For Sale: 1970 Plymouth Duster in Charlotte, North Carolina

Vehicle Description

The resto-mod scene has gotten so big that it's starting to create its own divisions. One side builds comfortable cars that look great but aren't that track-worthy. The other side forsakes comfort for an obsession with torching strips and destroying curves. There's nothing wrong with either mindset, but cars like this meticulously restored Duster are reminders that you don't necessarily have to choose a side. At home on the road or the track, this exceptional Plymouth is a high-dollar build that plants 426 cubic inches of legendary Hemi big block in front of a trick 3-speed and roster of world class mechanicals. And best of all, it's a completely livable cruiser that features paint and bodywork that'll leave most show cars quivering in their silicone-laced radials. Ready for an incredible resto-mod with absolutely no asterisks, gimmicks or excuses? Get to know this boss MoPar!


Much nicer than when it rolled off Chrysler's storied Dodge Main assembly lines, this slick coupe has been lovingly restored into a take-no-prisoners street warrior that consistently knocks people out at cruise nights. You certainly won't be staying under the radar with its correct and cool Lemon Twist paintwork, which has been applied under bold, 340-style war paint. And overall, this fully sorted Plymouth is a unique representation of the first, and some would say best, era of Motor City mayhem!

The Duster, Chrysler's sporty competitor for the Chevy Nova and Ford Maverick, resulted from the Plymouth division's desire to use allotted 1970 restyling money for something more exciting than their usual two and four-door Valiants. And with its spirited paint, semi-fastback profile and aggressive call-outs, this beast is definitely not your grandma's grocery getter! The car's original sheetmetal kicks off with a textured grille that centers clear parking lamps between large headlights and a broad chrome bumper. Above that grille, a pinned 6 BBL Hood fronts matte wipers, scratch-free glass and straight stainless trim. At the sides of that hood, a Pentastar branded profile plants two-tone marker lamps under polished mirrors, squared door handles and a painted fuel filler. And at the back of that profile, a striped valance hangs black-trimmed taillights above polished exhaust tips and a second broad bumper.


Spinning out a solid 660 horsepower, this Plymouth's 426 cubic inch Hemi is ready for anything the street throws at it... Anything! That legendary mill, built by the pros at Farmington Hills, Michigan's Best Machine Racing Engines, centers a polished Edelbrock air cleaner on a duo of chromed Edelbrock carburetors. Those pots feed an aluminum Chrysler intake, which feeds aluminum Stage V heads that wear a polished breather and mirrored covers. Mopar Performance electronic ignition manages an MSD Pro-Billet distributor, which sequences fire between an MSD Blaster 2 coil and MSD Super Conductor plug wires. At the front of those wires, bright serpentine components spin an aluminum water pump between a polished AC compressor and a polished Powermaster alternator. In front of those ancillaries, a dressed aluminum radiator shades two electric puller fans. And exhaust duties are handled by, you guessed it: coated long-tube headers. Brilliant yellow two-stage slinks through the whole engine bay, highlighting an impeccable install that was performed by Clinton Township, Michigan's Dave Dudek Muscle Cars. And everything, from the car's deep oil pan and trick dipstick to its braided hoses and choice Quick Fuel Technologies regulators, is well planned and well executed.


Bottom-side, a dressed A727 3-speed makes excellent use of a GEAR VENDORS overdrive. Power spins through a sporty Dana 60 axle that's built with Strange shafts, a limited-slip differential and 3.73 gears. The car's thoughtfully reinforced chassis floats welded frame connectors in front of clean monoleafs, adjustable Rancho shocks and sturdy CalTracs bars. Those upgrades follow a Reilly MotorSports AlterKation front-clip, which wraps a thick sway bar around tubular control arms and quality AFCO coil-overs. Those components get pointed by power rack-and-pinion steering. Quick stops are a cinch thanks to muted Wilwood calipers, which squeeze a quartet of drilled and slotted rotors. The aforementioned headers push exhaust through large-diameter pipes that are formed around an H-shaped crossover and throaty Dynomax mufflers. And at the corners, murdered spokes spin polished lug nuts inside 245/45ZR17 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As and 275/40ZR18 BF Goodrich g-Force T/As.


When you pop this Duster's doors, you'll find a tastefully customized cockpit that's a purposeful interpretation old school American muscle. Top dead center, an aluminum-trimmed dash hangs a full suite of AutoMeter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite telemetry next to controls for cool air conditioning. Racing-inspired buckets, complete with three-point harnesses, are a great complement to a broad factory bench. A familiar B&M shifter sails clean, fade-free carpet that's protected by color-keyed mats. Factory side panels front smooth power windows. A modern Pioneer head unit bumps crisp Pioneer speakers. The driver spins a retro Tuff Wheel around a modern stalk. And a clean trunk provides easy access to a color-keyed Optima battery.

Finding a nice MoPar is easy. But this Duster isn't simply "a nice MoPar". It's a top-notch Plymouth muscle car that, in addition to benefitting from a six-figure restoration, has been stuffed to the fenders with world class technology. Sporting a raucous Hemi, a trick 3-speed and a thoroughly massaged chassis, this is a car that's comfortable conquering the track or cruising the show. Looking for a no-compromises resto-mod? You're looking at your next classic!


Dashing Duster resto-mod that's the product of a detailed, ground-up build

660 horsepower Hemi V8 that was professionally built and professionally installed

Edelbrock dual-quad induction, Stage V aluminum heads and Mopar electronic ignition

A727 3-speed automatic transmission with a GEAR VENDORS overdrive

Dana 60 rear axle with a limited-slip differential and 3.73 gears

Power rack-and-pinion steering

Wilwood 4-wheel disc brakes

Reilly MotorSports AlterKation front suspension with AFCO coil-over-shocks

Upgraded rear suspension with CalTracs bars and adjustable Rancho shocks

Correct Black vinyl interior with racing-inspired bucket seats

Power windows and a modern Pioneer audio system

Original sheetmetal with correct Lemon Twist paint and 340-style stripes

17 and 18-inch wheels

Large-diameter exhaust with long-tube headers, an H-pipe crossover and Dynomax mufflers

Build receipts

All RK Motors vehicles receive a comprehensive, multi-point inspection

We can arrange shipment of your purchase anywhere in the world

Vehicle Details

  • 1970 Plymouth Duster
  • Listing ID: CC-1681873
  • Price: $89,900
  • Location:Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Year:1970
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Duster
  • Exterior Color:Lemon Twist
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Odometer:665
  • Stock Number:137425
  • VIN:VL29C0B142032
Listed By:
RK Motors Charlotte
7600 Statesville Road
Suite H
Charlotte, NC 28269

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