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For sale on Craigslist: 1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix 4-dr Hardtop in Carbondale, PA  -  $22,900  -  Call Jim:  570 442 18 zero one

 

Link: https://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/d/carbondale-1961-dodge-dart-phoenix/7343431885.html#

 

Seller's Description:

1961 Dodge Dart Phoenix 4-dr Hardtop

  • condition: excellent
  • cylinders: 8 cylinders
  • transmission: automatic
  • odometer: 40,000
  • title status: clean

1961 dodge dart phoenix. 4 door, hard top. Runs , drives and looks excellent. Senior adult owned. Garage kept always. Multiple show winner. Serious calls only, cash only. Call for full details, no text or email. Thank you, Jim. 570 442 18 zero one.

 

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I agree, it is in nice shape, judging from the photos. We had a '61 Dodge when I was a kid, but this question hasn't occurred to me until now: did Dodge have any sort of performance package in '61? I don't recall ever seeing one. I know Chevy started the Super Sport with a 409 in '61.  Ford had a Galaxie with a 400+ hp three deuce FE.

 

I don't recall seeing or hearing about a performance model '61 Plymouth, either. What engine would they have had in such a car?

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9 hours ago, JamesR said:

I agree, it is in nice shape, judging from the photos. We had a '61 Dodge when I was a kid, but this question hasn't occurred to me until now: did Dodge have any sort of performance package in '61? I don't recall ever seeing one. I know Chevy started the Super Sport with a 409 in '61.  Ford had a Galaxie with a 400+ hp three deuce FE.

 

I don't recall seeing or hearing about a performance model '61 Plymouth, either. What engine would they have had in such a car?

JamesR:

The Standard Catalogue of American Cars 1946-1975 list optional performance engines beyond the standard 318 for 1961 as follows:

"The D-500 and Super D-500 V-8 engines featured...two Carter AFB four barrel carburetors mounted on 30 inch long intake manifolds"  The famous cross-ram set-up.

Dart D-500, 361 ci, 4bbls, 305 hp. 9.0:1 c.r.

Polara D-500, 383 ci, 4bbls., 325 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

Polara Ram-Induction D-500, 383 ci, Carter AFB 3084S 4bbls., 330 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

Super D-500, 413 ci, Carter AFB 3108S 4bbls., 350 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

Super Ram-Tuned D-500, 413 ci, Carter AFB 3048S 4bbls., 375 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

 

So, the trick is to find a '61 Dart Seneca two door sedan with any of these D-500 optional engines and manual shift.

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1 hour ago, 58L-Y8 said:

JamesR:

The Standard Catalogue of American Cars 1946-1975 list optional performance engines beyond the standard 318 for 1961 as follows:

"The D-500 and Super D-500 V-8 engines featured...two Carter AFB four barrel carburetors mounted on 30 inch long intake manifolds"  The famous cross-ram set-up.

Dart D-500, 361 ci, 4bbls, 305 hp. 9.0:1 c.r.

Polara D-500, 383 ci, 4bbls., 325 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

Polara Ram-Induction D-500, 383 ci, Carter AFB 3084S 4bbls., 330 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

Super D-500, 413 ci, Carter AFB 3108S 4bbls., 350 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

Super Ram-Tuned D-500, 413 ci, Carter AFB 3048S 4bbls., 375 hp. 10.0:1 c.r.

 

So, the trick is to find a '61 Dart Seneca two door sedan with any of these D-500 optional engines and manual shift.

Which might in fact then be worth $23,000

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