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 710 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!
March 2019---March 2019
LS23H8B326***: GTS #710: Joe A. from Ohio owns this well optioned 1968 GTS. This matching number 383 powered GTS has a 727 auto and a 3.23 SG rear end. Painted GG1 Dark Green with black bucket seat interior and black vinyl top. There is a white bumble bee stripe to contrast all the dark colors. Options include the 383/727, console tachometer, all 3 moldings, fender top signals, bumperettes, remote LH mirror and a RH mirror, 3 speed wipers and the full "mag style" wheel covers.
February 2019---February 2019
LS23M9B357***: GTS#709: Paul from Michigan owns this 1969 440 M code GTS. He bought the GTS out of a junkyard in 1975. It had no engine or trans but he knew it was a big block car by looking at the K member. Purchased for $100 !!!! Paul tracked down the original owner and found it had been bought new at Monroe Dodge in Monroe , Michigan with the owner being shipped off to fight in Vietnam only to return to find his M code being torn apart and sold off by his brother! When Paul bought it a lot of stuff was missing and/or cut out of the GTS. But he brought it back to life as best as he could for the times and his budget. Period correct mods like fenderwell headers, a Six Pak intake, and a 4 speed trans. Paul has accumulated many OE and M code correct parts over time and is returning his 440 GTS back to factory original. This GTS was built on Sunday April 27, 1969. Painted X9 Black with a black buckets seat console interior and it was V88 Stripe Delete. GTS #703 was an M code built directly before Paul's GTS #709.
LS23P9E112***: GTS# 708: Danny C. bought his 1969 GTS in 1993 for the sum of $1500 while serving in the US Navy! THANK YOU for your service Danny!! It has its matching number 340 and 727 that Danny has removed for safe keeping while he can thrash on another 340/727 while he spend "throttle up" time on the streets! As of now, the GTS is in primer and awaiting its finish this year. Originally, this is a R6 Red with a black bucket seat interior with console and black bumble bee stripe and black vinyl top. This Los Angeles built GTS was a early build with a date of Tuesday October 8, 1968.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! January 2019---January 2019
LP23H72300***: GTS #707: Bob N. from Illinois is the 2nd owner of this solid black 1967 GTS. This low optioned car was sold on April 8, 1967 through Grand-Spaulding Dodge in Chicago. No console, no radio. Only the 383 4 speed and a 3.23 SG rear end. The 383 has been replaced by a Hughes built 440 and the 4 speed has been switched to a manual shifted 727. This is a 21,000 original mile car that still wears its original BB1 Black paint and original interior!
December 2018---December 2018
LS23P9E133***: GTS #706: Mark M. from Massachusetts has owned his 1969 GTS for 5 years. He bought it from the previous owner who had it for 27 years before. Originally a mild, mild custom, Mark went "all-the-way" with a big tire/pro-street profile on his GTS. Built in Los Angeles, this was an original 340/727 GTS with black buckets and a column shifted 727 and 3.23SG gears. It now sports a 408 stroker with a 518 OD transmission and 4.10 gears. Originally painted Q5 Turquoise with a black vinyl top, it is now painted W1 white with a black bumble bee stripe. Mark and his family drive his GTS everywhere--his daughter even drove it to her Senior Prom!
LS23H8B230***: GTS #705: Robert C. from California spent 10 years tracking down his father's old GTS, which his dad owned in the 1980's. Robert has found the GTS and is in the process of restoring this 1968 GTS. It is going to be painted it's original QQ1 Bright Blue with a white console interior and white bumblebee stripe. The 383 has a 4 speed behind it and it was built on Tuesday December 12, 1967.
LS23H8B450***: GTS#704: Dale W. owns this numbers matching 1968 GTS. Originally from Canada this GTS had a scheduled production date of July 5, 1968 as this was just before the model year change over to 1969! Dale'd GTS is restored back to OE condition and it sounds like this GTS was ordered to run as it is a Radio Delete car and no console for further weight savings! This is a 383/ 4speed car that is painted QQ1 Bright Blue.
LS23M9B357***: GTS #703: Purchased 40 years ago as a "birthday present" for his wife Liz, Glen F. from PA has resurrected this "M" code to its former glory. Built on Sunday 4/27/1969 this 440 GTS was painted Y2 Yellow with a black bumble and black bucket seat console interior. This is a numbers matching GTS that Glenn repainted in 1981 while also cleaning up the previous owners' handiwork. Glenn and Liz drive their GTS everywhere and have even taken it down the 1/4 mile turning a 13.70 thru the iron manifolds and full exhaust. This GTS has also been featured in Car Craft, Hot Rod, Muscle Car Review, and Muscle Car Greats!
LS23P9B166***: GTS #702: Pike F. from Washington state ought this 1969 GTS from his father in 2012. It is currently undergoing a restoration. This is a 340 4 speed GTS painted B9 Dark Blue with a black vinyl top and was originally a V88 stripe delete car. Pike has added a black bumble.
LS23P9E130***: GTS #701: Dick from Ohio owns a pair of twin V2 Hemi Orange painted 1969 Darts. One is a 340 Swinger, and the other is this 1969 340 GTS. Built on Friday December 20, 1968, this Los Angeles built GTS was painted Y4 gold with a white bucket seat interior, white bumble bee and white vinyl top. It is currently painted V2 Hemi Orange. The 340 is backed with the console shifted 727 and 3.23 gears. Options include A/C, fendertop turn signals, manual disc brakes, power steering, LH remote, AM radio and 3 speed wipers.
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.
LS23M9B295***: GTS#57: ##OWNERSHIP UPDATE #3## Iggy A. from Florida has purchased GTS #57 as of February 2019.
LS23P9B136*** GTS# 604: Shane from New Jersey now owns GTS #604 as of 2/27/2019. Shane plans on adding the correct white bumble bee stripe and doing a paint daub/factory markings resto on his GTS.
LS23P8E108***: GTS#480: Jim L. from Louisiana now owns GTS #480. LA built, sold and brought to Michigan now in Louisiana.
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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