|1967 Dodge Dart $79,900|
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Sometimes it seems the Mopar guys are so busy chasing Chargers and Daytonas that they forget about Dodges equally awesome and sometimes more exclusive Dart GTS. Lightweight and available with an array of ground-pounding V8s the unassuming Dart was the fratzog brands reasonably-priced alternative for buyers who wanted big performance for not a lot of money. And ultimately when it comes to modern day collectability living in the shadows of those more famous brothers was a great thing for cars like this striking GTS. One of only five 383/4-speed Dart GTS convertibles built and the only Medium Copper Metallic example known to exist this square-jawed land rocket is an incredibly rare car thats freshly restored highly correct and fully documented. Congratulations to the cars lucky new owner on picking up his next trophy winner!
Yes this is a real one-of-one Dart GTS drop-top. And yes it is fresh out of a ground-up restoration that was conducted by the pros at our own RKM Performance Center. As you all probably know the guys at RKMPC work with a lot of vintage metal. But given this stunning rag-tops exclusivity they pulled no punches in making it one of the absolute best Mopar restorations on the planet. Heres what Chrysler Historical Services has on file for the cars VIN delivery information and optional equipment:
VIN: LP27H72XXXXXXL – Dodge DartP - Premium27 - ConvertibleH – 383 cubic inch high performance V8 thats fitted with one 4-barrel carburetor7 – 1967 model year2 - Assembled at Chryslers Hamtramck manufacturing facilityXXXXXX - Production sequence number
DELIVERY INFORMATION:Region – Kansas City MissouriDealer – Swift Dodge in North Kansas City MissouriShipped date – March 21 1967
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT:TT1 Medium Copper Metallic paintFloor-shifted 4-speed manual transmission3.23 gears383 cubic inch V8 thats equipped with a 4-barrel carburetor and dual exhaustD70x14 Red Streak tiresTransaudio AM radioWindshield tintWhite convertible top
This awe-inspiring convertible rolled into the RKM Performance Center looking weathered but complete. After 44 years of road time you might expect any steel body to be a ball of rust. But aside from a thorough sandblasting the car needed very little metalwork. Our teams goal was to keep this Dodge as close to 100% Chrysler Corporation as possible so they went to work straightening flattening and finessing its body into clean laser-straight surfaces. Since that body had never been wrinkled or had any unfortunate run-ins with a drag strip guard rail its reassembled panels displayed stellar gaps. Eventually weeks of primer and sanding counted down to a glossy coat of Chrysler code T Medium Copper Metallic two-stage. And today this spotless Dart reflects a finish thats not too light not too dark and just as sublime as its rhythmical name suggests.
Widely regarded as one of the most successful compact platforms to ever roll out of Detroit the Dart offered buyers the same excellent combination of performance and style in the 60s as it does today. At the front of the car a black anodized grille centers blocky GT lettering between large parking lamps large headlights and a pristine chrome bumper. Above that grille a DODGE branded hood flows to fresh glass thats cleared by satin-finished wipers framed in new stainless trim and capped in correct White vinyl. Below that glass faceted body panels are detailed with traditional door handles ornate rocker trim and a correct chrome mirror. At the base of that mirror a familiar Chrysler pentastar combines with stylish fratzog-branded fender spears to perfectly complement bold GTS and 383 FOUR BARREL emblems. And at the back of the car an anodized valence centers more GT lettering between canted tail lights and a second pristine bumper.
Lift this Mopars flat hood and youll find a stalwart 383 cubic inch B V8 that while generally underappreciated was versatile enough to serve as Chryslers big motor backbone for well over a