines brightly as its painted on all original straight steel panels save for the rear quarters. Actually, we can start out upfront with some nice blacked out square egg crate grille with a horizontal bar with turn signals on it running from headlight to headlight. A single headlight on either side, and a pristine bumper below. Then the copper pearl painted panels take over, on the hood with dual side faux vents seen on either side of a bump on the hood. We move rearward to the windshield and other passenger glass, and this is surrounded by very nice trimmings and brite work, drip moldings, mirrors, and door handles. The roofline on the rear glass is curved and frames the trunk lid very nicely. For the rear a large surrounding white stripe with a GT Sport badge on either side wraps the rear quarters, and the back of the trunk lid. Two square taillights hang on either edge of the rear panel, and some more horizontal ribbing races between these lights and is nicely chromed. Another pristine bumper is below, and dual chrome tipped tailpipes peek out from under the bumper. 16-inch American Racing Torque Thrust polished wheels are in front and wrapped by 215/65R16 inch blackwall tires, and in back 17 inch American Racing Torque Thrust polished wheels wrapped by larger 235/60R17's.
Inside a swing of the doors are covered with black horizontal ribbed door panels and original handles and cranks. Inside something not often seen is a bench seat with high back sculpted backs. Ribbed tuck and roll inserts are in black vinyl, as are the smooth bolsters oil the sides. A rounded armrest resides between these bucket backs. The original black vinyl horizontal ribbed tuck and roll rear bench stretches from door panel to door panel and is looking just fine. The factory dash presents with instruments like 1969, however some modifications have taken place like a quad lineup of aftermarket gauges which hang from the dash, and large tachometer that is attached to the steering column. A Kenwood AM/FM/CD bluetooth digital radio now sits where the original sat, and just above are temp sliders. A rally 3 spoke leather rimmed steering wheel fronts this clean dash. Seen on the center hump is a B&M ratchet shifter. Black carpet floods the floors, and a tight headliner in black hangs nicely above all this black vinyl.
More screaming and gleaming for the engine bay with more copper pearl paint, a red painted block 383ci V8 with a Holley 750cfm 4bbl carb atop, and a 3-speed A727 Torqueflite automatic with a shift kit and new torque converter. On the rear axle which weighs in at 8-3/4 inches and has a 3.55 SureGrip center. TTI headers and a 2.5 inch Flowmaster exhaust is now aiding in the exhale. An aluminum radiator and Pertronix ignition add to the reliability. All this was performed in 2018.
The big shiny exhaust snakes rearward past the totally rust free environment for the floor pans, fuel tank, and rockers. Independent torsion bar suspension up front, and leaf springs for the rear, and disc brakes for both with a line lock installed.
She fires right up, and is definitely worth a look rather than reading my 2 cents (sic). It's got some game under that side faux vented hood, and it can snap your neck when you press the pedal to the metal. You'll get a little tire smoke as well, and then she really takes off. Mopar is no jo-kar, as it handles great, and stops on a dime…uh penny! The consignor states that the fuel tank sending unit is intermittent and shows empty when the tank is 1/2 to 2/3 full.
All in all a great restoration, nice paint and no stone left unturned. Great grabber seats, and the rear graphics are dripping Mopar from 1969. The polished Torque Thrusts are a plus, as is the sight of the engine bay. A great example of a muscle car with the 383ci V8, the just rocks your world. Plenty of paperwork is with this car re the build and a reminder the engine and trans were done along with the car in 2018.
L-Low Price Class
23-2 Door Hardtop
B-225ci Slant 6 1bbl
B-Hamtramck, MI Assy Plant
407651-Sequential Unit Number
FENDER TAG DECODE
Low Price Class
2 Door Hardtop
B9B-225 145HP 1-1BBL 6 CYL
1969 Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI,
E24-225 cid 1 barrel 6 Cylinder 145hp
D31-A904 3-Speed Auto Trans.
F5-Medium Green Metallic (Dodge),
D2T-Trim - Luxury, Vinyl Bench Seat, Tan
T3-Light Bronze Metallic Int. Door Frames
606-Build Date: June 06
R11-Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts)
EN1-End of Sales Codes
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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