H-Code 340ci & 4-Speed. Original Drive Train & Body Panels. Broadcast Sheet. Ex.

1972 Plymouth Duster H-Code 340ci & 4-Speed for sale in Thomaston, Maine, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Thomaston, Maine, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Duster
SubModel: 340ci & 4-Speed
Type: Sport Hardtop
Trim: H-Code 340ci & 4-Speed
Year: 1972
Mileage: 18,097
VIN: VS29H2B456524
Color: Green
Engine size: 340ci
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Green
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Plymouth Duster 1972

To start with, let me first say that I am listing this 1972 Plymouth Duster for a well-known classic and muscle car dealership and in doing so, I will be acting as an agent for this dealership. The owner, who is a friend and someone that I have known for over 20 years, founded his dealership in 1996 and has been a veteran of the car business for over 30 years. All of his vehicles are chosen for the highest standards and quality. A careful and complete analysis is done on every one before they offered for sale.

I understand that there is a lot of information in my ad. I also understand that this may be boring to the person who is just looking and not buying. However, for the person who is looking to buy and spend their hard earned money, I feel that there is never too much information.

As to myself, I am a (67) year old kid that loves muscle cars. For my work, I am retired from managing a Correctional Facility here in Maine and had worked for the Maine Department of Corrections for (40) years. I am also a respected member of my community. I mention this only because of the value of this car and so that prospective buyers will have some idea as to who they are dealing with. Also, please check out my eBay feedback which is 100% with (1,154) transactions. Many of those have been muscle cars which I have sold to individuals all over the country as well as Canada, England, France, Switzerland and Australia.

Just some quick history on the 1972 Plymouth Duster.

The Plymouth Duster debuted in late 1969 as a 1970 model and was a sporty version of the Plymouth Valiant. Providing tremendous bang for the buck with its performance 340 V8, the little Duster put many bigger muscle cars to shame. The Duster featured curvy exterior styling and a rounded fastback look for the rear. The front end was the same as the Valiant. The interior was pure Valiant. The Duster was available with a variety of engines, ranging from two slant six cylinder engines to either a 318 V8 or a high performance 340 V8 rated at 275 bhp. It was the 340 V8, coupled with the Duster’s extremely low price that made it a hit. The base price was a mere $2,172 (only a little more than the 1960 Valiant) and included just the 198 Slant Six, a column mounted three speed manual transmission, and manual brakes and steering. However, any performance buyer would go straight to the 340 V8 option. For a mere $400, this option added the 340 V8 with four barrel carb, dual exhausts, floor mounted three-speed manual transmission, a 3.23:1 rear axle, a heavy duty suspension with larger diameter torsion bars, extra leaf springs, front stabilizer bar, front disc brakes, and a unique instrument panel that included a tachometer and 150 mph speedometer. At a total price of just $2,547, the Plymouth Duster 340 was much cheaper than either a Plymouth Road Runner ($2,900) or Mustang Mach I ($3,300).

In 1972, Dodge re-rated all of its engines to the new SAE Net standard. The top of the line 340 saw its rating drop from 275 bhp SAE Gross to 240 bhp SAE Net. The Twister trim continued, but lost the unique hood and grille. All Dusters received a new set of long thin taillights, and standardized marker lights. The 198 Slant Six engine was dropped. The hood scoop was changed to a new dual snorkel scoop, similar to the 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A. The “Gold Duster”, a new appearance trim was also introduced.

1976would be the last year of the A-body Dusters. The Duster name would continue on, but they would be on the F-body platform and resemble Volares.

1972 Engine Options:

· 225 I6 145 bhp.

· 318 V8 230 bhp.

· 340 V8 240 bhp @ 4800 rpm, 290 lb-ft @ 3600 rpm. (SAE Net)

1972 Plymouth Duster 340-4BBL Production Numbers:

· Total 3-Speeds: 2,401 17.4%

· Total 4-Speeds: 2,871 20.8%

· Total Automatics: 8,530 61.8%

· Overall Total: 13,802

This 1972 Plymouth Duster 340 factory 4 speed is an extremely original car that has just arrived from Florida. We acquired it from a nice elderly man in his late 70’s that really enjoyed his car, driving to cruise night and car shows. The mileage on the car shows 18,097 miles and was presented as original. However, the title states “Exempt” so we are selling it as “Mileage Exempt”.

