Price: US $22,995.00 Item location: Lithia Springs, Georgia, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Duster
  • Type: Coupe
  • Doors: 2
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 5,088
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 340 CI
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Plymouth Duster

In 1972, he government and insurance companies were busy driving the last nails into the muscle car's coffin, ut Chrysler stuck to a classic formula of big engine and small car to keep performance levels entertaining. This particular 1972 Plymouth Duster 340, owever, sn't some smog-strangled commuter, ut one of Chrysler's hottest performance cars of the era, nd it's exceptionally nice.Code V2 Tor-Red ideally captures the spirit of the times and stands out today for those of us who like a bit of nostalgia with our old cars. And while the Duster was technically an economy car, his one has had a bunch of time spent getting it into shape, oth externally and under the hood. For a '72 Duster, his one must have been pretty clean to begin with, hich is a rare thing all on its own, ecause the quality of the car is just over-the-top, articularly at this price. We're undecided as to whether this is an exceptional original car or a nicely restored unit, ut the finish has a deep shine that shows well and it isn't perfect, o it'll keep everyone else guessing, oo. The doors fit well, he quarters are smooth, nd the blacked-out hood with 340 graphics and a white sport stripe along the flanks clearly identify this as a piece of Mopar muscle. The chrome and trim is probably original and looking its age, ith some light pitting on the bumpers, ut again, s a low-dollar high-performance machine, his one has a lot going for it.The basic theme continues inside with a super clean black bench seat interior, omplete with matching carpets and door panels. It's got a matching set of Duster-logo floor mats and the Duster does a good job of blending economy and performance, ith durable materials, Hurst 4-speed shifter, nd precious little else. And even as a value-priced entry, his Duster comes complete with a full array of informative gauges from the factory, lthough the tach and oil pressure gauge are not working. The woodgrained applique on the instrument panel warms things up a bit and we've always liked Chrysler's 3-spoke steering wheel, hich looks sporty, ot cheap. There is only an AM radio but that only means it's ready for the head unit of your choice and the rest is street-racer basic: crank windows, anual steering, nd only a heater and defroster. The trunk is surprisingly large for a compact car like this, nd carries a correct mat. Obviously there's a 340 cubic inch V8 under the hood and it's got a very authentic look that's right in line with other Mopar performance cars. The air cleaner advertises the 4-barrel carburetor underneath, here's Hemi Orange paint on the block, nd a set of headers helps built low-end torque. Supporting equipment includes a big radiator, fresh battery, nd a new dual exhaust system with stock-style mufflers polished oval tips peeking out under the rear bumper. The 4-speed manual transmission was becoming an endangered species in 1972, ut without it, his car becomes ho-hum, o we're thrilled to see it here. You'll find the original 8.75-inch rear end out back and the rest of the chassis look very clean and tidy with only a set of air shocks deviating from stock spec. 14-inch Rallye wheels offer a classic performance look and wear fat Firestone Firehawk radials.This neat little Plymouth is the perfect entry-level, igh-quality muscle car with V8 power in a very affordable package. Call today!