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1960 Dodge and Dart Specifications and Options
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1960 DODGE DART SPECIFICATIONS

 CHASSIS –Integrated, one-piece unitized body with box section engine mount. 14”  Safety–Rim Wheels. Hydraulic total–contact 11” brakes with Cyclebond lining. External contracting parking brake with Standard Transmission. Internal expanding parking brake with PowerFlite, TorrrrrqueFlite or TorqueFlite Six Transmissions. Parking brake operated independently of service brakes.

 TIRES – Tubeless tires, size 7.50 x 14 (except Station Wagons and Convertible). Tire size 8.00 x 14 on Station Wagons and Convertible, optional at extra cost on other body styles. Tire size 8.50 x 14 optional at extra cost on 9-Passenger Station Wagon only.

 TRANSMISSIONS AND DRIVE TRAIN – Easy-shift 3-speed Manual Transmission standard. PowerFlite fully automatic 2-speed transmission with torque converter optional at extra coat with V-8 engines only. TorqueFlite fully automatic 3-speed transmission with torque converter optional at extra cost with V-8 engines only. TorqueFlite Six fully automatic 3-speed transmission with torque converter optional at extra cost with 6-cylinder engine only.

 STANDARD REAR AXLE RATIOS – 3.54 to 1 standard with 3-speed Manual Transmission on all models: 3.31 to 1 optional TorqueFlite Six and PowerFlite; 2.93 to 1 optional with TorqueFlite.

 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM – 6-cell, 12-volt battery. High-capacity 35-ampere generator. Follow-thru Bendix Drive starter. Battery capacity: 60 ampere-hours on D-500 Ram Induction V-8; 50 ampere-hours on Red Ram V-8 and Economy Slant “6”. Single-speed electric windshield wipers. Variable-speed electric windshield wipers optional at extra cost.

 SUSPENSION – Dodge Torsion-Aire Ride: torsion springing front suspension; semi-elliptical rear springs mounted outboard. Rear axle clamped forward on rear springs to absorb torque. Direct-acting Oriflow shock absorbers. Symmetrical idler arm steering system. New ball joints. Anti-brake dip. Full rubber insulation.

 FUEL SYSTEM – Dry-type air cleaner and silencer. Choke: remote in manifold on Economy Slant “6”, Red Ram and D-500 Ram Induction Engines. Mechanical fuel pump. Fuel filter: plastic in fuel tank with 6-cylinder engine; plastic in fuel tank, plus 15-micron filter in fuel line, with all V-8 engines. Tank capacity: 20 gallons (Station Wagons, 22 gallons).

 GENERAL DIMENSIONS – Wheelbase 118”. Over-all length (max. with bumper guards) 210.5”. Over-all length Station Wagons (max. with bumper guards) 216.5”. Over-all width (max.) 78”. Wheelbase: Station Wagon 122”. Station Wagon overall length 214.8”

 D-500 RAM INDUCTION 361 V-8 ENGINE – Available at extra cost on Phoenix. Eight-cyclinder, overhead-valve, 90* V-type. Ram Induction-type manifold. Wedge-shaped combustion chamber. Compression ratio: 10 to 1. Bore: 4.12”. Stroke: 3.38”. Piston displacement: 361 cu. Inches. Rotary oil pump. Full-flow oil filter. Oil capacity: 5 quarts (6 quarts when changing oil filter). Coolant capacity: 16 quarts (with heater or air conditioning, 17quarts). Dual exhausts standard equipment. Special heavy-duty dry-type air cleaners. Two 4-barrel carburetors. Taxable horsepower: 54.3.

 RED RAM V-8 ENGINE – Standard on all V-8 models. Eight-cylinder, overhead-valve, 90* V-type. Wedge-shaped combustion chamber. Compression ratio: 9 to 1. Bore: 3.91”. Stroke: 3.31”. Piston displacement: 318 cu. Inches. Rotary oil pump. Shunt-type oil filter. Oil capacity: 5 quarts (6 quarts when changing oil filter). Coolant capacity: 20 quarts (with heater or air conditioning, 21quarts). Dual downdraft carburetor on Seneca and Pioneer. 4-barrel carburetor on Phoenix. Taxable horsepower: 48.9.

 ECONOMY SLANT “6” ENGINE – Standard on 6-cylinder Seneca and Pioneer. Six-cylinder, overhead-valve, in-line, slanted block. Wedge-shaped combustion chamber. Compression ratio: 8.5 to 1. Bore: 3.40”. Stroke: 4.13”. Piston displacement: 225 cu. inches. Rotary oil pump. Full-flow oil filter.   Oil capacity: 4 quarts (5 quarts when changing oil filter). Coolant capacity: 13 quarts (with heater, 14 quarts). Single downdraft carburetor. Taxable horsepower: 27.74.

 

1960 DODGE

MATADOR & POLARA SPECIFICATIONS

 CHASSIS – Intergrated, one-piece unitized body with box section engine mount. 14” Safety-Rim Wheels. Hydraulic, Total-Contact 11” Brakes with Cyclebond lining. External contracting parking brake with Standard Transmission. Internal expanding parking brake with PowerFlite, or TorqueFlite Transmissions. Parking brake operates independently of service brakes.

