REAL-DEAL GOLD DUSTER W/ RECNT TOP-NOTCH RESTO! 318 W/ 340 UPGRADES, AUTO, CLEAN
There's nothing like having a unique muscle car, it's even more fun when it's a standout in the already uncommon Mopar crowd. So this bright and powerful 1973 Plymouth Duster provides the kind of cool and quality that most of us just don't see too often anymore.
Black and gold always looks mean, and the Duster had one of the most aggressive A-body designs. So this one already makes a great first impression. The factory-correct Golden Haze paint just highlights every curve perfectly (it also doesn't hurt that this coupe was given a full restoration in 2015 that included modern clearcoat paint.) As you continue to pour over the details, you'll be happy to know that the Gold Duster name is not just an added fender decal. This is an original factory package car, which means the canopy vinyl roof also belongs here. If the gold wasn't enough shine for you, then the bumpers and five-star Weld-style wheels add plenty of brightwork to this near 24-karat car. But what we all really love is the hood. The twin-snorkel scoops are a great visual connection to some of its bigger Mopar brothers, and it adds to the overall mean-machine appearance that includes the aggressive black striping on the hood and sides.
While we enjoy all the gold on the outside, it's nice to see a race-ready black vinyl interior. This was originally a bench seat car, but it has been given a nice set of high-back buckets for all-day comfort. And the carpeting, door panels, and headliner also feel fresh. This coupe is not only a Gold Duster, but it's also a Space Duster, too. This was Plymouth's name for the optional fold-down rear seat. This is not only another valuable standout package, but it's also quite handy if you ever use this cherished classic for practical purposes. Other nice original feature, include the heat/defrost sliders and AM radio. But more than just retro-cool, this machine was built for driving. You know that the moment you grab the upgraded three-spoke steering wheel with a large tachometer mounted on the column. Plus, the B&M Star Shifter is just calling out for your right hand.
Under the hood is a 318 cubic-inch V8 – the correct upgraded for an original Gold Duster. Now we know that you've already noticed the 340 decals on the side of the car and on the chrome air cleaner, but all that dressing was for a good reason. This motor is the product of a full rebuild in 2105. It was disassembled, hot-takned, and then reassembled with new cam bearings, new rings, and valve guides. It also had performance goodies added such as an Edelbrock 340 intake, a large four-barrel carburetor, 340 heads, and a more aggressive camshaft. So now this motor was constructed to surpass even Plymouth's top-of-the-line 340 ci engine. The perfect complement to all these upgrades is the Hooker headers that run to the dual exhaust - providing the kind of rumble that lets everyone know you've arrived. But as you already know this Duster is out to be visually impressive, too. So just like the exterior, there is plenty of chrome to accent the gold engine bay, including polished valve covers, radiator, and fan shroud. Just because this all looks pristine doesn't mean you should be afraid to drive it. The rebuilt three-speed automatic transmission, power brakes with discs up front, aluminum radiator, and power steering all mean this coupe is happy to tear up the streets all night long.
Complete with build receipts and restoration photos, classic V8 Mopars are always desirable, and so you know this won't stay here long at this affordable price. It's time for you to go for the gold. Call today!!!
- Build Receipts
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
- AM Radio
- Restoration Photos
- Transmission Spec
- Front Suspension
- Rear Suspension
- Leaf Spring
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Drum
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