1968 Dodge Dart
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Classic Car Overview
I special-ordered this car with four doors, a 4-speed transmission and a Hurst shifter in 1968. I didn't know that configuration was unusual but over the years people stopped me all the time to ask about it. Few were made like this and after 55 years this has to be the only one left in the world.
I have the original bill of sale in my name and well over 100 parts and supplies that were purchased new, retained after replacement, given to me or that I removed from Darts in junkyards. These will be included with the car. Note the disclaimer in the photos.
In the 70s I replaced the factory AM radio with an aftermarket AM/FM/cassette model. I retained the working original radio and its original plastic fascia and they are included.
In 1987 at about 200,000 miles a thrown timing chain damaged the original 273 cu.in. engine. I replaced it with a rebuilt 273.
In 1991 at about 220,000 miles I drove the car home from work and into the garage for the last time. It has been up on blocks for the past 32 yrs.
Before I put the car in storage I squirted oil into the top of each cylinder. Today the engine can be turned over manually using just a 9-inch ratchet handle on the crankshaft bolt.
Although the car, including the aftermarket tachometer and cruise control, was fully functional when I took it out of service it is not drivable now. The fuel system and the bottom of the gas tank contain degraded 32-yr-old gas. The brake pedal can be depressed to the floor without resistance. There is noise and resistance from dragging brakes when it is rolled. For all these reasons the car will need to be transported when sold.
The car spent 9 years in OH, where salt rusted the front fenders and the quarter panels and generally made the underside of the car rusty. I replaced the fenders with '67 and '69 fenders that differ only in their side lighting. A set of '68 side lights to make them like '68 fenders is included with the parts.
The photos show many of the results of time and miles that will need restoration, including body flaws and split plastic on the dash and upholstery.
Message me with any questions or for more details.
The vehicle may be inspected in Dahlonega, Georgia.
- Classic Car ID101916766
- Stock NumberN/A
- CategoryAmerican Classics
- Body StyleSedan
- Mileage219,162 miles
- Engine8 Cylinder
- Drivetrain2 wheel drive - rear
- Transmission4 Speed Manual
- Exterior ColorRed
- Interior ColorBlack
- Seat ColorBlack
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