For $4,500, Become a Swinger

Nice Price Or Crack PipeIs this used car a good deal? You decide!

Tarzan was a swinger, but he left the driving up to Jane. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Dodge Dart is also a Swinger, but it eschews the verdancy of the jungle for drag strip Christmas trees.

Tarzan and Guitarzan not withstanding, swingers are not usually positive role models. Sure, it might be fun to slip into Hugh Hefner's silk robe and pipe persona just once, but after a while, the whole pajamas and Pepsi® lifestyle would likely get old, much as has the Playboy founder himself. For those of us who are risk adverse, those notorious swinger parties that start with your car keys thrown into a bowl, and happy-end with you pawing somebody else's spouse, are considered more with horror and trepidation than excitement and arousal. Of course if that kind of stuff really gets your freak on, who are we to judge? Just, don't touch anything around here, okay?

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Today's 1972 Dodge Dart Swinger is a car that you probably wouldn't want to give up the keys to, no matter how hot the neighbors are. Midway through the model run of the Dart's final iteration, the Swinger for '72 continued to rock the pillarless coupe body style, but received a new grille along with a revised instrument cluster inside, as well as a few other minor changes. That year the top engine in the Swinger was a two-barrel 318 V8, the 4BBL 340 being exclusive to the Demon.

This Swinger has the 318, although the seller claims it has parted ways with its original two barrel, gaining a 4-BBL double-pumper sitting atop an Edelbrock high-rise. The car appears to unleash its fury exhaustively through a fat set of tubular headers, and the seller says it sounds mean, but doesn't give horsepower numbers to indicate just how mean. Should the weather turn mean, a tell-tale pair of tubes poking through the firewall indicate that the only way you'd get heat in this car is to bring another one of those swingers along for the ride. A black-painted fiberglass hood with a molded-in scoop big enough for all of Baskin Robbins' 31 flavors gives the Dodge's somewhat delicate lines some needed aggression no matter what the weather. Adding to that aggression, there's also been updates to the driveline, including a rebuilt Torqueflite (A-727? A-904?) with a B&M Slap Stick, and a balanced propshaft. He has a Posi pumpkin sitting in a box, and new BFGs sitting on alloy rims sitting on the car that don't look bad at all. And if you don't like the window stickers, just roll those bad boys down.

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The body, save for that fiberglass hood, is claimed all original, and from the pictures it appears to have suffered a few fender scrapes- notably some minor stuff on the driver's side front, and a good-sized dent just ahead of the rear arch on the other side. Neither is anything to get your panties in a bunch over, but you might want to add a paint job to the car's eventual to-do list. The seller doesn't want to share any interior shots, nor the car's mileage, but a peek through the windshield reveals a big-ass tach, and for those of you looking in through the curved rear window, those are the seatbelts, not a roll cage.

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If you're up for a little Mopar madness, then you'd want to get yourself to San Jose - you do know the way, don't you? Swinging in a trailer park there, this Dart comes with a clear title, and non-operation registration so it should be a snap to get through your friendly neighborhood DMV. Of course first you'd have to come up with the $4,500 the seller is asking for you to park this Dart next to your trailer.

So, what do you think, does $4,500 for this hot Dart hit the Nice Price bullseye? Or, would you never swing for that much?

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You decide!

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San Francisco Craigslist or go here if the ad disappears. H/T to Rollo Grande for the hookup!

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