132: 1967 Dodge Dart Gt Convertible
270 cid V8, 180 HP, automatic transmission, front torsion bar suspension, rear live axle with leaf springs; wheelbase: 110” The 1967-1969 Dodge Dart GT series steadily progressed from safe, family-oriented cars to high-performance compacts. Ever since 1965, Dodge had been issuing a GT edition of its compact Dart. Name aside, these upgraded Hardtop Coupes and Convertibles didn't quite qualify as full-fledged Grand Touring or performance machines, as they battled a hard-to-combat image as low-budget, uninspired family movers. When Darts enjoyed a major restyle for 1967, the GT came along for another trial run, winding up the year with a modest but welcome sales gain. Bigger inside and out, more rounded along the bodysides, the reworked Darts kept the same 111-inch wheelbase as the originals, but delivered, in the words of the sales brochure, "... more room. New pow. More posh." The Dart had moved uptown, with more legroom and performance than ever. Apart from a cleaner fastback-styled silhouette, full-width grille, and a fresh selection of vinyl and cloth/vinyl interiors, in reality, not much had changed styling-wise, but the car did feature a new rear window with compound inverse curves. This created a unique appearance at the rear of the greenhouse, but tended to collect snow and created thick C-pillars that looked formal but created blind spots for drivers. Curved glass was used for the first time on a Chrysler compact. Under the hood, a revised steering system and wider frame rail spacing allowed larger engines and a smoother ride. This Dart GT Convertible just completed a no-expense spared five year body-off-the-frame restoration. The car was completely stripped, painted inside and out, and the quality of the finish is exceptional. The interior is new and correct, and has a great authentic appearance. This fantastic car still retains its original numbers matching drivetrain that has been completely rebuilt and upgraded with a high performance camshaft and valvetrain, a MOPAR performance intake, new Edelbrock carburetor, and a new dual exhaust system with ceramic coated headers. Original options include automatic transmission, 8.25 rear end, high performance power disc brakes, power steering, accessory light package including fender mounted turn signals, and bucket seats. Every nut and bolt on this Dart has either been restored or replaced with a correct part. The attention to detail is outstanding, and the Dart presents itself as a virtually new car. The essential factory build sheet, trim tag, and receipts for restoration costs are included with the purchase of the car. A V8 powered ’67 Dart was a big surprise to the unsuspecting driver, as the Dart was much quicker than first apparent. This one is fast, original, and could be one of the nicest Dodge Dart GT Convertibles in existence.