This web site is dedicated to the underrated, underappreciated Dodge Dart GTS. This includes model years 1967-1968 and 1969! The "SMALL" Mopar Muscle Car from the 60's. The GTS shared the same A-body platform as the 67-68-69 Plymouth Barracuda on a 111" wheelbase. The first year GTS came equipped ONLY with the 383 Four Barrel for 1967. This was followed in 1968 with the purpose built, high winding HIGH PERFORMANCE 340 Four Barrel as the standard powerplant with the 383 Four Barrel as an option. This Registry does not include the S/S Hemi Dart as they were not based on the GTS. In 1969, the "M" code 440 GTS was introduced along with the 340 and 383's! The GTS was the top of the line for the Dart line. The GTS was only available for those three years. Also, 67-68-69 were the only years that the Dart had the 383 and 440 engines available.
What the GTS Registry would like is some information from you! This is to create a data base for all GTS owners. Hopefully the GTS Registry will be able to trace the origins of the '68 grill center piece, the '69 headrests, and the infamous "Recall Rims". Does your GTS have them?? Original?? What color was your 340 block in 1969?? Blue or turquoise?? Burning questions that we have all asked ourselves. Right?? The GTS Registry was created to help answer those questions. Regardless if your GTS is a project car, a rotisierre restoration, a pro-street modified car, a "barn fresh" find, or a full-out race car, the GTS Registry is here to bring all GTS owners together to help share information.
This registry will be divided into two major sections. The first will be dedicated to the 1967 and 1968 GTS. The second section will be for the 1969 GTS. Hopefully you will find this registry informative. Also featured is a "Reference" section with helpful photos and part numbers, a "Lost and Found" section, and a very informative section regarding the 1969 440 "M" code GTS.
Due to concerns from fellow GTS owners, the last three digits of your VIN will NOT be displayed on this website! However, please include the ENTIRE VIN in your email so your GTS can placed in the proper production order. Once again, the GTS Registry will NOT display the last three numbers of your VIN. You will still be able to see in what order your GTS was made.
Recently, there have been concerns by GTS owners not wishing to share their personal info with the GTS Registry. There is nothing to be afraid of. This is not a scheme to gather and/or distribute personal or GTS information. I do NOT share this information with any other data base. If you don't want to show your first name or location, that is fine. I really just want to get your GTS's information. I prefer a more personal approach to gathering and displaying the history of our GTS. I did not want this to be another dull "registry" that only lists the partial VIN in a list of partial VINs. How boring.
Without the devoted owners, the GTS would be nothing special. The owner history of the car makes it interesting. There have been some great friendships started via the GTS Registry, so PLEASE don't sell yourself short by not wanting to include your GTS in the Registry. We are in this hobby together to have fun and share our experiences with other GTS owners.
How to REGISTER your GTS?!?!?
That's simple. I ask you to email me with your GTS information. Please include the following:
3) Rear gear
4) Original body color/current color
5) If vinyl or convertible top: what color
6) Original type interior and color/current color
7) Stripe color? Type or stripe delete?
8) Your first name
9) Your general geographic location
10) Your VIN-including the sequential number.
11) Build date ( if known )
12) Is is original/restored? Customized? Pro-street? Race only??
13) Any special options from the factory?
14) Any "history" on your car?? Special memories??
Also, if you have any pictures of your GTS that you would like to share, please include it in your email! As long as there is available storage space, the GTS Registry would like to help "show off" your A-body mopar to the world!
We would only like to hear from CURRENT GTS owners. Info on former cars, or the one you know is for sale on the other side of town is NOT valid info for the data base. Please let the GTS Registry know!
Once I get your email and update the site with your info, you will become a GTS Registry Member!!! Your "GTS Number" will be based upon the order in which I receive your info. You will have your "GTS Number" listed immediately after your VIN placement! If you have more than one GTS listed, you will recieve a different number for each car!
Upon updating the GTS Registry with your info, I personally email back to every GTS owner about their GTS's listing. Please check your "Junk Mail" or "Spam" box to see if your email server dropped the response email in there.
To Register Your GTS:
Answer the questions shown above, and then email it to the GTS Registry using the link banner below:
Currently, there are 700 cars registered for the combined three (3) model years!!
Here are the GTS Registry entries for the two most recent months:
Let's get those projects finished and get that GTS of yours back on the road!
