Classic Industries Catches An Awesome Dart GTS A-Body


The plight of the Mopar A-body has always been its diminutive stature compared to its more well-known big brothers like the Charger, Roadrunner, and Super Bee. But the A-body faithful seems to be a different breed in that they welcome their underdog status, knowing full well that many a properly-built, high-winding 340s have blown by heavy-hitting 383s and 440s.

Jeremy Brosnahan’s 1969 Dart GTS is a prime example of one of those small block sleepers. Classic Industries took the opportunity to grab a few photos of the black beauty when it stopped by their southern California facility. Under the hood is an unsuspecting 340 with no unnecessary frills. Still sporting the factory-style exhaust manifolds, it probably has every bit of its original 275 horsepower, if not more.

The interior features a console-encased floor shifter for the Torqueflite automatic while a woodgrain steering wheel adds a touch of class. Modifications look to be fairly minor with only an aftermarket radio and column-mounted tachometer visible from the driver’s side view.

On the outside, a set of Cragar chrome wheels help set off the fresh gloss black paint. The article notes that the grille, bumpers, glass, and emblems are all new. Over the course of his four years of ownership, it sounds like Jeremy knew to keep the Classic catalog close by as he “purchased a bunch of stuff from Classic Industries to assist with the restoration of this project.” All of the hard work seems to have paid off because this Dart looks great from every angle.

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Kent Will

Kent Will

News Editor Kent grew up in the shop with his old man and his '70 Charger R/T. His first car was a 1969 Super Bee project when Kent was fourteen. That restoration experience lead to pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a career in manufacturing. Since then, the garage has expanded to include a '67 Satellite, a '72 Scamp, and a 2010 Mopar '10 Challenger.

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