Monday, February 4, 2013

5k: 1972 Dodge Dart Low Miles Slant-6

The early 1970s Dodge Dart was small unibody sedan built on the third generation A-body platform.  Sales of the A-body were phenomenal when Valiant, Dart, Demon, Duster, 3700, Centura, Charger, Valiant Drifter, Valiant Pacer and Scamp sales were all combined.  This 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger hardtop, for sale in Westland, MI is currently bidding for $5,500 reserve-not-met with 1 day to go (buy-it-now for $8k).


The 1972 Dodge Dart was updated from the 1971 model year with a new grille & parking lamps on the outside and a number of small interior changes including new seats.   The 1972 Dart is a nice looking car and looks the part of a classic American muscle car from any angle.  It was sold as an economy car when new and is still an economy muscle car today.



This Dart is equipped with the 225 cubic inch (3.7 liter) optional slant-6 that puts out 110 horsepower and 185 ft-lbs of torque.  The 225 is an old school non-crossflow inline-6 with an cast iron intake/exhaust manifold designed more for fitment/cost than power or fuel economy.  It would be easy to swap in a 318 V8 and gain a bunch of performance, but it would be a shame to do it to such a low mile classic.


The claimed original 36k miles and 2 year old restoration certainly make this classic tempting.  Add the asking price of less than the cost of a cheap rebuild and this car looks even better.  Anyone in the market for a early '70s classic hardtop would be advised to check this one out...and bring cash!

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3 comments:

  1. The 225 slant six was known to be practically indestructible. This is a great looking car.

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  2. ~ i bought a '64 Valiant w/ the 225 and well over 200,000 miles for $1. i got 2years and close to 40,000 more miles with only a water pump and a set of crank bearings installed while lying on the driveway. i learned what Plasti-guage is. traded it for $35 worth of drawings to a buddy who drove it to Florida, lived out of it on the beach for six months, then traded it for a sailboat. great little car.

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  3. When you looking for buying the sports car which have top speed and quality control during its driving, than the 1st name is come in everyone mind is the Dodge DEMON. This car can capable to give you the high speed ride and best control while running on his top speed, I like this car and I am very impressed by This guys boss bought him a dodge demon(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QseKprT5kfs&t=114s) it’s a really nice gift for him from his boos.

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