The 1962 Dodge Dart 330 seen here is in Joliet, Illinois and can be found on eBay. The unmet starting bid is $9,900 and there is less than a day left to throw down a bid on this one! For a car that originally cost $2,241, that’s a healthy bump in price.
This car is a favorite of mine. I love 1962 vehicles, in general, but these Darts are especially on my radar because the styling is so unusual. The front end/grille treatment is one of the coolest of all time, in my opinion. They say that all “the missing chrome is available and included with the car (not shown in pictures). Buyer will receive NOS headlight rings with the car (which I saw being sold a few months ago online for about $850 a pair).”
And, then there’s the rear end design. This particular car is in amazingly nice shape, despite the spots of primer that you see all over it. The seller says that this is a California car that they’ve had for 20 years and it has “never seen rust or salt.” It has no “rust or rust holes on floors, quarter panels, or fenders.” It’s pretty amazing for a 54-year old car to be so solid. The “California owner used a can of gray primer as you see now on the body (before patina was “cool”). Would probably rub off easy. “
Boom! Ok, so this isn’t a 413/440/426 V8, but the seller says that this 225 slant-six runs, even though you have to hold the key to the “on” position or it’ll turn off. Being the oddball that I am, not to mention the purist that I am, I wouldn’t change this engine! I’m in the vast minority on that, there is no question about it. I just love this design and this era, not to mention that this is one of my favorite engines of all time. Restored versions of this car with a monster Max Wedge engine will sell for several times the asking price. What would you do with this car? I’m guessing that the first thing would be to deep-six that slant-six?