1969 Dart Dart Overview: History, Features and Specs
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Why only the 1969 Model Year?
We have chosen the 1969 model year as it is one of the most popular and sought after years for the Dodge Dart nameplate. It also represents an era of classic muscle cars and marks the first year the iconic Swinger 340 trim was added.
Continue reading below for an overview of the dart nameplate, specifications, features, technical data and other material. Conversely if you have landed on this site simply looking to purchase a 1969 Dodge Dart you can use the navigation to the right to browse the US or Canada. You can also use the Classifieds link at the top of the right part of this page to see every current 1969 Dodge Dart for sale. Additionally if you are looking for more information about 1969 Dodge Dart trims, where to find parts or to access our photo gallery; use the navigation at the top of this page.
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Brief History of Dodge Dart Nameplate
The Dodge Dart nameplate was used by Chrysler for a line of low priced muscle cars that fluctuated from full to mid-sized and compact from 1960 to 1976. (Please note that Dodge also uses the Dart nameplate today for a car that is not related in any way to the vehicles discussed on this site.)
Original 1st Gen (1960-1961) Dart's were large sedans and wagons before becoming a mid-sized car in 1962 for a short 2nd generation body redesign. For the 3rd Gen (1963-1966) Dodge adopted the "senior compact" class and finally fell more into a muscle car compact design in 1967 which would carry through to the end of the classic Dart line. 1967 ushered in the GT and GTS trims which could include more powerful 340 5.6L V8 engines and eventually in 1969 the iconic Dodge Dart Swinger 340 was released.
After 1969 Dodge experimented with various trim designs including the Demo, Sizzler, Sport with available hardtop, convertible and coupe options. Although the Dart was discontinued in 1976 due to an ever changing automobile market and demand for better fuel economy; it is still widely known as one of the most successful compact American cars that was available.
Features & Specifications
Listed below are some of the basic 1969 Dodge Dart features and speculations. Please note that many of these features were also applicable to other model year fourth generation Dodge Darts.Body and Chassis
- Body Styles: 2 Door Hardtop / Convertible / Coupe
- Platform: Chrysler's A-Body
- Related: Plymouth Valiant
- V6 Engines: 170 cu in (2.8 L) / 198 cu in (3.2 L) / 225 cu in (3.7 L) Slant-6s
- LA V8 Engines: 273 (4.5 L) / 318 (5.2 L) / 340 (5.6 L) / 360 (5.9 L)
- Big Block V8 Engines: 383 cu in (6.3 L) & 440 cu in (7.2 L)
- Hemi Engines: 426 cu in (7.0 L) 2G Hemi V8
- Transmissions: Three Speed TorqueFlite Automatic / 3 and 4-spd Manual
- Wheelbase: 111 in (Demon/Sport - 108 in)
- Length: 196.2 in (Demon/Sport - 192.5 in)
- Width: 71.6 in (Demon/Sport - 71.6 in)
- Height: 54 in
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