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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix custom

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From the seller’s description:

For your consideration is an absolutely stunning and rare 1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix 2 door Coupe. This ain’t your grandmothers 61. She is equipped with the rebuilt original numbers matching 318 Poly V8 and Push Button Automatic Transmission, power steering and power brakes. This beauty was built to cruise and show! 1961 was the second year for the Dart, and The Phoenix trim level was the highest option.

Restoration on this beauty was completed about 2 years ago and looks fantastic. The PPG Base Clear Blue paint shines at any angle with much incredible depth and gloss. Very Straight, and shows exceptionally well. I would call it a higher end driver quality vehicle. Undercarriage is really clean, straight, & finished in flat black and a light undercoat consistent with a factory finish. No issues, holes, rot, no sloppy patch panels, shows as it should with correct stamped steel. The engine bay has a painted finish that looks great. It just has a super clean appearance when you pop the hood at local cruise nights! All Chrome, Bumpers, Trim, Door Handles, Stainless, Etc has been redone and looks like new.

It rides, drives, and handles like a much newer vehicle; straight down the road with no shimmies, shakes, or vibrations. Extremely tight and surprisingly easy to drive for what it is. I would not hesitate to get behind the wheel of this car with my family and drive it to a car show 5 hours away! A person of any size or age could drive this vehicle comfortably. Don’t let the 318 V8 fool you, she will throw you back in the seat, yet cruise at 65 MPH economically with ease. All of the lights, turn signals, brakes, gauges,etc are functioning properly. Engine fires right up with no smoking, ticking, noises, etc. Has a fantastic sound with Dual Exhaust. Car is turnkey and ready to drive anywhere. Doors fit nice and have that distinct sound when they close, not like this new junk we call today’s cars! The Interior has been upgraded top to bottom with new seat foam and covers, Headliner, Carpet, and all show very well. New Brake lines. Fresh Service including all fluids, New Battery.

Included in the sale is the original front bumper. During the restoration, the owner opted to finish the front end by fabricating what you see here. Frame was not cut, and bumper could be remounted if desired. The car just has a look quite like no other. The attention this Dart gets is ridiculous! Don t be in a hurry when you take this baby out! She looks like a futuristic concept car or something George Barris would have built!

Below is a detailed breakdown:

Original 318 Polysherical V8 Engine. (Semi Hemi).

Motorcraft 4 BBL Carburetor.

Electronic Ignition.

Push Button 3 Speed Torqueflite Automatic Transmission.

Power Front Disc Brakes, Rear Drum.

Power Steering.

Upgraded Suspension w/ New Shocks.

Factory Rear w/ 3.08 Gears.

New Aluminum Radiator.

Rebuilt Gauges.

All New or Redone Bumpers, Chrome, Stainless.

New Interior Carpet, Seat Covers, Headliner.

Fresh Tune up and Service.

New Wiring Harness.

15” Cragar Chrome Smoothie Wheels.

New Goodyear White Letter GT2 Tires.

Original Paperwork Including Bill of Sale, Invoice from Purchase in 1960, Manuals, and Service Receipts Over the Years.

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WIND GAP, Pennsylvania
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