1965 Dodge Dart on 2040-cars
Pilgrims Knob, Virginia, United States
This is a completely restored 1965 Dodge Dart Charger with only 480 being badged as Dart Chargers it is extremely
rare. There is only a hand full known to still exist. It has just 8 weeks been completed and has less than 1000
mile on the engine. I have tried to return this car back to its original condition as much as I could.
Drivetrain: Engine and transmission are the original ones. Rear end is not. I think it is from a late 60's Dart
or Plymouth A body but not sure. It has a 355 gear with Positive traction. It has all new bearings and brakes. The
engine has been totally rebuilt with .030 oversize pistons 9.8 compression ratio. ( original ones were 10.5 to 1)
The engine still has the break-in oil in it. Cylinder heads have hardened valve seats for use with unleaded gas
and have been completely rebuilt. Transmission has new synchronizers and bearings. It has a new clutch and
pressure plate. It had been converted to duel exhaust when I bought it and I returned it back to the original
single exhaust from Accurate Exhaust at a cost of $800. I repaired the original resonator which was supplied with
the car when I purchased it. Suspension: All new shocks. Complete frond end rebuild. All suspension parts bead
blasted and painted. The underside of the car looks as good as the top. Body: Sheet metal was in very good
condition except around the windshield. The rusted parts were cut out and new metal welded in to make the repair.
New windshield and rubber were installed. Driver and passenger floor pans were replaced. 1 small patch behind the
rear wheel opening was repaired. All other sheet metal is original. Vinyl top was replaced by the previous owner
before I purchased it. Not sure how old it is but looks new. The body had a few small dents but no other rust. Front and rear bumpers have
been rechromed. Taillight bezels rechromed. Interior: The dash pad has been recovered. It had a small crack
near the middle. The instrument cluster and all 4 trim pieces have been rechromed and detailed and looks awesome.
Door panels, Front seats and carpet are all new. The headliner, back seat and package tray are original. Arm rest
bases have been rechromed. Side and rear glass is original and in great shape. 4 speed shifter plate has been
rechromed and detailed. Shifter is original. Wheels: 14" X 6" Cragar SS. This car came from the factory with 13"
Cragar SS wheels which are unattainable at this point. Tires are like new.
All weather stripping has been replaced. It took me about 16 months to do the restoration.
Dodge Dart for Sale
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Auto blogWed, 14 Aug 2013 13:00:00 EST
With all the new updates the Dodge Durango is getting for 2014, one thing that Dodge isn't changing on its big SUV is the starting price. Just like the current model year, the 2014 Dodge Durango will be priced from $29,795 (*not including $995 for destination).
This price is for the base SXT model, but the 2014 Durango is also offered in a new Limited trim level (replacing the Crew) as well as the sporty R/T and the luxurious Citadel. The Durango Limited starts at $35,995 (an increase of $800 over the 2013 Crew), while the R/T now starts at $38,995 (up $2,500). The top-of-the-line Durango Citadel will start at $40,995 - an increase of $1,000.
The many improvements made to the 2014 Durango include revised exterior styling, added in-cabin tech and an eight-speed automatic transmission (expected to return better fuel economy). Dodge is saying that the V6 models will get 25 miles per gallon on the highway while V8 models are expected to score 23-mpg highway, but there are no official EPA numbers to report yet. Scroll down for the full press release.
Chrysler is recalling 780,000 of its Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans from the 2010 to 2014 model years due to the possibility of circuits overheating, which can lead to a fire. Of the 780,000 total vans being recalled, Chrysler estimates that 644,850 are in the US, 106,980 are in Canada, 8,009 are in Mexico, and 20,638 are in other markets. All of the affected vehicles were built between August 25, 2010 and October 31, 2013.
Chrysler's engineers discovered that beverage spills or exposure to moisture (from rain, snow, car washes, and the like) were linked to circuits shorting in the window switch assembly. Short circuits can overheat, and thus, cause a fire.
Chrysler will contact owners and let them know when they may schedule service, at which point, the window switches will be replaced. In the interim, the automaker says that owners may visit their dealers after May 14 to have the switches disconnected.
This past June I spent an excellent day hanging out with Joey Ruiter, driving and discussing his Reboot Buggy project. Before heading home, I let him know that he was more than welcome to keep me abreast of whichever new automotive project he'd get into. You can never have too many car designers and one-off fabricators in your Rolodex, right?
Ruiter recently made good with the follow-up, emailing me with details on this Dodge Challenger A/T Untamed Concept that pushes a lot of hot buttons for the muscle car and off-roading enthusiasts.
This all-terrain Mopar is a lot more than a Challenger body dropped on a truck chassis, too. A materialized version of the A/T would included a completely new, long-travel suspension, skid plates, body armor and rock sliders, and obviously flared fenders to help accommodate a hellacious set of off-road-ready tires. The dramatically revised underpinnings would be topped with a slick graphics package and a killer lower light bar, all making the A/T look quite cohesive in its own, radical way. And the result would be a car no longer limited to mere road-driving.