1970 Dodge Dart Swinger, Slanted Six, fully restored For Sale
Date of manufacture: April 4th, 1970
Manufacturing plant: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Model year: 1970
Model: Dart Swinger
Vehicle order number: 100520
Body type: 2dr hardtop
Chassis number: LL23B0R248819
Engine block casting number: 28006830-4
Engine type: 225 Slant Six, 30-degree inclined, Raised-G type cast iron block,225 ci 3.7lt, OHV, 2 valves per cylinder with solid valve lifters, forged steel crankshaft, Super Six Carter BBD 2-barrel carburation, manifold and electric choke performance upgrade
R11 AM Radio
V5X Body Side Molding, Black
Y05 Built to US specs
V1X Full Vinyl Top, Black
G33 OS LH Remote Racing Mirror
M21 Roof Drip Rail Moldings
M26 Wheel Lip Moldings
M31 Belt Moldings
EF8 Dark Green Metallic
D2F8 Green Trim, Luxury, Vinyl Bench
E22 198 cid 1 barrel 6 cylinder
D31 A904 3-Speed Auto Transmission
Retrofits: Audio system and wheels
Certification: Federation Hellenique Des Vehicules d’ Epoque
Current ownership: 35 years
Dodge’s Dart was a front-engine rear wheel drive passenger vehicle that was produced from 1959 to 1976. Throughout four generations of production the body received numerous design improvements, the most elegant of which was the inverse rear window curves which later became the series’ trademark. The available engines came in the mainstream V8 layout and the less powerful yet more sophisticated slanted 6 cylinder version. The latter was designed by Chrysler’s future chief engineer Willem Weertman to have its block tilted at a 30 degree angle permitting for intake and outtake runners of equal length and thereby even torque distribution throughout the range. Of the 3 slanted six capacities offered, the largest 225ci was used as basis to develop an even more raised block casting and crankshaft stroke (RG series) providing for even greater torque and over 145 bhp of output. However, in 1976 this version suffered a performance reduction due to federal emissions control management which was partly remedied by Dodge via fitting a Carter BBD 2-barrel carburetor with revised manifolds and electric choke assembly.
This particular Dart Swinger was assembled on April of 1970 for the US market in the most commendable Dark Green Metallic with Green interior and Black Vinyl top. In 1987 it was acquired by Greece’s foremost Dodge expert, distributor and collector. The basic 198ci engine was replaced by an upgraded, period-correct non-emissions limited 225ci RG unit. Performance was further enhanced by fitting the Super Six double barrel carburetor and manifold set up allowing for an additional 15bhp. After many years of dry storage, the vehicle was subjected to a superior level 3-year long nut and bold restoration with carefully sourced NOS and remanufactured parts. The accident and rust free body was resprayed in the original color, the interior was trimmed in the original color and material. The engine, transmission, suspension, brakes and electrics were totally overhauled. A modern set of Bilstein shocks and a modern set of wheels was fitted with the originals stored. The end result is a cosmetically and mechanically exceptional vehicle ready to be displayed at any private or public event.
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