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This 1968 Hemi Dart Is The Strangest Ever!

While every exterior element of this 1968 Dodge Dart GTS makes it completely worthy for the pages of Mopar Muscle magazine, it is the things which are largely hidden from view that put it over the top. No, we’re not talking about the mint interior. No, we’re not talking about the fully painted, detailed, and amazing undercarriage of the car. We’re talking about the engine. This is a 1968 Dart with a Hemi in it, and before you start to flip the page because you’ve seen plenty of them, this is a 1968 Dart with a first-generation Hemi. The little 331 has been poked out to 342 cubes, and it is nestled between the stock fenders and under the stock hood. That got your attention, didn’t it? It sure got ours. How does this happen, why does this happen? Stick with us and find out.

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    1. nice gear ratio. I had a 70 roadrunner super stock with 488 dana rear. Pavement eaters

    1. Mine came with a 383 , but I traded it for a 65 Fury 426 wedge. Bolted right in

    2. The 1968 Hemi Dart was a factory race car, it had huge rear fender well openings, steel wheels, these cars came in primer, there were stickers in different locations on the car stating, “This vehicle is not intended for public highway or roadway use.” And these cars were sold without titles, and the price tag in 1968 was about $2,600 and today it’s worth about $ 80,000

    3. wonder how many people got them registered someway to run on the street??

    4. As I said the 1968 Hemi Dart was a factory race car but it was available to the general public, these cars came from the factory with about 800 HP and there was about 80 of them made, a few years ago I was reading an article about a guy that has one and he got his registered. In 1968 Plymouth had a HEMI Barracuda factory race car, same set up same deal and I believe that there was about 83 made

    5. On the 1968 Hemi Dart I believe that the front fenders and hood were fiberglass

  1. I had 68 GT with factory slant 6 swapped it out and pute a 1970 340 out of my duster..love the mopars

  2. Never drove a Dart Hemi but did own a 68 GTS
    383 cud 4 spd Trans and 4.10 r
    Gears did not impress me, nose heavy didn’t turn very sharp.had a 340 that could beat it any time the 383 was a Mr. Noram special had stickers on 1/4 Windows saying Grand Spalding
    Dodge the 340 I built ,the big block didn’t show
    Me very much.got beat by 350 hp Chevelle.beat it with my 340 .to me the 340 with x in engine no
    Was fast through the 1/4 mile


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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme 1970 images

The Oldsmobile Cutlass was available in seven body styles for the 1970 model year, beginning with the entry level F-85 two door sedan. Two door and four door hardtops are also on the options list and could be had with the convetional notch back or a little more sporty looking fastback design, There is also a convertible available and two station wagons, the Custom Cruiser and the Vista Cruiser are also listed. The 4-4-2 is now powered by the Rocket 455 as standard equipment,n with the older 400 engine dropped entirely.  All SX models would also be equipped with the 455 and coupled to the TH-400 automatic. There are the same three and four speed manual transmissions offered and these are equipped with the floor mounted Hurst shifter. There is no longer a two speed automatic offered, leaving only the three speed turbo-Hydramatic. If you chose the strato bucket seats for your new Cutlass "S" coupe you could also have it equipped with an extra-cost center console. making the Hurst Dual Gate or the "his & her" shifter. The Dual Gate alows the operator to drive the car as an automatic or put in manual shift mode.

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The Fastest New American Muscle Cars on the Road

 

The 1970s and 1960s were truly good days for the American automobile industry with popular brands such as Pontiac, Ford, and Chevy among others ruling the street and the race track. However, there is a new breed of super-fast muscle cars from the 2010s that are irresistible. Here they are;

2017 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat – 204 Mph

With a 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, this four-door sedan is currently ruling the streets with an impressive 0-60 of 3.4. Thanks to its aerodynamic nature, this machine is both fuel efficient and very fast.

2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

Termed as the most powerful production muscle car of all time, this machine packs an impressive 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. This allows it to sprint from 0 to 60 in 3.5 topping at 199 mph.

2014 Shelby GT500

 

This is a brutally fast car packing 662 horsepower and 631-pound feet of torque. This machine can do 0 – 60 in 3.5. Its sleek monster design is also impressive.

2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – 195 Mph

As the baddest of the Camaro lineup, this beat looking machine packs 650 horsepower and 650-pound feet of torque.

2015 Equus Bass 770

This rare hand built machine is a blend of all that makes a muscle car great. It makes 0 to 60 in 3.4 packing 640 horsepower and 605-pound feet of torque. Only 250 have been made.


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  1. Problem is this muscle car’s of the 60s and 70s where also low cost vehicles so the younger generation could not only afford them and insure them…and work on them with most home tools…how many of these v8 muscle cars of today can the young generation afford…let alone insure and work on in there garage without buying computers and special tools?????

  2. muscle cars of the 60s and 70s were just better todays muscle cars don’t even deserve that name they are high performance yes but NOT muscle cars

  3. In all honesty, my ’08 GT500 is quite a bit faster than the ’68 GT500 I had in college.

  4. So this post mentions pontiac ford and chevy….hmmm i think ur missing the best one…mopar!…we had challengers,chargers,dusters,demons,cudas,satellites, GTX’s, road runners…and yet no mention of them in ur initial paragraph…biased much?

    1. Agreed…but it also left out Olds and Buick and I’m sure we’re still missing some of the early ones…

  5. The true muscle cars are from the 60’s and 70’s which is where the name muscle car originated.


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