1968 Mopar 426 Hurst Hemi Dodge Dart SS, Super Rare, Mag Feature Car, Nut & Bolt
- Condition: Used
- Make: Dodge
- Model: Dart
- SubModel: Hurst Hemi 426 Mopar
- Year: 1968
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: LH23F8BXXXXXX
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 426 Hemi
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1968 Dodge Dart Hurst Hemi 426 Mopar
From ourprivate collection here in Mobile, labama is this 1968 Dodge Dart Hurst 426 Hemi SS/AA racercreated by renowned Mopar Expert and BuilderJohnnyBurge.Who better to build and restore one then the guy who owned and raced one!
Please call me, ennis Lasseter Jr. @ 251-769-1639 between 8 am and 8 pm central timewith any questions you might have. I want to make this a fun deal for both of us! I am not good with email so again please just call me, o text messages.
The workmanship, uthenticity, ndquality on this car is truly incredible.
A Brief history on this car:
In 1969Hall of FameDodge sponsored drag racer Max Hurley took possession of his 68 Hurst Hemi426 SS/AADodge Dart and raced it all around the south until he sold it to Johnny Burge of Mobile, labama and two of his buddies ( Charlie McLemore & Howard Blackwell ) in 1976.It was raced at tracks around the South and Johnny also street raced that caruntil 1979 whenit was damaged in an awful accident.Parts were saved and the car was crushed as were most of these old cars back then. Johnny wanted to bring his old car back to life so he found a near perfect body and started again. Many years later what you see here is the result ofhis, isloving family, nd many others hard work.
This car is a "Feature Cover Car" in Mopar Collectors Guide magazine and the article is amazing. Written by Randy Holden and photographed by Robert Wolf !
This original magazine comeswith the carand does verifywhat I am writing here.
A Mopar expert told me a few years ago, his car probably hasmore "Original" parts thanthe fewvin number correctHemi Dart's that even exist today.Most of the parts on this car you cannot buy, eriod.
Acouple months agoat the Old Drag Racers Reunion in Panama City, l.,Moparexpert /journalist / writer/ historian / lover of all things Mopar Mr. Geoff Stunkard, ho has just completed his book "HEMI, History of Chrysler's Iconic V-8 in Competition" ( a must have for any Mopar guy! ) provided the crowd with afun and excitingHemi RacingTechnical Seminarusing this very Dart.He really liked this car and to me that is huge!A shout out to Geoff, hanks my friend, e had a great time and appreciate you so much. I felt like a proud papa after the seminar.I want to take this time out also to say Bless Ya Tom Hoover ( 1929-2015 ), ather of the Hemi, ou will be missed!!
The Super Stock fiberglass hood is an "ORIGINAL" ( I have been offered $10,000 and an aftermarket replacement for this Hood! ), iberglass front fenders are in place also.
The seats are "Original Hemi Dart Light Weight" seats with the special aluminum brackets in place. Pull up "Strap" windows as the originals were are here but they are not Corning, hey rattledso bad, ad to change that. These cars had no window parts inside the door. Rear seats did not come in these cars. They were actually called a Dart Business Coupe! I did not know that until Geoff told me that.
The rear wheel openings were done using card-board templatestaken from one of Johnny's close friends, r. Roy Brackin's"Original" Hemi Dart, hat is how dead on this car is.
The " Original Mirror Delete Plate" is mounted on the drivers side door!I know not many people have ever seen one of those plates, o cool!! Radiodelete, eater delete plates, tc. arein place too.
The engine is a 1968"Original 426 Hemi Race" motor still sporting 13:5 to 1 Compression. The engine and engine compartment is super correct and spotless!It was built by the well knownMopar engine builder and racer LeverneFerrouillatof Mobile.It will pull the front wheels off theground if you really want to do that.Period correct Mickey Thompson Tires with light weight Crager wheels are here too.
The Transmission is the iconic 727 Automatic with Reverse Valve Body. Check out the photo of the correct Hurst Shifter in the floor, ts backwards. Its shifts from 123, ather than 321.
The rear end is the 8 3/4 which is correct with4:10 gear ratio so it can be driven on the street with a few changes. It has full exhaust mounted also. Headlights, urn signals work, nd the emergency brake is hooked up.
The huge "Mopar Performance Battery" is mounted in the trunk as it should be and I have another battery sitting beside it to run the car on but it can be taken out for shows.
Please take a look at the photos. This car was rotisserie restored and no expense was spared. It was painted 3 times before Johnny was happy with it. I cannot replace this exact car at any price.
The body on this car is incredible and isas straight as any show car I have ever seen!The final painting was done byChip Hamilton in South Mississippi. I could not get really good photos because of all the reflections this solid black car creates. Even the front fiberglass fenders are verystraight. Not a spot of rust anywhere!
Again please call me if you have any questions. Sold as is but it is exactly like I say.
Our collection building is only 3 minutes from the Mobile Alabama Regional Airport. Inspections are more than welcome with an appointment only. If you want to fly in I can pick you up, et you look, ake you back, o problem. I will store this car with full insurance until you can make your arrangements to have it shipped. Car cannot leave our secure lockup until funds have cleared my bank. I reserve the right to close this auction at any time for any reason.
Thanks again for all the fun! Dennis Lasseter Jr. 251-769-1639 c c c 2003 dot com