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Frank's 1969 Dodge 340 GTS

This is my 1969 Dodge 340 GTS. 1 of 2623 made. 340 with a 727 Torqueflite and 3.91 Sure Grip gears. B5 Bright Blue Metallic with a B3 Light BLue bucket seat/console interior. I race the GTS in the Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Races and the F.A.S.T. Shoot-Out series. The best time for the old Dodge is 13.26 @ 103.4 mph. And that is Pure Stock on skinny tires just the way it left the Dodge Hamtramck, MI plant on August 23, 1968.

I maintain the GTS Registry website. To learn more about the Dodge Dart GTS visit here:

www.gtsregistry.com

This is the 340 that resides under the hood of the GTS. 1971 casting with "X" heads and all iron manifolds.

This is a factory B3 Light Blue interior. Console shifted 727 automatic with rare factory console tachometer. I have to use an aftermarket tach on the column as my 340's redline is 6000 rpm and the factory console tach only shows up to 5000 rpm!

Here is a "still" shot of the left front quarter taken in 2003 with the GTS wearing the optional full "mag style" wheelcovers. Mopar did not have a factory "performance rim" for the A-bodies until the introduction of the "Rallye" rim for the 1970 model year. My GTS came from the factory with the "mag style" covers, however, I race with the base "dog dish" caps for weight savings and for race track safety reasons.

Warming the hides at Milan, Michigan Dragway October 2008.


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KOOLR2 on Aug 6, 2008 said:

A great car with a great owner.

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Brandon on Aug 6, 2008 said:

Nice!! Very impressive ET for a stock car!

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TedHarbit on Aug 8, 2008 said:

Frank is one of the really nice guys at the PSMCDR. And his car is among the nicest there.

Ted

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Stratocharger on Nov 24, 2008 said:

Awesome A Body!!!

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Brandon on Nov 28, 2008 said:

13.26 sec @ 103.4 MPH? That is fast! While running a stock 340, cast iron exhaust manifolds, and skinny street tires? AMAZING! Was that at the 2008 Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Races?

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hotrod55bird on Nov 28, 2008 said:

Frank, Great looking Dart GT !! Back in '71 a friend of mine had one almost just like yours, blue with white stripe except his was 4spd with rally wheels, you've heard the saying before ..." it these wheels could talk what a story they could tell " well in the case of his car, all I'd have to say is, that damn cars a liar, I'm totally innocent !! LOL Thanks for the compliment on my car, I sure enjoy it as I'm sure you do yours.

Take care, Richard

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Anonymous on May 10, 2011 said:

Great car. My HS graduation present was a brand new '69 Swinger 340 in the same colors. Damn I miss that car.

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pat65cuda on Mar 12, 2016 said:

Super nice... Thumbs up...

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