December 2018---December 2018
LS23P9E116***: GTS #700: A milestone car for the GTS Registry! #700!! This 1969 GTS was recently bought by Charles R. from a collection in California and Charles had the GTS shipped to his home in TN. This Los Angeles built GTS has spent its entire life in California. It was bought by the 2nd owner in 1972. This owner passed away in 1996 and the GTS was stored until Charles bought it in 2018. Built on Tuesday October 22, 1968. This GTS was originally painted B5 Bright Blue but has been repainted in metallic Black Cherry. The original black vinyl top and black bucket seat interior remain. Originally it had a black bumble bee stripe, which has now been removed. The 340 has a 727 auto trans and SG 3.55 gears.
LP23H72317***: GTS #699: This super pristine 1967 GTS is owned by Ron W. from Arizona. This GTS was built on Thursday April 20, 1967 is is completely numbers matching! With only 74,500 miles showing, Ron's GTS was given a rotisserie restoration. Painted PP1 Red with a black bucket seat console interior. THE 383 is backed by a 727 auto trans and 3.23 gears.
October 2018---October 2018
8-105***: GTS #698: Wait?!?! Another odd VIN like the one listed below in GTS #697?? This is another AutoMex built GTS. This GTS is a 1968 GTS now owned by Guy M. in New Zealand who bought the GTS thru San Francisco in 2017. Originally a 318 2 bbl with 4 speed Guy's GTS now has a 1970 340 under the hood. It looks to be a RR1 Burgundy with a black bench seat (with fold down console) interior and a black bumble bee was added. This is a heater delete car as well as coming equipped with factory disc brakes. Power steering has been added as well as headers, a Quick Fuel carb and MSD ignition for better performance and reliability.
LA9100***: GTS #697: Wait?!? "What's with that oddball VIN?" you ask! This is one of the few GTS's registered that were built in Mexico by AutoMex. Making this even more UNIQUE is that owner Aeneas H. live in New Zealand, and is having the AutoMex GTS shipped from Mexico! Aeneas plans on doing a restoration to his GTS. Currently it is painted Hemi orange and it will be returned to its original B5 Bright Blue. This GTS is powered with a 318 4bbl and a 4 speed trans even though the current bumble bee states "426 HEMI" ! The AutoMex cars also sported the Plymouth Rallye gauge cluster (which became available in the Dart 340 Swinger in 1970) reading KPH in stead of MPH.
LS23P8B181***: GTS#696: Juan C. from Texas just picked up this 1968 GTS. This project GTS is powered by a 340 with 727 and 3.23 SG gears and will be receiving a proper restoration when Johnny is done with it. Built on Monday October 23, 1967 this GTS was painted JJ1 Medium Gold with a gold bucket seat/console interior. Currently, this GTS is painted Plum Crazy purple. Other options included all 3 moldings, AM radio, power disc brakes, power steering, fender top signals, LH remote mirror, tinted glass, 3 speed wipers, rear defogger and A/C!
LP23H72297***: GTS#695: Mark A. from British Columbia is the second owner of this 1967 GTS. He bought it from the original owner in 1975 for $2500. The GTS was originally bought in Victoria, BC in 1967. The original owner had gone down the custom street machine path before Mark picked it up. Originally AA1 Silver with a blue bucket seat console interior, Owner #1 painted it blue with custom pinstripping, mag wheels, custom blue metalflake interior, removal of the trunk panel trim, and removal of the console and console tach in favor of a Hurst shifter. Mark is returning his GTS to its factory OE glory. The 383 is backed by a 4 speed and 3.23 SG gears. Other options include fendertop signals, LH remote mirror, power disc brakes, Am radio, 3 speed wipers, and bumperettes.
LS23H9B128***: GTS#694: Dave B. got his 383 GTS from his father-who bought it back in the 1980's. The 1969 GTS is in need of a total restoration and is, unfortunately, missing the original 383 and 727 transmission. THe gts was painted B5 Bright Blue and has a blue interior. This is a V88 stripe delete GTS and other options included power steering and fendertop signals.
LS23P8B254***: GTS#693: Ian C. from AUSTRALIA reports in with his 1968 GTS. Originally bought in Kentucky, this GTS was exported to Australia in 2014. BUilt on Wednesday January 10, 1968 at the Hamtramck< Michigan plant ir rolled off the line painted QQ1 Bright Blue with a black vinyl top, black bucket seat interior, and a black horizontal stripe. Ian's GTS is powered with with the 340/727 and 3.23 gears. Options included underhood pad, and all 3 mouldings and AM radio and power steering.
