Right here is a real looker. This 1972 Dodge Demon is a mean car, and it looks the part. With a bright yellow paintjob and an aggressive stance, this Demon certainly has the performance to back up the name. Marketed as an economy car with a performance and stylistic kick, the new Dodge Dart Demon for 1971 was offered with a 198 or 225 C.I. slant six-cylinder or the 318 V8 engine, but it soon earned a reputation as a low-dollar muscle car in Demon 340 trim, just like this example. The Demon's mascot was a cartoon devil with a trident, and marketing materials were sprinkled with devilish puns. A few religious groups didn't like the attention the name was getting, however, and Dodge took some heat for the Demon's name and logo. Chrysler had enjoyed lots of success with budget muscle cars in the late 1960s and as a result, when Plymouth's new Duster debuted in 1970, it was only fitting that a Dodge would soon share its fastback style and offer its own tire-smoking 340 variant. Powered by a formidable 340 C.I. V8 with a Holley 4-barrel carburetor and intake manifold, this is one Dodge that really moves. That power is backed up by a column-shifted automatic transmission, delivering quick and smooth acceleration to the rear end. Now, what really sets this Demon apart from the pack is its paint. Covered in an eye-catching bright yellow paintjob with black accents, this Demon looks like a bumblebee ready to sting. The matching black interior bench seats are remarkably comfortable, and even comes with a center fold-down armrest. This interior is perfect for long-haul cruising! This Demon is fitted with options such as a Grant GT steering wheel, an updated Pioneer AM/FM/CD/Aux stereo unit, a heater + defroster, front hood scoops, power steering, and a dual exhaust system. The car rides on some sweet 17" Ridler wheels on top of some Road Hugger GT Ultra tires. This Demon is one angry little car, and it is sitting on our lot now waiting for its next owner!
VIN and Fender Tag decode as follows:
Body Type: L = Dodge Dart / Demon
Price Class: L = Low
Body Type: 29 = 2 Door Sports Hardtop
Engine: C = 225 110HP(net) 1-1BBL 6 CYL
Year: 2 = 1972
Sequence Number: 486803 = 386,803rd Vehicle Built
E24: 225 C.I. 1-Barrel 6-Cylinder Inline Engine
D34: TorqueFlite Automatic Transmission
L = Dodge Dart / Demon
L = Low
29 = 2 Door Sports Hardtop
C = 225 110HP(net) 1-1BBL 6 CYL
2 = 1972 model year
B = Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
486803: Sequence Number '486803'
G9Y: "Dark Gold Metallic" paint
F = F Class
4 = Vinyl Split Bench w/ Center Armrest
Y3 = Light Gold
GY4: Upper Door Frame: "Light Gold"
626: Date Built: 6 / 26 / 1972
444008: Order Number: 444008
GY9: Roof Type: "Dark Gold Metallic"
U: Built to Specifications for USA Order
A88: Interior Décor Group
C11: Unknown At This Time
H51: Single Air /w Heater
R11: Music Master Radio AM
V5X: Black Moldings - Protective Insert Body Side
EN1: End of Codes Assembly Line 1