1969 Dodge Dart 2 door hardtop 360 4 speed 8.75 rear,Kelsey Hayes front disc

Price: - Item location: Concord, New Hampshire, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Dart
  • Type: 2 door hardtop
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 99,999
  • VIN: 2078096911
  • Color: Blue
  • Engine size: 360
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: power brakes
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1969 Dodge Dart

Here is a 1969 Dodge Dart 2 door hardtop with a 360 and a 4 speed with 8.75 rear( 3.23 single track) and Kelsey Hayes 4 piston front disc brakes. I am selling this car for my friend but I know it well. The photos were taken this morning, 11/11/2017. My friend has 16 Mopar muscle cars and has decided to thin out his collection.
This car was originally a slant 6 automatic car. It was purchased in West Texas in 1984. While in Texas it got a low quality blue paint job. As you can see the clear is pealing all over. That fellow drove the car to New Hampshire and then sold it to my friend. My friend did the 360 4 speed conversion, had the front left and right front foot wells repaired (nicely done by professional body shop) and installed the seats out of a 1975 Valiant Brougham 2 door. This car comes with a new headliner and a new correct tan 4 speed carpet which are still in their boxes and not installed. This was a factory air conditioned car hence the repaired areas on the front foot wells. There is no air conditioning in it now but the inside unit is still hanging under the dash. Also the heater core is bad and will need to be replaced. My friend is paying me to list this car on eBay. I am not getting a commission and as such I don't care if it sells or not. This it allows me to describe the car as accurately as possible.
This car has never been driven in snow and has been stored inside a warm dry warehouse every winter season since 1984. In the summers it has been parked outside on pavement at my friend's house. He has driven it every summer since he has owned it, including this summer. We have no idea how many miles are on the car as the odometer is not presently working. We also don't know how many miles are on the engine. The engine is a flat tappet 360 and has been built. My friend says it's very fast. I've never driven the car but it sounds good. It does have a small exhaust leak on the driver's side. The driver's side has a 1969 340 hi-po manifold on it. The passenger side has a 1969 318 manifold on it.
The body on the car is very nice but far from perfect. It has it's original quarter panels. The right quarter panel has some rust coming through behind the wheel well, see photos. The left rear quarter has some minor rust coming through down low under the white stripe. The pinch welds on the wheel wells are mint. The lower lip of the trunk lid is getting a little bit fat. The hood is nice. The door bottoms are nice. The window channels are good but the clips are broken that hold the rear lower reveal moulding in, (see photo). The trunk floor had light surface rust and my friend painted it with POR-15 years ago. It's held up well except in the very bottom of the spare tire well. There are no holes in the spare tire well but there is some scale. I say it needs to be blasted or wire wire brushed and re-sealed. The underneath of the car is very nice with no frame rust and only very light surface rust in a few areas.
My personal assessment of the car: This car is dirty and needs to be cleaned. The paint is terrible but the body is good with minor areas that need repair. I say it needs a complete paint job and minor repair to the right and left rear quarters. It needs to have the trunk floor media blasted and repainted. The lower trunk lid lip needs to be blasted and seam sealed. The passenger side exhaust manifold needs to be replaced with a 340 manifold. The lame chrome valve covers need to be tossed and replaced with stock steel Mopar covers painted the correct blue (or orange). Some people say that '69 340's were orange and some were. I've had 2 original 1969 340 cars and both had blue 340's from the factory. Again, this car is filthy and needs to be cleaned everywhere. It should also have some of the undercoating underneath touched up. The new carpet and headliner should be installed. The sill plates that are laying in the trunk should be installed. If it were me I'd paint it back to the original bronze color. The passenger side door lock got painted over (how lazy can you get?) and needs to be corrected. Chrome on the tail light bezels is not nice. Rear bumper could be replaced with new reproduction part.I see no evidence of prior collision damage or repair anywhere. I did note that the clutch chatters a bit. The dash pad needs to be replaced.
This is a 48 year old non matching numbers car. It is sold as is where is with no warranty of any kind, written or implied. A $500 non-refundable deposit by PayPal is due at auction's end. The remaining amount is to be paid by wire transfer, or bank check or cash at time of pick up. All funds must clear the bank before the car will be released. New Hampshire is a non-title state on cars this old. The car will come with a valid New Hampshire registration (no plates, just the registration certificate) and a notarized bill of sale. This has worked for all of my old car/out of statesales in the past but please check with your DMV to be sure.
Email with any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Also we have a friend that hauls cars and depending on where you live he might be able to deliver the car to you for a reasonable price.
Thank you. -MHC