1965 Dodge Dart Charger 273 in Hemmings

Dart and Charger referring to the same car? Yes sir. In 1965 you could order a Dodge Dart Charger. It was equipped with the 4 bbl Commando 273, various mechanical and trim upgrades and special “Charger” badging. It was the model that first introduced the Charger name. See this very nice example for sale at Hemmings. More pics after the jump!


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Mr. Norm’s Hemi Dart Crosses the Auction Floor

At Mecum’s Illinois auction last week, a 1968 Hemi Dart that was sold new through Mr. Norm’s Chicago dealership 45 years ago sold for $125,000. Chrysler produced 80 Hemi Darts in 1968 with the help of Hurst, and Norm Krause’s Grand Spaulding Dodge dealership reportedly sold 13 of them! These were lightweight cars made for one purpose–to own the drag strip. A Hemi said to be pushing 600 hp in a 3150 lb car? Yep, sounds about right! Read more at StreetLegalTV. More pictures after the jump.


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My 4-Speed 1969 Dart GTS 340

The story starts in 1968 when a new 1969 Dart GTS, 340/4 speed car with a console tachometer is ordered up. By 1970 it is being raced with the 340/4 speed in it, and was repainted white and green with mags on it. In the early 1970s my grandfather ended up getting it and turning the car into a all out drag car with a mild 318 and 727. By the 2000s the car was retired and was a roller. A couple years back I ended up getting the roller and built a 1971 340 for it that is .30 over, 10.5:1cr, j headed (for now), .480 Cam Dynamics camshaft (for now). Future plans are to install a .590 Solid Roller camshaft along with a pair of ported and polished heads. More pics after the jump!


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Reader’s Rides: Mark Brooks’ 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger

You guys might remember that Mark provided us with the great pics from the 2013 Mopars in the Park. And also the pics from the Junkyard in Turlock, California. Well, Mark also has a very cool ’71 Dart Swinger project that he’s been working on for several years now. Here’s the word from Mark:

This is what it had when I bought it:
engine: 318
trans: Torqueflite 904
rear: 7.25″ one legger
color: GY3 (Citron Yella/Curious Yellow) this color was used by Mopar ONLY in 1971, less than 3% of the Dodge Darts made for ’71 were painted this color.

I immediately started tearing into it.. quickly finding that the previous owner thought it would be a good idea to use power steering fluid in the brake master cylinder (d’oh!), so I knew the entire brake system would need an overhaul.

Read the rest from Mark and see all the pics after the jump!


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1968 Dart as Spec’d Out by an Engineer

What happens when an engineer with a demand for detail acquires a heavily modified ’68 Dart powered by a 6.1 Hemi and sporting a Keisler transmission, B&M shifter, RMS suspension and a Strange Dana S60? Tear it down and build it again of course! The car went through a major second rebuild with virtually all new sheet metal, suspension, interior and an Indy Cylinder Head 6.1 Hemi. All that and he kept the Strange Dana S60! End result: 660 HP at 6900 rpm. You can’t second guess the man. Find the full story, and the build-in-process pictures, at Street Legal TV. More pictures after the jump.


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Reader’s Rides: Michael and Dana Conder’s 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger Special and 1999 Dodge Neon

Here’s a cool two Mopar family: Michael and Dana Conder’s 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger Special and 1999 Dodge Neon. The Dart is a Slant 6 car and all original except for the American Racing 15” Outlaw IIs. Check out the Neon and see its spec after the jump!


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