1975 plymouth duster 360




1975 plymouth duster 360

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  • Plymouth Duster, with non-OEM wheels and tires Six and V8 models (the was not equipped with a converter and its power.

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

    A highly striking example, this Plymouth Duster is a late-production example with power delivered by a crate motor (with Bill of Sale) producing

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    There was no Twister package, but in its final year, the Plymouth Duster was given gaudy new striping that covered much of the upper quarter panels. Bertsch was the director of the interior styling and design studio for much of his career. As the Barracuda grew in dimension, the hole it Beautiful example of one of the last Plymouth Dusters built, according to http: These new models were introduced to compete with the more upscale Ford Granada and Mercury Monarch.

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    Plymouth Duster - Vintage Plymouth Muscle Car - Automobile Magazine

    In most respects, the model year was a pass for the Duster as far as changes were concerned; however, the Plymouth Duster was introduced to the market. The pinnacle of the Plymouth Duster's success came in , when , cars were produced. The base model is shown above. The biggest change was a larger-displacement horsepower engine for what was now called the Plymouth Duster But buyers weren't interested and only a paltry 3, were built.

    Due to the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries embargo that hit about the time the model year was getting under way, gasoline availability became scarce in many areas. Worried buyers started seeking more fuel-efficient cars and sales of large cars plummeted. A small chrome casting on the left front fender housed a light that glowed when the carburetor began to enrich the fuel mixture during increased power demand, signaling the driver to back off the accelerator.

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    Plymouth Duster assemblies rose to an all-time high of , and Valiant popularity hit its peak as all the varieties including a plush new Brougham line accounted for an incredible , units, enabling Plymouth once again to capture third place. But the following year was a different story. A new grille design graced the Plymouth Duster.

    Nineteen seventy-five was another harrowing year financially for Chrysler. It began with a three-month rotating layoff of most engineering and styling personnel. This ill-conceived cost-saving measure had the unintended consequence of delaying the launch of the new F-body cars being groomed as A-body replacements.

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    Unlike the year before, Dusters sported quite a few changes. Studio manager Bob Eidschun designed an attractive new tight eggcrate-texture grille with a center shadow box that housed, for the first time since , the "frog legs" emblem.

    There was also a new Duster Custom series whose rear lower deck panel was decorated with a taillight-to-taillight bright applique panel. This "boiler plate" was unfortunately also standard on the Gold Duster, where buyers now had the choice of a new bodyside tape stripe much like the original Gold Duster's or a bodyside protective molding. There was no Twister package, but in its final year, the Plymouth Duster was given gaudy new striping that covered much of the upper quarter panels.

    Engine-wise, the cubic inch Slant Six disappeared, leaving the as the base six. Standard Gold Duster seating consisted of a split-bench seat. High-back seats with integral headrests and a pulldown armrest could be ordered. By now, the upcoming launch of the next-generation compacts occupied the corporation's attention. There were a number of reasons for this decision. One of them, ironically, was the popularity of the Duster and Dart -- they were common, perhaps too common.

    1975 plymouth duster 360

    Another was their reputation as good basic transportation. Chrysler, however, wanted a more upscale image for the forthcoming compacts to compete successfully with the new Ford Granada and Mercury Monarch.

    Hence, the new names, despite some last-minute experimentation with "Valiant Volare" name-plates. With the corporation's problems headlined in the media and word of the new compacts leaking out. Duster production dropped dramatically in to ,, barely ahead of the Valiant sedan.

    1975 Plymouth Duster 360



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