Every now and then the deals that flow back and forth on eBay baffle us a bit, and this recent auction of a legitimate 440 powered M-Code ’69 Dart GTS may have topped the charts in strangeness. It sold for just $8600 and the new owner received not one, but two rust free Arizona Darts for his money; the ’69 GTS and a second ’69 Dart for parts.
The GTS is a rare piece in itself in that only 6,285 of them were produced in 1969, and only 640 of them contained the M-Code 440 package. 1969 was the only year of the M-Code for the Dart GTS as well.
While this car is a legitimate M-Code car and does have a 1969 440 engine and transmission, it’s not verifiable that the engine is original to the car. The fender tag is missing, but the remainder of the numbers all match up well.
The car isn’t perfect, and even though it is rust free it is still in need of a full restoration. It served as a race car for most of it’s life, was tubbed, and was also damaged in the right rear quarter somewhere along the way. The red coat of paint it’s wearing is likely over the top of it’s original paint as the documentation in the car indicated it started out wearing a coat of F8 green.