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#1301342 - 09/09/12 06:59 PM 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR"
dmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
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Loc: Virginia's Eastern Shore
Thought I would share a few words and pics of my latest obsession.....I purchased this amazing original condition low mileage
1972 340 Duster back in August. Special ordered on March 21, 1972 by the original owner through Glover Chrysler Plymouth
of Asheville N.C. with a scheduled production date of April 19th 1972. The car arrived April 26th and began it's well cared for
and pampered life in Asheville at the hands of an extremely diligent and fussy owner. For the next 22 years this car led a life
of luxury few cars seldom see. In the spring of 1994 with only a scant 27,000 miles owner and car parted ways and it was time
for a new "caretaker" to carry on the life the Duster was accustomed to. Several owners later, and a 7 year stint in the Floyd
Garrett Muscle Car Museum in Sevierville, Tn. it was time for the Formal Black Duster to once again search out a new home.
Purchased by a prominent collector in White Plains, N.Y. on April 28th of this year the Duster would only remain in his
possession for approx 3 months after which time yours truly noticed it for sale on the www. Unable to pass up a 72 in
this condition & originality I knew exactly who the next caretaker was going to be.

This car continues to retain 100% of it's original Formal Black factory applied hue along with 100% of it's factory black bucket
seat interior. Originally ordered with the V5X body side moldings, these were removed by owner two in favor of the
more aggressive 340 stripes w/callouts. Options are as follows, auto 727 transmission, power assisted front disk brakes,
electronic ignition, upgraded bucket seat interior/carpet, rally road wheels with RWL Goodyear polyglas E-70 14 tires,
factory undercoat w/hood insulation pad, 2 watt AM radio & of course the aformentioned body side moldings.
The factory original front headpipes are still in place and are in very good condition. The original factory exhaust tips
were replaced in 1994 with a set of NOS that continue to show as new.

Documentation includes the buyers order, invoice with trade-in, 3 build sheets, (sheet under drivers seat still there),
consumer information sheet, 22 years of N.C safety inspection records with mileage recorded, Chrysler Plymouth owners club
card, owners manual, warranty booklet & numerous early photo's of car and original owner.

With only 35,272 miles logged and the over the top care this car has experienced it has to be one of if not the highest
"Survivor" quality 340 Duster's in existence and is a prime candidate for use as a restoration reference. Only 1.6% of Plymouth Duster's and Valiant's in 1972 were painted in TX9 (Formal Black). The least popular color.......

My how things have changed!

Hope you guys/gals enjoy the pics and info....
















































































Edited by dmoore (10/24/12 06:45 PM)

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#1301343 - 09/09/12 07:26 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Spokane Washington
Very nice! The only thing I'd change would be getting rid of the white stripe in lou of a black stripe. My first instinct would be side moldings but since they are gone I'd just go with the black stripe.


Soooooooo nice that the engine doesn't appear to have been painted! Now I need a bazillion detail photos with the air cleaner removed please!

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#1301344 - 09/09/12 07:32 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
NV69B7RR Offline
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I am truly amazed at how you keep finding these Duster survivors! That is beautiful!! As usual more pics please!

Can you focus your survivor radar on looking for a 70 Swinger 340 for me in few months?


Edited by NV69B7RR (09/09/12 07:40 PM)
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#1301345 - 09/09/12 07:36 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
Three40 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/05
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Loc: Texas
WOW!!! dmoore. I thought how could you top the Lemon Twist 72 Duster 340 you had.Then you did just that and bought the super sweet White 72 Duster 340. Now you have topped that with this absolutely gorgeous Formal Black 72 Duster 340!!! Two thumbs up bud I love the 72s as well and that car is stunning.It is amazing to see someone took such great care of that car and did not beat it into the ground like most Duster 340s of the day were. Keep the pictures coming and congrats on a truly remarkable car.

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#1301346 - 09/09/12 07:51 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
Va58 Offline
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Registered: 01/28/12
Posts: 15
Loc: Smithfield Virginia
As nice of a 72 as you will ever find. Went over this car in length last weekend. The pictures just don't do it justice...

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#1301347 - 09/09/12 07:51 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
RJS Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Quote:

Very nice! The only thing I'd change would be getting rid of the white stripe in lou of a black stripe. My first instinct would be side moldings but since they are gone I'd just go with the black stripe.


Soooooooo nice that the engine doesn't appear to have been painted! Now I need a bazillion detail photos with the air cleaner removed please!




