Boy, You Know There Ain't No Free Swinger Automatic Transmissions In…

Since my cultural knowledge has giant gaps when it comes to old TV shows, I have no idea whether the character of the super-stereotyped Southern Sheriff in this ad was lifted from a TV show or created from scratch for this ad. Either way, it appears that he's getting ready to put the Dodge dealer on the chain gang for… » 10/13/08 11:00am 10/13/08 11:00am

1969 Dodge Dart

Welcome to Down On The Street » 9/26/08 9:00am 9/26/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Dodge Darts are very common on the Alameda street; we've seen coupe, , , , , and so far, and that's not even counting the Valiant siblings. By comparison, Falcons and Novas are …

1961 Dodge Lancer 770 In Denver May Be Obama's Personal Campaign Vehicle

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 8/26/08 1:20pm 8/26/08 1:20pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . It's since we've seen one of Denver's many cool street-parked cars, and what better place to look for one than right in the heart of the Democratic National Convention madness downtown?…

1964 Dodge Dart Wagon

We saw another Dart in this series just last week, but we haven't yet seen a Dart wagon in this series. I shot these photographs during a rainstorm over the winter; I'd planned on reshooting the car in brighter light, but I think the car looks more like a tough Detroit survivor- which it most certainly is- in the… » 6/24/08 9:00am 6/24/08 9:00am

1969 Dodge Dart GT Convertible

For those of you who thought the last '69 Dart GT convertible we saw in this series was just too nice, here's one that's taken a much rougher route during its nearly 40 years. Looks like it already had quite a bit of Bondo-centric rear bodywork when it took some sort of impact above the left rear wheel and went from… » 6/18/08 9:00am 6/18/08 9:00am

1975 Dodge Dart Swinger

The '65 Barracuda won our Favorite DOTS Chrysler A-Body Poll back in March, but since that time I've found this '75 Dart Swinger. Would the Swinger, with its name conjuring up images of Malaise Era key parties, have triumphed over the Barracuda? Perhaps I'll have another A-body poll, once we've seen a few more of them; … » 5/08/08 9:00am 5/08/08 9:00am

1970 Dodge Dart, With Bonus A-Body Poll

Is it really possible that it's been two months since our last Mopar A-body in this series? Like air-cooled VWs, Chrysler A-bodies are so plentiful in Alameda that I tend to lose track of when the last time I DOTS-ized one (also like air-cooled VWs, I've owned a few Slant Six A-bodies and feel much affection for them). … » 3/28/08 9:30am 3/28/08 9:30am

Even a Slant Six Couldn't Save It: 1966 Dodge Dart 270

After two consecutive days of old Junkyard Find Dodges, we might as well see yet another one. It's a sign of how many 60s Chrysler A-bodies were manufactured (and how rugged they were) that you see more of them in the junkyard today than you do, say, 20-year-old Hyundai Excels. This one is a bit new to have the… » 2/13/08 2:00pm 2/13/08 2:00pm

Chrysler A-Body With Truck Bed Poll: Valiantpage or Demonpage?

We've seen all manner of Ford and GM cars with truck beds added, but it's not so easy to find Chrysler cars that have been so equipped. In fact, the last one we saw here was the Chargepage. But now our eagle-eyed readers have spotted not one but two truck-bed-havin' Chrysler A-bodies for sale on eBay, and we need to… » 1/14/08 10:30am 1/14/08 10:30am

1969 Dodge Dart GT Convertible, With Bonus DOTS Of The Week Poll

I've been guilty of Chrysler A-Body neglect once again, despite having quite the backlog of Dart and Valiant photos in my DOTS collection. This isn't because they weren't great cars for their time- cheap, reliable transportation, and pretty quick when equipped with V8 power- but, because I see so many of them in… » 12/07/07 9:00am 12/07/07 9:00am

Before the Corvette Z06 Speedboat there was the Charger Runaboat

While they may not have the obsessive mimicry of the Corvette Speed Boat, Chrysler produced a rather large line of their own boats, including the pair of Chargers pictured above. The folks at ALLPAR have a great history of models from 1969, which included popular models such as the Valliant, Fury, Barracuda, Dart,… » 12/04/07 9:15am 12/04/07 9:15am

1971 Plymouth Valiant

A while back, I promised we'd see more Chrysler A-bodies... but it's been over a month since we saw our last one. Poor Darts and Valiants, the wallflowers of their era, slogging along tirelessly for decades with their super-indestructo slant sixes and 318s, yet constantly overlooked in favor of flashier iron. So today … » 11/08/07 9:00am 11/08/07 9:00am

PCH, Detroit Wagon Edition: '57 Ford or '65 Dodge?

Due to technical difficulties last Friday, we had to postpone our all-wagon PCH; since it seems that the liberal application of ball-peen hammer to the Gawker servers has finally fixed the problem (for now), we're ready to jump back into Hell! As we all know, the acronym-iffic JDM RHD WRX did a big turbocharged… » 9/24/07 5:45pm 9/24/07 5:45pm

Jalopnik Poll: Which Dodge Dart Should Nardelli Build?

Of all the facts in a New York Times article focusing on incoming Chrysler fearless leader Robert Nardelli, there was one that caught our eye. Mr. Nardelli's first car out of high school was a 1966 Dodge Dart. As Mr. Nardelli's love for the company dates back to this car, it seems only fitting that he spearhead… » 8/13/07 3:30pm 8/13/07 3:30pm