It’s not often lately that I see finds that are close to me, but I’ve watched this one and there appear to be no locals interested. This original paint car can be your driver for only $2,900 (a drop of $1,000) or best offer. It’s for sale here on craigslist in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
The 74 Dart was the result of the Demon being renamed in 1973, and featured few changes from the year before, the most noticeable of which was the massive bumpers now required to meet Federal regulations. This one looks so straight I’m sure it hasn’t been in any accidents. The seller tells us it hadn’t been touched in 27 years before being started recently.
Honestly, I can’t tell whether the crud back here is rust, mildew or what. I wondered about the trailer ball as well, especially when I thought this car would have a slant six under the hood.
Ok, this may take a while to clean! Apart from the total discoloration at the headrest, I actually think the seat upholstery looks pretty nice. Perhaps it could be cleaned or re-dyed, but at the worst I could live with the discoloration. And how many 1974 Darts are you going to find with the original upholstery in pretty good shape?
Well look here! Air conditioning vents! And the original radio, too. I’ll bet once this car is cleaned up, you’ll have a pretty decent survivor on your hands. The seller tells us there are 70,000 miles showing, and I think that’s probably reasonable.
Here was my big surprise! Although it’s not a 340 or 360 like the hottest Darts got, the 318 in this car should provide plenty of go for most folks. Hearing that the car runs like a sewing machine and that the transmission seems to work just makes me more enthusiastic. I think this one should be rescued–what do you think?