Auction Pick of the Week: 1968 Dodge Dart GT


If, as the saying goes, a high tide lifts all boats, then the 1968 Dodge Dart can give some credit to the legendary, wedge-shaped, second-generation Dodge Charger for giving it a lift. While the 1968 Charger’s crisp redesign and badass persona made it an icon, the less-expensive Dart also had some punch, particularly in GT form.

Driving a Dart GT equipped with a 340-cubic-inch V-8 engine, Hot Rod magazine managed 0–60 mph in six seconds and a quarter-mile in 14.38 seconds at 97 mph—heady stuff for the era. Now turn that up a notch.

1968 Dodge Dart GT engine bay full

This week’s auction pick of the week, a Dark Green 1968 Dart GT two-door hardtop with a black vinyl top over a black vinyl interior, is powered by a 425-hp, 408-cu-in V-8 that’s dressed as a 340-cu-in unit. Offered on Hagerty Marketplace, it has been bid to $7777 with less than a week to go before the auction closes on Wednesday, January 10 at 3 p.m. EST.

While the 1968 Dart GT came with front bucket seats, a padded dash, full wheel covers, squared front-end styling, and cool concave glass in the rear, buyers could make the car their own by choosing from a long list of colors and performance options. Although a number of V-8 engine choices were available from the factory, many Darts have been restomodded with larger-displacement engines and other performance modifications—like this one.

1968 Dodge Dart GT interior dash

Among the car’s highlights: four-speed manual transmission with floor-mounted Hurst shifter; new Holley 650-cfm carburetor, distributor, and fuel pump, which were installed in December 2020; TTI headers and Dynomax dual exhaust; 8.75 Posi-Traction rear end; dash-mounted tachometer; under-dash-mounted oil pressure, water temperature, and voltmeter gauge pack; power-assisted drum brakes; and body-color 14-inch wheels with Fratzog-branded “dog dish” wheel covers. The Dart’s five-digit odometer shows 55,065 miles; the true mileage is unknown.

Additional features include round side-marker lights, pivoting vent windows, manually operated windows, dual sun visors, dome light, center console, three-spoke steering wheel, lap seat belts, rear bench seat, heater/defroster, fully carpeted floor, rubber floor mats, cigarette lighter, locking glove box, independent front torsion bars, and rear leaf springs.

The car’s aftermarket Pioneer stereo (with aftermarket speakers installed in the rear package tray) does not work. Other imperfections include peeling clearcoat on the passenger side fender and both rear quarter panels, minor dents in the rear chrome trunk lid trim, and some patina on the undercarriage.

Included in the sale are a spare wheel and tire, jack, and two sets of keys, along with invoices and receipts.

On offer from a consignor in West Chester, Pennsylvania, this Dart GT looks equally comfortable cruising Detroit’s Woodward Avenue or squaring off against similar muscle machines on the drag strip.




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    Very little detail in this add is keeping the price suppressed.

    When asked the seller has very little information about the car, but could have very easily obtained substantial info with a call or two.

    Example – it has an 8-3/4, but is it an A-body or narrowed B-body? What gears? Doesn’t know but he calls it positraction.
    Lift it up and spin the drive shaft.

    WHICH 4-speed? A833? That matters.

    It has a 408 (stroked 360) but the cam specs, heads, intake, even what TYPE of 650 Holley is missing.
    He makes sure to note the factory 68 side markers…
    New distributor and fuel pump? What kind?

    4 wheel drums…so does it have stock cyl 9” drums? 10” 8-3/4 rear drums?

    Probably has been running cheap oil and has wasted the cam.

    This ad is so lacking it is scary.

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