Junkyard Find: 1973 Dodge Dart Swinger

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1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, LH front view – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

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Blinged-up personal luxury coupes based on big land yachts and cushy midsize cars printed money for Detroit during the mid-to-late 1960s, and so it made sense to extend the treatment to the lower reaches of the model range. Eventually, Chrysler took two-door hardtop versions of the Plymouth Valiant and Dodge Dart, made some comfort and styling features standard, and gave them kicky, youthful names: the Scamp and the Swinger. These cars sold like mad during the early 1970s, but most of them disappeared from American roads before the dawn of our current century. Here’s a ’73 Dart Swinger, complete with V8 engine, found in a Denver yard last week.

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1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, fender badge – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-15.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-1.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738578" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-1.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, fender badge - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-1.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-14.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-15.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-16.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-17.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-18.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">The Swinger had happy little flowers on the fender badges, presumably inspired by carefree-yet-wholesome hippies and not the other kind of swingers who drove Chrysler Newports to Scotch-and-trank-fueled key parties in upscale suburban ranch-style homes.

<img data-attachment-id="1738616" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger/47-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/47-1973-Dodge-Dart-Swinger-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U1","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1602849296","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.00081833060556465","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, RH rear view" data-image-description="

1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, RH rear view – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-20.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-2.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738616" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-2.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, RH rear view - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-2.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-19.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-20.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-21.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-22.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-23.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">Dodge sold a version of the sporty, fastback Plymouth Valiant Duster with “Dart Demon” badging for 1971 and 1972, but churchgoing types objected to the name and that car became the Dart Sport for 1973. The traditional three-box shape of the Swinger made it more of a personal luxury coupe, and this car cost about 200 bucks more than the Dart Sport in 1973.

<img data-attachment-id="1738580" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger/09-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/09-1973-Dodge-Dart-Swinger-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U1","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1602849126","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.0034013605442177","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, engine" data-image-description="

1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, engine – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-25.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-3.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738580" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-3.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, engine - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-3.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-24.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-25.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-26.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-27.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-28.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">The base drivetrain in the ’73 Swinger was the 198-cubic-inch (3.2-liter) Slant-6, connected to a three-on-the-tree column-shift manual transmission. Very few Dart buyers were willing to live with 95 horsepower and a shifter that had seemed innovative on the 1939 Plymouth, however, and so most buyers upgraded to an automatic transmission and the optional 225-cubic-inch (3.7-liter) Slant-6 or the 318-cubic-inch (5.2-liter) V8 with 105 or 150 horsepower, respectively. This car has the 318, which came close to rivaling the Slant-6 for its ability to shrug off abuse and neglect.

<img data-attachment-id="1738602" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger/31-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/31-1973-Dodge-Dart-Swinger-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U1","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1602849243","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, automatic shift indicator" data-image-description="

1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, automatic shift indicator – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-30.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-4.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738602" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-4.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, automatic shift indicator - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-4.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-29.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-30.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-31.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-32.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-33.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">If you wanted a four-on-the-floor manual transmission and/or the 240-horse 340-cubic-inch V8, you had to buy the Dart 340 Sport. Dart Swinger buyers could opt for a floor shifter for the three-speed manual, but most chose the bench-seat-friendly column-shifted three-speed automatic.

<img data-attachment-id="1738608" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger/40-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/40-1973-Dodge-Dart-Swinger-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U1","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1602849258","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"160","shutter_speed":"0.016666666666667","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, HVAC controls" data-image-description="

1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, HVAC controls – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-35.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-5.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738608" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-5.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, HVAC controls - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-5.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-34.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-35.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-36.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-37.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-38.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">This car has the air conditioning option, which was an unusual splurge for compact buyers of this era and cost a sobering $358 (about $2,190 in 2020 dollars). The base price for a 1973 V8 Dart Swinger was $2,767 ($16,900 today), so that A/C cost more than the engine upgrade.

<img data-attachment-id="1738618" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger/49-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/49-1973-Dodge-Dart-Swinger-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U1","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1602849302","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"80","shutter_speed":"0.01","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, wheelwell rust" data-image-description="

1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, wheelwell rust – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-40.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-6.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738618" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-6.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, wheelwell rust - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-6.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-39.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-40.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-41.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-42.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-43.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">Chrysler A-body hardtop coupes, especially ones with factory V8s, usually manage to evade this junkyard fate unless they’re crashed and/or rusted beyond redemption. This car had a bit of rust, which someone began the process of repairing. A neglected project car, swept out of an overcrowded garage or driveway?

<img data-attachment-id="1738594" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger/22-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/22-1973-Dodge-Dart-Swinger-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U1","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1602849209","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.0081967213114754","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, door panel" data-image-description="

1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, door panel – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-45.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-7.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738594" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-7.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, door panel - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-7.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-44.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-45.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-46.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-47.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-48.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">The Swinger was a sensible economy car for its time, but with some luxury-car-influenced touches that made it slightly less of a strict Point-A-to-Point-B commuter.

<img data-attachment-id="1738576" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger/03-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-in-colorado-junkyard-photo-by-murilee-martin/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/03-1973-Dodge-Dart-Swinger-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U1","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1602849106","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.00060496067755596","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, hardtop glass" data-image-description="

1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, hardtop glass – ©2020 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars

" data-medium-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-50.jpg" data-large-file="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-8.jpg" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-1738576" src="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-8.jpg" alt="1973 Dodge Dart Swinger in Denver junkyard, hardtop glass - ©2020 Murilee Martin - The Truth About Cars" width="610" height="343" srcset="https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-8.jpg 610w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-49.jpg 75w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-50.jpg 450w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-51.jpg 768w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-52.jpg 120w, https://carsnspeed.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/junkyard-find-1973-dodge-dart-swinger-53.jpg 800w" sizes="(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px">The hardtop side glass on these cars always caused a lot of wind noise at speed and usually leaked, but everyone enjoyed rolling down all the windows on a nice day.

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Those youngsters were crazy for the Swinger.

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“Turn in your badge, Buford!”

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It appears that Dodge claimed the automatic-equipped Swinger was a separate model, thus making the Torqueflite free, or perhaps you really could get a slushbox for nothing extra in the Swinger.

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