The third generation Plymouth Valiant (1967-1973) lived on a shared chassis with the compact and popular Dodge Dart. Dodge had their sporty hardtop Swinger version (cue Austin Powers jokes, yeah baby, yeah!) so Plymouth released the similarly oddly named Scamp edition. Only Chrysler could get away with selling cars that looked 10 years out of […]
The fourth generation of the Dodge Dart (and the Plymouth Valiant sister model) was released for the 1967 model year and it was delicious. The Dart was the compact offering in Dodge’s stable, which meant it was competing with Ford’s Falcon and Chevy’s Nova. It wasn’t a bad car, and I think they make a […]
The 4th generation Dodge Dart hit the market for the 1967 model year and while most of its competitors went through multiple platform changes, the Dart survived with mostly cosmetic changes to address the ever changing landscape of “safety” features in the early 70s…plus the changes due to the emissions and fuel crisis, crisises, crisesesse…that’s […]
This next classic comes from tipper Rock On who correctly points out that the Dart comes “complete with factory installed anti-theft device ( 3 on the tree!!!).” And no catalytic convertor for dirty worthless thieves to hack out and sell for scrap metal. Find this 1963 Dodge Dart offered for $5,500 in Santa Cruz, CA […]
What has 4 doors, 8 cylinders, sky blue paint and more cool factor than just about anything on the road? Yeah, this isn’t a $100k Porsche or another appreciating rare Italian classic…this is a piece of Americana. A road sign on the way from the roaring 60s to the cocaine fueled 80s, born right in the middle of the oil crisis…but guess what…this thing survived the malaise era, and is coming at you like a bad guy from an episode of the Dukes of Hazard or Magnum PI or the Rockford Files. Find this 1974 Dodge Dart Custom offered for $4000 in El Cajon, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
Is a late model Dodge Dart the perfect car? Not likely. It was launched (with supposed Italian DNA) as a replacement for the hideous Caliber in 2013 and was canceled by the end of 2016…hardly the fate for the perfect car. Since then Dodge has been out of the economy car game, and here is the funny part…I didn’t even know that the Dart had been canceled. This means one of two things — either, I live in a cave, or the Dart was so forgettable that zzzzzz…hey, wake up, this thing has a turbo and a manual gearbox. Can you even hear me with all the cave noises (bats and dripping water) in the background? Find this 2013 Dodge Dart Rallye offered for $5,300 in San Jose, CA via craigslist.
There is an old saying in the business world; there are two ways to develop a new product–make it, or buy it…but that rule also applies to classic cars. This choice is often financially motivated, but as often it is personality based. Therefore we are happy to present these two cars and ask which you […]
The Dart name first appeared as a Chrysler concept built by Carrozzeria Ghia in the late ’50s, but it wasn’t until 1960 that a production version was released as an inexpensive (no Ghia body) full sized Dodge. Fast forward a few years and the Dart was put on a diet to mid-sized, but the anorexia […]
Microcars were hugely popular in post-war Europe where petrol was at a high premium and no one needed to travel very far. Most of the microcars were made in Britain, France, or Germany and were usually basic little blobs – like the Isetta or the Zündapp Janus. One plucky Australian designer decided to take a […]
Like 70’s trucks, Volvo 240’s, and W123’s, the Dart/Valiant still possess a ton of utility. Therefore, there are still heaps of them around actually providing transportation to people. Though they are of the most usable of classics, they often aren’t seen as scarce and temperamental enough to be desirable. Find this 1976 Dodge Dart for sale […]