DESCRIPTIONHere's an extremely clean '72 Duster that is ready for immediate enjoyment by its next owner. A California car for most of its life, this car is extremely solid and has been well maintained over the years by its meticulous owners. Better yet, the 41,995 miles showing on the odometer are believed to be original (undocumented) but once you start looking the car over you start siding with the current owner's belief that the mileage is indeed correct. By 1972, the government and insurance companies had driven the last nail into the muscle car's coffin, but Chrysler stuck to a classic formula-big engine, small car-and created the Duster 340. This particular example, however, isn't some smog-strangled stocker, but a warmed-over hot rod that speaks relatively softly and carries a very big stick. And while the Duster was technically an economy car, this one has had a big pile of money spent getting it into shape, both externally and under the hood. Flashy graphics with '340' callouts on the hood and rear flanks advertise in a big, bold, Mopar way, and both a chin spoiler and rear Go-Wing have been added to give this Duster a definite boost in the attitude department. And for a '72 Duster, this one must have been pretty clean to begin with, which is a rare thing all on its own. The grille is nearly perfect, the chrome is good, and the revised taillights look nearly new. The basic theme continues inside with a new black bench seat interior, complete with new carpets and door panels. Sure, the carpets might be a little more plush than original, but nobody complains about an upgrade, and even as a value-priced entry, this Duster comes complete with a full array of informative gauges. The original radio is still in its upturned niche in the dash, but you'll prefer to use the JVC AM/FM/CD stereo unit underneath when you want entertainment. The rest is street-racer basic: crank windows, standard steering wheel, and only a heater and defroster, but that's entirely the point here. Go fast on a budget was its motto then, and it still holds true today, offering a ton of bang for the buck. The 1972 340was rated at 240 horsepower, but the 1969 mill used here offers considerably more. With "X" heads, stainless valves, Keith Black pistons, Mopar "Purple" camshaft, and an Edelbrock carburetor it cackles like a Trans-Am racer, not your mom's grocery-getter. Supporting equipment includes a big Modine radiator, a fresh battery, and HP exhaust manifolds which flow into a fresh dual exhaust system with polished oval tips peeking out under the rear bumper. A quick ratio steering box and front disc brakes were added during the build, and a quick-shifting 904 3-speed automatic handles the gears. Out back, an 8.75-inch rear has been fitted with new shocks, and thanks to the lightweight package, handling is impressive. 14-inch aluminum Centerline wheels offer a classic performance look and wear staggered 195/70/14 front and 225/60/14 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials. Big advertising means you'd better be able to deliver the goods when the light turns green, and this Duster has all the right equipment. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.
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