Dixie Restoration Parts
68 Dart GTS
This car was sold at the leading state of Texas Scat Pack dealer in the day, Hedgecoke Motor Company, Amarillo, Texas. The original owner special ordered this car. In addition, his sister bought a dark blue 68 Dodge Dart GTS off the showroom floor on the same day he took possession of his GTS. That car has been restored and is still driving around Amarillo today.
In my research I found the car changed hands several times during the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s however the original owner maintained the original title. I also found that the original owner was a bit of a hot roder as evident with the amount of body filler found in both rear quarter panels. It seems the rear of this car was attracted to telephone poles.
The car was legally sold to the second owner in 1999. The second owner gave the car to his son who maintained ownership until I purchased the car in 2011.
This example is all numbers matching. It has the original motor, transmission (Matching vin numbers on the back of the block and on the transmission bell housing), drive train and suspension. The car also has the original D-70-14 Firestone Redline spare tire mounted on the original 14X5.5 steel wheel. The original owner special ordered this car from the dealer as evident from the cars broadcast sheet.
Options as decoded: (Broadcast sheet and fender tag was decoded by Mr. Jim Rhinehart, noted subject matter expert on performance A Body Dodge and Plymouth cars)
Sequence number 86874
Black Vinyl roof
Transverse sport stripe
Special vinyl bucket seat black trim
727 HD Transmission
3.23 Final Gear ratio (original owner had the dealer install 3.91’s)
E-70-14 Redline Tires, 14”X5.5J steel wheels painted yellow, Dodge Division hub caps
1” HD Firm Ride shocks
22” maximum cooling radiator
HD torsion bars
HD Front Disk brakes, 10” rear drum brakes
I purchased this car with intent of making it a nice driver. I made some modifications in order to make the car more road worthy. All of these modifications can easily be reversed and with some more changes toward stock this is car could easily compete in concourse type events
Comp Cams 262H
.040 Over block
Edelbrock DP4B Intake (period correct as an over-the-counter Chrysler part in 1968)
Edelbrock 1406 625 cfm Carburetor (I have the original and correct Carter AVS)
MSD Electronic Ignition
Highly Modified HD 727 Transmission
Poly Graphite Bushings
Firm Feel 1 1/8” Front Sway Bar