New pics on our 1979 Brazilian Dodge Dart (same as US 75-76 A-bodies)

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  1. buzian

    buzian Well-Known Member

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    My friends,

    Last December we had a very fine time here on Brazil and we found a very beautiful locaion to make some special shots on our 79 Dart, so we´re posting here some of the images for you, guys !
    Hope you like them...

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    And these last two images were done by a very fine friend that works as an illustrator, he rended a homage to our beloved Mopar, his drawings are just amazing !!

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    • Locomotion

      Locomotion Well-Known Member

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      Nice car. Looks showroom new!

      Do the front and rear bumpers have "regular" bumper brackets or the "shock absorber" style that were started here in the mid-'70's?

      What was the last year of production for that body style?
       
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      That must have been a fun day. I looked at the whole album. I always enjoy your photography, you have a very playful style. Your Dart looks absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing.
       
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      buzian Well-Known Member

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      Myron,

      Here in Brazil Chrysler didn´t use the shock absorber brackets, they´re just the regular type, obviously for production costs. Our 79 Darts used the complete front-end clips & rear tailights from the 76 NOS american parts.
      The Volkwagen bought the installations in 1979, the A-body Dodges and whole Chrysler of Brazil production ended in early 1981, leaving the factory to make a VW-badged truck. It was a pity, though.
      The very last A-body Dart produced here (and believed to the the very last one in the world in its original shape & style) was saved from scrap by a very close friend of ours, completely rebuilt from ground up and now stays in his private collection. From 1969 till 1981, Chrysler of Brazil produced exactly 92.508 A-body Dodges, for local market & export.
      Thanks for the visit !!
       
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      This day was quite incredible, Goldfish !!
      Our Dart is in very good shape for a daily-driver basis, and we´re very proud of our 32 y.o. boy !!
      Thanks for your kindly words !
       
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      I like how it has the 71 and back flush side markers looks great
       
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      • buzian

        buzian Well-Known Member

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        I agree with you, Mopardrt !
        Maybe this happened because here in Brazil we didn´t have the same traffic regulations as the US specs...So they just decided to keep up the same material as used on our cars...Just remembering that less than a hundred thousand A-body Darts were produced here, tagging for the upscale market share...
        Thanks for the observation !!!
         
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        like Goldfish said, beautiful car and beautiful pictures.

        (as a self-proclaimed photographer, I love the pictures for the pictures themselves, just as much as the car. Well done).
         
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        • buzian

          buzian Well-Known Member

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          Thank you VERY MUCH, 95teetee !!!

          I´m not a professional photographer, but I do like having some fun with the car & the places that can inspire me...
          Hope to get soon a better equipment to make greater shots too !!!
          Here in the place where we liv, I used to say that we´re truly blessed just to have so many nice views to click on...Too many different scenarios where we can use our imagination.
          Hope someday you can come over & see them with your lens !!!!
           
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