1973 Dodge Dart
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1973 Dodge Dart
- 360ci V8
- Automatic Transmission
- 3:90 Rear End
- 7k Miles Shown
- Orange Over Black Interior
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“The Dart's speed and fun-factor per dollar has always been its selling point, and that's true right up to today's market.” – Hagerty | Media, April, 2020
“The combination of little car, big (and tunable) engine, and low price compared to its competition was a winning formula back in the day. Half a century later, Darts are still one of the more tempting values in the wide world of classic American muscle.”
“Dodge couldn't ignore Chevrolet's success with its compact muscle car, the Nova SS. There were plenty of speed freaks out there, particularly young ones, who were horsepower-hungry. Those youths were in many cases, too, on a budget and couldn't quite scrape together enough change for the mainstream big and heavy muscle cars of the day. As those mainstream muscle cars attracted punishing premiums from insurance companies, compact muscle cars had the added benefit of flying under the radar and commanding lower rates.”
“For 1973, Dodge dropped the Demon model and gave its performance Dart a more vanilla, church-friendly name—the Dart 340 Sport. Rated at 240 net hp, the 340 Sport was the hottest in the lineup that year….”
Offered here is an1973 Dodge Dart, fully restored, up-powered, and tastefully modified for a street-racer presentation. Sporting burnt-orange metallic paint over black, and showing 7,030 miles since the work was completed, this Mopar standout is ready for show… and go.
The stunning exterior is the result of a full professional repaint. All surfaces—including interior-body surfaces under the hood, in door jambs, and under the trunk lid, as well as both bumpers—have been properly sprayed. The custom color is as rare as it is attractive, and the finish is highly glossy and smooth-as-glass. There is no damage to the body panels; no dings, no scrapes and no dents. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The large, functional hood scoop telegraphs the performance potential here; this is no sleeper. The bumble-bee rear-deck “Mopar” black stripe helps make that point. Otherwise, the Dart has a stock body, front grille, and factory badging including “Dodge” emblem above the grille and on the rear deck as well as “Dart Swinger” emblems on the front fenders. Chrome side mirrors, door handles, window trim, and grille surround are all in well-kept condition with very little patina. Vision® 15-inch, 5-spoke chrome wheels are mounted with BFGoodrich® Radial T/A raised-white-letter tires.
The re-executed interior is a blend of classic look with tasteful upgrades emphasizing the Dart's performance. Upholstery on the rear bench seat is vertically pleated black vinyl, but well-bolstered contemporary racing-style seats in front feature gray and black panels. Fresh black carpeting covers the cabin floors; the headliner is gray. Door trim and rear-cabin walls are simplified gray and black panels with “Mopar” logo appliques. A 4-spoke brushed-metal-trimmed sport steering wheel with Mopar-logo center emblem frames the completely restyles dashboard with expanded instrument array. Included are AutoMeter® white-faced oil-pressure, coolant-temperature, fuel-level, tachometer, speedometer, and alternator-output readouts. An upgraded Pioneer® audio head unit replaces the factory radio and an upshift indicator is mounted just below. A partial center console adds front cupholders and a speaker enclosure is also nearby. The B&M® shift lever for the automatic transmission (with a push-button shifter) is mounted on the transmission tunnel topped by a QuickSilver® knob. (Please view the close-up photography in the gallery to assess the condition of the Dart's various interior surfaces.)
Under the hood, the 360-cubic-inch V8 commands a complete, very clean, and properly laid-out engine bay. The open-top-and-sided air cleaner allows cold air coming through the hood scoop direct access to the engine. Finned, “Mopar-Powered”-branded valve covers add flair. An aluminum radiator, performance exhaust header, and MSD® ignition components all add performance cred. Viewed from below, the car's chassis is straight, and free of damage. The performance exhaust headers, 3:90 rear end, and clean lower-engine and transmission surfaces are visual highlights. (To best evaluate the condition of undercarriage surfaces, please review the gallery photos shot from below.)
While the more than 130 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around-and-startup video available on the GarageKeptMotors website showcase this '73 Dodge Dart in detail from every angle, including from below, we expect and encourage in-person inspections at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. Please call to arrange an appointment in advance as our showroom is not open to the public. And feel free to get in touch anytime by phone or email if you have questions.
This striking orange Dart will certainly hold its own on the street. What's more, at any Mopar gathering, the next owner of this vintage muscle can expect lots of interest from fellow enthusiasts. And wherever the car goes, a quick car show is bound to break out.