This 1971 Plymouth Duster gets a 340 V8 upgrade

For the 1971 model year, Plymouth rolled more than 185,000 Dusters off of its assembly lines, but only 12,886 of them were equipped with the 340 package, which included the 340cid V8 engine with twin-snorkel air cleaner and dual exhaust, floor-shifted manual transmission, heavy-duty suspension, special gauges/instrument panel, Duster grille and accent stripes.

The Pick of the Day wasn’t one of those Duster 340s — at least not when it came out of a Plymouth assembly plant. However, it has been transformed into what appears to be an extremely well-done 1971 Plymouth Duster 340 clone.

“Car wasn’t always a 340, began life as a slant-6, but was never abused, never raced and with just over 13,000 original miles, it was a fantastic place to start,” notes the private seller, who is located in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and is advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.

“The

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