Black
Black
383 V8
3 Speed Automatic
  • Reference grade rotisserie restoration completed in 2005 / Many original and NOS components
  • Goodguys Mighty Muscle award winner / Invited to display at the 2008 All-Chrysler Nationals
  • Correct 383 cubic inch RB V8 / Bored .030 over
  • Correct TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
  • Mostly-original sheetmetal / Correct Black paint
  • Correct Black interior
  • Correct 8.75-inch rear axle / Correct Sure Grip differential / Correct 3.23 gears
  • Sale includes: Restoration photos / Restoration receipts / A post-restoration mileage log
  • Sale includes: Chrysler Registry paperwork / Accolades from the car's shows
  • SSBC front disc brakes / Sale includes correct front drums

SUMMARY

* Reference grade rotisserie restoration completed in 2005 / Many original and NOS components
* Goodguys Mighty Muscle award winner / Invited to display at the 2008 All-Chrysler Nationals
* Correct 383 cubic inch RB V8 / Bored .030 over
* Correct TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
* Mostly-original sheetmetal / Correct Black paint
* Correct Black interior
* Correct 8.75-inch rear axle / Correct Sure Grip differential / Correct 3.23 gears
* Sale includes: Restoration photos / Restoration receipts / A post-restoration mileage log
* Sale includes: Chrysler Registry paperwork / Accolades from the car's shows
* SSBC front disc brakes / Sale includes correct front drums

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In case you couldn't tell, your friends at RK Motors Charlotte really enjoy finding world-class examples of very unique cars. And that goes double for storied metal like this striking Dodge Dart. Rotisserie restored with a variety of original and NOS components, this national award-winning coupe wraps a correct 383/3-speed drivetrain in sinister black and red aesthetics that are guaranteed to turn heads. And if you're looking for a fully documented classic that's firmly rooted in the golden age of muscle cars, it's a quick and glorious trip down the best part of nostalgia lane!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Much cleaner than when it originally rolled down Chrysler's storied assembly lines, this slick coupe has been transformed into a take-no-prisoners show stopper that consistently wins trophies. You won't be staying under the radar with the car's wet looking Black paint, which highlights a mostly original profile that benefitted from reference-quality restoration. That sheetmetal, supplemented with one small quarter panel patch, was stripped bare and block-sanded for literal hours. That labor resulted in a laser-straight profile that's supplemented with an original grille, an original trunk bezel, re-chromed bumpers and mostly original glass. And today, this fully sorted Dodge is a virtually flawless representation of timeless Detroit muscle.

ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN

Check this Dart's glossy engine bay and you'll find a correct RB V8 that wears a familiar 2468130 casting number. Fully rebuilt roughly 4K miles back, that stout small block mixes a Comp Cam engine kit with a .030 overbore, Sealed Power flat top pistons and a roster of correct and NOS ancillaries to create serious horsepower. Behind that mill, a correct TorqueFlite 3-speed twists a proven 8.75-inch rear end. That transmission makes excellent use of a mild shift kit while the pumpkin works a correct Sure Grip differential around correct, 3.23 gears. That smooth drivetrain feeds a familiar front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension that's shackled to factory manual steering. At the front of those bones, factory drum brakes have been replaced with an SSBC disc conversion. Exhaust rumbles through custom pipes, which employ traditional turbo mufflers and polished stainless tips. And at the corners of the floors, powder-coated steelies spin original equipment dog dishes inside 215/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A redlines and 235/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/A redlines.

INTERIOR

Inside this Dart, a correct Black interior looks as fresh as the day the car left Hamtramck. A standard combination of bucket and bench seats are soft to the touch, featuring pliable covers that present very well. In front of those perches, a warp-free dash frames a trademark square speedometer between a Dart Solid State radio and NOS Sun accessory gauges. Below that dash, a silver-trimmed console anchors a polished shifter behind a rebuilt tachometer. And in front of the driver, a wood-look steering wheel spins satin spokes around a classic fratzog.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

Since Galen Govier decoded this Dodge's VIN and Fender Tag, there's no questioning the accuracy of the car's clean restoration. Here's a detailed look at how it left Chrysler's Hamtramck manufacturing facility.

VIN:

* LS: Dodge Dart GTS
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* H: 383 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 300 horsepower
* 8: 1968 model year
* B: Assembled in Hamtramck, Michigan
* 358516: Production Sequence Number

FENDER TAG:

* LS: Dodge Dart GTS
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* 62: 383 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 300 horsepower
* 5: TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission
* 38: E70x14 Firestone Red Streak tires
* 424: Scheduled for production on Wednesday April 24th, 1968
* 166129: Shipping Order Number
* 25: Drip rail moldings
* 30: Body belt moldings
* 78: Wheel lip moldings
* A4: 8.75-inch axle that's equipped with 3.23 gears
* X8: Sure Grip differential
* TS: Sport trim grade
* R6: Vinyl bucket seats
* MX: Black interior
* PB: Black roof paint
* NB: Black body paint
* T1: Monotone paint
* UB: Black upper door frames
* B: No buffed paint
* S7: White Bumble Bee Sport Stripe (tape stripe)
* R1: Music Master AM radio
* X2: Tinted windshield
* a6: Equipped with a console and floor shifter
* b4: Bucket seats
* u1: Sold car/Expedite

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OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* Operating Instructions
* An Illustrated Facts and Features Manual
* A Service Manual
* Restoration photos
* Restoration receipts
* Historical literature
* A post-restoration mileage log
* Chrysler Registry paperwork
* A Galen Govier Fender Tag decode
* Reproduction window stickers
* Literature from the car's Goodguys appearance
* The car's Goodguys award
* Literature from the car's appearance at the All Chrysler Nationals
* Parts to restore the car's front drum brakes back to original

Whether you're a Dodge fan, a MoPar fan or just a fan of sweet classics that carry a big stick, you simply can't ignore this rare, fully documented Dart. The car is super cool, it has excellent investment potential and, since roughly 49 are believed to currently exist, you probably won't be seeing another one anywhere, anytime soon!

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