LOST TRIMS: The Dodge Dart "Hang 10"
Clearly it struck a chord, because a year later, midway through the 1974 model year, Dodge launched the Hang 10 as a special $254 trim option (code A63) on the Dart Sport.
All Dart Hang 10’s were painted EW1 Eggshell White and given a patriotic blue-and-red pinstriping decal down the side. “Hang 10” was spelled out in the decal just in front of the doors, and at the tail the striping morphed into a groovy stick-figure surfer dude riding some gnarly waves.
The hood had a similar red-and-white surfboard-shaped decal with “Hang 10” spelled out at the hose. Y’all know we love a good retro decal. So these Hang 10’s are right up our alley.
And the orange shag extended to the seat back and trunk divider (more on this radness below). An extra $178 would get you a sunroof on your Dart, and $88 would buy a half-vinyl top.
The set-up used a rear bench seat that folded down flat, and a hinged door between the back seat area and the trunk. You could drive with the rear seat up, rear seat down but with the trunk closed off, or you could open things all the way up and have a pseudo-station wagon.
With the seats and the divider folded down, a longboard would actually fit.
Three years ago, one of these Hang 10’s actually came up for sale on Craigslist in the states. The seller wanted $7,975. Granted it needed some love.