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 it 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 818 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!
November 2022---November 2022
LS23P9B309***: GTS#818: Andy C. from Georgia is in the process of a full restoration on his 1969 GTS. The drivetrain has been rebuilt and the new lower 1/4 panels are on the car. Now the bodywork begins. Andy is the 3rd owner of this GTS and it has spent its life in the Augusta, GA area after being purchased new at Dorman Dodge in Sandersville, GA. It was built on Monday March 3, 1969, and left the Dodge Main line in Hamtramck, MI painted F8 Dark Green with a black bucket seat console interior and white bumble bee stripe. The 340/727 drivetrain is numbers matching to the GTS and it came with a 3.23 SG gear. Low optioned but Andy does have the fender tag, broadcast sheet and a bonus broadcast sheet for a 318 F3 Dart following right behind his on the line!
LSs23P8B359***: GTS#817: This is the other 1968 GTS owned by Gary G. from PA (GTS #816). This GTS is a 340 hardtop that had been converted into a drag car and has sat for over 20 years. Gary is contemplating detuning the GTS and making restoring it to the point of being street able again.
LS27P8B151***: GTS#816: Gary G owns two 1968 GTS's! This one is the more desirable of the two. This 1968 GTS is a One-of-271 340/727 convertibles built for 1968. Painted GG1 Dark Green with a white bumble bee, white soft top, and white bucket seat interior. Not many options with a Am radio and a possible dealer installed Cruise Control to take advantage of the 2.75 HI-Way gears! Gary used to own a triple green 1968 GTS convertible in the 1970's and this reminded him of that GTS!
August 2022---August 2022
LS23M9B271***: GTS #815: Charles W. from the Chicago area has a 1969 440 "M" code GTS. His brother found the car in the Milwaukee, WI area. The GTS appeared to be a local street racer/drag car with fenderwell headers, 4.10 gears and a solid flat tappet cam. It has received a restoration keeping the spirit of the car as it was found with headers/gear/cam intact. Part of the 2nd batch built of 440 cars; this GTS was built on Tuesday January 14, 1969. Only option on the GTS is an AM radio. Obviously a 440/727 powertrain combo but factory gears were the 3.55SG . Black bucket seat/console interior with black bumble bee stripe. This GTS is rare and desirable enough being a One-of-640 Built but it was also painted F6 Bright Green Metallic which is not a very common color for 1969 being a mid-year introduction (as was the 440 "M" code itself).
July 2022---July 2022
LS23H8B159***: GTS#814: Doug W. from Seattle, WA picked up his 1968 GTS in the late 1980's. It was a rolling shell that had been a drag car. Doug dropped in a 440 Six Pak motor to keep it going as he accumulated parts to restore the GTS. The fender tag probably disappeared when they cut the fender wells for headers, but Doug found the broadcast sheet to help guide him in the restoration. A 383/727 came out of a 1967 Dodge station wagon. The OE iron exhaust manifolds were found in a friend's garage and picked up for $250 (try getting a set for that price today!). The restoration was completed in the 1990's by Doug and his friends. This 1968 GTS was built on Thursday October 5, 1967. This is a 383/727 combo that 3.23 gear that is now replaced with a set of 3.91s. Painted CC1 Medium Blue Metallic with a white vinyl top and white bumble bee stripe. The bucket seat console interior is White/black. Options include all three moldings, LH remote mirror, fender top signals, head rests, and the console tachometer.
LS23P8B413*** GTS #813: Rod M from Michigan has this tough looking 1968 GTS. BB1 Black with black vinyl top, black bucket seat console interior and a red bumble bee stripe to set it off. In restored condition, Rod's GTS is powered with the 340/727 combo and 3.91 SG gears in back.
LS23P8B135***: GTS #812: Don C. from New Jersey owns this all original 1968 GTS which he bought from the original owner's estate. The original owners were friends of Don's grandparents and Don got a ride in the back seat of this GTS in 1968 and that impressed him for life about the power of a 340 Mopar! Bought new in Fairview, NJ by Jack as he was sent by his wife, Jo, to buy a nice car for a reasonable price. Jack came home with 1968 GTS with a 340/ 727 and 3.23 SG gears! Built on Monday September 18, 1967 and painted MM1 Turbine Bronze with a white vinyl top and black horizontal stripe. The interior is white with a console shifted 727. Dual point distributor, AM radio, power steering and the Driver's side only headrest. The GTS was stolen in the 1970's. It was found in Pennsylvania and the only things taken were the bulge hood and grill center piece. Insurance replaced the bulge hood with a flat hood and no center piece. Don does have a NOS grill center that will be used as he finishes the restoration. Jack's old glasses were still in the glove box and Don will keep them there as Jack will still get to ride along with his beloved GTS.
