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1968 Dodge Dart Hemi L023 Super Stock

€ 375000
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For sale: A very unique 1968 Dodge Dart Super Stock LO23 Factory Race car with only 215 Miles!

The Car
This car comes out of a private collection, and is kept for more than 50 years in a climate controlled storage's where the car stayed untouched. This car has only 215 Miles on the Odometer and is like it came out of the factory. This car is very special to have as they only made 80 pieces of them, and for being a real dragster there are not many left that are original, maybe only a few are untouched as this one, and not many times you come across one that is for sale, how cool is it to have a real factory dragster race car that came without warranty and in primer painted. So you can paint it in your own color race scheme and put your race decals on it, only that idea is amazing.

The Story
It all happened in February 1968, when Dodge dealerships across the U.S. received promotional materials containing Chrysler's intention to sell factory-built Dart dragsters equipped with the company's most powerful V8.It was assigned production code LO23, and it was built to meet Class B Super Stock racing specifications. Yup, it came with a no-warranty disclaimer.

But while Dodge's regular-production Hemi cars were put together at the company's plant, the Hemi Darts had to go to Hurst Performance in Madison Heights, Michigan, for the finishing touches. In reality, Hurst did a lot more than that because the Darts reached the company's conversion facility as partially assembled chassis.

In theory, the Hemi Dart was based on the GTS hardtop, but it went through radical modifications to become an LO23. While the Dart was already lighter than the Charger and the Coronet, Dodge took the opportunity and shaved even more pounds off the compact. The regular steel fenders and hood were replaced with fiberglass panels, while the acid-dipped doors featured thinner glass and lacked window mechanisms (they were strap-operated). Like most factory-built dragsters from the era, the Hemi Dart was devoid of a rear bench. But the regular front seats were also replaced with simpler and lighter units sourced from the Dodge A100 van. Because no one needs lateral support while racing in a straight line.

Of course, Dodge also removed all equipment deemed unnecessary at the drag strip. The list included the center console, heater, sound deadening material, side mirrors, radio, carpeting, and armrests. Period literature says the Hemi Dart tipped the scales at around 3,000 pounds (1,361 kg), around 500 pounds (227 kg) lighter than a 440-equipped GTS. On top of that, the Hemi Dart looked downright menacing thanks to the massive and impressively wide scoop on the hood. It also featured four pins for full lift-off removal. Because Dragracing involves a lot of under-the-hood meddling at the strip. Finally, Hurst made modifications to the rear fenders to accommodate bigger rear wheels wrapped in slick tires.

Power came from the 426 Hemi V8 that Chrysler had been using to terrorize the competition at the drag strip and on public roads since 1964. Breathing was courtesy of 2x4-barrel Holley carburetors, a cross-ram aluminum intake manifold, and a compression ratio of 10.25:1. The race-bred powerplant was advertised to deliver 425 horsepower and up to 490 pound-feet (664 Nm) of torque. Granted, it wasn't more powerful than the Hemi offered in the Charger or the Coronet, but these numbers were massive in the Dart's lightweight setup. But that was on paper, as some claim it came with more than 500 horsepower on tap.

Dodge offered both four-speed manual and three-speed transmissions for the Hemi Dart. The manual gearboxes had their synchronizers removed to lower the chances of missing shifts and were paired to Dana heavy-duty rear axles with 4.88 gear ratios. The automatic, which was Chrysler's then-new 727 TorqueFlite, came with 4.86 rear gears and a high-speed torque converter. The heavy-duty rear shocks and radiator, the high capacity oil pump, solid-lifter cam, and the roller timing chain also helped the HemiDart score impressive runs over the quarter-mile. Dodge claimed that the compact would cover the distance in less than 11 seconds at 130 mph (209 kph), notably quicker than a Hemi-powered Charger. Minor tweaks enabled racers to score low-10-second passes, while drivers like Dick Landy managed to achieve nine-second runs.

The Hemi Dart became the car to beat in no time and dominated Class B Super Stock racing for years to come. Even when Dodge rolled out a Super Stock version of the Challenger in 1970. Make no mistake, though, these cars were designed to meet street-legal requirements. However, due to their extensive modifications and aggressive setups, the Hemi Darts came with disclaimers that they were not for street use.

Like most factory build dragsters, the LO23 Hemi option disappeared from dealer sheets as suddenly as it appeared. The bundle was nowhere to be found by 1969, so the Hemi Dart remained a one-year offering. With only 80 cars built in 1968, the Hemi Dart is the rarest iteration of the compact and a hard-to-find classic nowadays. A somewhat affordable racer back in the day, the 1968 Hemi Dart is now an expensive collectible. They rarely show up at auction, and when they do, they either fetch big bucks or remain with their respective owners due to high reserves.

A quick look at Hemi Dart auctions in recent years reveals that most of them failed to sell for prices between $170,000 to $200,000. However, a low-mileage example in excellent condition went under the hammer for a whopping $302,500 at a Mecum Auctions sale in January 2022.

This car comes with the US Title and import taxes paid.

This car is for sale, and we are open for serious offers! 

 

Engine type         Hemi
Engine size      426 7.2 Liter
Estimated Horsepower      500 HP +
Heads      Hemi Heads
Carburetor     2x4 Barrel
Intake    Cross-Ram Alu
Transmission Type    727 Automatic
Transmission Spec    3 speed race
Front Suspension Type    Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type    Leaf spring
Front Brakes   Disc Brakes
Rear Brakes   Drum Brakes

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- The car comes with US title and EU import taxes paid and included
- All our cars are sold with complete service and inspection prior to delivery.
- On request, we can transport the car door to door worldwide!
- On request we can also sell the car with Dutch plates or assist with TUV (H)
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Description
  • Year 1968
  • Make Dodge
  • Model Dart
  • Body Style Coupe
  • Condition Survivor / New
  • Milage 00215
  • Transmission Automatic
  • Drivetrain RWD
  • Engine 426 Hemi
  • Exterior Color Primer
  • Interior Color Black
  • VIN Number LO23M8B******
  • Price on request Price on request
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