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1970 Dodge Dart

1970 Dart Swinger 340

The 1970 Dodge Dart received some styling changes on the outside and inside. The changes also meant the Dart was no longer offered with a big block motor or GTS package. For those looking for high performance there was still the Swinger 340 option. However, unlike the 1969 model, this car was available with almost every option available.

The exterior of the 1970 Dodge Dart received an all new grill arrangement that created a somewhat Pontiac-like split grill. Changes to the rear included a large rear bumper that incorporated the tail lights within. A profile view of the car reveals that the rear of the car was cut off on an angle. Other exterior changes were minimal as the car shared much sheet metal with the 1967-1969 years.

On the inside the Dart received a new dash and new seating options. Also available in the Swinger 340 was the Rallye dash which was similar to that offered in the Barracuda in the late 1960’s. It featured a massive speedometer and tachometer all covered in a wood grain finish.

Under the hood the changes were few. The performance package this year was limited to the Swinger 340 which still received the high compression motor.

The Swinger 340 option included dual non-functioning hood scoops, chrome dual exhaust, Swinger emblems, Rallye suspension, bumblebee stripe, and high performance tires.



Powertrain options:

Cid Comp. HP TQ Note
170   115   6 cyl
225   145   base
318   180    
340 10.3 275 340 Wedge


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