Vintage Ride of the Week: 1974 Plymouth Duster

1974 Plymouth DusterI’ve frequently seen this car around the intersection of New Hampshire Ave. and Upshur Street, NW.

The Duster was introduced in 1970 to compete with Ford’s slightly smaller semi-fastback Maverick compact and Chevrolet’s slightly larger semi-fastback Nova. Unlike the Maverick and the Nova, however, the Duster only was available in a two door coupe.

1974 was a banner year for the Duster. Buyers continued to come into the Plymouth dealers in high volume, driving away every Duster that could be built. Style wise, the 1974 was a pass. No major changes at all, except under the hood. The 360 cubic inch V-8 was introduced to replace the 340.

You can read more Duster history here>>
1974 Plymouth Duster
1974 Plymouth Duster


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