1974 Dodge Dart Sport Coupe 2-door 3.7l on 2040-cars
Mariposa, California, United States
1974 Dodge Dart Sport driven daily. This car has the 225 CID Slant-6
with rare and desirable 2bbl Super-Six setup with a manual choke that works well. It runs strong and
smooth, 904 automatic transmission works well, shifts smoothly, no
problems. The car has power steering with manual 10" drum brakes all the
way around, and they stop the car fine. I have a JVC AM/FM/CD with
audio input jack stereo mounted below the dash, the original radio is
still in the dash. The heater and defrosters work fine. The 2 speed
wipers work like they should as well.
Interior is reasonably nice, upholstery is good, carpet is new, door
panels in average condition, headliner fabric was coming off so I
removed the fabric, but the original fiberboard headliner backing is
still in place. All gauges work as they should. All the lights
(including the instrument lights) work fine. The dash is in good shape,
the dash pad is in good shape too.
The body is probably average or better for its age - perhaps because it
has been in California its whole life. There is however one small area
of rust on the extreme bottom of the passenger side quarter panel behind
the tire (see photo). As you can see in the pictures the car has small
dings etc, and the paint (which is original) has faded away in some
places to reveal metal. The floor pans, trunk floor, and frame rails are
Since this is a '74 model NO SMOG is required in CA. I have a clean
title in my name. Car is currently registered and insured. I bought the
car from the original owner some years ago.
The following parts are new over the last year or so: passenger side
mirror, master cylinder, battery, heater core, temperature sending unit,
door window seals, fuel sending unit, fuel pump and hoses, carpet, and
both fan and power steering belts.
Car is daily driven, but I would recommend an alignment and new tires
before too long, The tires do have great tread, but are probably fairly
old. They are size P195/75R14 all season tires with original hub caps.
This would make an awesome project for someone to make a V-8 muscle car
out of, or continue to enjoy it as it is - it is up to you.
Please ask me any questions you may have and I will do my best to
accurately answer them. Though I have done my best to be complete and
accurate in my description, the car is 40 years old and is being sold as
Car is for sale locally also. I reserve the right to end the auction. Buyer is 100% responsible for pick-up, transportation, etc., of the vehicle., although I will work with your shipper if you are out of my area. Nonrefundable deposit of $500 via PayPal due within 24 hours of auction close. Balance may be paid via cash, certified check, or PayPal.
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The saga of the Washington state community college hoping to keep its allegedly pre-production Dodge Viper out of the maw of the crusher is going strong. Not only does the school still have the car, but there's a chance that the college might even get to keep it.
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The whole situation flared up in March when the South Puget Sound Community College in Olympia, WA, received a notice from Chrysler Group that requested that the school's Viper be destroyed. The automaker had loaned the muscle car to it about a decade ago to use for educational purposes in its auto tech classes. With the Dodge growing long in the tooth, "it is unlikely that these vehicles offer any educational value to students," the company said in its press release on the matter.
However, the college balked at destroying its Viper, despite the fact it had signed a contract with Chrysler Group to do so. The school further claimed that its car was incredibly special because it was a pre-production example and just the fourth one made back in 1992. Although, as we pointed out at the time, the photos of the school's vehicle showed a coupe that looked like a newer Viper GTS.
Auto enthusiasts love a good debate, whether it's Mustang versus Camaro or Ferrari against Lamborghini. But how about a battle between two very different vintages of classic pickup trucks? In this case, the fight is between a 1979 Dodge Li'l Red Express and a 1933 Ford Model 46 truck with a flathead V8.
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The shootout comes courtesy of the internet series Generation Gap, and its concept is super-simple. One guy prefers classics, and the other likes newer rides. They choose a category, pick two vehicles and put them head to head. In this case, neither is exactly modern, though. The Ford is more than old enough to receive Social Security checks, and the Dodge is hardly a young whippersnapper.
Other than both being pickups, these two models were made to serve very different functions. The Li'l Red Express was basically the progenitor of today's muscle trucks, with a big V8 that made it one of the quickest new models in its day (admittedly, 1979 was a rough time for automotive performance). On the other hand, the '33 Ford was just meant to work, with little pretense for anything else. One of the hosts describes it as "the simplest, most difficult" vehicle he's driven because of the tricky double clutchwork necessary to shift gears. Scroll down to watch the video and try to decide which of these two American classics you would rather have in your garage.
Motorweek's decades of history on television make it the perfect medium to look back into the automotive past and see how things are different now. It recently added old road test videos to its YouTube channel of the Acura NSX and Toyota Supra, as well as the Ferrari F40. For one of its newest flashback clips, Motorweek has exhumed an affordable five-car challenge of 1986's premiere hot hatches.
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It's fascinating to watch Motorweek run the quintet through the slalom, down the drag strip and on various roads. What's most striking in this clip is the difference in the definition of a performance car between then and now. With its 16-valve, 1.8-liter four-cylinder, the GTI is the burliest of the contenders with 123 horsepower, but it still takes 8.8 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour. By today's standards, that would make it a plain-jane economy car, and not even a particularly quick one.