1971 Plymouth Duster A51 Twister Package 38,000 Original Miles

Price: - Item location: Modesto, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Duster
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Twister
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 38,000
  • VIN: VL29G1B455636
  • Color: GF3 Amber Sherwood Iridescent
  • Engine size: 318 V-Eight
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic A904
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: GF7 Sherwood Green Iridescent
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Plymouth Duster

This is what the prior owner had to say about the car history:

"I have owned this Duster Twister for the last 17 years. It was bought new by Mrs. Wellan from Bellevue Washington. She was 51 when she bought it on October 1, 971. She passed away in 1997 and my Father in law and I purchased it from her son in law in 1998. She kept it in garages or car ports and I have had it in storage in my pole barn for the last 17 years. It’s had one repaint in the mid-seventies when there was some damage to the top edge on the driver’s side fender and corner of the hood. The shop replaced the driver’s side fender and repaired the corner. There is no damage at all to the inner supports. She said she was glad to have it painted as the flat black hood and strips where a bit "sportier" than she liked. It has the original mileage of 37k. It was being driven on the original Goodyear power cushion white wall tires when I bought it. I kept one of them when I changed them over to radials. I have the broadcast sheet that was under the rear seat. I have replaced the intake manifold gaskets (motor was spotless inside) and points and rebuilt the carb. It runs like it left the factory. The front brakes had leaking wheel cylinders which I replaced with new correct number matching NOS pieces. I also replaced the front brake shoes with NOS and had the drums turned. The rears are original. It stops perfect. They are power drums. All glass is original to the car and is like new. The windshield is flawless with no rock chips or damage. Headliner is nice just a few small holes. Seats and the entire interior are original. Underside of the car has just light surface rust. All suspension parts are original even the shocks. I had the muffler replaced with a NOS unit a few years ago. The original alternator I had sent off for refinishing and returned. A paint job and some re-chroming of the sport mirrors and bumpers due to some light pitting is all it need, ery easy restoration. If it doesn't sell I will be happy to hang on to it. The reserve is very reasonable. Sorry, ut please don't ask me to end the auction early...Thanks A51 Twister package B11 HD 10" Drum brakes B51 power brakes C52 Bench seats C93 Carpet D31 A904 Auto D51 2.76:1 E44 318 2 barrel 230 HP G15 Tinted windshield G37 Racing Mirrors G42 Non day/night inside rear view mirror M21 Roof drip moldings M26 Wheel lip moldings N95 Emission controls R11 AM radio 2 watts S77 Power steering V8X Rear panel stripe black V9X Performance hood paint W22 Rally Wheels."

Since then, he car has been treated a new paint job, ew shocks, nd new tires. It does have a power steering leak, oolant leak, nd a vacuum leak at the carburetor which is noticeable at idle. It does however, ccelerate very smoothly, uns and drives like new, nd stops in a straight line without holding the steering wheel. I have had the brakes inspected and adjusted at a local tire and brake shop. There is one area where the paint will need to be touched up and I have a partial can of the paint used.

I have a binder full of information regarding the car. I also have a box of original parts that were removed from the car over the years.

Fender Tag Decoded


Plymouth Valiant,Duster


2 Door Sports Hardtop

G1B: 318 230HP 1-2BBL 8 CYL


Dodge Main, amtramck, I, SA

455636:Sequence number

E44: 318 cid 2 barrel V8 230hp

D31: A904 3-Speed Auto Trans.

GF3: Medium Green Poly Exterior Color

L4F7: Trim - Low, inyl Split Bench Seat, reen

GF7: Dark Green Poly Int. Door Frames

709: Build Date: July 09

468986:Order number

GF3: Medium Green Poly Top Color

U: USA Specifications

A51: 71 only Duster Twister Package

B51: Power Brakes

G15: Tinted Windshield

G37: OS Dual Racing Mirrors

M21: Roof drip rail moldings

N95: Emissions Control

R11: Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts)

V8X: Tranverse Stripes, lack

V9X: Longitudinal Stripes, lack

EN2: End of Sales Codes

I reserve the right to end the auction early as the vehicle is listed for sale locally.