The curiosity surrounding the car was remarkable. Vince began taking home trophy after trophy at car shows and events he was attending, all while using it as a daily driver and keeping it in great shape. "I love the fact that people come up to me and tell me they have never even seen one of these," he says. "People even think I had the sunroof custom-installed!" One of the more comical moments came when Vince won the award for Best Custom Interior at a car show. "I thanked Chrysler for its design."
To date, Vince's Hang 10 has over 250,000 miles on it. What's more incredible is that it is only his second car, and he's cared for it with such regularity that it doesn't look it one bit. Sure, there are a few battle scars over the years, but that's what happens with a work in progress. Vince jokes around that the restoration has taken him 29 years and will keep going. His garage is filled with restoration parts and every item you could imagine to keep the Dart on the road in excellent mechanical order.
The future of this Hang 10 only involves preservation. Vince tells us that he has plans to restore the interior and possibly put the car on the rotisserie to have it repainted. That's going to be a tough thing to accomplish since they no longer make the Hang 10 decals, but he's found a few ways around that in the past. In the time being, Vince continues to drive the car nearly every day and attends as many shows as he can when he's not on call as an A/C service technician. One thing is clear about this ultra-rare A-Body: It's a unique piece of Mopar history and it's a cool example of a special package available back in the groovy '70s.
1975 Dodge Dart Sport Hang 10
Owned by: Vince Dmuchowski, Sarasota, Florida
Some how I missed this article in 2010 ! In any case it was was awesome to read now. I too have a 1975 360 hang ten that I will be selling in the spring, just do not have the room to keep in storage all the time. Information is really hard to find on hang ten's even with the Internet. Great article.