I hate to give my age away, but I learned to drive on our NEW 1969 Dodge Dart. I commuted to college for two years in it, my sister drove it to college for four years and I “won” it in my parent’s divorce settlement in 1980. I continued to drive it as my only car until 1985 when I bought my first new car. I continued to drive it at least a couple times a week and maintained it until 1996 when my husband and I moved to our current home, drove it into the garage and let it retire.
Last year, my husband decided to refurbish the Dart. I have not seen it - except a part here and an old document there - but I am told he has stripped it to the steel, replaced hoses, breaks and rubber and that I may see it again sometime in the future. SO… To the guy with the 1972 Dart Swinger – GO FOR IT!!! I look forward to the day I can cruise my classic to our annual car show in our little town… someday.