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1968 Dodge Dart GTS

If you have been looking for an affordable, strong running, good looking Mopar muscle car... look no further than this numbers matching 1968 Dodge Dart GTS 340.

The odometer currently shows 59,600ish miles. I wouldn't say this is accurate, because of the age of the car, but I would not be surprised if, in fact, it WAS accurate. I'll not make any affirmations however. I did not restore this car myself, as it came to me as a required part of a larger purchase package.

Repainted several years ago, you can see the quality of the body work and the paint when you see my reflection in the finish as I was photographing the car. The Red Fire Mist paint still looks great, although you Mopar guys will quickly realize this is not an original factory color.

There are a few blemishes that I want to disclose to you. The two fender mounted turn signals are not mounted, but two new chrome units are included in the console storage. The rear glass trim had developed a small rust spot under the left rear corner, so I had that repaired and repainted. There is some body filler just above both rear wheel lips that is not perfectly smooth and is visible in one of the photos. There is a small paint run in the driver's C pillar. Overall the paint is very, very nice. Notice the surrounding building reflections in the paint.

The speedo is apparently bottomed at 30 mph (although it seems to work fine above that speed) and the amp gauge should be serviced. The car has a Kenwood KDC319 stereo tuner and amplifier installed with two remote controls; note the trunk mounted amps. A former owner has apparently removed two of the door speakers from the door panel, so you can either replace the panel or place another speaker grill in the opening. You will notice a 3 gauge panel below the dash in the photos, but they have been removed and are no longer present today.

The fenders and rear quarters are rust free and the chrome, front and rear, looks great!

Now to the motor: The 440 - 6 Pack motor that was in the car when I bought it has been removed, I acquired the original, matching number 340 and that has been re-installed. I've included a photo of the block before it was installed so you can see that the production casting date is correct, the block casting number is correct and the actual VIN is stamped at the bellhousing mating surface. It matches the VIN tag on the dash. The transmission has just been serviced with new seals and the clutches were adjusted so it shifts very nicely.The original trans probably bit the dust years ago and it was always easier, back in the day, instead of servicing it, just to install a new or rebuilt 727 trans.

The AVS carburetor is serial number correct and has just been rebuilt. The motor has a brand new Mopar electronic distributor and plug wires, and the power steering pump was totally rebuilt about 10 miles ago.

The car sounds great, runs strong and will make someone a wonderful daily driver or a weekend cruise toy. These A-body Mopars are simply great fun because they ride and handle well, they're roomy on the inside and a warmed over small block stroker motor can produce scary horsepower!

Review the following photos and give me a call. This car, in it's condition, will easily sell to some happy buyer. It should be YOU! If you have any questions, don't hesitat to ask. If you are in the Denver area, I would encourage you to arrange a time to come see and drive the car. If you are some distance away, you're more than welcome to hire a local inspection service to be your proxy.

This car will be a great value in the future with the correct, original numbers motor and a whole lot of fun to drive in the meantime!

For further information, call Gordon Garland at 303-324-3300 or return to this web site for further updates as the web site unfolds.

The June '07 "Collector Car Market Review" is featuring a 1967 - '70 Dart retrospective. Check it out.