1968 Dodge Dart GT hardtop.

June 17, 2014

1968 Dodge Dart GT hardtop.
1968 Dodge Dart GT hardtop.
1968 Dodge Dart GT hardtop.


Richard said...

Clean. When this body style was around from 1967-76. For whatever reason the 67 through 69 two door hardtop darts for some reason seem to appear to be much more cleaner looking than the 70 through 76 two door hardtops.

clifton.ra said...

Are those 15 inch wheels?

captaingizmo54 said...

I think so, but I'm not sure. They look very much like the rims I've seen on Dart sedans
that were equipped and used as police interceptors. These cars ran either a 426 or a
440 CID V-8 mated to a 727 Torqueflite tranny. As I recall, they topped out at over 160
MPH. or better. I nearly bought one that was owned by the New York State Police. It
was a 440 Magnum car with the police version of the 727 auto tranny. In making the
GT, Dodge simply added heavy duty police parts onto a 2-door hardtop or ragtop.
And presto! they had a winner. What turned these cars ugly was the sculpting of the
sheet metal along the sides of the car and those god-awful cowcatcher bumpers that
were used from '73-'77. Other than that they changed very little. Nice to see one of
these in such good condition! Great find!

Anonymous said...

Looks like someone was headed to the playground.

Justin said...

That is one mean looking rig with those dogdishes.

Ben Piff said...

@cap'n: over 160mph? I would love for you to prove that, although I'm not sure it could help me choose one of these over a 1963.

captaingizmo54 said...

Ben, bare in mind that the car I saw was a former New York State Police vehicle, and was outfitted as an interceptor. The seller had the paperwork to prove it. The speedo
on this car actually read 160 MPH at the far right side of the unit. The vehicle was
outfitted with a 440 Magnum V-8 built to police specs. This one had 2 4BBL carbs
on a special intake manifold. Combine this with car's light weight, and 160+ MPH
could be possible.

captaingizmo54 said...

I saw this Dart Interceptor in the Fall of 1991. I had just signed out for a lunch break when I
noticed this vintage police car on the back of a car hauler that was parked in the parking lot of the Taco Bell restaraunt where I once worked. The car itself was a '68 Dodge Dart Custom
4-door sedan. It was Black with Gold badging on the front doors. It also had the words
"New York State Police" posted on the front fenders. There was a single red light on the
roof, and the siren was bolted to the top of the left front fender. Two antennas, one a
108-inch whip type were attatched to the rear of the car. After having lunch with the owner,
he showed me the car inside and out. It was then that I got to see the 160 MPH speedo, the
vintage radio equipment, and that 425 HP 440 Magnum V-8 complete with dual 4 BBL carbs.
He also showed me doccuments that showed the car to be the real deal. Even today I feel
privilaged to be shown such an awesome car. Over the past 15-20 years, I've seen a few
more of these New York state police cars. But these were 325 HP 383 CID V-8's. To this day,
I still recall the Fall afternoon I saw one awesome Dodge Dart.

Anonymous said...

You may have seen such a Dart,but the only 440 Darts made were converted by an outside company, and sold without a warranty.Furthermore, only two door models received the conversion. So there.

Grumpy Cat said...

This is one mean A-body. Bridgetown blog has it as well.