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  • The Plymouth Duster was part of the Valiant Group and was available as a An optional 'Gold Duster' package added a gold reptile-grain canopy-style.

    Whatever one wants to call this Plymouth Duster for sale on Hemmings . com, there's no denying it's a pretty desirable car to begin w. Kevin Castille.

    All Plymouth Gold Duster special edition versions offered for the year with complete specs, performance and technical data in the catalogue of cars.

    By subscribing you agree to the terms and conditions of our terms of use. Following the design changes on the Valiant models, the Duster also received a new hood, grille, front fenders, bumpers, and taillights for The original idea was to use the Warner Brothers Tasmanian Devil swirl cartoon but they were unable to secure the rights. The Duster was also positioned to compete with Ford's slightly smaller semi-fastback Maverick compact car and the AMC Hornet that were both also introduced in , and the slightly larger semi-fastback Chevrolet Nova whose design was introduced in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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    They were very popular with over , examples sold. The Duster nameplate could be found on the front fenders and behind the wheel opening. An optional 'Gold Duster' package added a gold reptile-grain canopy-style vinyl top and decals. Other items included gold bodyside stripes, whitewall tires, wider wheels, special wheel covers, a gold rear deck tap, special interior trim, and bright drip moldings.

    Toggle vehicle navigation Plymouth Duster Menu. The Duster '' came with two-speed wipers, beltline tape stripe, ventless side windows, concealed spare tire, three-speed manual floor shift, optional axle ratio, locking glovebox, heavy-duty suspension, dual snorkel air cleaner, roof drip rail moldings, and a unique grille. The big news was under hood.

    By Daniel Vaughan Mar Neil Walling is credited with designing the Plymouth Duster. It was given a sloped rear, wide rear fenders, curved side glass in the windows, and a small roof.

    John Worthy, who worked in the Advanced Car Engineering Department, was brought in to solidify the design and verify that it could be built. The man responsible for managing the project and gaining approval for the design from the corporate management was Gene Weiss. The original idea was to use the Warner Brothers Tasmanian Devil swirl cartoon but they were unable to secure the rights. So designs were drawn with their own 'Duster' or devil swirl.

    The name drew from the idea that when a driver lost a race they were left in the dust or 'dusted'. The car was positioned to compete with the Chevrolet Nova. In Plymouth introduced their Plymouth Valiant Duster.

    It could be purchased in the later part of September, During its first year, Plymouth sold , Duster cars. The base engine was a cubic-inch six-cylinder engine that produced horsepower. The cubic-inch six-cylinder engine raised the horsepower rating to Two 8-cylinder engines were available, the and cubic inch. The produced horsepower while the produced With the , the Duster could race from zero-to-sixty in the low 6's with the quarter mile time of around The Duster featured unibody construction, Torqueflite automatic, optional disc brakes, front torsion bar suspension, and four engines to chose from.

    The interior could be outfitted with bench or bucket seats. The instrumentation was complete and an optional tachometer was available as optional equipment. In Plymouth introduced the Twister package which included Rallye wheels, bucket seats, unique grille, racing mirrors and more as standard equipment. The engine options remained the same. In Plymouth introduced the Volare and Dodge introduced their Aspen. They were immediately popular with the public and this had a negative impact on the sale of the Duster.

    To rejuvenate sales, Plymouth introduced the Silver Duster package which did little but add to the visual appeal of the vehicle. A Feather Duster was introduced which replaced many of the body components with aluminum, resulting in nearly pound weight loss for the vehicle. It was outfitted with the six-cylinder engine, special exhaust system, and promoted as a light-weight, fuel efficient vehicle.

    A Spirit of 76 edition was offered which featured a 'Spirit of 76' sticker on the rear quarter panels. Similarly Sized Vehicles from Concours d'Elegance of America at St.

    1972 Plymouth Valiant Gold Duster Commercial - With Arthur Godfrey

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