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1963-1976 Dodge Dart History - A Versatile A-Body Mopar Car

Although many of the most well-known classic cars are full-size vehicles, American automakers have made some great compact cars as well. The Dodge Dart is one prominent example of this fact. This model, which was built on the Mopar A-Body platform from 1963 through 1976, offered a range of configurations from practical six-cylinder commuters to potent V8 muscle cars. Today, we'll take a look back at each step in the evolution of Dodge Dart history from '63 to '76.

Full Size Chevy Cars: Impala, Bel Air, Caprice, Biscayne, and More

"Full Size Chevy" is a term that's often mentioned by classic car enthusiasts, and it also appears throughout our Classic Industries web store and catalogs. However, the meaning of this term isn't always fully understood, especially by those who are new to working on classic cars, so we'd like to shed some light on it today. The short explanation is that it's a blanket identifier for Chevrolet's full-size passenger cars, including two-door, four-door, and wagon variants. This includes the Chevy Impala, Bel Air, Caprice, Biscayne, Delray, and several other models. It does not include the Chevy II / Nova, which was considered a compact or mid-size car.

20 Classic Truck Facts: How Well Do You Know Chevy & GMC Trucks?

Over the years, we've had many conversations with fellow classic car and truck enthusiasts about the history of our favorite vehicles. When we're speaking with someone who has decades of experience studying and working on classic cars, the conversation often brings up some interesting and little-known facts. In this article, we'll share 20 classic truck facts about Chevy and GMC pickups. Some of them are relatively well-known, while others are very obscure. See how many you know, and keep them in mind next time you're chatting with another classic truck fan.

Mopar Paint: Dodge & Plymouth High-Impact Paint Colors

The late 1960s and early 1970s were a groundbreaking time for American culture, music, and of course cars. Many consider this to be the pinnacle of the muscle car era, a period when vehicles were getting wilder than ever before, with aggressive styling, raucous V8 engines, and eye-catching color schemes. Mopar cars were at the forefront of this movement, and have become famous for their High-Impact colors that debuted between 1969 and 1971. Today, we'll be looking back at these High-Impact Mopar paint colors, as well as the meanings behind their creative names and the years they were available.

Classic Mopar Engines: Slant Six, Small Block, Big Block, and 426 Hemi

Dodge and Plymouth Mopar cars of the 1960s and 1970s offered a wide array of configurations, from practical family sedans and wagons to aggressive, head-turning muscle cars. This variety of body styles was matched by a variety of colors, from elegant black and white to eye-catching SubLime, Go-Mango, and Panther Pink. Mopar engines were much the same. You could choose from a nearly-indestructible Slant Six, a plethora of small block and big block options, or even the legendary 426 Hemi. Read on as we take a look at classic Mopar engine families and configurations.

1965-1969 Chevy Impala Specs & Body Styles

The 1965-69 Full Size Chevy line of classic cars includes an array of timeless vehicles such as the Biscayne, Bel Air, Caprice, and Impala. Even after more than 50 years, these cars have a strong following among enthusiasts, and clean examples attract attention everywhere they go. Some owners choose to restore them to like-new condition, while others build them into lowriders, cruisers, or modernized muscle cars. Regardless of your preference, it's useful to know the original 1965-69 Chevy Impala specs and body styles that were available for each model year.

How to Identify Classic Dodge and Plymouth A, B, and E-Body Vehicles

Back in the 1960s and 1970s, Dodge and Plymouth produced some truly fantastic vehicles, which many enthusiasts now refer to as Mopar cars. Classic Dodge models such as the Dart, Charger, and Challenger, and Plymouth models such as the Valiant, Barracuda, and Road Runner, are timeless icons of that era. However, if you're new to Mopar cars, it can be difficult to tell the difference between model years and platforms (the A-body, B-body, and E-body). That's why we've created an illustrated reference guide to help you identify classic Dodge and Plymouth cars.

1955, 1956, & 1957 Chevy Colors and Paint Codes

In our most recent weekly blog post, we provided a comprehensive guide to interior trim codes for 1955-57 Chevy cars. This week, we're moving our focus from the interior of the vehicle to the exterior. Tri Five Chevy cars were offered in a wide range of eye-catching paint colors and two-tone color combinations, and these options changed with each model year. Read on for a guide to identifying 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevy colors and paint codes.

1955, 1956, & 1957 Chevy Interior Trim Codes

Last week on our blog, we published a comprehensive guide to decoding 1955-57 Chevy VINs and trim tags, which can help you learn more about the original specifications of your classic Tri-Five Chevy. However, there's an aspect of that article that requires more detailed explanation: interior trim codes. These three-digit numbers indicate the original interior color and material combination for each vehicle. Today, we'll list each 1955, 1956, and 1957 Chevy interior trim code and the accompanying interior color, material, and model code.

1955-57 Chevy VIN Decoder & Trim Tag Decoder

If you've ever seen a 1955-57 Chevy classic car and wondered what its original specifications were, there's one way to find out for certain: examine the VIN plate and the trim tag. These two pieces of metal were riveted onto the body of all Tri-Five Chevy vehicles, and each provides some valuable information on the way they looked when they left the GM assembly line back in the 1950s. Read on to learn how to use our 1955-57 Chevy VIN decoder and trim tag decoder to find out more about your own '55-57 Chevy, or one you're thinking about buying and restoring.