A vintage Dodge idea auto will cross the block at Mecum’s auction set for Kissimmee, Florida, in January.

The Dodge Dart Swinger 340 idea debuted at the 1969 Chicago Automobile Demonstrate, previewing the manufacturing Dodge Dart Swinger that debuted shortly following as a trim degree for the compact Dart.

Constructed by Alexander Brothers in Detroit, the idea is based mostly on a Dart, but with really a handful of modifications. The roof seems to be chopped, and the idea sports activities square Cibie headlights (as opposed to the round manufacturing pieces), a pair of fog lights in the center of the grille, and a Charger-like rear fascia. A hood scoop and customized grille frame inspired patterns later on utilised on manufacturing designs, in accordance to the auction listing.

1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 340 concept (photo via Mecum Auctions)

1969 Dodge Dart Swinger 340 idea (photograph through Mecum Auctions)

The idea wears Maroon Metallic paint with a black tail stripe that was a frequent Mopar layout function of the time period. It rolls on Ansen Sprint slotted aluminum wheels with Goodyear Polyglas tires. The lack of windshield wipers and capped-off washer reservoir are a reminder that this is a idea auto.

Energy is presented by a 340-cubic-inch V-eight with a four-barrel carburetor and dual exhaust. A comparable engine was utilised in the manufacturing Dart Swinger. Energy is sent to the rear wheels via a four-pace guide transmission with a Hurst shifter.

Dodge stored the Dart close to till the mid 1970s, when it was replaced by the Aspen. The Dart title was revived for the 2013 model 12 months, but this 21st century model only survived till the 2016 model 12 months. Dodge created a handful of ideas in the vein of the Swinger, but in contrast to the 1969 idea, they did not inspire any manufacturing designs.