For Sale: 1971 Dodge Demon in Charlotte, North Carolina

$69,900

Vehicle Description

SUMMARY

Ground-up restoration completed in 2004

Original 340 cubic inch LA V8 / Correct Mr. Norm's tri-power induction

Original Borg Warner T85 3-speed manual transmission

All-original sheetmetal / Correct Bright Blue Metallic paint / Correct vinyl roof

Correct Plaid and Black interior

Correct 8.75-inch rear axle / Correct 3.91 gears

Sale includes: Original Broadcast Sheet / Original Dealer Order Form / Original Dealer Shipping Notice

Sale includes: Original Bill of Sale / A binder of restoration photos

Correct heavy duty suspension / Correct 10-inch drum brakes / Correct Rallye wheels

Believed to be the only blue, black and plaid 1971 Demon GSS ever produced

It doesn't take long for car guys to put two and two together. Chrysler may have intended their compact fleet to be inexpensive grocery getters but, thanks to their smaller proportions and relatively light weight, the hot rodding possibilities just couldn't be ignored. Sold through Chicago's legendary Grand Spaulding Dodge, this national award winning GSS is believed to be the only 1971 Demon optioned with blue, black and plaid aesthetics. The car is also a true H-code A-Body that retains an original 340/3-speed drivetrain. And, it's fully documented, from its original broadcast sheet and dealership paperwork all the way to a binder of restoration photos that were snapped during its 2004 restoration. If you're looking for an incredible piece of MoPar muscle that's way cooler than habitual B-Bodies, and way more accessible than overhyped E-Bodies, here's your next classic!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Like all Mr. Norm's specials, the Demon GSS combined skilled dyno tuning and extra performance goodies with a top-notch platform to maximize performance. Much cleaner than when it originally rolled out of Grand Spaulding's legendary showroom, this surly Dodge has been transformed into a take-no-prisoners show stopper that, according to its seller, claimed First Place A-Body at the 2004 All-Chrysler Nationals. You won't be staying under the radar with the car's slick Bright Blue Metallic 2-stage, which, along with a correct hood and correct MoPar war paint, highlights all-original sheetmetal. Those visuals are detailed by new bumpers, polished trim, a correct roof and colorful callouts. And overall, this fully sorted Demon is a virtually flawless representation of timeless Detroit muscle.

ENGINE

When are two letters insufficient? "GS" says it all, right? Gran Sport, Grand Sport, however you want to pontificate, if you're going to add a third letter it better mean something. And when Mr. Norm's tacked on an "S", they were sure to highlight the fact that they juiced a lightweight, compact car into a pavement-rippling torque monster. Check this GSS's glossy engine bay and you'll find an original LA V8 that hangs a familiar 2780930 casting number opposite a September 23rd, 1970 casting date and matching partial VIN. At the top of the Hemi Orange mill, a trio of correct Holley 2-barrels guides wind from a correct, Ford-style air cleaner in to a 1970-model Edelbrock intake. At the sides of that intake, painted valve covers cap factory heads and clean, cast iron exhaust manifolds. At the back of those heads, a traditional points distributor sequences spark through requisite Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables. A correctly tagged radiator circulates water through pliable hoses and old school squeeze clamps. And overall, this Dodge's clean engine bay is a nice combination of form and function, from its Chrysler voltage regulator and reproduction MoPar battery all the way to its Chrysler washer tank and tight MoPar fuel filter.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Take one look under this slick A-Body and you'll find a fully sorted chassis that's adequately equipped to back the car's aggressive appearance. An original Borg Warner T85 3-speed, authenticated by a matching partial VIN, twists a proven 8.75-inch rear end that's fitted with correct 3.91 gears. That smooth drivetrain feeds a heavy duty front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension that's shackled to factory manual steering. At the corners of that suspension, correct heavy duty drums provide increased stopping prowess. Exhaust rumbles through stainless, true-dual pipes, which employ traditional turbo mufflers and polished stainless tips. Above that impressive hardware, original, body-matched floors frame a fresh fuel tank and clean stainless fluid lines. And at the corners of those floors, correct Rallye wheels spin correct E70-14 Goodyear Custom Wide Treads around stainless trim rings and charcoal center caps.

INTERIOR

Inside this Demon, an awesome and equally correct interior adds unique spice to the car's already hot aesthetics. The car's correct Plaid and Black benches are soft to the touch, featuring pliable covers that present very well. In front of those perches, a warp-free dash hangs detailed telemetry beside a familiar Chrysler Solid State. Below that dash, "Demon" branded floor mats protect fade-free carpet, which frames a traditional Hurst shifter. At the sides of that carpet, weather-free door panels unite matte frames with serious "GTS" badging and a sprinkle of bright hardware. The driver stays connected through a 'deep dish' steering wheel. And passengers stow their essentials in a fully restored trunk.

PROVENANCE

Since our sale includes both an original Broadcast Sheet and original dealer paperwork, there's no questioning this coupe's substantial provenance. Here's a detailed look at how the car rolled out of Chrysler's Dodge Main manufacturing facility:

BROADCAST SHEET:

L: Dodge

M: Dart/Demon

29: 2-door sports hardtop

H: 340 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 275 horsepower

1: 1971 model year

B: Manufactured in Hamtramck, Michigan (Dodge Main)

E55: 340 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to create 275 horsepower

D13: Floor shifted 3-speed manual transmission

D57: 3.91 gears

T76: E70-14 raised white letter tires

M1X9: Plaid and Black interior

V01: Monotone paint

GB5: Bright Blue Metallic paint

V1X: Black vinyl top

V6X: Black longitudinal stripes

V8X: Black transverse stripes

C23: Rear armrests that are complete with ashtrays

C52: Bench seats

C93: Carpet

B11: 10-inch heavy duty drum brakes

A31: High performance rear axle that's fitted with 3.91 gears

A46: Molding Package

A88: Interior Décor Group

G42: Non-day/night rearview mirror

F96: Oil pressure gauge

J15: Cigar lighter

J45: Hood pins

J54: Sport Hood

M21: Drip rail moldings

M26: Wheel lip moldings

M43: Grille trim molding

N41: Dual exhaust

N42: Chrome exhaust tips

N45: High capacity fan

N51: Maximum Engine Cooling

R11: Solid State AM radio

S13: Heavy duty suspension that's complete with a sway bar

S25: 1-inch firm ride shocks

W21: Rallye wheels

ADVANCE DEALER SHIPPING NOTICE

LM29: Dodge Dart Demon 340 sport coupe ($2,721)

M1X9: Deluxe bench seat cloth and vinyl interior ($12.75)

A31: High Performance Package ($61.40)

A46: Moulding Group: ($7.45)

A88: Interior Décor Group ($13.85)

C93: Carpet ($18)

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-771075
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Dodge
  • Model:Demon
  • Exterior Color:Bright Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Orange Glen Check
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:18410
  • Stock Number:135453
  • VIN:LM29H1