1971 340 Plymouth Duster Headed For The Crusher

We at Rocket Restorations are heading down to the Fall Fling Mopar show in Van Nuys, California this weekend and hit some wrecking yards heading south.

In Northern California we found this real 340 Auto FY1 Yellow 1971 Plymouth Duster just sitting in a wrecking yard.  We tried to buy the car but they said the paperwork had already been turned into the DMV and they would not sell the car whole.  So many good parts on this one, it is still complete with the 340 motor and small block 727 transmission.  They are selling parts off of it, but the car will have to be crushed, so sad.  See more pictures after the jump.


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My 4-Speed 1969 Dart GTS 340

The story starts in 1968 when a new 1969 Dart GTS, 340/4 speed car with a console tachometer is ordered up. By 1970 it is being raced with the 340/4 speed in it, and was repainted white and green with mags on it. In the early 1970s my grandfather ended up getting it and turning the car into a all out drag car with a mild 318 and 727. By the 2000s the car was retired and was a roller. A couple years back I ended up getting the roller and built a 1971 340 for it that is .30 over, 10.5:1cr, j headed (for now), .480 Cam Dynamics camshaft (for now). Future plans are to install a .590 Solid Roller camshaft along with a pair of ported and polished heads. More pics after the jump!


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1971 Plymouth Duster 340 NHRA Stock Eliminator on eBay

Here’s another great find by the guys at BangShift. This is a real factory 340 car, built right for the NHRA Stock Eliminator class. It’s not street legal now but could easily be made street legal again. Currently runs low 11s and seems like a lot of car for the money with a Buy It Now of $15,900. More pics plus the eBay auction text after the jump!


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Mopar Album Cover: The Cars Heartbeat City

The Cars fifth album was released in 1984 with this cool 1971 Duster 340 on the cover. According to Wikipedia the artwork was from a 1972 piece by Peter Phillips called “Art-O-Matic Loop di Loop.” You can see the full cover folded out after the jump!

What’s your favorite Mopar album cover?


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1970 Challenger 340 Convertible Barn Find

This green 4-speed 340 Challenger convertible has been sitting in a shack near San Francisco since 1978! Just 70,000 miles–it was parked when the clutch started to slip– and same owner since 1989! Right now the owner is trying to figure out what it’s worth, and whether to sell. I bet there’d be a lot of interest in this one if it did come up for sale… Tons of pics after the jump! Via Moparts


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