Fiat Chrysler made international headlines and even pissed off an automotive publication with the introduction of its 808 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, but the intro of the all-new Demon commands a short look back at original Dodge Dart-based 1971 Demon.
The Demon nameplate was introduced as a replacement for the ‘Swinger 340’ name applied to performance versions of the Dart Swinger. Like the current Demon, it featured matte black contrasting exterior pieces and was marketed as a performance variant of a pre-existing model.
Hoonigan’s YouTube channel recently partnered up with Tony Angelo of Hot Rod garage to talk about his restored Dart Demon 340, which was actually his first-ever car. Check it out above to learn a bit more about the all-original Demon. It may not be a 9.6-second street car, but it’s still one of our favorite Mopar performance offerings of the 1970s.