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 662 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 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!
OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017---OCTOBER-NOVEMBER 2017
LS23M9B274***: GTS#661: David S. from New York just picked up this 53,000 original mile fully restored 1969 440 M Code GTS! It was built on January 23, 1969. Painted F8 Dark Green with black vinyl top and white bumble bee stripe. The bucket seat interior is white and black. Other options include Am radio, RH mirror, tinted windshield, and fendertop signals. David's M code has a period correct 440 under the hood, because David retains the number's matching 440 in the garage. Not many 440 GTS's kept their born-with engines as most were bought and put on a drag strip almost immediately. Most of the original 440's didn't survive in that environment!
LS23H9B408***: GTS#660: Steve's father bought this 383 GTS about 15 years ago to replace the 1969 Swinger that he had while growing up. Steve is now the caretaker of his dad's GTS and will be starting to restore it shortly. This 1969 GTS has a 383 and the 727 transmission. It is currently painted yellow over the original factory blue (which Steve will probably remove the yellow the first chance he gets) and a black bucket seat interior. Options include power steering and a rear defroster.
LP23H72296*** GTS#659: This 1967 GTS comes to the GTS Registry via Germany where Arne is the happy owner. Arne has the Certi-Card bearing the original owners name and purchase date of 5-1-67. The 383 GTS is backed with the 727 and 3.23 SG gears. It is painted PP1 Red with a black bucket seat interior.
LS23P9B136*** GTS#658: Dennis F. has pulled his 1969 GTS out of a 30 year slumber. The GTS is powered by a 340/4 speed/3.91 SG gear. This GTS is also Triple Green as it is F8 Dark Green with a Light Green vinyl top and a Light Green interior. This is a V88 Stripe Delete car.
LS23H8B278***: GTS#657: Patrick L. from California is the 3rd owner of this 1968 383 GTS. Patrick purchased the GTS out of Georgia with only 35,000 miles showing on the odometer which Patrick thinks is the original mileage due to the well maintained condition of his GTS. Built on Monday February 5, 1968 came painted EE1 Dark Blue Metallic with a white interior. One of the better options on this GTS is the factory console mounted tachometer.
LS23H9B346***: GTS#656: After sitting for over 30 years, This Texas GTS was purchased for $500 by Diana's husband. This custom GTS is now sporting a dark violet and dark cherry paint job instead of the factory F8 Dark Green. The original green interior has been redone with a custom stitched black interior. The drive train is stock with the 383/727. 3.55 SG.
LS23H8B427***: GTS#655: Kirt B. owns this 1968 383 GTS. The 383 has a 4 speed and 3.23 gear drive train. Painted GG1 Dark Racing Green with a green interior and white horizontal stripe. Factory options included white wall tires, power front disc brakes, 3 speed wipers, AM radio and tinted glass all the way around.
LS23P9B220***: GTS#654: Built on Tuesday, November 26, 1968, Rich B. from MN 1969 340 GTS rolled off the Hamtramck, MI line painted F8 Dark Green with black interior and black bumble bee. The 340 has a 727 and 3.23 gears to back it up. This GTS is somewhat of an oddity for the Hamtramck assembled cars as Rich's GTS has a column shifted 727. Most 727 column shifted GTS Darts rolled off the Los Angeles line instead.
##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
After a 5 year restoration, Greg and Glenda have completed the work on GTS #534. Above is how the GTS started, and below is the finished 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
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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!