Plymouth Duster In The 70s



It turned out to be the right car at the right time. Horsepower had peaked in 1970, and would drop severely throughout the 70s as smog laws, no-lead gas, and sky-high insurance killed performance and the muscle car market with it. The Duster was smaller, lighter, and even with small block V8s, like the excellent 340, they had plenty of pep. Maybe not what the big blocks had in their hay day, but that was no longer on option. The Duster went through just one generation, from 1970 through the 1976 model year, when it was replaced by the Volare.
















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