Rock solid and dependable even after 47 years!
Very little. I had the carburetor rebuilt, ignition upgraded to electronic. Only needed routine maintenance and new brake pads.
I was fortunate to find a spotless Dart GT from Wyoming. The underside was as clean as a whistle, as was the body. The interior was original and worn, but comfortable. And who wouldn't love the push-button Torque-Flite transmission?
The previous owner had put headers, dual exhaust and some American Outlaw II rims. It was a great looking and sounding car. The slant six performed without fail, and still pulled down 18 MPG in almost 90 percent city driving.
If you get one, you will want to make sure you do a disk brake conversion (AAJ Brakes and Scarebird offer reasonably priced kits) and add a dual-circuit master cylinder. The stock drums simply weren't adequate for daily driving.
I loved the grille -- it looked like an electric razor head! While I wouldn't drive a car of this vintage without the brake upgrades, good radials and a three-point seat belt retrofit, it was a remarkably strong and solid car for 47 years of age!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th March, 2013