Easy Restoration: 1967 Dodge Dart GT

Runs, registered, roadworthy, rust-free. That’s not a bad combination to find when you’re hunting for a project car, and it’s precisely what the next owner will be getting with this 1967 Dodge Dart GT. This original survivor would seem to need little more than a cosmetic refresh, and then it would be set to attract attention wherever it went. The Dart is located in Oakdale, California, and has been listed for sale here on eBay. The listing has opened at $10,000, but there have so far been no bids in this No Reserve auction. There is also a BIN option available at $17,900.

The Dart still wears its original Yellow paint, and it also rolled off the line with a Black vinyl top. However, this had deteriorated quite badly, so the owner removed it to ensure that it wasn’t hiding any rust. The good news is that it wasn’t, and the rest of the car is also rust-free. There are a few minor dings and marks on the body, but the overall condition of the car seems to be quite good. The rear bumper appears to be bent on the driver’s side, but the remaining external trim and chrome is either in good condition or is healthy and straight enough to justify restoration.

The interior of the Dart isn’t going to need a lot of money spent on it to have it looking nice once again. The dash pad has a very small crack in it, and I think that this could be repaired. Otherwise, new covers on the seats and a new carpet set, and she’d look a million dollars inside. The fact that the car was optioned with bucket seats, a console, and air conditioning, are all great plus points. The A/C does work, but given the fact that it doesn’t blow cold, I suspect that a recharge is on the cards.

The Dart is a numbers-matching car, featuring a 273ci V8 engine, 3-speed TorqueFlite transmission, and power steering. The owner has given everything under the hood a liberal dose of detailing spray, which is something that I’m not a huge fan of. There really isn’t a lot to say here beyond the fact that the owner claims that the car runs and drives really well, and that it will happily sit on 75mph on the open road. That indicates that this is a car that could be driven and enjoyed as it is, with the restoration work being undertaken at the new owner’s leisure.

For someone who is hunting for a project car that is a relatively straightforward restoration, this Dart GT has a lot of potential. There are no rust issues to address, and its needs would appear to be largely cosmetic. With a fresh coat of paint and a new vinyl top, it would be an attractive looking car. Values on the Dart GT have been increasing steadily in recent times, but I do think that the BIN price for this one might be a bit on the high side. If the next owner can secure the car for a figure lower than that, then they could be onto a winner.

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Comments

  1. Mark

    Nice car. My dads boss bought a 67 Dart GT in 1969 after his son totalled his 1960 Valiant. Blue, blue interior, white vinyl top

  2. Paolo

    I had a handsome dark green metallic version GT. A good car and I’d like to get another one.

  3. Fred W

    No rust under the vinyl top? Now that’s a first… price looks a bit ambitious, but if you want it, find another one this easy to fix up!

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  4. scottymac

    Don’t know Chryslers, can you poke and stroke a 273 to get a 340, or is that a different block?

    • stillrunners stillrunners Member

      no….but the 273 was a screamer as a HiPo motor from the factory with 10.5 pistons and nice cam…….

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  5. w9bag Member

    I would imagine that finding another horn button would be like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

  6. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Nice but fishing in shallow water…….

  7. PatrickM

    This is basically a nice car. I think with a little TLC, it could be a really good daily driver. But, alas, the same old story…too much for this guy’s wallet. I didn’t know they were fetching that much. Best of everything to seller and new owner. And it is on the wrong coast. Drat!!

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    • Miguel Member

      Patrick, it looks like it is too much for everybody’s wallet. There have been no bids at the $10,000 and he wants almost double that for the BIN.

      He is getting a reality check on what this car is worth, or not worth.

      Again, I don’t want to pay the finished price for a car that needs everything.

      I love the color though.

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  8. Del

    Price is in ball park if the seats had been fixed and some under hood detailing had been done.

    Bad presentation will cost seller

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  9. TimM

    Nice car lots of potential and it has a motor and transmission!!!

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