Live on Bring a Trailer – A Drag Race-inspired Hemi Powered 1968 Dodge Dart 270
If you haven’t already heard the news, Bring a Trailer (BaT) recently became the Official Online Auction Partner of Goodguys Rod & Custom Association. Goodguys member listings will be the first to be broadcast live beyond the BaT website and will be simultaneously showcased live on the Good-guys.com homepage and marketplace pages with real-time updates. They will also get additional distribution increasing the visibility of the listing. Partner listings will also live as usual in all BaT pages and feeds where they would normally.
One of those Goodguys member listings just couldn’t be ignored, and we had to show you more. This 1968 Dodge Dart 270 two-door hardtop is said to have been subjected to a rotisserie refurbishment and modified as a Hemi Super Stock LO23 tribute approximately five years ago under prior ownership.
Powered by a non-original 426ci Hemi V8 paired with a TCI three-speed automatic transmission, the car is finished in red with yellow stripes over a black interior. Equipment includes dual four-barrel Holley carburetors, a cross-ram intake manifold, coilover front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, subframe connectors, a custom fuel cell, a roll bar, Corbeau leather seats with racing harnesses, Lexan windows, Wilwood front disc brakes, American Racing wheels measuring 10″ wide at the rear and 4.5″ at the front, and Mickey Thompson tires. Much of the work was carried out by Bones Fab of Camarillo, California, and the seller acquired the vehicle in early 2021.
This modified Dart is registered for street use in California and is now offered with an indoor car cover, service and build records, and a clean California title in the name of the seller’s family trust.
During the aforementioned refurbishment, the car was refinished in red with yellow stripes, while “Hemi Power” graphics adorn the doors, “Dodge” lettering is on the quarter panels, and stickers from component suppliers are located elsewhere on the exterior. The seller states that the front fenders and the black lift-off hood are made of fiberglass and that the rear wheel arches have been adapted to accommodate rear tires housed within mini-tubbed wheel wells.
American Racing Torq Thrust D 15″ wheels measuring 4.5″ wide at the front and 10″ wide at the rear are mounted with M/T Sportsman 26×7.5 front and M/T ET Street 315×60 rear tires. Braking is handled by Wilwood front discs and rear drums, and the car is fitted with a line-lock device. A Control Freak coilover front suspension and a tubular K-member with rack-and-pinion steering have been installed.
Corbeau front bucket seats are upholstered in black leather and are equipped with red G-Force Racing Gear four-point harnesses, and the cabin is finished with black carpeting and trim. Equipment includes a Flaming River tilt steering column, and Lexan side windows with straps replace the window-crank mechanisms. The radio, heater, and rear seat have been removed.
A three-spoke steering wheel fronts AutoMeter Sport Comp II instrumentation composed of a 160-mph speedometer, a 10k-rpm tachometer, and gauges monitoring voltage, fuel level, oil pressure, and coolant temperature. The digital odometer shows 4k miles, approximately 1,500 of which were added by the seller. Actual chassis mileage is unknown.
The 426ci Hemi V8 is said to feature 10.5:1 compression, aluminum cylinder heads, a factory-style cross-ram intake manifold with Holley 4235 and 4236 carburetors, a Comp Cams hydraulic roller camshaft, Johnson Lifters hydraulic roller tappets, and an MSD ignition system. The seller states that the car runs on pump gasoline, and air cleaners rather than the pictured open velocity stacks have been used for street driving. The vehicle’s chassis number indicates that it originally was equipped with a 225ci slant-six engine.
Power is sent to the rear wheels through a TCI-supplied 727 three-speed automatic transmission, which is equipped with a 4000-rpm-stall converter and controlled by a Winters Performance Products SideWinder shifter with a reverse-pattern manual valve body. Narrowed Moser axles are paired with a Dana 60 differential and Sure Grip 3.73:1 gears. Ceramic-coated TTI headers feed a 3″ exhaust system with Flowmaster Outlaw mufflers.
A number of service records and literature from component suppliers are included in the sale. You can see more photos and video of his Hemi Powered ’68 Dart 270, and place a bid today on Bring a Trailer by clicking here. The online auction ends November 18th, 2021 at 3:22pm PST.