Convertriple: 1974 Dodge Dart Sport 360 22K Mile Survivor – Sold?

by | Mar 2021 | Classifinds, Malaise Monday

April 11, 2021 Update – We just confirmed the listing for this Dodge Dart “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found we’re assuming this ride “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Dodge marketed its brand-engineered version of the Plymouth Duster, better known as the Dodge Dart Sport, as a flexible car. Specifically, entry-level, slant-six models performed economy car duties while at the other end of the spectrum 360 cubic inch versions served as the basis for a stout street machine.  We came across a 22K original mile example of the latter here on Craigslist in Claremont, North Carolina (Charlotte) reportedly a cleaned-up barn find with an asking price of $25,500.   Oddly, when comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool the private seller has their Dodge Dart priced $11,000 above the #1 “Concours” appraisal of $14,500.  However, the Collector Car Market Review seems to be more in line with this specific model as this guide indicates the current asking price falls between this guide’s #2 “Very Good” estimate of $17,400and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $27,400.

In 1971 Dodge launched a badge-engineered version of Plymouth’s new Duster and called it the “Dart Demon.”  Offering similar powertrains as the Duster, the Dodge version never sold as well. For 1974, the US federal 5 mph bumper impact standards now applied to both front and rear bumpers, and consequently, all Dart models’ rear bumpers grew much more massive. Taillights larger than the previous year’s items were set above the rear bumper, rather than within it. Shoulder and lap belts were finally combined in all Chrysler products into a retractable, inertia-sensitive, single-buckle design Chrysler called “Unibelt”, replacing the difficult-to-use separate lap and shoulder belts that had been installed through 1973. The Dart Sport 340 was replaced by the Dart Sport 360 245 to coincide with the change in engine displacement for the model.

We came across this vintage 1974 Dodge Dart Sport “Convertriple” commercial posted on the Osborne Tramain YouTube Channel:

They are only original once, and this Dodge Dart Sport 360 appears to be ready for duty as a great preservation class candidate for the Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Events.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1974 Dodge Dart Sport 360
22,000 ORIGINAL DOCUMENTED MILES

727 Torqueflight 3-Speed Automatic
360 V8
4 bbl. Carter Thermoquad Carburetor
8.25 Rear end, 2.94 ratio.

TX9 – Tripple Black
Black exterior and interior
Bucket seats with console / fold-down back seat
“Tuff” Steering Wheel
Black “Canopy” Vinyl Top
15” x 8” Magnum 500 Wheels w/ 255 60 15 BF Goodrich Radial TAs in the rear.
14” x 6” Magnum 500 Wheels w/ 205 70 14 BF Goodrich Radial TAs in the front.

Original equipment and factory options include power steering, power brakes, AM/FM Radio, tinted windshield, original jack and lug wrench in trunk.

Was originally a barn find, but it was cleaned up nicely and shown some love. Everything has been checked from the bottom up and it runs like a champ. It is ready to drive wherever you want it to take you. Brand-new electronic ignition with all the fluids changed. Newer dual exhaust with Dynomacx mufflers on the stock manifolds.

Show or go: What would you do with this Dodge Dart Sport 360?  Comment below and let us know!

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