BUILT 340CI MOTOR, VERY 70'S PAINT SCHEME, DEALER A/C, AWESOME RUNNING DUSTER
There are some guys who just know how to have fun with their cars, and the 84-year-old gent who owns and actually races this retro-looking 1973 Plymouth Duster definitely qualifies. Complete with a handicapped parking placard hanging from the rear-view-mirror, he recently used this Duster to literally dust all comers at a local club event and there's no denying the old-school appeal of this very cool compact.
Take your time looking at this car, because it gets increasingly attractive the more you look at it. The paint job is definitely cutting-edge 1970s, but now that everything old is in style again, I'll wager that few cars will attract as much attention as this one does, and in a good way! The finish quality is impressive given the era and it still shines up beautifully and shows quite well, with good gaps and straight sheetmetal underneath. The colors are tasteful and while we'll admit that it's not for everyone, we also admit to liking this car a lot more than we should! The chrome bumpers are in good condition and look perfectly appropriate on this '70s cruiser and the tail panel proudly signifies "A Touch of Class." A big hood scoop is a Chrysler trademark, along with a proper Go-Wing out back, both of which give the low-buck Duster a very aggressive demeanor. Handicapped sign notwithstanding, the guy who lined up next to this car probably should have known better.
The two-tone brown and tan interior takes you back a few decades, but it's perfectly in step with the rest of the car. The seat covers are in excellent condition with minimal wear and finding a Duster with a center console is a very rare treat (it was converted from a column shift). Nice carpets and door panels reflect a car that's had a very caring owner and from behind the wheel there's nothing inexpensive-feeling about it. A column-mounted tach and auxiliary gauges were installed under the dash for obvious reasons and there's a dealer-installed A/C system under there as well. An original AM/FM/8-track radio lives in the center of the dash, but I suspect that this car's owner had more on his mind than just easy listening. The back seat looks almost new and there are custom fabric covers for both the dashboard and the rear package shelf and the trunk is nicely upholstered to match.
Power comes from a warmed-over 340 cubic inch V8, which is a smart runner in this lightweight coupe. Moderate upgrades like a Carter AFB 4-barrel carburetor, cool B&M twin-snorkel air cleaner, and a great-sounding dual exhaust system. Hemi Orange paint on the block works with a lot of polished aluminum pieces to give it a nicely detailed look under the hood and there's no question that it's an awesome runner. A built 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic packs a firm-shifting shift kit and spins a sturdy 8.25-inch rear end with 3.55 gears on a Sure Grip limited slip. Power front disc brakes are a reassuring feature and this little Duster is pretty tidy underneath. Vintage Torque Thrust mags are just the right addition and carry 235/60/15 radials all around.
Lots of fun to drive, this Duster also comes with a neat story to tell and a cool retro vibe. If you grew up in the '70s, maybe this car is talking to you the way it talks to us. Call today!
- 8 Track
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- Front Disc Brakes
- Power Brakes
- Power Steering
- Vinyl Interior
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