1971 Plymouth Duster 1:18 scale diecast car in Violet with a white and black interior from the Ertl American Muscle Elite Edition. This diecast car features opening hood, doors, and trunk, folding seats, 340, movable steering, white stripe and lettering, and much more.
Plymouth Duster information: The Plymouth Duster debuted in late 1969 as a 1970 model and was a sporty version of the Plymouth Valiant. The Duster featured curvy exterior styling and a rounded fastback look for the rear. The front end was the same as the Valiant. The interior was pure Valiant.
The Duster was available with a variety of engines, ranging from two slant six cylinder engines to either a 318 V8 or a high performance 340 V8 rated at 275 bhp. It was the 340 V8, coupled with the Duster's extremely low price that made it a hit. The base price was a mere $2,172 and included just the 198 Slant Six. However, any performance buyer would go straight to the 340 V8 option. For a mere $400, this option added the 340 V8 with four barrel carb, dual exhausts. At a total price of just $2,547, the Plymouth Duster 340 was much cheaper than either a Plymouth Road Runner ($2,900) or Mustang Mach I ($3,300).