We’ve featured a few mid-decade compact wagons from other domestic automakers as Finds of the Day, but it’s been a while since we last ran a long-roof Dodge Dart. As this 1965 Dodge Dart 270 station wagon for sale on Hemmings.com demonstrates, they’re an attractive alternative to products from other domestic automakers, and thanks to their scarcity, you won’t run across too many others on the road. This example is said to be a “rock solid” car that formerly resided in New Mexico’s dry climate, which explains its impressive state of preservation. Power comes from Chrysler’s venerable Slant Six, in this case mated to a TorqueFlite automatic transmission, and while that combination won’t gather too many trophies at the drag strip, it will likely serve its next owner reliably for years to come.
As appealing as full-size vintage wagons may be, their compact siblings are arguably a better choice for a weekend classic car. Big enough to haul the groceries, the dog, and a few passengers, they’re still small enough to park in the garage (and they’re easier to wash and detail, too). From the seller’s description:
1965 Dart Wagon Slant 6, power steering, rear defroster fan, power rear window, premium trim package, roof rack, car originally from New Mexico and is rock solid. Runs and drives perfect as is, or excellent hot rod project car.
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