Gold Duster

Beefed Up 318 V8: 1973 Plymouth Gold Duster

As a compact, the Plymouth Valiant wasn’t exactly an exciting automobile in the late 1960s. To draw younger buyers into dealer showrooms, the powers-that-be created the Duster fastback in 1970 and it quickly became quite popular. While it shared… more»

No Reserve 1973 Plymouth Gold Duster V8

The Duster was perhaps Plymouth’s big success story of the 1970s. They took a Valiant compact and grafted on a new fastback body from the cowl back. The result was sales of nearly 1.3 million copies from 1970 to… more»

Needs Some Love: 1973 Plymouth Gold Duster

It is fair to say that most people like a bargain and will seldom look a gift horse in the mouth. Vehicle manufacturers recognize this, which is why so many release special editions. Those cars effectively cost the company… more»

Upscale Trim Package: 1974 Plymouth Gold Duster

I remember seeing Dusters all over the place in our town when I was growing up in the seventies, and it wasn’t unusual to spot its Dodge counterpart, the Demon, running around our streets either.  My sister had a… more»

Time Capsule: 1974 Plymouth Gold Duster

While it is by no means a hard and fast rule, you can often tell a lot about a person by the car they drive. Take this 1974 Plymouth Gold Duster, for example. Its six-cylinder motor and automatic transmission… more»

Small-Block Survivor: 1973 Plymouth Gold Duster

Wanting to give their customers a sporty compact car, the folks at Plymouth came up with the Duster, a 2-door fastback based on the Valiant. While it used the latter’s front clip, the car had all-new sheet metal from… more»

Original Paint: 1973 Plymouth Gold Duster

Plymouth breathed new life into the functional but boring Valiant line in 1970 by rolling out the Duster fastback. The front clip was all Valiant, but from the windshield back it was a new car. Sales jumped because it… more»

340 V8 Candidate? 1973 Plymouth Gold Duster

The Valiant was a steady performer for Plymouth, but exciting was not a word used to describe it. That changed in 1970 when the Duster was born, a fastback version that allowed it to go head-to-head with the Ford… more»

Gold Strike? 1973 Plymouth Duster

The Valiant was a steady performer for Plymouth, but it was rather boring in sedan trim. Enter the Duster in 1970, a fastback version that suspiciously looked a lot like Ford’s new Maverick. The Duster proved to be a… more»

Parked For 20 Years: 1970 Plymouth Gold Duster

This 1970 Plymouth Gold Duster has been hidden away for more than 20-years. It has recently been revived, and the next owner is going to have to decide exactly how they wish to tackle the restoration of this 1970s… more»