LS23P9B191***: GTS #811: Todd S. owns two 1969 GTS cars. One you will find in the "Ownership Changes" section-GTS#511, and his new entry here! GTS #811 is a 1969 340 GTS. Built on Tuesday October 29, 1968. Nice looking sleeper too painted in Y4 Light Gold Metallic with gold bucket seat interior and V88 stripe delete. Not many options with only a R11 AM radio and H51 factory A/C.
June 2022---June 2022
LS23P9b392***: GTS #810: Tommy W. has a slightly modified 1969 GTS. Looking original on the outside, there is a 394 stroker under the hood. The original 727 has been replaced with a 5 speed manual and the 3.23 open gear is now a 3.55SG in the 8 3/4. Scheduled build date was 5/26/1969 but that was Memorial Day weekend so the actual date may be a few days later. Painted F5 Medium Green with a F3 Green interior ( which Tommy plans on changing to white ) Green Vinyl top and white bumble bee stripe.
May 2022---May 2022
LS23P8B181***: GTS #809: Tom D. is restoring his 1968 GTS to the way he wants it to look! This 340 GTS has a 4 speed and 3.73 SG gears. This GTS does not have a console between the bucket seats and it has a rear window defroster as one of its options. As for the change in looks........This was a PP1 Red GTS with black interior. Tom is swapping it to BB1 Black with a white bucket seat interior and white bumble bee stripe.
LS23P8E120***: GTS #808: Every once-in-awhile I get to number a GTS with special meaning to the owner-and this is completely based upon when I receive the entry! GTS # 808 is based in Hawaii (of all places) where the telephone area code for owner Brian I. is 808! Brian is the 5th owner of this 1968 GTS and it has visually changed dramatically from its factory origins to its current state. Built in Los Angeles on Wednesday November 15, 1967 this GTS rolled off the line painted WW1 White with a Light Blue bucket seat console interior and stripe delete. Currently, it is BB1 Black with black interior and red bumble bee stripe! The 340/727 and 3.23 gears are factory original pieces!. Other options include all 3 moldings, AM radio, LH remote mirror, fender top turn signals, 3 speed wipers, tinted glass all around and factory A/C!
LS23P8B128***: GTS #807: Verlin from Iowa just bought this all original 1968 GTS. Originally sold at Graham Dodge in Greely, CO the GTS has spent its entire life in the Rocky Mountain State until Verlin moved it to Iowa. This GTS has the following powertrain combo: 340/727/3.55SG gear. Painted SS1 Yellow with a black vinyl top, black bucket seat interior and black horizontal stripe. Verlin reports that his GTS has been maintained by the previous owners and it certainly doesn't drive like a 54-year-old car!
LP27H72355***: GTS#140: 8/20/2022 ##OWNERSHIP UPDATE## GTS #140 is now owned by Roger and Dianna Z. After sitting in a garage for over 8 years Roger has resurrected this GTS to good running order!!
LS27H8B225***: GTS #143 is now owned by Tammy S. from Florida. This One-of-40-built GTS has been converted from a 727 to a 4 speed set-up. Also, the current owner has the broadcast sheet and not the Certi-card or window sticker as the original owner reported in 2003.
LS27H8B311***: GTS #71 has been updated as no longer in existence. The convertible was flipped in an accident and wrecked.
LS23H9B171***: GTS #511 was sent along with GTS #811 by Todd S. Turns out this one was already in the GTS Registry!
LS23P9E102***: GTS # 465 is now residing in Connecticutt under the care of Steve K. Steve bought his GTS from a Classic Car Dealer in the Philadelphia area. The GTS started out in California, moved to the Eastern US through the hands of a few owners who did not put many miles on the car as it only shows 63,000 original miles.
LS23P9B140***: GTS #236 is now owned by Coy G. Jr. and updated as of 6/20/2022. Also adding to the original listing this GTS was bought new at Hale-Phipps Motors in Mason City, Iowa for $3710.95. Also added to the listing are the following options: 3.23 gears, LH remote mirror, tinted windshield, underhood pad, power steering, and deluxe wheel covers.
LS27P9B200***: GTS #114 is now owned by Kevin Tanner from B.C. Canada.
LS23H8B229***: GTS #580 is now owned by Gary O. from Massachusetts. This 1968 383 GTS also has the grill center nose piece and Gary has owned the GTS since 2014.
LS27P9B166***: GTS #226 is now owned by Henry B. from Montana. This One-of-58 1969 340/ 4 speed convertible now has a stroker engine under the hood with a Holley EFI unit, and headers.
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, this is a great opportunity to help promote out GTS's and hopefully inspire more GTS owners out there to enter their cars here on the GTS Registry!
Thanks for visiting the GTS Registry! Frank Remlinger
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