Cohort Find Of The Day: 1964 Dodge Dart GT Convertible – One Of Less Than 2,500 Built

Photos from the Cohort by Hyperpack.

About ten days ago I shared some photos from the Cohort with a bunch of junked ’63-’64 Dodge Darts on a field. What I didn’t say on that occasion was that I was saving the best for last. You know the trick; whet the appetite and get folks ready for the main course. Said main course is finally here, a remarkably well-preserved 1964 Dart GT convertible.

This Dart GT convertible is actually in the same location as our previously featured junky ones. It’s the G.O. Auto Sales dealership in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania. A family business that at the time of the photos was closing down and getting rid of the inventory. Some were to be sold, some scrapped.

Of course, the Darts from last time sat in the surrounding lots for spare parts. Today’s was in the sales area.

We’ve covered these Dodge Darts of ’63-’64 before at CC, and you can find the links below to get our take on the model. Still, for those not familiar with the subject our Chief Editor had this short take on them recently:

The Dart GT was a minor hit, and one of the precursors to the Mustang. There was a surprisingly (to Detroit) large segment of the market that wanted a smaller but nicely trimmed sporty sedan/coupe. Single persons, younger couples, two-car families, etc.. They had seen (and possibly bought) what nicely trimmed European imports were like, and they were sick of big cars. These offered a much nicer experience in terms of interior, handling and image than a comparably priced big, heavy mid-trim car, especially the sixes.

The Mustang sucked all these sporty compact buyers up in one irresistible package.

As usual, the Darts came in various states of trim and tune. Entry level was the 170, followed by the better-trimmed 270. You could go above both with the GT, offering better fittings and sportiness. Today’s is a GT and carries the 273 CID V8 with 2bbl. carburation. And in convertible form, Mopar forums claim 2130 GT units with 273s were built for ’64.

Let’s move on to the interior, all rather well preserved. And let’s take a closer look at that push-button Torqueflite automatic.

If you enjoyed these push-button wonders, ’64 was the last year to have them. By ’65, these were going to the ash heap of history.

Rear seats and convertible top look in pretty good condition too.

A few more detail photos. And looks like the GT’s last inspection was in 1997?

As can be seen, the car hadn’t moved much until recently. There’s no mention of the car’s fate in the Cohort post, but considering its condition, it’s most likely in a new loving home by now (Update: It has yet to find a home. See comments below).


Related CC reading:

Curbside Classic: 1964 Dodge Dart 270 – The Valiant Brougham

Vintage Car Life Road Test: 1963 Dodge Dart – “An Entirely New Dart”