Chrysler one-upped Chevy and introduced a convertible version of their compact car, the Dart. This beautiful yellow ragtop has been built to cruise, but does a pretty darned good impersonation of a show car, too.
From the crisply detailed front end to the bright GT tail panel and bumblebee stripe, this car looks lean and mean and ready to rumble. Of the Big Three compacts, I think few will argue that the Dart has the best proportions and most aggressive attitude in GT form. This car was treated to a comprehensive makeover just a few years ago, and still looks amazing in person. The bodywork is straight and as a southern car all its life, rust was never an issue. Just look how clean the line is that runs along the lower body, wrapping into the rear bumper. And speaking of bumpers, the chrome on this car is quite nicely presented, along with that bright stainless strip that runs along the tops of the fenders from nose to tail. And yes, those GT badges are legit, although they did take a few liberties with the color combination. That said, we do dig the tan stripe that matches the interior, a really nice touch.
It also offers a gorgeous tan bucket seat interior with fresh front seat covers that are exact reproductions of the originals. It's ultra-clean inside, and it's obvious that a guy who really loved this car was in charge of its maintenance. Seat belts are a nice touch, especially since the vintage 1967 buckets don't offer a lot of lateral support, and the only major deviation from stock is a pair of aftermarket gauges under the dash. A/C has been neatly integrated into the lower dash, and the steering wheel is neatly finished in exactly the same shade of tan as the rest of the interior. The original radio remains in the dash, but it's just for show and is probably overdue for replacement, and that center console is one of the most handsome designs of the era. A recent tan convertible top with glass rear window stows itself quickly and easily and there's a rather large and beautifully upholstered trunk that's ready for a road trip.
The top engine in 1967 was the 273, but we'll let you in on the secret: there are actually 340 cubic inches under that chrome air cleaner. This was apparently a slant-six car when it was new, but the big power upgrade has absolutely transformed it on the road. It's quite well dressed in factory style, although a few upgrades like the Holley carburetor, Edelbrock intake manifold, and serpentine belt drive system help with performance and reliability. There's a giant radiator up front that's cooled by electric fans, and when you turn the key, it snaps to life quickly and easily. The engine's backed by a TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission and a newer dual exhaust system gives the 340 a great rumble. The undercarriage is quite tidy with lots of new parts, including 17-inch wheels and staggered 225/45/17 front and 235/55/17 rear performance radials.
A great compact that brings a lot of performance and personality to the party. Call today!