1971 Plymouth Duster 340 B7 Blue, Restored Show Car, Disc Brakes, Power Steering

1971 Plymouth Duster

Condition: Used
Make: Plymouth
Model: Duster
Year: 1971
Mileage: 111,875
Color: Blue
Engine: 340/422ci
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, United States

Description for Plymouth Duster 1971

1971 Plymouth Duster (VL29G1E139xxx) 340c.i. auto with bucket seats, stunning B7 Blue paint, power steering and front disc brakes! The Duster was a factory 318 car and has been upgraded to the 340. This is truly an awesome example of a performance street/show car that is very tastefully restored and retained many of it’s stock items. The Duster’s 340 is actually stroked to a 422c.i. small block making 452HP on the dyno all on pump gas and being extremely street friendly!!! The Duster was built to be a fun street/show car not a race car. The Duster has a sharkstooth grille, bucket seats, Turbo Action shifter and console, 8 ¾ rear with 4.10 gears, posi traction, front disc brakes, power steering, original AM radio, stunning high gloss B7 Blue base/clear paint, 340 side and trunk stripe, six pack fiberglass hinged hood, 15” Weld wheels, fender mount turn signals and a ton of very high end engine, suspension and performance items I will mention later! I just finished a light freshen-up restoration from top to bottom and has been completely checked over. All of the body numbers match on the rad support, VIN tag, original fender tag and still has the original door VIN decal with a build date of 2 - 1971. This is an absolutely beautiful car and one of the nicest 1971 Dusters that you will find in this price range in this condition and a CA car with all it’s original sheet metal!!! Many receipts from the build and a color copy of the California title from 1995 will be included in the sale. The Duster was also in the January 2015 issue of Mopar Muscle Magazine for a Dyno shootout at the Mopar Nationals!

Paint and body

The body is in excellent shape and all the panels appear to be original and are very straight with excellent body lines! The super high-gloss deep clear coat shine was just professionally wet sanded with 2000, 2,500 and 3000 grit paper to achieve a high caliber ultra finish. This long process alone took over 50 hours and the finish shows it! The Duster’s sheet metal is believed to be original and you can clearly see all the factory spot welds. The trunk floor, trunk extensions, floor boards and frame rails are super clean and original. The CA bodied Duster was painted over 15 years ago (PPG base/clear) and looks like it just came out of the paint booth and looks fantastic! There are only a couple flaws in the paint. There are a few very small chips that have been brush touched-up and only a couple very small scratches that were also touched-up (shown in photos). These are very minor but I like to be descriptive as possible and are shown in the other photos. The bottoms of the doors and wheel well lips are also clean and in excellent shape! The six pack fiberglass hood is the good AAR made in the USA hinged hood that is painted organisol black. The doors open and close excellent with the ease of a finger and even the door latches and strikers were cleaned and polished. PLEASE CALL ME AT 412-496-1439 AND I WILL BE GLAD TO DO A COMPLETE WALK AROUND OF THE DUSTER, THANKS, CHAD.


The glass is in very good condition with only a few very minor marks. The front windshield is newer and in excellent shape. The passenger side glass and rear glass have a few minor scratches but overall very nice condition. The driver side door glass has several marks and scratches but none really deep and have never been an issue (they may buff out). All windows operate as should. The front and rear bumpers are in excellent condition and appear to have been rechromed. The window trim is very clean and was polished for optimum shine.


The interior has been restored and has newer seat covers, newer carpet, trunk divider, headliner, speaker shelf, chrome arm rest bases and pads and door sill plates. The factory gauge cluster is in very nice condition. All the gauges work and operate correctly. Mopar water temp. and oil pressure have been added for accuracy. All lighting works as should including the high/low beams, dome light, tail lights, parking lights, turn signals, four-way flashers, and license plate light. The factory AM radio also works. The E-brake, defrosters, heater, fan, horn and dimmer switch as should. The speedometer works great as well as the odometer. All the A/C dash components and switch controls are all there as only the A/C stuff in the engine bay was removed and was working when remove a few years ago.


The very strong running 340 stroker is a 422 c.i. street engine that makes 452hp at 5,500 rpm (343hp at the rear tires) and made 511ft-lbs of torque all on pump gas with 9.5:1 compression. It is an absolute blast to drive and would not hesitate to drive this car anywhere! The 340 was rebuilt by the previous owner in March of 2014 and I have all the info on the engine and dyno sheets to go with the car. It has a Mopar hydraulic cam .533 lift, Indy TA high flow aluminum heads with 2.05 intake valves, Diamond pistons, H-beam rods, steel crank, ARP bolts and topped off with a Edelbrock RPM air gap intake and 750cfm Quick Fuel black diamond carb with electric choke. The excellent sounding exhaust comes from the best headers ever made for a small block Mopar the TTI nickle chrome 1 ¾ inch tubes with 2 ½ inch pipes and Flowmaster mufflers! The 1972 340 has a casting date of 9-27-71 and a casting number of 2780930-340-5. It is cooled by an excellent Wizards aluminum radiator and aluminum fan shroud. The rebuilt HD 727 transmission shifts beautifully whether it be easy street driving or performance driving! It is backed up by a 10” street Turbo Action convertor and HD flex plate. The 8 ¾ has 4.10 gears and a posi center section. The suspension has been done a few years ago and is in great shape. It has been checked over and has newer tie-rod ends, brand new tubular upper and lower control arms with new bushings, newer idler arm, newer front/rear shocks, rear leaf springs and new front end alignment. This perfect drive train combo has excellent performance, cools great and handles awesome. This is a very tight and excellent running show condition 340 Duster!


