Amazing and Eye Catching American Coupe. Price reduced!

About:

Dodge’s premium offer, the Dodge Dart Phoenix was a desirable, robust and spacious car, released to the market in 1960. With a deluxe all-vinyl interior and a 318 cu in V8, this was luxury and performance for the masses.

A popular model, the Phoenix’s V8s had the option of two-barrel or four-barrel carburetors and single or dual exhaust. The Dodge Dart Phoenix also featured three-speed column-shifted manual transmissions with  Chrysler’s pushbutton-shifted TorqueFlite automatic available as a paid extra. Its RCA record player was available as a luxe addition for a limited time.

Hitting the market at a tough time for the car industry, Dodge began to run into trouble with a significant drop in production in 1961, with the Phoenix ceasing production a couple of years later.

The car:

This stunning and very rare 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix 2-door coupe is in excellent condition both inside and out. With many stand-out features, this well-looked after Phoenix is a fantastic ride that is both MOT and Tax exempt. Despite this, it has passed it U.K. MOT (a requirement to obtain UK registration) and is awaiting its V5 from the DVLA, after passing the test with no advisories.

We think this is quite possibly the most mesmerizing car we have ever come across.

With only 1616 produced, this highly desirable 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix is a car that is very hard to come across. We were lucky to acquire this Dart Phoenix from the Detillieux Collection in Canada.

This gorgeous classic even comes with its own record player, which was an optional extra at the time, although this is not fitted at the moment. Lowered at some point in its history, it still conjures images of a magic-carpet ride when inside. Another unusual feature of this sixties gem is a small foot-operated parking brake on the transmission.

History:

With only 1616 produced, this 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix is a car that is very hard to come across. We were lucky to acquire this Dart Phoenix from the Detillieux Collection in Canada.

This gorgeous classic even comes with its own record player, which was an optional extra at the time, although this is not fitted at the moment. Lowered at some point in its history, it still conjures images of a magic-carpet ride when inside. Another unusual feature of this sixties gem is  a small foot-operated parking brake on the transmission.

Forming part of a collection owned by Leo Detillieux of Alberta, we were delighted to source the Phoenix from Leo in 2017.

Having owned the car since 1992, Mr Detillieux had lovingly maintained the Dodge, only taking it out for car shows. The car includes an appraisal by Nelson Racing in 2011 who concluded that the car was not exposed to salt, and valued at 30,000 dollars, at the time.

Engine:

The Phoenix has a stock 318 cubic inch V8 engine. Developing 255 bhp, it is mated to a Torqueflite 2-speed automatic gearbox operated by push buttons on the dash.

It starts and idles smoothly with more than adequate performance for a car of its size.

With a much-coveted dual pipe exhaust system giving it the unmistakable American V8 sound, this is an amazing car to cruise the roads in.

We have been advised that the engine has only covered 10,000 miles, and it certainly feels that way, with instant throttle response. The gearbox apparently underwent a rebuild at the same time, and is faultless.

The current mileage is 47,000.

Exterior: A irresistible tone of creamy white, known as Satin White is a classic colour for American classics from this era. In excellent The car with its lowered stance looks amazing, and possibly the greatest headturner we have had pass through our hands.

Full of distinctive features both inside and out, it has sculpted side detailing with chrome finishers and strips, an intricately detailed front bumper which is nothing short of a work of art and a rear set apart by its two large wings and attractive chrome bumper.

All of the car’s chromework is in excellent condition and its lowered stance is incredible to see. It also features a tinted windscreen and new wheels and tyres.

We think this is quite possibly the greatest head-turner that has ever passed through our hands. A stand-out rare classic, that is guaranteed to garner plenty of attention when it hits the road.

Interior: In excellent condition, the seats, carpets and headlining are all in fantastic condition  and rear passengers are treated to a footrest.

The Dodge Dart Phoenix was re-upholstered using NOS material, at some point in the past, before we purchased it.

Its futuristic instrument binnacle and the use of chrome are a remarkable slice of automobile history.  The speedomter is a strip speedo style, however it is not functioning correctly – one of the only faults that we have found. Interestingly it also has a distinctive square steering wheel, which pre-dates the Allegro by thirteen years.

With a rebuilt radio and ARC 2500 45rpm record player, you can definitely your rides in this classic. Additionally, there are two rear speakers, a reverb unit and factory dual antennas.

Rowland says:

“If you want to stand out from the crowd, then this is the car for you. Its sheer size dwarfs most cars on the road, but its power steering makes it surprisingly nimble. We have driven the car a few hundred miles and can confirm that is starts, run, and drives without any issues.

With very few left globally, this a one-off opportunity to own a Dodge Dart Phoenix of your own (we know of only one other in the UK). Quite possibly one of the most stunning cars we have ever had. We recommend that you come down to the showroom and see it for yourself – we’re pretty sure you’ll love it.”

Viewing is by appointment, so please call first to ensure availability.

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Details

  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Recorded Mileage: 47000
  • Engine Size: 318 ci
  • Cylinders: V8
  • Date First Registered: 1960
  • Drive Side: Left Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: White
  • Interior Colour: Red
  • Tax Exempt: Yes
  • MOT Exempt: Yes
  • Our Price: £17995
  • Our Grading: 2
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