|1960 Dodge Dart|
1960 Dodge Dart
Even though it was the entry level vehicle for Dodge, the 1960 Dart in its first year made a huge impact with 20 models to choose from in 3 series – the Phoenix, Pioneer and Seneca. The Seneca was the base level available for the 1960 Dart, the Pioneer was the intermediate and the Phoenix was the top trim level. Each offered Torsion-Aire Ride and Total Contact Brakes and unitized body and chassis construction. The body is coated with 11 separate rustproofing treatments. It is dipped 7 times in rust and corrosion preventives to seal every crack and crevice, then 4 additional coats are sprayed on – 2 of primer and 2 of Lustre-Bond Hi-Baked Enamel. The standard engine was the all new Economy Slant 6 engine and came with a standard 3-speed manual. Optional transmission available included the TorqueFlite Six 3-speed automatic available with 6 cylinder, 2-speed PowerFlite automatic, or 3-speed TorqueFlite with torque converter.
1960 Dodge Dart Factory Specifications & Production
|Model Number||Body/Style Number||Body Type & Seating||Factory Price
|413/513||L41||4 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,330/$2,449||3,420/3,600 lbs||Note 1|
|411/511||L21||2 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,278/$2,397||3,385/3,530 lbs||Note 1|
|456/556||L45||4 dr Station Wagon - 6P||$2,695/$2,815||3,805/3,975 lbs||Note 1|
|423/523||M41||4 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,459/$2,578||3,430/3,610 lbs||Note 2|
|421/521||M21||2 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,210/$2,530||3,375/3,540 lbs||Note 2|
|422/522||M23||2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$2,488/$2,607||3,410/3,610 lbs||Note 2|
|466/566||M45A||4 dr Station Wagon - 6P||$2,787/$2,906||3,820/4,000 lbs||Note 2|
|467/567||M45B||4 dr Station Wagon - 9P||$2,892/$3,011||3,875/4,065 lbs||Note 2|
|433/533||H41||4 dr Sedan - 6P||$2,595/$2,715||3,064/3,253 lbs||Note 3|
|434/534||H43||4 dr Hardtop Sedan - 6P||$2,677/$2,796||3,029/3,218 lbs||Note 3|
|432/532||H23||2 dr Hardtop Coupe - 6P||$2,618/$2,737||3,293/3,478 lbs||Note 3|
|435/535||H27||2 dr Convertible - 6P||$2,868/$2,988||3,460/3,690 lbs||Note 3|
1. Dart total production = 306,603. A total of 111,600 were Senecas. This figure includes Station Wagons but an underdermined # - A total of 51,600 were built for all Dodge models.
2. Dart total production = 306,603. Around 80,000 were Pioneers. This figure includes Station Wagons but an underdermined # - A total of 51,600 were built for all Dodge models.
3. Dart total production = 306,603. Around 70,000 were Phoenixs. This figure includes Station Wagons but an underdermined # - A total of 51,600 were built for all Dodge models.
In 1960, Dodge built 44,719 two-door sedans; 162,420 four-door sedans; 54,345 two-door hardtops; 20,216 four-door hardtops; 8,817 convertibles; 38,275 four-door station wagons with 2 seats; 13,379 station wagons with 3 seats. No individual breakdowns are available for body styles.
|Model||Wheelbase||Overall Length||Width||Front Track||Rear Track||Tires|
|Dart||118 in||208.6 in||78 in||-||-||7.50 x 14|
|Dart Station Wagon||122 in||214.8 in||78 in||-||-||8.00 x 14|
1960 Dodge VIN Decoding
|Serial Numbers were stamped on a metal plate on the left front door body hinge post.|
|Engine numbers are stamped on the top right front cylinder bank of the D-500 Ram; the left upper front of the Red Ram; divided between two bosses on the upper right fron and rear corners of the Economy Slant 6.|