For Sale: 1973 Plymouth Duster in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1973 Plymouth Duster 340 - Recent Restoration - 340ci V8 - Automatic Transmission - Red With Black Decals - Black Interior With Bucket Seats - Original Build Sheet Garage Kept Motors is very excited to feature this beautiful 1973 Plymouth Duster. By the time this car was released in 1973, the muscle car era was coming to a smoldering end. Federal safety regulations, an oil embargo, and rising insurance rates had collared the manufacturers and large cubic inch/high-powered street-legal race cars were no longer rolling off the assembly lines in Detroit. The car that started it all, the Pontiac GTO was now based on a long heavy colonnade body style and in 1974 would be just an option on the X-body platform. One of the best buys for performance fans still offered was the affordable Plymouth Duster. Essentially a carryover from the 1972 model the 1973 Duster was nearly identical to the previous year. A few careful checks of the right boxes on the dealer order form would have an affordable street performance car that with a few simple modifications could become a street terror! The Duster came stock with an inline 6 cylinder but a 340 V8 with 8.5:1 compression and 4bbl carburetor could be ordered as an option along with a performance rear end which is really all you needed to wake these lightweight grocery getters, get up and go. However ambitious performance fans could make Day Two upgrades and add a Mopar Racing Purple Shaft camshaft, an aftermarket aluminum intake and a set of headers, and some light cylinder headwork done and have a real muscle car on their hands. This Duster was recently restored to its original factory-delivered state. This car is stunning with red paint and a black interior. The finish has been well applied over professionally executed bodywork and the finish was prepped and polished to a high gloss luster. The factory-correct black 340 stripe kit has been accurately applied. This car features a dual snorkel fiberglass hood scoop which was a common upgrade on the Dusters, as this hood was only offered on Demons from the factory. The factory bumpers show only some light polish scratching, and the stainless-steel trim is in an equal condition requiring only some light buffing restoration and still shining brightly. Inside the Duster's black interior has been nicely restored with new seat upholstery, carpet, rear package shelf, front and rear door panels, and headliner. The trunk has been restored and detailed with a new reproduction vinyl floor mat and a new taillight harness. The dash features factory-simulated wood grain surrounding a factory gauge package with a voltmeter and temperature gauge. The factory radio is missing; however, the sale of the car includes a factory-correct AM radio and bezel. Between the factory bucket seats sits a floor shifter and console. The simulated wood trim theme continues on to the console and the chrome trim presents with some light pitting and patina. Under the hood is well restored looking nearly showroom fresh with the correct decals coatings applied during the restoration. The otherwise stock 340 V8 which nets 240 HP from the factory features a fresh set of Accel spark plug wires and a high-flow aluminum water pump. A new factory engine and front light harness were added during the restoration process. Power is transformed through a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission. Underneath the underbody and chassis are well detailed and exhibited it was completely disassembled painted and assembled with new or restored parts. The exhaust was upgraded to a 2.5 Pypes Performance X-pipe dual exhaust system with Pypes Violator mufflers. This Duster features power front disc brakes with rear drums and rolls on a set of American Racing 14'Torque Thrust Alloy wheels wrapped with BF Goodrich Radial T/A raised white letter tires. This is a fantastic car with a fantastic rumble out of the exhaust that will look and sound sharp as it idles into your local cruis

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Plymouth Duster
  • Listing ID: CC-1676188
  • Price: $34,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Duster
  • Exterior Color:Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:94134
  • Stock Number:22GKM496
  • VIN:VS29H3B445472
Listed By:
Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

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