You can view additional photos (64) on my shutterfly



N95 V5X Y16 END

GY8 U A01 G33 H51 L31

GY8 L4Y3 GY4 211 107378

E44 D31 VL29 G1E 139xxx

Decoding of Fender Tag: Bottom to Top, Left to Right




318-2 Barrel


Light Duty 904 Automatic Transmission TorqueFlite


V = Plymouth Valiant / Duster

L = Low

29 = 2 Door Sports Hardtop


G = 318 230HP 1-2BBL 8 CYL

1 = 1971

E = Los Angeles, CA, USA


Sequence Number '139XXX'


Paint Code: Gold Metallic


Trim Grade/Style/Color

L = Low

4 = Vinyl Split Bench w/ Center Armrest

Y3 = Light Gold


Upper Door Frame: Gold


Date Built: 2 / 11 / 1971


Order Number: 107378


Roof Type OR Color: Gold Metallic


Built to Specifications for USA Order


Light Package


Left Hand Outside Mirror - Manual / Chrome


A/C Single Air /w Heater


Hood / Fender Mount Turn Signal


CA Exhaust Emission Control


Black - Moldings - Protective Insert Body Side


Sales Bank Car


End of Codes


· Temp Sender, Oil Sender

· Mopar Air cleaner and valve covers

· Mopar Oil and Water Gauges

· Complete Engine Build in 2014

· Fuel Filter, Brad Penn High Performance Oil and Oil Filter

· Heater Hoses and factory clamps

· Upper & Lower Rad Hoses

· Wiper Blades

· Plugs, Taylor (made in USA) Wires, Cap and Rotor

· High torque mini starter

· Windshield washer bottle

· Re-chromed bumpers

· All Interior items (as mentioned above)

· Fuel pump

· 2 ½ ” Exhaust System with TTI Headers and Factory Correct Chrome Tips

· Alternator

· Wiper motor restored

· Door handles

· Chrome arm rest bases

· Reverse light harness and switch

· Front end alignment

· Voltage Regular

· Black carpet

· Valve cover gaskets

· ECU box FBO USA made with rev limiter

· FBO Electronic Distributor

· Starter Relay

· B & M Deep Aluminum Tranny Pan

· Turbo Action Shifter with Console

· Frame Connectors

· Tubular Upper and Lower Control Arms

· Wizards Cooling Aluminum Radiator and Shroud

· AAR Fiberglass Six Pack Hood

· Positive and negative wires

· New antifreeze

· Complete Professional Show Car Wet Sanding and Buffing

· Please note there is no spare tire but there is a factory jack assembly

I typically restore and finish around 10 Mopars a year and have been working on them for more than 30 years. I do every one as if it were my own to keep. I put a lot of time, effort, pride and money in the cars I offer for sale which is evident when viewing one of my cars compared to others for sale. This is one of the few cars you can view in person and say that it is actually nicer than the photos. I strongly believe the first person to view the car in person will buy it!!!



You won’t be disappointed with this beautiful restored 1971 340 Duster. It’s an incredible looking car, in beautiful condition and ready to drive and enjoy. Please take the time to look at the small details of the restoration and you you’ll see how awesome this Duster is.

I can assure you won’t find a nicer 1971 Duster of this caliber for my asking price. I am not interested in trades, sorry. Always feel free to call me with any questions, I have no problem discussing this car in complete detail with you and actually encourage you to do so.I purchased cars over the internet and I know the concerns and can set you mind at ease. I am critical and again will GLADLY discuss the car with you in complete detail over the phone as long as you are a serious buyer with the funds to buy. Call 412-496-1439, Chad. I am happy to show the car to you, please call to arrange so if you wish or please hire a third party inspection so there are no issues and you are sure it is exactly what you want.


No Warranty, As-Is, Buyer Pays Shipping, Non-Refundable $1000 Deposit (cash, money order, certified bank check or bank wire only) due within 48 hours of winning bid. Buyer must contact me within 24 hours of winning bid (412-496-1439) or the sale is void and car re-sold. Final Payment (cash or bank wire only… any bank checks MUST clear before vehicle is released). All bank/certified checks take at least 10 business days to clear the bank, so I highly recommend and prefer cash or bank wire transfers. Vehicle pick-up is due within two weeks of deposit unless we come to a different written agreement. Failure to pick-up the vehicle within designated time voids sale and forfeits deposit. Serious buyers only… please be sure you have the funds to purchase… I can’t wait for your settlement to happen. We will leave feedback. I highly recommend you view the car or hire a third party inspector. Again, I am happy to discuss the car in complete detail. I can’t stress this enough PLEASE CALL me I will answer all your questions honestly.

I reserve the right to end the auction early. I will sell to international buyers, ONLY if you message me first and have a solid ebay rating!

Please note this sale shall be construed under and in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. All parties agree that any disputes with regard to the duties or obligations involving this sale shall only be presented to the court of Common Pleas of Beaver County, Beaver, Pennsylvania and consent to the jurisdiction of such court.