VERY COOL DEMON, 440CI MOTOR, PERFECT FOR THE STREET OR STRIP, RUNS GREAT
Big power in a small package is always a great recipe for performance, and few cars do it better than this 1972 Dodge Dart Demon. With small block power, these cars are positively ferocious, but check out what happens when you stuff a musclebound 440 under the hood like they did with this one!
This Hemi Orange Dart has had a lot of time and money invested to transform it into the gorgeous Demon you see today. Super straight from the start, it was given a full repaint inside and out in traditional Hemi Orange and you can completely forget about keeping a low profile when you're driving this car. The finish is dazzling in the sunlight, with a finish that's miles deep and great panel alignment that's uncommon for a car in this price range. Correct reproduction Demon graphics and stripes were installed to make it look period correct and a factory snorkel hood is used to give it an aggressive look that will have competitors thinking twice about tangling with this Dart. Correct Demon badges were fitted, and all the chrome and stainless was shined up, although with that blasting powder under the hood, they couldn't quite resist doing a little advertising, so there's a discreet '440' badge on the tail as well. In 1972, there were few cars that could compare to a flyweight Demon, especially at the price, and it remains true today.
Inside, black is the color of choice, starting with a set of supportive cloth buckets in place of the original bench. Grippy fabric upholstery gives it an upscale look, and matching black carpets with Demon-logo floor mats help control noise and heat. Since this sucker was built for combat, there is no radio, but the beefy Grant GT steering wheel, Hurst Quarter Stick shifter, and big tach on top of the dash should all provide plenty of entertainment. Standard equipment included a pretty comprehensive array of gauges, all of which have crisp markings and bright orange needles so it looks racy, even in the faux wood dash. Everything remains in very good condition, and it's clear that someone really loved this car. No frills, but that was entirely the point of the Demon, and you can easily see how it would be able to catch people unaware. The trunk is stuffed full of fuel cell and battery, so it's not exactly a long-distance cruiser, but it does have the hardware you'll need to safely go fast at the track.
A glance at the fender tag will tell you that this was originally a six-cylinder car, but today there's a built 440 under the hood, and it was built to rock. Forget trying to make it look like the factory built it, this sucker is horsepower taken to the next level. Sure, the engine wears proper Hemi Orange paint, but that's where the similarities stop. The open-element air cleaner feeds a giant Holley 4-barrel carb on a high-rise intake, an Accel ignition system lights the fires, and a set of TTI ceramic-coated long-tube headers manage exhaust, and they had to cut out the inner fenders to get them to fit! Underneath, the TorqueFlite automatic was rebuilt and fitted with a manual valve body, and feeds an 8.75-inch rear end. It wears cool 15-inch Weld wheels with skinny radials up front and fat Mickey Thompsons out back.
We've always said that removing weight is like adding horsepower. Well, this Demon is what happens when you lose weight AND add power. Call today!
- Cloth Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
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