1971 Dodge Dart Swinger
This automobile appears to be an all original 1971 Dodge Dart Swinger—exterior (no signs of a repaint or body work) and interior (it’s in perfect condition). It is the perfect platform for an engine swap to become another ground-pounding Mopar. On the other hand, this car drives so nicely with its slant 6 and automatic transmission, one might just decide to drive it as is and be the envy of the AACA meets!
This Swinger is finished in Dark Bronze Metallic that appears to be the original factory paint. The paint is shiny and while not like new, is overall in good condition. There are the normal door chips and dings one would expect on a 38 year old car as well as a dent (see picture) where a tool or something was dropped on the hood. The chrome is quite nice as is the glass. This Swinger has a black vinyl top that is in perfect condition.
The interior is black vinyl that is in like-new condition with matching black carpeting. The dash pad is very nice and the headliner is in excellent condition as well. The car’s interior is as nice as we have seen on a car of this vintage.
Mechanically, the Swinger has the slant 6 and automatic transmission. Both function well and make for a nice driving car as it is. In view of the correctness of the body and interior, an engine change is all that is needed to make this Dart a very nice high performance car.
Equipped with power steering, this is a car that is tight and largely rattle-free. The car has a current Virginia safety inspection sticker and all that needs attention is the radio and fuel gauge, neither of which is functioning. The tires are in good condition making this a car that is ready to jump into and go.
Also included with this car is a complete air conditioning system that has never been installed but appears to have the parts, hoses, etc. to make air conditioning a reality. We have the original window sticker as well as the original owner’s purchase documents, including title! The car also comes with period advertising literature as well as an owner’s manual.
These Dodge Dart Swingers are great cars because they are peppy (even with a six cylinder engine) and just fun to drive. Combined with the unmolested original body on this car, this is a car that—either as-is or repowered—will bring a great deal of enjoyment to the next owner.