Restoration Ready: 1965 Dodge Dart Station Wagon

August 10, 2022 Update – The high bid did not meet the seller’s reserve price, so we’ve moved this auction to our “Rides Still Available” Page. If you are serious about buying this ride, you can click the blue “Buy Now” button below to navigate to the bidding page where you can agree to pay the “Buy Now” price of $8,000, or make a realistic offer in the Bid Now Box.

GuysWithRides.com presents Lot 139, a 1965 Dodge Dart station wagon, which we will offer in an online, reserve-style auction format on behalf of the private seller.

This Dodge Dart Wagon is the latest addition to our “Restoration Ready” collection of budget-friendly rides ready for a new caretaker to take this vintage Mopar to the next level.

Bidding opens Wednesday, July 27, 2022, and will continue for fourteen (14) consecutive days ending at 5:00 PM Eastern on Wednesday, August 10, 2022.

This 1965 Dodge Dart Wagon is a three-owner, California “Black Plate” car currently residing in Long Beach, California.

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Current Bid: $600

Redesigned for 1963, Dodge decided to drop the Lancer name in favor of Dart for the division’s newly designed “senior compact,” a marketing term referring to the nearly five-inch lengthened wheelbase of 111 inches.  This longer wheelbase used the same A-body suspension of the Valiant and defunct Lancer and would underpin all nearly Darts from 1963 to 1976 except station wagon and Demon variants (both of which relied on the Valiant’s 106-inch wheelbase.  Dodge offered three trim levels: the low-spec 170, the high-spec 270, and the premium GT  on the hardtop and convertible models.  The Dart was an instant market success, with 1963 sales up sharply compared to those of the 1962 Lancer.

In 1965, the 2-barrel 273 remained available, and other new options for 1965 included upgraded suspension components and larger 14-inch wheels and tires. Factory-installed air conditioning became available after the start of the 1965 model year, as well as disc brakes, which required the new larger wheels to clear the calipers. Front seat belts became standard.

The private seller of this 1965 Dodge Dart 170 Station Wagon reports they are the third owner. While the car reportedly received a repaint and reupholstered seats in 2011, the car has since sat outside all of that time.  Consequently, while this Dart is a very solid example that has spent its entire life in California, there is repairable, nonstructural rust mainly along the roof’s drip rails. While the reupholstered seats and headliner are in presentable condition, the carpets appear to be original to the car.  The engine casting number of 2463430 indicates the engine may actually be a 225 cubic inch slant six manufactured in 1966.

The LemonSquad Pre-Purchase Inspection (“PPI”), completed days before the start of this auction, confirmed this 1965 Dodge Dart Wagon overall is a solid driver-quality project car in need of some TLC to make it reliably roadworthy again and/or take it to the next level.  The picture below contains the Lemon Squad Pre-Purchase Inspection.  To review the Pre-Purchase Inspection, please click on the picture below. When finished, click on your browser’s back button to return back to this listing:

To help you make informed bids, we’re providing you with access to the Collector Car Market Review online valuation Tool, which provides a summary of estimated values based on a car’s condition.  The table below summarizes this source’s current 1965 Dodge Dart 170 Station Wagon values:

 

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If you have any questions about this vintage 1965 Dodge Dart Station Wagon, please comment below or call Rudy directly at 877-468-6497.  Thank you for looking, and happy bidding!

2 Comments
  1. n

    more details?

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    • Guys with Rides

      We’re busy trying to get more information from the seller. As soon as we have more information on this interesting Dart we will post them.

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