 TIRES – Tubeless tires, size 8.00 x 14. Tire size 8.50 x 14 white sidewall only, optional at extra cost on all models.

 TRANSMISSIONS AND DRIVE TRAIN – Easy-shift 3-speed Manual Transmission standard. PowerFlite fully automatic 2-speed transmission with torque converter optional at extra cost on Matador only. TorqueFlite fully automatic 3-speed transmission with torque converter optional at extra cost on both Matador and Polara.

 STANDARD REAR AXLE RATIOS – 3.54 to 1 standard with 3-speed Manual Transmission on all models; 3.31 to 1 with optional PowerFlite; 2.93 to 1 with optional TorqueFlite.

 ELECTRICAL SYSTEM – 6-cell, 12-volt battery. High-capacity 35-ampere generator. Follow-thru Bendix Drive starter. Battery capacity: 60 ampere-hours. Single-speed electric windshield wipers. Variable-speed electric windshield wipers optional at extra cost.

 SUSPENSION – Dodge Torsion-Aire Ride: torsion springing front suspension; semi-elliptical rear springs mounted outboard. Rear axle clamped forward on rear springs to absorb torque. Direct-acting Oriflow shock absorbers. Symmetrical idler arm steering system. New ball joints. Anti-brake dip. Full rubber insulation.

 FUEL SYSTEM – Dry-type air cleaner and silencer. Choke: remote in manifold crossover on Super Red Ram and Ram Fire Engines; automatic integral with heat tube on D-500 Ram Induction Engine.  Mechanical fuel pump. Fuel filter: plastic in fuel tank, plus 15-micron filter in fuel line. Tank capacity: 20 gallons (Station Wagons, 22 gallons).

 GENERAL DIMENSIONS – Wheelbase 122”. Over-all length (max. with bumper guards) 214.5. Over-all length Station Wagons (max. with bumper guards) 216.5” Over-all width (max.) 78”.

 D-500 RAM INDUCTION 383 V-8 ENGINE – Available at extra cost. Eight-cylinder, overhead-valve 90* V-type. Ram Induction-type manifold. Wedge-shaped combustion chamber. Compression ratio: 10 to 1. Bore: 4.25”. Stroke: 3.38”. Piston displacement: 383 cu. inches. Rotary oil pump. Full-flow oil filter. Oil capacity: 5 quarts (6 quarts when changing oil filter). Coolant capacity: 16 quarts (with heater or air conditioning, 17 quarts). Dual exhausts standard equipment. Special, heavy-duty dry-type air cleaners. Two 4-barrel carburetors. Taxable horsepower: 57.8.

 RAM FIRE V-8 ENGINE – Standard on Polara. Eight-cylinder, overhead-valve, 90* V-type. Wedge-shaped combustion chamber. Compression ratio: 10 to 1. Bore: 4.25”. Stroke: 3.38”. Piston displacement: 383 cu. inches. Rotary oil pump. Full-flow oil filter. Oil capacity: 5 quarts (6 quarts when changing oil filter). Coolant capacity: 16 quarts (with heater or air conditioning, 17 quarts). Special heavy-duty dry-type air cleaner. One 4-barrel carburetor. Taxable horsepower: 57.8.

 SUPER RED RAM V-8 ENGINE – Standard on Matador. Eight-cylinder, overhead-valve, 90* V-type. Wedge-shaped combustion chamber. Compression ratio: 10 to 1. Bore: 4.12”. Stroke: 3.38”. Piston displacement: 361 cu. inches. Rotary oil pump. Full-flow oil filter. Oil capacity: 5 quarts (6 quarts when changing oil filter). Coolant capacity: 16 quarts (with heater or air conditioning, 17 quarts). Dual downdraft carburetor. Taxable horsepower: 54.3.

 

1960 DODGE DART (PRODUCTION)

 306,603 Dodge Darts were built during the 1960 model year. In rounded off figures, this included 111,600 Dodge Dart Seneca passenger cars and an undetermined number of Seneca station wagons. (Station wagons were a separate series. A total of some 51,600 station wagons were built in all lines.) During model year 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 two seats and 13,379 station wagons with three seats.

 1960 DODGE MATADOR/POLARA (PRODUCTION) 

42,517 Dodges were built during the 1960 model year. Rounded off to the nearest 100, this included 23,600 Matador passenger cars and an undetermined number of Matador station wagons. (Station wagons were separate. A total of 51,600 station wagons were built in all car lines.)

 OPTIONS

 Electric clock, music master radio, powerflite, torqueflite, power steering, power brakes, power seats, power windows, air temp air conditioning, deluxe dual station wagon air conditioning. Windshield washer, remote-control side mirror, swivel seats, D-500 engine, white sidewall tires.

 

A Special Thanks to Chuck and Kay (With a headache) for the special effort put into this Information.

 

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