Tuesday, October 1, 2013

1968 Dodge Hemi Dart Lightweight Sold New at Grand Spaulding Dodge

S116.1 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart Lightweight Sold New at Grand Spaulding Dodge Photo 1

- LO23 Lightweight Super Stock Hemi Dart, 1 of 80 built

- Sold new at Grand-Spaulding Dodge in Chicago

- Sponsored by Dodge and driven by Max Hurley

- Documented with the original bill of sale and racing photos

- Dual Quad 426 CI Hemi engine

- Cross Ram intake manifold

- 3-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter

- Outside mirrors, sound deadening and heater delete

- Roll cage, fiberglass lift-off hood

- Cragar SS wheels with rear slicks

- Listed in the Chrysler Registry

- Finished in Orange with Black interior

- Purpose built drag car delivered new in primer

More pictures @ MECUM

8 comments:

  1. So many cars, so little money.
    Terry
    Fla.

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    1. I was curious why it came with a 4 speed. Maybe the driver requested it, but I can't figure out why.

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    1. As I remember they came without the normal crank up windows to save weight. One day, I'll stumble across one in a deserted garage..........:)

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  3. AMartinez No Not a That One!October 1, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    Power raw freekin power. God Bless America!

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  4. Brock it was built to drag race on 1/4 mile. The hemi's turn a lot of RPM's.
    I'm guessing it didn't need 4th gear. Sort of the same reason that a lot
    of drag cars still run a power glide 2 speed automatic. Just my guess.
    Also, eliminating that un-needed gear would take a few more pounds off
    of the weight.

    I'm wondering if those cars weren't the very beginning of what became the
    A/FX classification.

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    1. I'm wondering if those cars weren't the very beginning of what became the
      A/FX classification.

      Good question.

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      I'm guessing it didn't need 4th gear.

      May be, but as I remember almost all others back then used 4 speeds. They say that's why Ronnie Sox was so successful as he never, never missed a gear.:) Autos paled in comparison back then.

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