Posts Tagged ‘plymouth’

Delivering the Promise – 1975 Plymouth Duster

March 2, 2016

The Plymouth Duster was one of those ambiguously named cars – the name’s reference to “dusting” anyone at a street race should have probably been “Dusted”, particularly when set up with an emissions-control-choked slant six. Competing with cars like the Ford Maverick, it also provided an alternative to imports like Toyota’s Corona and the VW Beetle. Though more modern, it still failed to achieve the sense of quality the imports provided, and is arguably one of the many death throes of “old Detroit”. That said, it is a part of our history, and in the 4 elapsed decades since the cars were built, the aftermarket has risen up to fill in the shortcomings of the original design. A good example of that is this 1975 Plymouth Duster for sale for $3499 in Portland, OR.

1975 Plymouth Duster right front



When I’m 64, Part 1 – 1950 Plymouth P15 Special Deluxe

August 15, 2014

It’s always nice to see significantly older cars out on the road, and they’ve been such a rare sight for many years that they have nearly the same visual impact as a modern exotic, for much less money. Needless to say, you won’t be getting to 60 in 3 seconds, or doing 200mph, but who does that anyway, outside of the context of a race track? Simple, reliable, and drivable, early 1950s American cars have the charm of a country just waking up from putting everything on pause for the sake of the war. Check out this 1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe for sale for $3995 in Happy Valley, OR.

1950 Plymouth Special Deluxe left front


Straight Outta Compton – 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

July 25, 2014

Smaller Mopar cars are not terribly popular here, perhaps because for the longest time, you could get stuck behind a smoking one of these doing five under the speed limit. Of course, things are different now, and these cars are mostly survivors that are at least in decent mechanical shape, and driven by young hipsters instead of old grandmas. Both were attracted by some of the key characteristics of these (and the related Valiants), including the distinctive styling and the cockroach-like slant six. The latter is great in terms of its ability to survive adverse conditions, but cockroaches aren’t exactly universally popular. Check out this 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, for sale for $3500 in Mission Hills, CA.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda right front