1971 Dodge Dart Swinger 36,000 Original Miles Survivor Barn Find Mopar

Price: - Item location: Schenectady, New York, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Dodge
  • Model: Dart
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Swinger
  • Year:1971
  • Mileage:36,000
  • VIN:LH23C1R280XXX
  • Color:Green
  • Engine size:6 cylinder
  • Number of cylinders:6
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Green
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1971 Dodge Dart Swinger

36,000 original miles, actually just turned over within the last few weeks, has a few more now.Slant 6, auto, power steering and brakes.
This is my car, registered to me. New York State transferable registration.
I have owned a number of these cars, and I have yet to see a trunk floor with absolutely zero surface rust. Everything one would replace on a car of this age are in excellent shape: door and trunk weatherstrip, vent and side window seals, rubber hood bumpers, body seals, washer bottle, dash pad, headliner, etc. The door panels and armrests as well as the rear side panels are perfect, the seats are better than new, the grill is beautiful, the vent window rubber is in such great shape at times the wind will close them. The wiring is as new with the paper markers with part numbers printed on them. All of the firewall and kick panel insulation is intact and perfect. The lighter and ashtray have clearly never been used.
This car has never suffered any moisture damage or dry rot due to sitting idle for extended periods or from being poorly stored and forgotten. It has been driven and well cared for, and regularly maintained.
I recently replaced the tailpipe, directional flasher, and put on 4 new tires. The gas gauge stopped working after this winter, however I have not addressed it yet, probably as it is so good on gas and it is not driven often. Recently the directional indicator on the dash went out. The brakes work great, however, they pull a little to the left. The battery replaced many years ago. Today I changed the points and the fuel filter.
It is original except for the items mentioned above.
The VIN is on the dash, on the driver's door, and on the fender tag which has never been removed. I have the buildsheet and it matches the VIN. The fender tag does not list a rimblow steering wheel, the buildsheet does, however it has the standard steering wheel. I bought the wheel on eBay after a long search to locate the correct green wheel. It had a wheel from I don't know what on it with an aftermarket horn button screwed in the center. My understanding is Chrysler was discontinuing the rim blow after 1971 so they were putting them in everything, whether it was ordered or not. Also once the rim blow didn't work anymore, no one knew how to fix them correctly and they ended up being tossed. Although I looked for it many times, I only found the buildsheet this past father's day, face down, under the rear seat, partially under the carpet, with the upper corner behind the aluminum trim at the base of the rear seat side panel - one of the screws right through it.
I will, of course, highlight the minor issues that I am aware of, as I would expect the same when buying a car. There are two minor rust spots: one directly behind the driver's side rear tire, one behind the passenger rear tire close to the panel below the bumper. There are minor scratches, small surface rust spots, two tiny dings in the rear bumper, and what appears to be a mark from an animal relieving itself on the hood. The vinyl top has three minor areas with issues. An aftermarket radio was added.
This Swinger retains all of its markings, stickers, (tire pressure, emissions, jacking instructions, wiper motor sticker, inspected by 2 on the radiator, Canada Transport on the driver's door, stickers on the radiator support, dealer name and city, etc.), and trunk accessories, (trunk mat, cardboard, the jack which looks new and untouched, the spare appears to have been used at least once, yet it retains multiple markings that are similar to the number 2 on the trunk lid, RR is clearly visible and what appears to be an L and a few other marks).
This car was assembled and painted in 1971 and a daily driver when new, therefore it has imperfections as any 47 year old automobile would. This is not a show car, it is an original car that was preserved after only a few years of use.
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