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 666 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!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018!!
January 2018---January 2018
LS23P8E144***: GTS #666: OK, What is really bizarre about Terry R's GTS is not that this is #666, but that Terry also owns GTS #555!!??!! Terry picked up 666 from a seller in New York who had bought the 1968 GTS in California for 20 years and then moved to NY. After 10 years of pampered ownership, he sold to Terry who made the 12 hour + haul with trailer from North Carolina. The original 340 GTS is now powered by a crate 360 with 727 trans. Built on Friday March 8, 1968. This GTS is painted PP1 Bright Red with a black bucket seat/console interior and a black bumble bee stripe.
LS23P8B281***: GTS#665: Ray C. from Rhode Island saved this dormant 1968 GTS. Parked in 1989 and disassembled, parts packed in boxes and the shell left to sit in a garage after new rear quarters and trunk pan were installed. Ray bought the project GTS in 2016 and proceeded to get it ALL back together and on the road by 2017!! Originally painted MM1 Turbine Bronze it now sports a primer gray exterior, but the engine bay is still wearing the original MM1. The 340 is backed by a 727 and 3.23 gears. Good work Ray for saving another one!
LS23P9B450***: GTS#664: Larry from WI owns this 1969 340 4 speed GTS that is in complete, but unrestored condition. Painted F8 Dark Green with black bucket seat and no console interior and black vinyl top.
LS27P9B288***: GTS#663: Larry from WI owns this one-of-214 1969 340 convertible GTS. This GTS is painted B5 Bright Blue with white soft top, white stripe, and white bucket seat console interior. This GTS is complete but in unrestored, poor condition.
DECEMBER 2017---DECEMBER 2017
LS23H8B181***: GTS#662: Lee C. from California is the third owner of this 1968 GTS. The 2nd owner found the GTS for sale on a used car lot at a Toyota dealership in 1989. Lee has owned the GTS since 1996. Built on 10/25/1967, this GTS came equipped with a 383, 4 speed and 3.23 gears. It was street raced in its past, and sported a set of fenderwell headers. The 4 speed was replaced with a 727 during this time too. Lee is accumulating the parts to return his GTS to 4 speed status. The 383 is rebuilt and pumps out 450HP. This GG1 Dark Green GTS has a black bucket seat interior and originally came with a white horizontal stripe. It currently sports a white bumble bee; which Lee likes better anyways!
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23P8E132*** GTS#516 is now owned by Robert H. from Ohio. Since purchasing #516, Robert has put classic Crager wheels on the GTS. He has also added front disc brakes, headers, and a Edelbrock manifold and Holley 650.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23P8B125*** GTS#508 is now owned by Len B.who is finishing the restoration and will have it back on the road in summer 2018!
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23M9B357*** GTS#613 is now owned by Mike H.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23H9B102*** GTS#349 is now owned by Neil L. from western Pennsylvania.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23P9B309*** GTS#647 is now owned by Erik A. from MN. Erik plans on restoring his 1969 GTS back to original.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23LS23P8B118*** GTS#578 is now owned by William S. from Iowa.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23M9B357*** GTS#613 is now owned by Eric H. This M code 440 GTS has come full circle (sort of). Eric is good friends with the original owner Don, and only lives a few miles from Don. The GTS has traveled from Minnesota to Colorado to California and now back to Minnesota. See GTS#613 pictured below as the "Feature GTS"!
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23H9B261*** GTS#521 is now owned by Ryan C.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23P9B141*** GTS#399 is now owned by Sam P. from West Virginia.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23M9B295*** GTS#186 is now owned by Troy M.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS27P9B440*** GTS#374 now owned by Bob C. in New Mexico. This GTS has been in a barn for the past 29 years. Bob now owns a 68 and a 69 convertible.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LP23H72344*** GTS# 215 is now owned by Tony M. from Iowa.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23P8B223***: GTS#129 is now owned by Gerry W from Northern Ireland. He has performed a part restoration with new quarters, fenders, and a shiny coat of new paint.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23H8B358*** : GTS#373 is owned by Mike S from Missouri and was bought in September 2015. Mike added a white bumble bee and personalized the interior.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE##: LS23H8B118***: GTS#492
is now owned by Rob S from New Jersey. He is returning the GTS to its Mopar glory after buying it from a "Chevy guy" who did a GM-type restoration on the GTS
Feature 340 Swinger!!!!
Wait?!?! What!?! A 340 Swinger on the GTS Registry? Yes, I do have a section dedicated to the brother of the GTS--the 1969 340 Swinger. This one pictured below is 340 Swinger LM23P9B119***. Why is it important? This 340 Swinger was just purchased at an estate auction by Tom E. from Florida and his A-body is the former Car Craft magazine project car. This 340 Swinger is still wearing its 1969 era custom paint job with all of the Car Carft related lettering still in place. What a time capsule.
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
Letting you know who you're dealing with!
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!