For Sale: 1973 Plymouth Duster in Concord, North Carolina

$22,995

Vehicle Description

A good Mopar is always the best muscle car for the money. The rare production numbers and unique touches always make them a hit today. It gets even better on a 1973 Plymouth Duster that has been upgraded along the way in all the ways you want, including a recent rebuild of the numbers-matching 340 V8.


The Duster had one of the most aggressive A-body designs, and the factory-correct Rallye Red paint just highlights all the angles perfectly. And if you missed the curves on the shine of the paint, then the full-length factory stripe package will help guide you across the "kicked-up" rear fenders. Those callouts on the rear are correct; this is the top-of-the line Duster package with the big motor for the little car, but more on that in a moment. Right now this about appreciating the quality, care, and restoration of a car that many let go too far before the car community really started appreciating them again. So out of the 15,731 big engine Dusters produced in '73, you're likely never going to see one again where the panels are so straight or the chrome bumpers have such a mirror shine.


Nothing goes better with an aggressive red exterior than a race-ready black vinyl interior. It comes with the right mix of factory equipment with some nice upgrades. Sit down in the high-back vinyl bucket, and you'll see the Sparco sports steering wheel with a cool black with red stitching pattern to unite the interior and exterior colors. Beyond that, the original style dashboard offers a large array of gauges that's complemented by a large SunPro tachometer. The heater/defrost controls on the dash look just the same as they did from when this car left Detroit over four decades ago, but below that is a modern AM/FM/CD stereo. Still, we bet you're eyes were fixated on something even lower. This Duster borrows the center console from its bigger Barracuda brother, and it includes nice custom touches like the cup holders. Plus, the new B&M shifter is great for everything from banging your way through the automatic transmission, to just resting your hand on while cruising.


The biggest bang for the buck was stuffing a high-winding 340 cubic-inch V8 into a lightweight car like the Duster. This car still packs its original, numbers-matching powerplant. It was fully rebuilt in 2013, and this connects to a 727 TorqueFlite three-speed automatic that has 5,000 miles on it since done. Plus there's a new electronic ignition, new wires, new coil, and new air filter. But besides just offering reliability with its originality, this Duster looks great with Hemi Orange paint on the air cleaner (which also wears reproduction decals) and Mopar turquoise engine paint. This big motor makes a nice rumble out of the new stainless steel dual exhaust. Also out back there's an 8.75-inch rear with 3.91 gears on a Sure-Grip limited slip. Add in the factory Rallye wheels, front disc brakes, and BF Goodrich T/As at all four corners, and this is a retro-cool package that still feels great on the road today.


Complete with restoration receipts and owner's manual, this Duster is original where you want it, and reliable where you need it the most. Add in some cool upgrades, and you'll realize that this is the best Mopar for show and go that you don't want to let slip by. Call today!!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-811199
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Plymouth
  • Model:Duster
  • Exterior Color:Rallye Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:50540
  • Stock Number:3429-CHA
  • VIN:VS29H3B348450