Dodge Myths Posted By RLD | 02.5.2013 Do you know Dodge fact from fiction? We’re setting the record straight by revealing the truth behind the most common Dodge myths. Tagged dodge, Facts, history, Infographic, legends, Myths | 3 Comments Dominik Tolman Posted February 5, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink That was really cool, I hadn’t heard a lot of those myths but awesome none the same! Mopar or no car! Reply Vega Posted February 5, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink I would’ve really liked to see the myth about Chrysler transmissions or the new hemi not really being a hemi. I get tired of those lol Reply Michael Mauro Posted February 6, 2013 at 6:05 pm | Permalink Chrysler pulled fifty cars from the assembly line and sent them to Hurst-Campbell for conversion as they had done with the Hemi Darts. Each was serialized with an “M” code in the VIN, equipped with the 440 and an A727 TorqueFlite automatic transmission, and then shipped to Grand Spaulding. When the issue of badging arose, Mr. Norm came up with an elegant and interesting two-part solution. First he substituted the “T” in the cars’ “GTS” designation with another “S”, signifying the GSS (Grand Spaulding Special) model. And while the “383” badges were no longer accurate, there was no version of a “440” marker that would fit in their place, so they were left on all the cars. Misleading? Not in the legal sense,since the 440 GSS Dart was advertised as such. But out on the street, more than one victim was left in the dust of what he presumed tobe a lesser car. The fifty GSS 440 Darts sold by Mr. Norm in 1968 were the only 1968 440 Darts made that year and must not be confused with the 1969 M-code versions subsequently built by the factory. The Hurst-built 1968 GSS 440 Darts were individually converted by hand and are among the lowest-production Mopars ever So subsequently not All were assembled in house. Reply Post a Comment Cancel reply Your email is kept private. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.