This ’66 Dodge Dart Is Nothing Like the One Your Grandma Drove

1966 Dodge D/Dart

For most people, a ’66 Dodge Dart is not what pops to mind when they think of a race car. But of the hundreds of thousands of mostly mundane Darts that plied the streets in the 1960s, this 1966 Dodge D/Dart is one of a tiny fraction that was built for track duty.

The D/Dart was a stripped-down version of the standard Dart GT, but Dodge took the Dart’s optional 273-cubic-inch V-8 and gave it more juice. The D/Dart’s V-8 made 275 horsepower, which flowed to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission. Only 50 examples were produced, specifically for the task of tackling drag strips.

1966 Dodge D/Dart

At some point, however, this particular D/Dart was plucked from its drag-racing roots and transformed into a road-racing special. Modifications include a largely stripped-out interior, roll cage, period-correct racing seat, fuel cell, updated ignition system, racing slicks, and disc brakes. The car’s racing history is unclear, but the seller claims mileage sits at just 537.

1966 Dodge D/Dart

This Dart was previously listed on eBay in November of 2014, where bidding reached $15,000—not enough to meet the seller’s reserve price. While we’re surprised that bidding didn’t go higher, the seller’s current $36,995 asking price seems a little rich for a modified D/Dart with limited history. Nonetheless, we hope someone picks it up; we’d love to see this thing ripping around a racetrack.

1966 Dodge D/Dart


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