1971 Plymouth Duster 408ci

1971 Plymouth Duster for sale in Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States

Condition: Used
Item location: Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Duster
Type: Coupe
Year: 1971
Mileage: 4,550
VIN: VL29C1B311926
Color: CURIOUS YELLOW
Engine size: 408
Number of cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description for Plymouth Duster 1971

1971 Plymouth Duster


Specifications

1971 Plymouth Duster

Vin - VL29C1B311926

GY3 – Curious Yellow

4550 miles since build (76,xxx when build started)


Pros

1. 1971 was one of the best years for Mopar

2. Vehicle has spent its entire life in Arizona

3. Original GY3 for the vehicle (paint is stage 1 respray)

4. Car weighs 2,997lb wet (without driver)

5. One of a kind vehicle

6. Performance goodies

Car has the following Upgrades

1. 5.9L magnum motor stroked to 408ci

-Cast Crank 4” stroke

-Comp Cams 20-228-4 Xtreme Hi-lift Hydraulic Flat Tappet Camshaft

-Ross Racing Pistons W99787

-Edlebrock RPM Aluminum Heads and Intake manifold

-Stock 5.9L magnum rods - magnefluxed

-ARP Rod Bolts

-New push rods and adjustable rocker assembly

-Holley 4160 750 cfm 4 Barrel Carb

-MSD Pro-Billet Magnetic Pickup Distributor

-Protorque mini starter

-Magnecor KV85 8.5mm Spark Plug wires

-Magnum valve covers

-8 quart oil pan

-High volume oil pump

-Windage tray

-New freeze plugs and bearings

-Custom thermostat riser and hosing to help cool rear cylinders

-Schumacher Poly Spool engine mounts

2. 727 manual valve body automatic transmission

3. Turbo Action Cheetah Shifter (reverse pattern)

4. Original 1971 Shark tooth grill

5. Super Stock Leaf springs moved inboard 3”

6. Frame connectors

7. Rocky Mountain aluminum dash with Autometer gauges

8. Fuel cut-off inertia switch

9. Holley Gerotor fuel pump

10. B&M Trans Cooler

11. Aluminum Radiator

-Dual electric fans 4,000 cfm

12. Wilwood 4 Piston Disc brakes (front)

-Proportioning valve

-Brake master cylinder

-10” front spindles

-Larger rebuilt rear drums

13. 8 . Rear end with posi – narrowed

-3.91 gear ratio

14. New brake lines (hard and rubber)

15. 4-point Roll bar

16. Sparco Milano 2 Seats

17. Schroth 4-point harness

18. Yukon Heavy Duty Axles

19. New gas tank

-new fuel sending unit

20. New windshield - was replaced to modify dash and paint vehicle

-All other glass is original

21. New door and trunk weather-stripping

22. TTI headers

23. X-pipe exhaust with turn down tips

24. AAR 6-pak Fiberglass (liftoff) hood

-Hood pins

-Custom intake shield seals to hood

25. Front suspension completely rebuilt

26. EZ wiring vehicle harness

-Fuses and relays located in glove box

27. New dash pad

28. ARP 3in wheel studs

29. 100 Amp Alternator

30. Electrical Cut-off for track use

31. Battery relocated to trunk

32. New Driveshaft

-Driveshaft hoop for track use

33. New torque convertor

34. RAAMmat BXT sound deadening

35. Custom AAR stripe with Duster and engine size incorporated

36. New stereo components and amp

37. Custom door panels

-cord to release door

38. New headlights

39. Slant 6 torsion bars for weight transfer during acceleration


Cons

1. No horn

2. Passenger side dent from me falling into body

3. Rear panel had dents due to original owner backing into light pole

4. Only rust on vehicle was spare tire well

-Replaced spare tire well

5. No Heater or A/C

6. Wipers are not hooked up

7. Some rock chips from driving and enjoying the car here in the desert

8. Some of the interior fabric has faded

9. Passenger side of sharktooth grill has a section missing – this is how I received the grill

10. Fiberglass hood rubs on driver side fender near firewall


Detailed Maintenance History

2007 – bought vehicle

2010 – Finish building vehicle

2011 – Oil change, oil filter, and coolant changed

2012 - Oil change, oil filter, and coolant changed

10-19-2013 2079 miles – Oil change, oil filter and coolant changed. Installed new comp cam

magnum lifters due to faulty retaining clips

7-6-2014 3141 miles – Bleed brakes with fresh fluid

9-5-2015 3678 miles – Oil change, oil filter, found right rear wheel cylinder leaking

9-12-2015 – Replace right rear wheel cylinder components (rebuild kit)

10-3-2015 4104 miles – Change speedo gear and transmission fluid

10-7-2017 4586 miles – Oil change, oil filter, and coolant changed. Replace belt and spark plugs.


Ownership History

1. Robert H Gibbens - Original owner bought the vehicle in Tucson, Arizona 1971 Until 1994

2. Jerry D Livingston – Second owner living in Tucson, Arizona 1994-2007

3. Jonathan Madonia – Phoenix, Arizona Fall 2007 thru Present


Additional items Included

1. Second set of wheels and tires for drag strip

-Cragar wheels

-15x4.5 and 15x10

-specific lug nuts

2. Original Operator’s Manual

3. USB of the build photos, receipts, etc

4. Log book from Original owner, insurance cards

5. Log Book from when build finished

6. Copy of transfer title in 1996


Conclusion

The purpose of the build was to create a one off unique street/strip vehicle. No other Plymouth

Duster or its sister Dodge Demon looks or acts like it. The car throws you into the seat off the

line, pulling like a freight train through the all gears. Yet, still manageable around town to cruise

and enjoy the scenery. The car was designed to be driven and enjoyed partly because it started

life off as a slant 6, automatic, bench seat base vehicle. Today, the vehicle is a good

representation of a Mopar Classic combining the best of modern technology and classic styling.


Why am I selling this car?

I have many memories with this vehicle and have enjoyed a decade of smiles, laughs, and

burning rubber. But I am looking for more excitement, particularly from road circuit courses. I

am in search of an Italian vehicle to road race and complete my Italian bike collection. The

history of my youth working with Ferraris has led me to pursue one.


Pricing

It is hard to price a vehicle modified in a way to enhance the performance and reliability yet

compete with a fully restored 1971 Plymouth Duster 340. On the other hand, it is one of the

most desirable years for Mopar with the sharktooth grill, curious yellow paint only offered in

1971, and favorable performance parts.

I would categorize this car as a quality driver that can still be shown at car shows.

I have priced this car at $25,000 – which all things considered should be in a sweet spot for

buyers based on what has been done and is included.


Jonathan Madonia


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