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The styling of the GTS version was aggressive. It was easily identifiable with the rear end 'bumble-bee' stripe, body side racing stripes, bulges in the hood, and air vents.

A 383 and 440 cubic-inch engine performance options, with help from the Hurst-Campbell after-market company, were available in limited numbers. These vehicles were void of most amenities including power steering and were purpose-built to go fast in a straight line. To add to the performance most came with aftermarket ignition kits, hoses, headers, and air cleaner. Less than 70 examples of the 440 cubic-inch engine option were available, making them highly sought-after and extremely rare by today's standards.

There were 80 vehicles assembled with a 426 cubic-inch V8 Hemi engine. Heavy modifications were made to the entire vehicle including a fiberglass hood and front fenders, one-layer Corning glass for the side windows, no side mirrors, and more. The purpose was to reduce the overall weight of the vehicle while still retaining strength and rigidity. The result was a car that could run the quarter mile in the 10 second range.

In 1969 the exterior of the vehicle was slightly modified. The GTS 383 cubic-inch V8 optional engine received an increase in horsepower, now rated at 330. When this option was ordered, Dodge increased the front torsion and sway bars to strengthen the suspension.

Dodge introduced the Dart Swinger 340 in 1969. It came equipped with a 275 horsepower 340 cubic-inch V8 and four-speed manual gearbox with Hurst shifter. The suspension was Rallye and exterior displayed 'Swinger' bumble bee stripes and 14 inch wheels. Around 20,000 examples of the Swinger 400 were produced in 1969. Just over 6,700 of the GTS versions were sold.

A great looking car from HW61 with all of their usual detail .
I cant really fault it in any one area , and its a car that just looks so purposeful .
Definately recommended :cheers
 

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Ok, add this to my want list, it's all your fault! :lol Great catch and :coolpics

:cheers
Sean
 
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That color combo does it well. :nicejob

From the pics, the BMF looks to be pretty good on it. The version I had the BMF was rather poorly painted on.
 

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Awesome model and very nice pics, Gary - congratulations on both counts!
 
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