1969 Dodge Dart GTS M-Code A librarian on the outside, but a banshee when you put the hammer down ! The GTS 440 In 1969, Chrysler took over the 440 A-body project, now calling them Dart GTS 440s. Dodge built 640 M-code 440 Darts in batches, rolling through production every few weeks from Sunday, December 1, 1968, to Sunday, May 18, 1969 and only at the Hamtramck , Michigan plant. These cars were built only after the dealer submitted a customers ordered vehicle. So how fast was this little exercise in excess? Drag Racing Magazine, in its June 1969 issue, found out. After changing their test car's original E-70�14 tires to something wider, they ran a 12.7-second 112-mph quarter mile. That's a shocking figure for even the most exotic of 1960s performance cars . This thing was made for one purpose �POINT STRAIGHT AND HOLD ON ! While it is possible to build a "tribute" (aka fake) GTS 440 the M-code in the fifth digit of the VIN identifies the real thing. That's what we have here. Big money for a small rocket Enthusiast Frank Remlinger runs the GTS Registry for both the Dodge GTS and Mr. Norm's GSS Darts, and is a great resource for owners of these cars. According to the GTS Registry, code F8 Dark Green Metallic and PGW code premium all vinyl white buckets was the most popular color in 1969, and our featured Dart is one of those desirable "F8" green cars with a white vinyl interior and standard black "bumblebee" rear sport stripe. This rare availability may explain why one at Mecum recorded the highest sale price we've seen for a GTS 440: $81,400. (according to the registry) Also in 2013 one sold for $69,300 (ACC# 231545), which then set the benchmark for a 440 GTS price. That suggests that Mecum's sale was not an anomaly, but the minimal appreciation in price overa four years span also tells me the GTS 440 is still a rather unknown performance machine outside hardcore Mopar circles. OUR VEHICLE : PAINTED in the original color Forest Green(F8) this beautiful FULLY restored Dart GTS 440 draws looks from everyone. ( We have ALL parts bills and pictures documenting this complete restoration) INTERIOR still has original door panels in VG condition. New headliner and replacement seat upholstery has been installed and a new molded dashpad .Steering wheel is clean and all gauges are clear. EXTERIOR vinyl top replaced and very straight. Body was completely stripped ,any repairs all metal and finished in a PPG base/clear system with great shine.Stainless trim very good with very little imperfection. Panel fit is good as is all glass and bumpers have been re-plated and are straight. M code Dodge Darts are a rare breed and its is our pleasure to offer this one. All that considered, suddenly our top-market Dart GTS 440 sounds a little more like a well-bought bargain. I'd call this one both well bought and an available SALES BARGAIN for YOU ! Armrests - Dual Front, Automatic Transmission, Bucket Seats, Center Console Storage, Dome Lamp, Full-Size Spare Tire, Spare Tire, Sports Package, Summer Tires
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