1. gm1236

    gm1236 Well-Known Member

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    I had one back in the 80’s and I saw one the other day, but those are the only 71’s I have ever seen. Anybody know how many were built and what was the last year for the GT?
     
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    RustyRatRod Lemmie see your b00bs. FABO Gold Member

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    Some good reading here. Pay attention especially to "7071DartGTReg" That was Bruce (RIP). He was a living encyclopedia about these cars, as well as my friend.

    1971 Dart GT, Do They Exist?
     
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    Dartsun Mopar Dude

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    I’m not sure how many were built. Pretty sure 71 was last year for Dart GT
     
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    I'm rebuilding a 70 GT right now! Yep 71 was the last year. 70-71 GTs all are based on 2 door Dart Customs (VIN stars with LH23) and there should be a Dart Custom logo on the glove box door. They were all bucket seat console cars. I tried to get Glovier to figure out how many LH23 cars were built those years - offered to pay him to do it and NEVER EVEN GOT A RESPONSE... A-body guys never get no respect.

    Coolest thing on 71s is the big chromed pot metal logo that says Dart GT on the rocker panel on both sides - One year only piece for a car that was rare to start with...

    I sure miss Bruce
     
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    Dartsun Mopar Dude

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    My buddies 1970 Dart GT is a buckets with column auto slant. Gold with green interior, Seems to be original. Dustin
     
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    72bluNblu FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    In ‘71 they built approximately 1,255 GT’s. That’s not an exact number, it’s from a percentage of production.

    There’s a couple threads with info on them, the main one is already linked. I’ve got 2, both are 318’s, auto on the console cars. They had registry numbers when Bruce had the registry going.
     
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    That’s guys, My 71 was a 318, ac, buckets console, 8 3/4, Kelsey hays disc, front sway bar and heavy duty leaf springs, rim blow wheel. It was white with a black vinyl top and black interior. It was in tough shape, hit hard drivers quarter and lots of rot. I turned it into a very successful bracket car. Sold it in 1992 and never saw it again. Wish I had it back, at the time I didn’t think it was a rare car.
     
  8. DartGTDan

    DartGTDan '71 Dart GT Fan

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    I have owned my '71 Dart GT since August 18th of 2003. Factory equipment on my car included 318, 2-bbl, A904 auto (console shifter with bucket seats), A/C, PS (Federal), Rimblow steering wheel, manual drums (front & rear), 3.23:1 sure-grip 8 3/4" rear-end.

    When I first acquired my car I did some research with Chrysler Historical (an employee perk). The gentleman I spoke with told me there was a fire that destroyed many of the records they had. However he told me ~1.3% of the 96,XXX production for 1971 were GT cars. Unfortunately, he had no recollection/information to differentiate between slant 6 vs. V-8 cars.

    Every '71 GT will have the A65 on the fender tag, but I'm not sure every GT was a bucket seat console car. I've seen one other '71 GT, at the 2005 Mopar Nationals, that was a column shift with bucket seats but no console. Also, my car does not have "Custom" on the glove box door (or anywhere else). The only badging it has is Dart GT on the rockers and DODGE on the trunk lid.

    I have made some changes to my car. I have added an Edelbrock LD4B intake & 1406 4-bbl carburetor with Lokar throttle and "kickdown" cables, MP electronic ignition, MP viscous fan, dual exhaust (factory manifolds with FlowMaster 40s using 2 1/4" pipes), SSBC front disc brakes, AutoMeter Z-Series gauges (tach, oil pressure, water temperature & volt meter), '70 Rallye wheels (14 X 5 1/2" small bolt pattern), functional '70 twin hood scoops (4" holes and seals (from Detroit Muscle Technologies), V21 style paint treatment (hood, scoops and cowl using gloss black), a '69 Charger flip-top gas cap, 2012 Jeep Wrangler headlamps (on relays) and MAD Electrical style wiring modifications.
     
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      All of his books don't list GT's for 70 or 71. No wonder why he didn't respond. He doesn't know they exist. LOL
       
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        That all sounds like good stuff to me!
         
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