Pick of the Day was a dad and daughters project

1964 Dodge Dart GT achieved its mission: Daughters now have passion for cars

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This 1964 Dodge Dart GT was purchased as a father/daughters project

The Pick of the Day is a 1964 Dodge Dart GT convertible with a great story.

“For sale is my 1964 Dodge Dart GT convertible,” says the car’s private seller in the advertisement on ClassicCars.com. “I bought the car to work on with my daughters. It was a great time, and my kids now have the passion for cars I hoped they would have.”

So far so good, right?

“Alas, it is time to move on to another project. The car is not a complete restoration and has normal dings and scratches. It is a great daily driver. 

“My primary focus was to make it drivable and safe! The Dart gets a lot of attention and generates many smiles. It also has good acceleration, and sounds amazing with the Hooker headers and dual exhaust with X-pipe. 

“My next steps for the car were to add an MSD ignition, TorqueStorm supercharger, fuel injection, and a 8¼, or 8¾ or Ford 8.8 rear end, and front discs. The car is awesome the way it is and is ready for upgrades as you wish.”

The seller says the parts planned for the project are available, as are most of the original parts already replaced.

“These include the original chrome body trim, Transgo shift kit, original intake/exhaust manifold and 1904 carburetor. I also have the service manual and The Chrysler TorqueFlight A-904 & A-727 Transmission: How to Rebuild manual.

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The advertisement includes a long and detailed list of things done. Want details? Consider such things as “Bore size +.140” – 3.4405 finish for moly ring” and “PerTronix Ignitor II Solid State Ignition System 91361A.”

The ad also includes the name of the engine shop that did the rebuild of the inline 6-cylinder engine and points out a professional overhaul for the front suspension (again, with details). 

The car has an automatic transmission managed by a pushbutton display to the left side of the dashboard. 

“All receipts and wiring diagram come with car in a binder,” the seller adds.

Dodge introduced its compact Dart model in 1960. They usually were powered by the acclaimed 225cid “Slant Six” engine, an engine tipped toward the passenger side of the car to allow for a lower and thus more aerodynamic hood line. It also enabled the use of longer intake manifold runners, which resulted in a bump in horsepower compared with typical components.

The 1964 Dart GT was available as a 2-door hardtop or convertible and featured bucket seats and a padded dash among other upgrades. 

The car is in Denver, Colorado, and is offered for $9,750. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

8 COMMENTS

  1. My father and sister had the exact same car new. It rolled in the conners and the shift. linkage would jam when we speed shifted it. The girls loved it.

  2. Family had a ‘63, taillights are a little different than a ‘64. Was a cheap, fun car bought for my sister as a first car. Never a problem until the brakes went & my dad hit a pole to avoid hitting someone….ahh the ‘70’s!!!

  3. I had a 64 Dart GT I drove during High School in the early 70’s. It had a 273 CI V8 with a 4 speed manual. The 65 model year Dart used a 318 CI V8. Are you sure the 383 was original?

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