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 647 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!
MAY 2017---MAY 2017
LS23P9B309***: GTS#647: Andy M. has brought back his 340 GTS from the dead. He traded a couple of snowmobiles for the shell of this GTS which had no drivetrain and two Chevelle bucket seats in it. He has added a 1968 casting 340 with a 727 transmission. Originally B5 Bright Blue with a blue/white interior and white bumble bee, it is now yellow with a black interior. Options included AM radio, tinted windshield, drip rail and rocker mouldings.
LS23M8B225***: GTS#646-also-GSS#3: Doug S. reports having a M code 1968 Mr. Norm's GSS. He has owned the GSS since the mid-1080's. It is in pieces but will be resurrected soon. Doug sent photos of the VIN plate and fender tag which I will not display here on the GTS Registry to respect Doug's privacy. However, Doug sent period photos of the 440 and the GTS itself and you can find those with this listing in the 1967/1968 GTS Registry page.
LS23P9B249***: GTS#645: Only 10,000 original miles on Derek M's 1969 GTS. Originally from New York state, the GTS was drag raced by the original owner, then put into storage until the late 1990's. Owner #2 bought the GTS and moved it to Ontario, Canada. This is where Derek comes in as owner #3. The GTS is powered by the 340/727 combo driving 3.91 gears. Painted Black with black vinyl top and black interior. Derek added a black bumble bee stripe to keep the all-black theme going!
LS23P9B136***: GTS#644: Just purchased at the Charlotte Auto Fair by Phil D from NC. Phil's new GTS was restored to OE in 1998. It is painted Y2 Yellow with black bucket seat/console interior and a black vinyl top and black bumble bee. The 340 has a 727 and 3.23 gears behind it.
April 2017---April 2017
LS27P9B187***: GTS#643: Mike in New England has bought himself a basket case garage find one-of-58 1969 340 GTS convertible 4 speed! The GTS had been completely disassembled and put in boxes over 30 years ago!! Mike will play his best Sherlock Holmes and gather all the parts and figure out where it all goes to be put back together. The GTS is solid with no rust at all. Originally painted B5 Bright Blue with a black convertible top and black interior and white bumble bee stripe. Mike is not quite sure as the VIN tag, fender tag, and broadcast sheet are somewhere in one of those boxes! Mike will keep us updated as he goes along.
LS23P9B313*** GTS#642: After sitting in a barn from 1986 to 2012, Mark A. from Austin TX has reworked and resurrected his 1969 GTS. The original 340 has been stroked to 410 and is backed with the original 727 and a 3.23 SG gearset. Painted Y2 yellow with black vinyl top and black interior. To combat the Texas heat, Mark has installed a Vintage Air system as well as updated the sound system to include AM/FM/Bluetooth USB all behind the original thumbwheel faceplate. Mark has also modernized the cooling system and converted the orignal 35 amp alternator to put out 95 amps.
MARCH 2017---MARCH 2017
Well, March, 2017 started off with a BANG! First four entries are all very rare GTSs. One M code owner change, TWO new M code entries, and a 1 of 214 340 convertible!!
LS23H9B381***: GTS#641: Scant info on this 1969 383 GTS as this A-body has been a drag car since the 1970's!! Robert G. from TX is the current owner. It is a 1969 383/727 GTS. Originally painted F5 Medium Green with green interior and black bumble bee.
LS27P9B191***: GTS#640: Tim D. from MD owns this 1-of-214 1969 340/727 GTS convertible. It is R6 Red with black interior and white bumble bee stripe. Originally from Pennsylvania.
LS23M9B236***: GTS#639: Rick in Vancouver, BC has a fully restored 1969 440 M code GTS. It has the original drivetrain (which is kind of rare as most M-codes were swapped to drag racing duties and most of the original 440's are scattered in pieces across dragstrips everywhere! LOL)Ricks was scheduled to be built on Sunday December 1, 1968. This GTS was in the first batch of M-codes produced. It is painted F5 Medium Green with a White/Green interior and white bumble bee. The 440/727 is backed with a 3.91 SG 8 3/4 axle. The only options were a Am radio, drip rail and rocker mouldings, and a LH remote mirror.
LS23M9B344***: GTS#638: Darrell C. from Florida just picked up his 2nd 440 M-Code GTS! He bought GTS #278 (listed in the Owner Change Section below) and he now has this 440 M-code. GTS#638 was sold new at Northland Dodge in Columbus, OH and then parked in 1976. It sat in hibernation until Darrell bought it in July, 2015. It has the original 440 but a non -matching 727. The GTS is painted R4 Bright Red with a black interior and white bumble bee. This was a radio delete car.
FEBRUARY 2017---FEBRUARY 2017
LS23P8B262***: GTS#637: Phil T. from Texas is the original owner of this 1968 340 GTS. He received it as a high school graduation present in 1968! What a cool gift!! Phil has recently completed a rotisserie restoration a few years ago. This 340 powered GTS has its born-with drivetrain with the 340, 727 auto trans and 3.23 gears. Painted QQ1 Bright Blue with a Light Blue interior, white vinyl top, and white bumble bee stripe. Factory options included full wheel covers, power steering and factory A/C to combat those Texas summers! The odd thing with Phil's GTS is that it has a COLUMN shifter with the bucket seats! You can see a photo of this rare interior combination below in the "Feature GTS" section!!
##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
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS27H8B404*** GTS#132 is now back in the hands of a previous owner Gary K. The GTS is back to GG1 Dark Green, methanol injection, roll cage, 4 wheel disc brakes.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23H9B427*** GTS#624 As of February 2017 Mike C. now is the 4th owner of this 1969 383 GTS.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23M9B357*** GTS#278 is now owned by Darrell C. in Florida. This is the "Wild Thang" GTS that started as a 440 M code and was swapped to an injected Hemi.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23H9B118**** GTS#263 is now owned by Don O. from MI.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS27H8B152*** GTS #535 is now owned by Eric H. from Fight TV and restored by Wounded Warriors.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23P8E108*** GTS #535 is now owned by Eric H. from Fight TV and restored by Wounded Warriors.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS23H9B143*** GTS #318 is now owned by John D. from Colorado.
##OWNERSHIP CHANGE## LS27P9B441*** GTS# 107 is now owned by Will in Wisconsin. This is one of the "Triple Gold" GTS convertibles!
Back in the day with GTS #540
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!!
Links to the Registry Pages:
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?!?!?!?!?
Links to some of our supporters and their services:
Also THANKS to Dave Ardoin, Joe Wetmore, and Andy440 for their support and reference pictures!