1970 Dodge Dart 340c.i. 4-speed, EV2 Hemi Orange, very original with documents!

Price: US $24,500.00 Item location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Dart
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Swinger 340
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 78,275
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: 340
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1970 Dodge Dart Swinger 340

1970 Dodge Dart Swinger 340 (LM23H0R331xxx) factory 340c.i. numbers matching original engine.The Dart is also a factory 4-speed car,factory EV2 Hemi Orange paint, original 8 ¾ rear with 3.55 posi, factory front disc brakes, factory front end sway bar, factory Rallye 340 dash cluster, currect thumbwheel AM radio,blacksteel wheels with the correct dog dish caps andtires and factory 340 hood scoops.

This 340 Swinger is a very correct and very original car that has many of correct factory items including: factory original air cleaner, radiator (2998945), intake (3462848), factory original torsion bars (2535893 & 892).It is also believed to be original 78k mile car (info from previous owner and other documents).The Dart was bought new at Hughes-Starr in DuBois, PA with a delivery date of 9-18-70.It even has the original dealer emblem still on the left side of the trunk!The Dart is an extremely well documented car and is very correct with its original VIN tag, fender tag, door VIN decal with a manufactured date of 6-1970,2 original factory build-sheets, original operator's manual, paper work from the day it was purchased new including the factory braking distance sheet, Chrysler warranty info card, original owner info and documented oil changes and maintenance records since new.This is an absolutely beautiful car that is what I would consider more of a driver/survivor type car.It's getting hard enough to find nice Mopars and even more difficult to find nice factory EV2 340 4-speed cars with their original engine and documents!There were only 4,423 1970 340 4-speed Dart Swingers built.

I typically restore or finish around 10 Mopars a year and have been working on them for more than 25 years and I do everyone as they were my own to keep. I put a lot of time, effort, pride and money in the cars that I offer for sale which is evident when viewing one of my cars compared to others for sale.

Please call Chad at 412- 496- 1439 with any questions. Thanks!

Paint and body

The paint is nice for a driver but is not show car condition.The body is in very nice shape for a car that was painted more than 20 years ago and has only had one repaint since new.The only metal work believed to be done was a driver side full quarter as the original was dented above the wheel well opening and was replaced most likely when the car was painted.The rest of the Darts sheet metal is believed to be original including the RH quarter, doors, fenders, hood, trunk lid, floor boards, trunk floor and trunk extensions, frame and even center of the trunk floor is excellent!The paint has been buffed out in a multiple step process and looks great for a driver.It has a very nice shine and actually looks very good overall for a driver, but if you're looking for a show car I would have it repainted or possibly blend the couple area's that could be fixed.The body is extremely solid and only has a couple area's that have small paint blisters. There are a couple blisters on the very bottom of the passenger quarter panel at the quarter to rocker seam (under rear door edge) and a couple just in front of the very bottom edge of the wheel lip molding in front of the rear tire. The driver side door only has a couple super small ones on the very bottom edge and the drivers quarter that was changed has some marks/lines in the roof pillar where you're quarter to roof seam is.There are also a few paint chips as well some of which have been brush touched-up.If you know anything about body work these are minor issues that would not require a lot of work to correct.Please look at the photos closely I listed a lot of extra listed below.The trunk still has it's original paint and is one of the nicest ones I've seen. It even has a factory paint marking/number still visible in yellow paint.The bottom rocker panels are even in very nice shape, very clean, and not full of bondo/fillers.The doors close absolutely beautiful and be push shut with the ease of your finger!Please view the extra pictures that I have linked below for good close-up photos of these area's as well as over 50 more pictures of the Dart.

GLASS, CHROME AND TRIM

The glass is in extremely nice original condition.All the glass appears to be original Chrysler date coded glass.There are only a couple very small minor scratches.The front windshield has one chip with about a 1" crack that has been there for over 15 years and is on the passenger side close to the lower edge near the chrome molding.The windows operate as should and line up excellent.The bumpers are in nice shape for original and have a good shine and no pitting on them but not show perfect.The door handles, driver side mirror, wing vent window chrome and emblems are also in very nice original condition with no pitting and a nice shine.The window trim is very clean and was polished for optimum shine.

INTERIOR

The interior is almost all original and in super nice shape!The Dart has only had a package tray, carpet and front bench seat bottom cover from Legendary Auto installed.All of the factory gauges work and operate correctly.All lighting works as should including the high/low beams, dome light, tail lights, parking lights, turn signals, four-way flashers and license plate light.The factory AM thumbwheel radio also works great.The E-brake, defrosters, heater, fan and horn all work as should.

DRIVE TRAIN

The strong running numbers matching 340 makes excellent power and runs great.The 340 sounds perfect and I would drive this car anywhere!It is topped off with the original factory cast iron intake # 3462848 and Edelbrock eletric choke carb.I have the factory numbers Carter AVS list # 4933s that will be included with the sale of the car.The numbers matching 340 has a casting date of 5-8-70 and the ID Badge has the VIN# stamped on it.The block casting number is 2780930-340.The factory numbers below the driver side head are FW 340 P32550331 making it a 1970 Windsor plant motor built on June 26th 1970.The 340 has a new top end with a mild Comp cam (.480 lift and .230 duration at .050), new pushrods, lifters, timing chain, distributor, dist. drive gear and all gaskets.The bottom end was done by the previous owner and has very low miles on it.It was bored .030 over with new Keith Black pistons and reconditioned factory steel crank.The factory 2.02 "J" heads were also done at that time.The new rebuilt A833 4-speed 23-spline transmission is a 1969 4-speed out of a Barracuda and it shifts beautifully through all gears (upshift and downshift).The new LUK 10 ½" clutch, pressure plate, throw-out bearing feel perfect for nice street driving.The Dart also has a new rebuilt Z-bar, new clutch fork, fork pivot, resurfaced 130 tooth flywheel, Hurst 4-speed shifter and new drive shaft.The 8 ¾is original to the car and still has the original factory tag on it for the 3.55 posi center section and has several factory paint markings still stamped on the housing.The new rear leafs are the Mopar Super Stock ones with new rear shocks and hangers.This excellent drive train combo runs and drives awesome in all conditions whether highway or city driving. The top end of the 340 and all the 4-speed trans stuff have less than 150 miles on them and was just finished last month.

