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1969 Dodge Dart

1969 Dart GTS

The 1969 Dodge Dart was very much a carryover from the 1968 Dart despite some minor exterior changes. The GTS, new 340cid, and big block options were still around this year.

The most identifiable change on the exterior the 1969 Dodge Dart received some rectangular accents that replaced the round turn signals and side marker lights of the 1968 Dart. Power train options included the 383cid and ultra-rare 440 cid Magnum motor. Not surprising, these cars were suited best for the drag strip.

A new model was introduced this year called the Dodge Dart Swinger 340. Similar to the Super Bee, the Dart was a low frills super car intended for drivers looking for extreme performance at a bargain price. It featured a base level Dart without the additional chrome and deluxe interior of the GTS cars and incorporated few options. The heart and soul of the Swinger 340 was its potent high revving 340cid motor. Dodge sold approx. 20,000 Swinger 340’s in 1969.

1969 Dart Swinger

Models:

Hardtop, coupe, convertible

Powertrain options:

Cid Comp. HP TQ Note
170   115   6 cyl
225   145   base
318   180    
340 10.5 275 340 Wedge
383 10.0 330 425  
440 10.1 375 480 Rare

 

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