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1969 Dodge Dart Gts Convertible 2-door 340ci on 2040-cars

US $65,000.00
Year:1969 Mileage:125000
Location:

Houghton Lake, Michigan, United States

Houghton Lake, Michigan, United States


On Feb-01-14 at 10:33:50 PST, seller added the following information:

1 of 417 made (including the 50 export). 340-4bbl, 727 auto, all matching numbers. Total restoration in 2004. Most Every nut, bolt, washer either replaced or redone. I'm the 3rd owner. Car is originally from mid Ohio. The 1st and 2nd owners were best friends, so I have the complete history on the car, including the original window sticker and broadcast sheet.

I've owned it since March 1995. I had a 68 Dart 170/6 in high school and fell in love with the 69 GTS then. I started looking for a 69 GTS convertible in 1987, wanting a white top, white interior and white stripe. I didn't care what the body color was as long as I got my white. It took about 8 years for a white top/interior to come up for sale.  Currently has about 121,000 miles. Engine was rebuilt to stock by Muscle Motors. They did go .030 over and did some head/valve work. Original exhaust manifolds, but a 2 1/2" exhaust. The only original sheet metal on it now is the hood and the doors. Everything was shot. After taking the car down, the body man called me, had me look at it, and asked me, "Am I sure I want to go thru with this on this bad of a car?" By this time, I knew what I had, being all matching #s and as rare as it is, I figured, let's do it! The front fenders and truck lid came from a rust-free California 6 cyl Dart. The rear quarters are reproduction. I did the complete disassembly and re-assembly, but farmed out the body/paint and rebuilding of engine and trans. I even bought a buffer to buff all the stainless trim myself.

The front grille and wheel covers are original and were restored by Totally Auto in PA. They told me I have the 'most expensive set of wheel covers in the country'.

It was invited to and shown at the 2007 Carlisle All-Chrysler Nationals held in Carlisle, PA.

It was awarded 3rd Place at Autorama 2008 - Detroit Michigan

It was invited to the Willistead Classic Concours d'Elegance in Windsor Canada on August 24th 2008.

It was in the July 2009 edition of MuscleCar Enthusiast, (4 page article)


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