For Sale: 1970 Plymouth Duster in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1970 Plymouth Duster 340

The Plymouth Duster debuted in late 1969 as a 1970 model and was a sporty version of the Plymouth Valiant. The Duster featured curvy exterior styling and a rounded fastback look for the rear. The front end was the same as the Valiant. The interior was pure Valiant. The Duster was available with a variety of engines, ranging from two slant six-cylinder engines to either a 318 V8 or a high performance 340 V8 rated at 275 bhp. It was the 340 V8, coupled with the Duster's extremely low price, that made it a hit. The base price was a mere $2,172 (only a little more than the 1960 Valiant) and included just the 198 Slant Six, a column mounted three speed manual transmission, and manual brakes and steering. However, any performance buyer would go straight to the 340 V8 option. For a mere $400, this option added the 340 V8 with four-barrel carb, dual exhausts, floor mounted three-speed manual transmission, a 3.23:1 rear axle, a heavy-duty suspension with larger diameter torsion bars, extra leaf springs, front stabilizer bar, front disc brakes, and a unique instrument panel that included a tachometer and 150 mph speedometer. At a total price of just $2,547, the Plymouth Duster 340 was much cheaper than either a Plymouth Road Runner ($2,900) or Mustang Mach I ($3,300).

For consignment a fully restored Duster 340 right out of 1970. This is a turnkey, mildly upgraded car for a Mopar fanatic who wants to get into the muscle car game for a very reasonable price. B5 blue paint will attract lots of eyeballs, and the combination of the numbers matching 340ci V8 and the 3.91 Suregrip rear axle will keep you ahead of the competition.

Exterior
This car bathed in Bright Blue Metallic for the Plymouth, (B5 Blue for the numbers gurus out there), appears in overall very nice condition with only very minor rust bubbling on the lower rockers and driver's rear lower quarter panel. Sculpted body panels, which add an unmistakable 70s flavor to the car's vintage design, are detailed with an upgrade from 1971/72 in the form of a non functional twin scooped hood and shark's tooth grille. Correct flush mount marker lights are on the front fenders and rear quarter panels and just above those marker lights, bold twin black stripes combine with slick fender mounted turn signal indicators to perfectly complement the traditional chrome door handles and a stylish driver's mirror. And at the back of the car, a B5 Blue valence hangs a right offset "DUSTER 340" script between broad oval taillights, a second original bumper and traditional stainless exhaust tips are down below. 15" Mopar Rallye wheels with polished trim rings are seen all around and are wrapped in staggered width blackwall rubber.

Interior
A swing of the doors reveals simple horizontally stitched black vinyl door panels topped with black steel frames, Duster badging and chrome for the cranks and releases. A luxury vinyl split bench seat with fully separate backs emulating high back buckets stretches from paneled door to door and has a fold down center armrest. A rear bench is seen behind, and all seats are firm to the touch and show very little wear. True black carpeting floods the floors and shows slight fading, particularly on the hump. The factory 3 spoke black plastic steering wheel front the silver insert and wood veneer dash and houses near perfect circular rally gauges with a factory tachometer in the center, the original AM radio and temperature controls. This veneer stretches to the glovebox, and down below is deep dark black steel with an auxiliary tachometer and oil pressure gauges below. The upper padded dash is very clean, and no cracks are seen. Lastly the headliner is pretty much showroom condition with only a few wrinkles and the trunk presents with a very nice liner, and black paint for the steel, all rust free.

Drivetrain
A number matching 340ci V8 sits in a beautiful engine bay, and sports ribbed and polished Mopar Performance valve covers and a Mopar Performance air cleaner with a black wrinkle paint finish. Correct Hemi Orange paint covers the block which has been fitted with a mild performance camshaft and for you numbers guys and gals this a casting number 2780930-340-2, (1968-1973 340ci V8 non AAR/TA), and a stamping date of 3120, (Wednesday, February 11th 1970), which coincides with the February 19th, 1970 build date on the fender tag. A 4bbl carburetor feeds air and fossils to the mills and on the back is a numbers matching A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic with a consignor-stated 3600rpm stall converter. Bringing up the tail end is an 8 1/4" rear axle with a 3.91 SureGrip gearset.

Undercarriage
Very clean, rust proofed and rust free with what appears to be a new fuel tank and upgraded dual Turbo muffler exhaust. Manual disc brakes are reserved for the front end as is an independent torsion bar suspension and in the back are manual drum brakes with a leaf spring suspension. And a thorough examination of all the car's bushings, lines and hoses ensures it has road going reliability to match its eyeball-popping curb appeal.

Drive-Ability
A nice smooth driver with easy manual steering, great acceleration, and bias free panic stopping. The AM radio does work, but I like the sound of the engine pumping out that HP! Ripped it...
As charming as it is cool, this clean classic wraps an original 340ci V8 drivetrain in Bright Blue Metallic aesthetics that are guaranteed to turn heads. It's the perfect way for any enthusiast to grab a neat old car and enjoy every aspect of the hobby!

VIN DECODE
VS29H0R217999
V-Plymouth Valiant/Duster
S-Special Price Class
29-2 Door Sports Hardtop
H-340ci V8 4bbl 275hp
0-1970
R-Windsor, Ontario, Canada Assy Plant
217999-Sequential Unit Number

FENDER TAG
E55-340 4 Barrel
D32-HD A727 TorqueFlite
VS29
V-Plymouth Valiant / Duster
S-Special
29-2 Door Sports Hardtop
H0R
H-340 275hp 4bbl V8
0-1970
R-Windsor, ONT, CAN
217999-Sequence Number '217999'
EB5
Paint Code-Bright Blue Metallic
D2X9
Trim Grade/Style/Color
D-Deluxe
2-Vinyl Bench
X9-Black
TX9-Upper Door Frame: Black / Black Velvet
21-Date Built: 2 / 19 / 1970
095054-Order Number: 095054
EB5-Roof Type OR Color: Bright Blue Metallic
M21-Roof Drip Rail Moldings
N41-Dual Exhaust w/o Tips
R11-Music Master Radio AM
V5X-Black - Moldings - Protective Insert Body Side
V8X-Transverse Stripe - Black
Y05-Built to U.S. Specifications
END-End of Codes

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 650 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Plymouth Duster
  • Listing ID: CC-1608153
  • Price: $35,900
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Duster
  • Exterior Color:Bright Blue Metallic
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:121660
  • Stock Number:4032
  • VIN:VS29H0R217999
Listed By:
Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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