• The best way to stand out in the vintage car crowd is to find an uncommon classic with a nice V8 motor. This 1964 Dodge Dart GT does exactly that with a sleek black style, four-on-the-floor, and an upgraded V8 that’s peeking out from the hood for a little high-octane fun.

Dodge was particularly bold with this generation Dart by giving some of the wide presence and rounded styling that came from Chrysler’s futuristic turbine-powered cars. Today the design has appreciated into a retro-cool reminder of the jet age. Only adding to the cool factor on this hardtop now rendered in an ultra-sleek black. We’re told this was given a comprehensive restoration later in life, and the piano-like appearance is a big indicator of quality work. The glossy darkness also makes for a great way to showcase the brightwork. This has some of the most intricate trim around, and it’s complete and shining in places like the hood, grille, and running the full profile. Even the artful GT emblems are still on the C-pillar. And while this all makes for an impressive classic, there are also the right hints at extra power. It’s done in subtle ways, like the Mopar Rallye wheels with a larger rear set for a more aggressive stance. And other aggressive ways are more obvious, like the twin scoops coming out of the hood.

The blackout continues inside. We have receipts from 2013 detailing a large investment inside and out on this coupe, including this well-done interior. This is such an overall clean presentation, and you’ll love details, like the classic Dodge insignias in the seatbacks. So you’ll love rolling down all the windows on the pillarless hardtop so that you can show off the full package. More than just look good, this is a good driver’s classic with bucket seats up front, an upgraded sports steering wheel, floor shifter, and auxiliary readouts cleanly mounted into the stylish dash.

The largest motor you could get in a ’64 Dart was Mopar’s 273 cubic-inch V8. So we are glad it’s keeping this vintage heritage, right down to a year-correct block, but you also instantly know they gave you the best in power upgrades. It includes an Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, an upgraded intake, and long tube headers feeding the dual exhaust. There’s even a newer aluminum radiator to help keep the full package running cool. Of course, all you’re really even going to notice about this motor is the polished double-barrel intake. You’ll love giving the throttle some quick revs at the car shows just to let people watch those butterfly valves open. And it’s easy to do because the four-speed manual transmission gives you full control over this enhanced V8.

Rarely is such a distinctive and all-around nicely done classic this affordable. So you know you need to hurry and call today!

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Location: Mesa, Arizona, United States