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 687 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!
August 2018---August 2018
LS23P8B143***: GTS#687: Steven R. from North Carolina bought his 1968 GTS in 2006. No history on Steven's GTS as the fender tag is missing. Originally SS1 Yellow, Steven's GTS is now painted 1969 999 Omaha Orange. This is a 340 GTS with a 4 speed and 3.91 gears. The bucket seat interior does not have a console. The 340 has a number of Day 2 mods such as headers, intake, cam and carb.
LS23M9B238***: GTS#686: Paul M. finally bought his own 440 M code GTS! He took a test drive in a M code back in 1969 and he never forgot that experience! Paul's GTS was sold New at Grand-Spaulding Dodge on March 1, 1969. It was built on December 1, 1968. Painted T5 Copper Metallic with the white/black bucket seat interior and white bumble bee stripe. The 440/727 is backed with a set of optional 3.91 SG gears. Other options include head rests, LH remote mirror, AM radio.
June 2018---June 2018
LS23P8B365***: GTS#685: Lee M. owns this 1968 GTS. As the fender tag is missing, it is difficult to determine the origins of Lee's GTS. Lee thinks it was painted UU1 Light Blue from the factory, but it is wearing a coat of blue closer to EE1 Dark Blue. The interior is light blue and it wears a black vinyl top. Lee also believes it had a white longitudal stripe, but it is "stripe delete" for right now. The 340 is backed up with a 727 and 3.23 gears.
( The following three entries were sent in by Jay S. from Colorado )
LS27P8B124***: GTS #684: Located in Denver, CO. All we have now is that this is a one-of-318 1968 340 convertible.
LS23P9B338***: GTS#683: This is an unrestored 1969 340 GTS. It has no engine or transmission. Painted F3 Light Green with a green bucket seat interior. This is a 340/727 GTS and is V88 Stripe Delete.
LS27H8B213***: GTS #682: This is a restored 383/727 One-of-40 383/727 1968 GTS convertible. Painted SS1 Yellow with a black soft top, black bumble bee.
LS23H8B181***: GTS#681: This former drag car was parked in a New York City warehouse in the early 1970's. It had less than 8000 miles on the odometer when Benton W. bought this 1968 GTS. Benton now has the GTS in Iowa. This 1968 GTS came with the 383/727/3.55 SG. It now has a 4 speed backing up the original 383. Painted GG1 Racing Green Metallic, this GTS has a black bucket seat console interior and a white bumble bee stripe. Benton's GTS was absolutely rust free when he bought it and is now restored.
LS23H9B379***: GTS#680: Michael S. just picked up this project 1969 GTS. His cousin found it languishing in a shop in Louisiana and picked it up as part of a package deal. It is a 383 4 speed 1969 GTS. Bucket seats, but no console. Painted B5 Bright Blue when it left the factory. The deteriorated fender tag is not giving us much more info the history of this 383 GTS. It did come with rocker and drip rail; moldings and a AM radio.
LS27H8B415***: GTS#679: Calvin M. from Manitoba, Canada discovered this One-of-34 1969 383 4 speed convertible GTS! All the numbers match on this rare GTS. With the fender tag and broadcast sheet missing it will take a bit of detective work to figure this on out. What we do know is that the interior is white/black and it is a BENCHSEAT 4 speed as well. Calvin has BOXES of parts to sort thru, but this is a legit 1-of-34 GTS!! Nice score Calvin!!
No ownership changes for August 2018.
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!