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  1. DeltaV

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    what would you pick from the 1967-1972 model years with the 340 small block.

    Are some years/models particularly difficult to find body/trim and interior parts?

    Edited range to include 1967:D
     
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    • gdrill

      gdrill Just enjoying "B"-ing here FBBO Gold Member

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      Darts: 1967! Lol. No markers same body. Not as sought after as 68/69. 70/71 grill vs 72. . Well that personal choice. So many have been converted already. 72 grill is not as desired but it’s also harder to find Pre 70 comes in a post too.

      1969 Valiant. Post and light.
       
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        '69 Barracuda Fastback.
        The Dart looks too much like a baby B-body while the Barracuda has it's own unique style.
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        • 440 PHIXX

          440 PHIXX The Island of Misfit Mopars FBBO Gold Member

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          I liked the ‘68 Dart and ‘71 Demon. They cost too much now.
           
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          • moparmarks

            moparmarks I'm just a guy with a screwdriver. FBBO Gold Member

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            I have a 72 Dart that looks like a 71. 70-1 Dart is my fav followed by the 2nd gen Barracuda.

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            • Cojohnso1

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              '68 Barracuda fastback. Of course Hemi BO29 would be the pinnacle of the A-body world. But a Barracuda formula S 340/383? Not too shabby.

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              • ESOXER

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                A 67-69 Barracuda S. Almost bought a 69 Dart a couple years ago. But it was a Dodge so I backed out. Just like Plymouth cars more.
                This, even though it's not an S or a 340, just a great looking car 1969-plymouth-barracuda.jpeg
                 
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                • Dan64

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                  • Don67Satellite

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                    The '71 Demon 340. When I was 18, this was my ride.

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                    • Scott Engelhardt

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                      71 Demon 340 4spd or a 71 duster
                       
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                      • Beekeeper

                        Beekeeper It’s a disease without a cure! FBBO Gold Member

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                        I gotta vote 67-69 fastback barracuda as well with the 68’ being the pick of the litter.
                        I’m a little biased though I own one already:lol:
                         
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                        • DodgeBoy5150

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                          1972 Demon GSS
                          340 Thermoquad Paxton Supercharger :thumbsup:

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                            I buy a 70 - 71 duster/demon here 340 4 speed
                             
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                            I think I read that the 68? 340 Dart was the best handling 48-52 percent weight distribution.
                            Test drove a 68 Barracuda 340 fast back when new. It became a handful to drive when you were going very fast. Thought it was going to hop like a rabbit. But it was quicker than a 67 390 XR7.
                             
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                            • turbine68rt

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                                Didn’t answer the question. If I was going to always drive sedately, I would get a 68 GTS small block or 69 fastback small block Cuda either 4 speed.
                                Caveat 1971 340 Swinger, Canada only, about 100 ordered shared by two dealers one in Regina Saskatchewan and one in Edmonton Alberta. Possibly could have been Calgary Alberta. They have a registry, or group. I have seen two.
                                 
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                                • Runcharger

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                                  They're all nice. I like rallye gauges so that takes a few of the Darts out. I think a 68 340-S, 4 speed FB is first choice followed by a 71 Demon 340, then a 70 Duster, then 70 Dart.
                                  None of them are a bad choice. I built this one for my wife 32 years ago when we got married.

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                                  • monaco66coupe

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                                    I favor the 68 GTS 383 as I own one, here fresh from the body shop in 2014.
                                    However, when running and cruising, I really get a kick out of the 71 Demon, slant six auto.
                                    Back in 1971 while in the military my roommate had the exact same car,only it was a 318 three on the floor. WE were good friends. he is gone now, so when I see that Demon I see him!
                                    There is a 71 340 drive train sitting on the shelf, so who knows one day I may switch it!

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                                      I like Demons/Dusters best along with a 67-69 Barracuda fastback and even coupes.
                                       
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                                      • toolmanmike

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                                        70 Swinger is my favorite. Well, just because. What's not to like?

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