1964 Dodge Dart
The Dart is a line of automobiles marketed by Dodge from the 1959
to 1976 model years in North America, with production extended to
later years in various other markets. The Dart name originally
appeared on a 1956 Chrysler show car featuring a streamlined body
designed by the Italian coachbuilder Carrozzeria Ghia that was
later modified and renamed the Dart Diablo. The production Dart was
introduced as a lower-priced, full size Dodge in 1960 and 1961,
became a midsize car for 1962, and then was a compact from 1963 to
1976. The Dart was an instant market success, with 1963 sales up
sharply compared to those of the 1962 Lancer and remained popular
through the end of its production run in 1976.
For consignment, a Dodge Dart that was built to be driven. Our
consignor wasn't afraid to drive this car, be it all over the
central Atlantic region, New England, and even to our great white
neighbor to the north, Canada. Designed as a compact grocery getter
one can see the beginnings of the muscle car era starting to form
in the body lines and faux hood scoop. Our consignor saw the same
and took efforts to keep the Medium Blue body true to form along
with the interior but stepped the game up under the hood and added
on some snazzy rally wheels to show you how Mother Mopar should
have done it.
Drenched in the correct Medium Blue this car is fairly rust free
and very straight, the only rust beginning is on the bottom of the
driver's door. Easily remedied before it becomes a nuisance. Good
gaps abound on this car, and it wears good condition brightwork,
badging and chrome. Large round bezels at the front of each fender
hold a headlight at either side and at the rear of the car tiny
fins, a tribute to days of yore, hover above a similar design with
simple circular brake lights. An electric razor style grill greets
you from the front and holds within single letter emblems that call
out D O D G E. The trunk lid not only holds the reverse lights but
also a fratzog with 270 in the center, a call out to the trim line
of this car. 14" Mopar Rallye wheels are on all corners and give
some pizzazz to this ride.
Looking much like it came from the factory with a simple blue
padded dashboard, original steering wheel, amazing condition blue
vinyl split bench seat, matching rear seat and amazing condition
door panels. The simplistic dash contains gauges to monitor engine
functions, a basic AM radio, standard heater controls and the
original push button transmission selector. Blue pile carpet floods
the floors, and a light blue headliner is up above. Both appear
original and while the carpet has been protected by vinyl mats the
headliner does have some staining but remains tight.
Much stronger than when it left the factory, a 225ci slant 6 now
replaces the 170ci 6 the car was born with. A mid 1970's casting
cylinder head was bolted on, not only for the benefits of hardened
exhaust seats to be compatible with unleaded fuel, but also to get
rid of the pesky spark plug tubes that were leak prone on earlier
engines. A mild Mopar Performance camshaft was added, not only to
improve power but to improve precious mpg's. This works in
conjunction with a circa 1977-1980 Super Six intake manifold and
allows the installation of a 2bbl carburetor. This carb is from a
mid 80's 318 and has been modified to work without the
computer-controlled enrichment solenoid. The 3-speed Torqueflite
transmission is original and has been rebuilt with V8 front and
rear clutch drums for strength and durability. A 3.23 geared rear
axle puts power to the road and compliments the rest of the
A pair of torsion bars in the front courtesy of a 340ci V8 powered
Dart plus an added front sway bar along with factory rear leaf
springs provide a smooth, comfortable and sure footed ride. A dual
circuit master cylinder was added for safety along with front disc
brakes courtesy of Scarebird while the rears remain drums. An
adjustable proportioning valve has also been added and is well
hidden but easily accessible on the left trunk hinge bracket.
Single exhaust in like new condition snakes its way back through a
stock style muffler and keeps things nice and quiet.
A twist of the key and we were off like a prom dress. The Dart
provided a great ride, splendid handling, and stop on a dime plus
give you change braking. Power was more than adequate, and the
drive was like a trip back in time. Well sorted and all buttoned up
A restored, but mostly original Dart that is built to be driven.
Some performance, handling, drivability, and safety upgrades make
this car ready to go to any show, cruise or vacation. The highways
and backroads are your oyster with this car, either way she's built
to handle it all.
6-Newark, DE Assy Plant
169349-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.