For Sale: 1971 Plymouth Duster in Macedonia, Ohio

Vehicle Description

Super straight original car with a high-end restoration. 408 cubic inch stroker by Bart Anderson. Reverse manual valve body TorqueFlite, new interior, traditional Weld wheels. A nasty Duster built for combat and ready to play!This beautiful Duster is easily the most popular car in our showroom. These nasty little cars were probably the bane of big block owners in the early '70s and this one takes that attitude to a whole new level. The sheetmetal is all original and there are no patches, no crappy reproduction panels, no half-hearted bodywork anywhere on the car. It's just laser-straight. It was fully disassembled, stripped, and repainted in its original code GY4 Gold, a very 1971 color that works rather well on the intense little Duster. The final finish was wet sanded and buffed and it has a shine that should be on a car costing twice as much-it's really impressive. Correct Duster 340 graphics were installed on the flanks and hood, as well as a set of Chrysler's popular twin hood scoops which make this compact look more than a little nasty. All the chrome and stainless trim appears to be in excellent original condition and even details like the grille and taillights reflect the car's excellent history. You probably won't find a nicer Duster anywhere else.The two tone interior is nicely restored, with a combination of excellent original parts and correct reproductions. The front seat is almost like new, with no popped seams or notable wear, and there's still a comfortable spring to it when you slide behind the wheel. Sure, it's a bench, but remember that these cars were not about upgrades and expensive options, they were performance on a budget and this car delivers in spades. There's a correct-looking Tuff Wheel framing the original gauges, and things like the woodgrained applique on the instrument panel and dash pad are in excellent shape. And while this Duster carries a full array of instruments, someone has thoughtfully added a set of auxiliary dials under the dash to better monitor the engine's vitals. The transmission is a 727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic with a reverse manual valve body, so you do have to shift it yourself, but you'll find that it's actually a lot of fun to click the shifter down through the gears and feel the transmission shift instantly-you can probably bark the tires on the 2-3 shift if you're running hard. The trunk is finished to factory specs and you can see that there's exactly zero rust in this car and that it still sports its original quarters, floors, and trunk extensions. Thanks to the Go-Wing on top, the deck lid needs a little help to stay open, but that's not much of a flaw on a car this nice.Showing is fine if that's your thing, and this pretty Duster will always acquit itself well when it's on display. But what it does best is hammer down the road, mostly thanks to the built 408 cubic inch V8 living under the hood. It would be a mistake to dismiss this small block, as more than a few guys in their 440 'Cudas were embarrassed by similar cars back in the day. This stroker motor is even more potent, having been recently rebuilt by Bart Anderson and includes things such as a steel crank, aluminum heads, an upgraded cam that gives it a lopey idle, a big 4-barrel carburetor on a Weiand intake, and beautiful ceramic-coated long-tube headers that help build torque. It is nicely detailed with a Mopar Performance dress-up kit and a polished aluminum radiator up front, but the most remarkable thing is that when you turn the key, it springs to life almost instantly and idles well, even when it's cold. Mr. Anderson obviously spent a lot of time tuning this one to get it right. Bright Hemi Orange paint looks great in the engine bay, and you'll note that the finish work in the engine bay is just as nice as the rest of the body. There's easily twice, maybe three times, the asking price wrapped up in the restoration.Underneath it's the same story: sanitary and solid. The aforementioned TorqueFlite was rebuilt with a modest torque converter and reverse manual valve body, but it doesn't need a lot of throttle to get it rolling, so it's not over-done. There's a fresh 8.75-inch rear end out back with 3.23 gears inside, so it's easy to live with on the highway-don't worry, that stroker motor makes plenty of torque to smoke the tires if that's what you want. The floors were refinished to match the bodywork and the original seams, panels, and reinforcing ribs are all completely intact. The front suspension and steering are rebuilt, Wilwood front disc brakes were installed, subframe connectors reinforce the tub, and there are new shocks fore and aft. A fresh X-pipe exhaust system with mellow-sounding Dynomax mufflers gives it some attitude without getting obnoxious when you're cruising and there's a new gas tank out back. It's finished with a set of 15-inch Weld Pro-Star wheels wearing 165/80/15s in front and 275/60/15 radials out back.Documentation includes the original owner's manual and a stack or receipts for recent work.Nobody-I mean nobody-restores Dusters to this level. It's beautifully done and upgraded in a few clever ways that make it a blast to drive on the street. If you want the nicest Duster around, one that needs no excuses and delivers big performance for not a lot of cash, this is the best we've ever seen. Call today!Harwood Motors always recommends and welcomes personal or professional inspections of any vehicle in our inventory prior to purchase.

Vehicle Details

  • 1971 Plymouth Duster
  • Listing ID: CC-1606071
  • Price: $36,900
  • Location:Macedonia, Ohio
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Duster
  • Exterior Color:Gold
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:86647
  • Stock Number:119034
  • VIN:VL29G1B412307
Listed By:
Harwood Motors, LTD.
1333 Highland Rd
Macedonia, OH 44087

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