Classic Rebuilt Mopar Performance 360 V8 (5.9L) Trail Duster 4x4 Rock Crawler

1979 Plymouth Trail Duster (Ram Charger)

Make: Plymouth
Model: Trail Duster (Ram Charger)
SubModel: Sport
Type: Convertible
Year: 1979
Mileage: 141,000
VIN: AA0JE9C143899
Engine: 360 V8 (5.9L)
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: 4WD
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Tucson, Arizona, United States
4-Wheel Drive, CD Player, Convertible

Description for Plymouth Trail Duster (Ram Charger) 1979

PLYMOUTH TRAILDUSTER:This great running and driving '79 Plymouth Trailduster 4x4 convertible is basically the same as a Dodge Ramcharger.It's a 1 family truck from the desert of Southern Arizona so there's absolutely no rust. It was under restoration when I acquired it from an Estate Sale out in the Tucson styx. It was complete except for the wiring and the new dash components which I had professionally completed. Here's a link to the Wikipedia history of these vehicles which shows how cool they look with the convertible top removed:
MECHANICALS:The factory 360 CID V8 (5.9L) runs great being freshly professionally rebuilt. Virtually every component from the crank up is new or restored, complete with high compression pistons and an aluminum intake. New hooker headers and a new Edelbrock Performer carb complete the build. Starts every time with a turn of the key on pump gas. No smoke, no knocks, no leaks, no issues. Runs cool with a refurbished 4 core radiator.
Here's a You Tube video of a cold start:
The engine bay was cleaned up with streamlined new wiring and a new fuse block.
New dual Flowmaster exhaust sounds nice and throaty but not too loud.
Factory Torque Flight 727 automatic transmission shifts nicely. A shift kit was installed along with a recent service.
Steering feels tight with a new Borgesen steering shaft.
4x4 transfer case works as designed.
A 2 inch body lift was installed which allows the clearance of brand new33 inch BFG All Terrain tires mounted and balanced on newblack aluminum rims.
INTERIOR:A 6 point roll cage was installed.
All new Jegs gauges were installed with a digital speedometer, tachometer, oil pressure, coolant temperature, volts, and fuel, plus a new Grant GT steering wheel.
There's a big new center console between the seats for storage.
The interior floor has been bedlined.
The seats are comfy but were not designed to be permanent. Much of interior, like seats, belts and speakers has been left unfinished for the new owner to make their own, plus the window seal felt strips are missing from the doors.The factory back seat will be included but the fabric needs restored. The receipts show a new steering column was purchased from Summit racing which looks and works great but required previous owner to install a new ignition tumbler on the far left side of the dash in an odd spot close to the roll bar.
A roof rack has been added to the removable convertible top.
FRAME & BODY:This truck has absolutely no rust and has never been wrecked. The left front fender and door were added from a different color donor truck because the originals had sufficient wrinkles in them that it would have required bondo to smooth out. They have absolutely no rust or bondo on them but I painted them primer. Otherwise the paint appears all original with no bondo except for a small section (last picture) on the left rear near the wheel well where you can see a small patch of filler starting to crack. I didn't like the look of the factory trim strips running down the sides of the fenders so I removed them and ground the metal studs down smooth. The front grill is missing the turn signals.
PAPERWORK:Clean and notarized Arizona title is ready to go showing 41k miles so I'm assuming 141k miles. A packet with thousands of dollars (the Estate claimed $13k but I didn't add them up) in receipts is included.
INSURANCE:Because it's over 25 years old this SUV is not only eligible for historic plates in any State but also it's eligible for Collector Car insurance from outfits like Grundy Worldwide or Haggerty which only costs $12 per month for a $10,000 stated full coverage policy. That's right, a full coverage policy is only $12 per month and emissions are forever waived. Also note that because it is titled as a station wagon it does not require mud flaps nor does it need special plates to drive on a boulevard in a big city.
INVESTMENT:Because they're rare classic convertible 4x4's, these Trail Dusters typically go up in value every year even while you drive them, providing one of the best investments in the automotive world today.
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BUYER NOTE:For those new to eBay or nervous about buying a vehicle over the internet, that's understandable, but think about this for a moment. I've been selling vintage 4x4's along with vintage parts on eBay for 18 years. Some 15 years ago I happened to sell a vintage Early Bronco to an eBay seller who runs a large scale pawn shop in Philadelphia with tens of thousands of feedbacks and he taught me this important eBay rule of thumb. Every positive feedback is worth about a dollar of trust. That means if you're buying something, say a special vintage carburetor for $300, then ideally the seller will have at least 300 positive feedbacks. This is just an ideal rule of thumb mind you. It's not etched in stone but rather a simple guideline or compass for action. So if there's somebody's selling a $8,000 vehicle with only 32 feedbacks I'd be leery. Doesn't mean it's not legit, it's just that there's not much track record. By contrast if a seller's asking $8k for a vehicle and has more than 12k positive feedbacks, well then you can rest easier for you can ask yourself why would they risk throwing away their whole business model, their decades old hard earned feedback reputation for only $8k? The answer is they wouldn't.
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SHIPPING:All shipping arrangements and costs are the responsibility of the buyer however we will always help your shipper coordinate the loading to the best of our ability. It all begins by calling the number above. Figure shipping any vehicle East of the Mississippi is about a grand. West is less. We will store the vehicle free for 21 days after sale. There is a $15 per day storage fee thereafter unless other arrangements are pre-dickered. Note that many naive rookie eBayers imagine that they'll jump on a plane to Tucson, pay in cash in person, and drive home. In most cases that's wrong. Not because the Jeep will have issues but rather because you won't get cheap airfare to Tucson, you won't have legal plates driving home, the wind noise on long highway drives will drive you nuts, and the overall trip costs (plus gas) is way more than you think.
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