I need warning before looking at something like this. I was tipped off to an ad for a 1965 Dodge Dart…not my favorite, but hey, not bad either. Then the pictures loaded up and I yelped out “WTF?” without knowing my mother-in-law was nearby.
Honestly, after she saw the pictures, she understood. This Dart is for sale at Country Classic Cars in Staunton, Illinois and is a throwback to the late 1970s Street Freaks. I think. Here’s what I understand from the ad: At some point in time a ’77 Pontiac Firebird nose made it’s way onto the Dart. Guess Exner styling wasn’t the owner’s thing. From there, a mailbox scoop got attached to the hood and a tach was mounted in the back of it. The dashboard was gutted and a single plank was used to put in gauges. The same Pontiac donated it’s steering wheel and Hobbes the Tiger was skinned to make the seats. The wheelbase looks altered by more than a little bit in the back and the roof was hacked up into a targa top. The rear bumper was formed using what appears to be a ’78-’81 Camaro bumper cap, the rear spoiler looks like it was stolen from a Honda Del Sol. The good parts include the period-correct Cragars and small/large tire setup, and the side pipes add to the comedy of this car.
If I squint at the front shot a little I can see a little late 1970s Pontiac Sunbird, but after that this thing just makes me think of all that was wrong with the late ’70s. Someone with an open shirt, gold chain, permed mullet and a porn ‘stache needs this car now.
CLICK HERE to check out the AutoTrader Classics listing for this Dart, if you dare.