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There were hardly any styling changes between the 74 and 75 model year. Chrysler continued to offer a lot of Darts with only minor cosmetic differences; the Dart Sport, which was really just a Plymouth Duster with a Dart nameplate on it, continued on and was now the only high-performance member of the Dart line.

Electronic ignition bowed in 1975, heralding the end of the points-and-condensers era.

Manual transmissions were starting to become scarce--the top-line Dart Sport 360 was no longer available with a manual.

1975 Dodge Dart At A Glance

Dart Sport 360
  • Performance model
  • 2-door only
  • 360 V-8
  • Power front disc brakes
  • 3-speed column-mounted automatic; no manual available
  • Purists would call this a Plymouth Duster with a Dart front end, and they would be right
Dart Sport Hang 10
  • More stylish than high performance
  • 2-door only
  • 225 Slant-6 or 318 V-8; no 360 available
  • Power front disc brakes optional
  • 3-speed floor-mounted automatic; no manual available
  • Purists would call this a Plymouth Duster with a Dart front end, and they would be right
Dart Sport
  • Tamer performance model
  • 2-door only
  • 318 V-8 or 225 Slant-6
  • 3- or 4-speed floor-mounted manual is optional; column-shift 3-speed automatic optional
  • Optional power front disc brakes
  • Purists would call this a Plymouth Duster with a Dart front end, and they would be right
Dart Special
  • Dressed-up model
  • 2- or 4-door
  • 225 Slant-6 or 318 V-8; no 360 available
  • Power front disc brakes optional
  • 3-speed floor-mounted automatic; no manual available
  • Chrysler stresses luxury: crushed-velour seats, plush cut-pile carpeting, radio, carpeted trunk, power steering, and vinyl roof are all standard.
Dart Swinger
  • For tighter budgets
  • 2- or 4-door
  • 318 V-8; 225 Slant-6
  • Power front disc brakes optional
  • Column-shift 3-speed manual or 3-speed automatic
  • More standard features, such as carpeting, wood-grained dash, drip mouldings, 3-spoke wheel
  • Distinguishing marks: Swinger logo on front fenders
Dart Custom/Dart
  • Lowest trim level
  • 4-door only
  • 318 V-8; 225 Slant-6
  • Column-shift 3-speed manual or 3-speed automatic
  • Limited standard features
  • Distinguishing marks: no trim at all
Dartography: How To Spot Em
This has got to be the most subtle change we have ever seen in Dartography. Look closely at the taillights of the 74; you'll see two trim rings embedded in the pods. One trim ring outlines the back-up lights.

Now look at the 75. The trim rings are gone. The backup lights are still in the inside pod, but they are much more difficult to see.
Safety Equipment
Retractor-based 1-piece seat/shoulder belts soldier on.
What Changed Since Previous Year
The 198 Slant-6 is gone forever; the 225 6 is the base engine.

Manual transmissions are no longer available with the 360 V8.

The luxury-level Dart Special is the first non-performance Dart to offer power disc brakes as standard equipment.

Electronic ignition makes its entrance.
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