LS23H9B194***: GTS#692: Joe P. from New York picked up this 1969 GTS after waiting almost 40 years since he blew up his 1969 340 GTS in 1979. Let's see if we can follow the trail of Joe's GTS....The GTS was in New Hampshire for a light resto when it was purchased by a dealer in Ontario. There was a divorce involved here so the console and N85 console tach disappeared with a ex-wife. A dealer in North Carolina bought the GTS and brought it to Chryslers at Carlisle which is where Joe steps in. This GTS was built on Halloween day 1968 which also happens to be Joe's wife's birthday so he HAD to buy it! This is a B5 Bright Blue 1969 383 4 speed GTS that was equipped with a black bucket seat console interior, black vinyl top, and was V88 stripe delete. During the restoration period, the vinyl top was removed, and a black bumble bee was added. Sadly, OE console and console tach are still missing in action!
LS23P9B215***: GTS#691: Keith G. from Vancouver, Washington thinks his 1969 GTS came from Arizona originally. This 340 4 speed GTS was originally B5 Bright Blue with a black bucket seat interior and it was V88 Stripe Delete. It is now painted white and retains the black interior. Keith has added front disc brakes during the restoration because (to paraphrase Keith) " Lots of go-go-go, but slowing down stunk!"
LS23P8B329***: GTS#690: Chris from Los Angeles has a 1968 340 GTS that had been heavily modified for racing in the 1970's. This original RR1 Burgundy GTS had a black vinyl top, black bumble bee stripe and a black bucket seat interior. The original 340 was backed with a 4 speed. A 440 had been jammed into the engine bay and a Dana 60 replaced the 8 3/4 in the tubbed and wheel arched back end. A roll cage and fenderwell header cutouts were part of the racing package.
LS23P9B284***: GTS#476: This Euro GTS was in Switzerland and had moved to Germany. Daniel H. has brought it back to Switzerland and it is near the original owner's hometown!
LS23H9B143*** GTS#318: This GTS is still in Colorado, but is now owned by David M.
LS23H9B136*** GTS #76: Originally registered in 2003, this GTS started in Louisiana and was residing in Hawaii when registered. This GTS never made it to Hawaii as the previous owner stated. In stead it sat in a barn for 10 years, and new owner Benjamin has been trying to buy it for 5 years!
LS23H9B331*** GTS #56. First registered in 2002 by Stan, this GTS was purchased by Gus and Rick and the restoration was underway. During the process, sadly, Gus passed away. New Owner Tom from TN bought the shell in 2016. With only 47K original miles showing, the GTS is back on the road. Hensley Racing built the numbers matching 383. The 383 is backed by a 727 and 3.91 gears. Built on March 21, 1969, the GTS was painted Y2 Yellow and this is a stripe delete car. It does have a black vinyl top. Tom's GTS also has the rare N85 console tachometer.
Now check out the ENTIRE listing on the two GTS Registry pages. Hopefully you own a GTS and now wish to register it here with the rest of the GTS Registry members!!
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How's this for a surprise?!?! After racing at the 2012 Pure Stock Muscle Car Drag Races, Hemmings Muscle Machines chose my GTS (GTS #3) for the December 2012 issue as a Restoration Profile feature!! What an honor! Also a great opportunity to help promote out GTS's and hopefully inspire more GTS owners out there to enter there cars here on the GTS Registry!
Now for some SPECIAL NEWS from the GTS Registry......
Some of you may remember Alan Miller running a 1967-1968 GTS Registry back in the late 1980's/early 1990's before the popularity of the internet. Alan has GRACIOUSLY sent the surviving archives from his Registry. I will be combining the two to see what it may bring! There is some really neat stuff that Alan has sent along. Just glancing thru the paperwork, I spotted a couple of entries in both Registries!!! The "shared" entries will be shown with a highlighted VIN. The remaining entries from Alan will be also shown in a separate section at the end of each Registry. That way we can keep track of some of the earlier VIN and maybe unite some current and past owners!
The GTS Registry has also been contacted by Patrick Dean who ran a 1969 GTS Registry during the same time period as the Miller Registry. The Dean Registry can be found on the 1969 GTS Registry page. The GTSs found in both the GTS Registry and the Dean Registry are highlighted in both. As a bonus, Mr. Dean also had a small 1969 340 Swinger Registry included with his GTS list. That is also shown on the 1969 GTS Registry page in honor of the our GTS high perfomance A-body cousin-the 340 Swinger. The Dean Registry also has 25 "M" code 440 GTS cars on the list!!
Make sure you check out both the 1967/1968 and the 1969 GTS Registry pages to see the Miller and Dean Registries!!
Thanks for visiting the GTS Registry! Frank Remlinger
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Edwin McBride: Where, oh where, are you Big Ed?!?!?!?!?
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Also THANKS to Dave Ardoin, Joe Wetmore, and Andy440 for their support and reference pictures!