The body on this A-body Duster is as straight as you can get with proper alignment to all the cars body panels. All chrome, trim and stainless are considered extremely nice. There are no cracks in the shark tooth grille. Looking under the hood, with the exception of the new battery, you will notice the correct factory appearance such as Mopar belts, hoses and correct clamps. The inner fender aprons are especially solid. Very solid under carriage with original trunk pan refinished in black to preserve the trunk floor. Original floors with light undercoating.

Considered an extremely original, well cared for, true 340 4-speed car with a wicked awesome throaty sound. Very hard to find a nice, clean original H-code Duster like this one!

The following are original to the Duster:

· H-code 340ci block;

· A833 4-speed transmission;

· Broadcast sheet.

· Window sticker;

· Owner’s manual;

· Manual steering:

· Power front disc brakes;

· 14” rally wheels;

· Untouched green bench seat interior;

· Hurst 4-speed shifter;

· Music master AM radio;

· Seat belts;

· Paint in the door jambs;

· Weather strip;

· Glass all around;

· Electronic ignition system;

· Exhaust manifolds;

· Floor pans;

· Torque boxes,

· Trunk pan;

· Spare tire;

· Jack assembly;

· Trunk matt;

· More.

The following are items that have been added to improve the Duster:

· One repaint in its original color GF7 Sherwood Green;

· 340 black longitude stripe;

· E-70-14” Goodyear poly glass bias ply tires;

· Dual flow master muffler;

· Correct style chrome exhaust tip extensions.

From past experience, I know that there is never enough information for the serious buyer so here you go.

VIN Number Decode: VS29H2B456524

V Plymouth

S Special

29 2-Door Sports Hardtop

H 340ci 1-4BBL 8 CYL

2 1972

B Hamtramck, MI Assembly Plant

456524 Sequence Number

Body Plate Decode:

1972 Plymouth Duster

Code Description

E55 340ci 1-4BBL 8 CYL 240HP

D21 4-Spd Manual Transmission - Floor Shift A833

VS29 V Plymouth

S Special

29 2-Door Sports Hardtop

H2B H 340ci 1-4BBL 8 CYL 240HP

2 1972

B Hamtramck, MI Assembly Plant

456524 Sequence Number

GF7 Lower Paint Code: Sherwood Green

D2F6 Trim Grade/Style/Color

D = Deluxe

2 = Vinyl Bench Seats

F6 = Green

G57 Upper Door Frame: Dark Green

520 Build Date

5 May 1972

20 Saturday May 20, 1972

445188 Order Number

GF7 Upper Paint Code: Sherwood Green

U Built to USA Specs

A88 Décor Package

Carpets, Rear Armrest/Ashtray, Instrument Panel Woodgrain, Door Trim Panel Woodgrain,

Deluxe Steering Wheel, A-Pillar Garnish Moldings.

B51 Power Brakes

M21 Drip Rail Moldings

N23 Electronic Ignition System

N41 Dual Exhaust System

N42 Bright Exhaust Tips

R11 AM Music Master Radio - 2 Watt

V5X V5 Body Side Protective Moldings with Vinyl Inserts

X Black

V6X V6 Sport Stripes Longitudinal – Tape

X Black

EN2 End of Options






Photo Documentation:

I do not claim to know everything about these Dusters. It is your responsibility to ensure that all of you questions or concerns are resolved prior to bidding and not after.


I have tried very hard through description and photos to present this 1972 Plymouth Duster honestly and fairly.

Having said that, ask any and all questions before bidding and not after the auction ends and you are the winner of this 1972 Plymouth Duster.

Terms of Sale:

This pre-owned vehicle is being sold "as-is, where is" with absolutely no warranties and/or guarantees either expressed or implied. Winning bidder must contact seller within (48) hours of auction close to confirm purchase by e-mail. A $500 non-refundable deposit is required within (2) business days of auction close. Remainder of selling price is due within (5) business days of auction end. All funds must be in the form of a cashier’s check, certified bank check, wire transfer or cash. If there is no confirmation, seller has the right to offer the vehicle to other bidders. Buyer is responsible for all transport costs. This auction and your bid/participation in this auction are binding contracts and will be dutifully, lawfully enforced.

Seller reserves the right to end the auction early without any liability to the seller.



On Jan-16-17 at 09:55:16 PST, seller added the following information:

Here are two photos of the back seat area:

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