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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Reader’s Rides: Kevin Frazier’s 1975 Plymouth Duster

Check out this sweet Slant Six A-body, which has been in Kevin’s family since the beginning. Here’s the word from Kevin:

This Duster was originally bought in February of ’76. It was purchased by my Grandmother and has worked its way down to myself. This car was never sold until I bought it from my Father. He is the man that has restored this car and all I am doing is a little finishing touches. All mechanical has been rebuilt, interior has been recovered and paint has been done. We love playing with old cars like this out here in the woods of East Texas.

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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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