Up for auction is a 1972 Plymouth Duster that is in SURVIVOR condition. It retains it's original paint, interior, glass,drivetrain, fender tag and build sheet. The current actual mileage is 48,185 and has had only four documented owners. The original owner ordered this car from Schwartzwald Chrysler Plymouth Inc. of Alexandria, Minnesota and kept it until 1998.
DESCRIPTION OF CAR
Body: All original body panels and FY1 Lemon Twist paint. There are some small paint chips and door dings and some light surface rust on the bottom of the rockers. The paint has a nice gloss to it. The car is factory undercoated, as ordered. The 340 stripes were added by the second owner, the car was ordered with body side molding which deleted the stripe. The bumpers are original. The wheel lip moldings were added by the dealer after delivery. The black hood paint is thin at the cowl, but still presentable.
Drivetrain: Numbers matching 340 V-8 and 4-speed transmission with a 3.23 sure grip differential. The original owner added headers two weeks after taking delivery of the car. The second owner replaced the headers & exhaust system with a modern TTI aluminized exhaust system and at that time added a mini starter. The heater core, water pump, spark plugs, filters and carburator have been either replaced or rebuilt by previous owners. Within the last 6 months, I replaced the fuel pump, 2 freeze plugs, clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing as the original finally went bad. Engine compartment still retains it's original carburator, hoses, alternator, radiator, fan, voltage regulator, distributor and ignition box.
Suspension: The rear springs have been replaced and the drive shaft has been balanced. Upper and lower control arm bushings, idler arm and shocks were replaced and the car has been aligned. The brake system has been rebuilt and within the last 6 months it was again inspected and the brake fluid was flushed.
Wheels: Rallye wheels with E70-14 RWL bias ply tires are on the car now, but this car was ordered with the steel wheels, hubcaps and blackwall tires.
Interior: 100% original. The bench seat on the driver side has a 1" section where the seam is starting to separate. The tach was added by the original owner and remains on the car today. Everything electrical is in working order, even down to the seatbelt and door buzzers.
Trunk: Has it's orginal bumper jack and hardware. The trunk mat and fiberboard have been replaced. The spare tire is original, but has been on the ground. There is no rust in the spare tire well.
Options: AM radio with rear speaker and fader switch, power disc brakes, 4-speed transmission, manual steering, FY1 Lemon Twist paint, black performance hood paint and the vinyl body side molding.
Items that will be included with the sale of the car are:
Original Items: 14" steel wheels (4 each), 4 hubcaps, tire, heater core, fuel pump, starter, exhaust manifolds and hardware, exhaust tips, body side molding and fan belt.
New Items: Factory reproduction exhaust tips, head pipes for the stock manifolds that will work with the TTI exhaust system, 1 pint of black hood paint, car cover, cooling hose set, fan belt and radiator clamps.
Again, this is a highly documented car with known owner history. Actual mileage is stated on the title, and good amount of documentation including selling dealership information, picture history and repair receipts are included. The car has been featured in three publications and was invited to participate in the survivor tent at Chryslers at Carlisle in 2010. This car has been very well cared for by all of it's owners and runs & drives as it should.
Car is sold AS IS with no warranty. The buyer is responsible for all transportation arrangements. Feel free to contact me with any additional questions.