My 68 Dodge Dart

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I got my first car in 1993 at the age of 16. The car was a 1968 Dodge Dart two door hardtop with 22,000 original miles. My Dart was dark blue with light blue interior. Under the hood was the 225 slant six paired with a three speed manual transmission (Three on the tree). I drove the car for a year and at the time I hated it. I had nothing against the car's styling or driving capabilities but little things on the car seemed to always break at the most inopportune times. Things such as cotter pins in the clutch linkage would break and the car would sit until my Dad could help me repair it. I knew nothing about cars at the time and just didn't appreciate what the car was.

225 Slant Six

225 Slant Six
Fortunately my Dad knew exactly how special the car was and kept it after I got another car. Over the next 10 years or so it sat for the most part parked in my parents driveway. Once I had grown up a bit and began to appreciate the car I wanted it back. One day my Dad started talking about selling it. I asked him not to and to give me some time to get some money together and I would buy it from him. About a year later he gave it to me.

Now I had my Dart back and even though the car still only has 49k miles on it, the years spent parked in the driveway have not been kind to the old Dodge. I could not afford to do anything with it at that time except put it away in storage. Now after five more years in storage I have finally started the restoration process. The car is a work in progress and will slowly come together little by little and piece by piece. Follow the progress as I rebuild and restore My 68 Dodge Dart at 68dart.com. I look forward to the day when my first car is again the head turner it was when I first got it.