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS

FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS VIEW ON SHUTTERLY AT 1970dodgedart340.shutterfly.com/pictures/9

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NEW/NEWER ITEMS ON CAR

Temp Sender, Oil Sender

Restored Original Air cleaner and 340 pie pan

New Gas Tank, Sending Unit, tank Pad and Straps

Fuel Filter, Oil and Oil Filter

Heater Hoses and factory clamps

Upper & Lower Rad Hoses

Plugs, USA Wires, Cap and Rotor

Starter Relay

Windshield washer bottle

Positive and negative battery cables

Interior items (as mentioned above)

Front and rear shocks

Fuel pump

Trunk mat

Newer Full Exhaust and Mufflers

Alternator

Factory original side molding

Master cylinder, Brake Fluid and Bleed brakes

Battery and Hold-down kit

New Front disc brake pads, new rotors and rebuilt factory calipers

Newer rear brakes, shoes, wheel cylinders etc...


Restored factory black steel wheels

Front end alignment

Newer idler arm, new upper control arm bushings

Mopar rear leaf springs and hangers

Cam, lifters, pushrods, timing chain, Dist. drive etc...

Newer Edelbrock carb and gasket

New Distributor with curve kit

Newer Coil

Rebuilt A833 4-speed, LUK clutch kit, Hurst shifter and all hardware

Shifter woodgrain knob and rubber boot

Mopar ECU box

Resurfaced flywheel 130 tooth

Package tray and trunk divider

Throttle return spring

New antifreeze

Therm. 180 degrees and gasket

Please note the original spare tire and the original jack is included

Fender Tag Codes:

V5XY05END

EV2M26M43N41N42

EV2D2X9TX9706017710

E55D21LM23H0R331xxx

Decoding of Fender Tag: Bottom to Top, Left to Right

Code

Description

E55

340 - 4 Barrel

D21

Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission

LM23

L = Dodge Dart

M = Medium

23 = 2 Door Hardtop

H0R

H = 340 275HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL

0 = 1970

R = Windsor, ONT, CAN

331XXX

Sequence Number '331XXX'

EV2

Paint Code: Hemi Orange

D2X9

Trim Grade/Style/Color

D = Deluxe

2 = Vinyl Bench

X9 = Black

TX9

Upper Door Frame: Black

706

Date Built: 7 / 06 / 1970

017710

Order Number: 017710

EV2

Roof Type OR Color: Hemi Orange

M21

Roof Drip Rail Moldings

M43

Grill Surround Molding

N41

Dual Exhaust

N42

Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips

V5X

Black - Moldings - Protective Insert Body Side

Y05

Built to U.S. Specifications

END

End of Codes

CLOSING

You won't be disappointed with this super nice very original 1970 Dart Swinger 340 4-speed.It's a very sharp looking driver condition car, that ready to cruise and enjoy.Please take the time to look at the small details and you'll see how awesome this 340 Dart is.

I am not interested in trades, sorry.Always feel free to call me with any questions, I have no problem discussing this car in complete detail with you and actually encourage you to do so.I purchased cars over the internet and I know the concerns and can set you mind at ease.I am critical and again will GLADLY discuss the car with you in complete detail over the phone as long as you are a serious buyer with the funds to buy.I will be glad to do a complete walk-around of the Dart so you know exactly what you are getting justCall 412-496-1439, Chad.I am happy to show the car to you, please call to arrange so if you wish or please hire a third party inspection so there are no issues and you are sure it is exactly what you want.

TERMS OF SALE

No Warranty, As-Is, Buyer Pays Shipping,Non-Refundable$1000 Deposit (cash, money order, certified bank check or bank wire only) due within 48 hours of winning bid. Buyer must contact me within 24 hours of winning bid (412-496-1439) or the sale is void and car re-sold. Final Payment (cash or bank wire only... any bank checks MUST clear before vehicle is released).All bank/certified checks take at least 10 business days to clear the bank, so I highly recommend and prefer cash or bank wire transfers. Vehicle pick-up is due within two weeks of deposit unless we come to a different written agreement. Failure to pick-up the vehicle within designated time voids sale and forfeits deposit. Serious buyers only... please be sure you have the funds to purchase. We will leave feedback. I highly recommend you view the car or hire a third party inspector. Again, I am happy to discuss the car in complete detail. I can't stress this enough PLEASE CALL me I will answer all your questions honestly.

I reserve the right to end the auction early.I will sell to international buyers, ONLY if you message me first and have a solid ebay rating!

Please note this sale shall be construed under and in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All parties agree that any disputes with regard to the duties or obligations involving this sale shall only be presented to the court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Beaver, Pennsylvania and consent to the jurisdiction of such