Geoff Gates’ Dodge Dart is a sinister-looking beast, isn’t it? Black inside, black outside, and it even has California black plates on it. It’s a mean-looking Dart, one that’s pretty simple and straightforward…no ultra-trick parts, no pretenses. It’s a stout enough piece, with a 360, 727 and 3.55-geared 8 3/4 making things happen, it’s got the murdered-out look without feeling forced, and it would fit in pretty much everywhere except a concourse show. There isn’t any over-styling and meets Gates’ one expectation: that the build will look timeless and good regardless how much time passes by. /drive’s Mike Musto wheels the Dart around the streets of Oakland, California to see if the build works or if something is missing.