I was agreeing with you Scott butt...
That picture of back in the day is the ONLY way to go too cool!!!!

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#1301348 - 09/09/12 08:12 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
340wedge Offline
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Registered: 09/18/03
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Yikes, that one's nice!
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#1301349 - 09/09/12 08:39 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: 340wedge]
dmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1005
Loc: Virginia's Eastern Shore
Thanks guys! A truly phenominal car in every respect...Scott you need to fly out here with several camera's! There are details all over this car! I will have the car on my lift for the first time this week but I can tell you the original shocks front and rear are still in place...more undercar pics to follow

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#1301350 - 09/09/12 09:52 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
JDMopar Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 7773
Loc: Candler,NC / Myrtle Beach, SC
Nice car Dave! I remember seeing it around town when I was a kid. There was another NICE black 72 340 Duster around here with white interior. I put a lot of groceries in the white interior car when I worked as a sacking technician at Ingles. Sad story on what happened to that one, so I won't post it here. Again, congrats on finding such a nice Duster.
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#1301351 - 09/09/12 10:27 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
RUNCHARGER Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 15251
Loc: Chilliwack B.C. Canada
Gorgeous: I'm getting old, I prefer the moldings too.

Sheldon

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#1301352 - 09/09/12 11:05 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: RUNCHARGER]
RoadRunnerJD Offline
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Gorgeous: I'm getting old, I prefer the moldings too.

Sheldon



Dave, you must have been holding back on us at Carlisle in July? Congratulations? If it was mine, I wouldn't change the stripe or anything at this point. Even if you could remove it with no paint damage, where would you get NOS chrome trim? I think just having the documentation for the cars history is good enough unless you have strong feelings about restoring it? The car looks great!

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#1301353 - 09/10/12 08:11 AM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: RoadRunnerJD]
dmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
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Loc: Virginia's Eastern Shore
Hey John! Honest, I had no clue of things to come back in July Timing is everything! Changing the stripe at this point is not an option of course....restoring it? Surely you jest

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#1301354 - 09/10/12 08:22 AM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
79machocharger Offline
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Registered: 10/07/04
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Loc: ME
Dave I dont know how you keep finding these survivor 72 dusters. Very very nice car!!

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#1301355 - 09/10/12 08:23 AM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: NV69B7RR]
dmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
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Thanks Brent! I'll see what I can do.......how's that beautiful 71 com'n?

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#1301356 - 09/10/12 08:36 AM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: 79machocharger]
dmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1005
Loc: Virginia's Eastern Shore
Quote:

Dave I dont know how you keep finding these survivor 72 dusters. Very very nice car!!




Hey Ryan It's definitely not easy but I'm gett'n better at it! Ha! Here's to a warm Maine winter

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#1301357 - 09/10/12 09:07 AM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: dmoore]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 41171
Loc: Spokane Washington
Dmoore, any chance that youv'e upgraded or changed any parts on that car? Like maybe the fuel filter, battery, etc?

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#1301358 - 09/10/12 10:12 AM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
gtx6970 Offline
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Registered: 06/28/03
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This the same car Gary Garren used to have ?

And why is the fuel filter before the pump and not after in the line between the pump and the carb ?
Is the steel line all hard line pump to carb ?

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#1301359 - 09/10/12 10:15 AM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: gtx6970]
ScottSmith_Harms Offline
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Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 41171
Loc: Spokane Washington
That reminds me.....Is the grille molded in black or grey plastic?

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#1301360 - 09/10/12 12:14 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: ScottSmith_Harms]
dmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1005
Loc: Virginia's Eastern Shore
Quote:

Dmoore, any chance that youv'e upgraded or changed any parts on that car? Like maybe the fuel filter, battery, etc?




Scott, I replaced the aftermarket plastic fuel filter with a restoration piece from Dante...the only other item I replaced was the voltage reg of which it had one of those silver after market units. Of course the battery is not original....

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#1301361 - 09/10/12 12:17 PM Re: 1972 FORMAL BLACK 340 DUSTER "SURVIVOR" [Re: gtx6970]
dmoore Offline
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 1005
Loc: Virginia's Eastern Shore
Quote:

This the same car Gary Garren used to have ?

And why is the fuel filter before the pump and not after in the line between the pump and the carb ?
Is the steel line all hard line pump to carb ?




Yes it is, Gary owned the car 3 times actually....the fuel filter is before the pump because that is where they were originally....71's were after of course....and yes the original one piece steel line is correct for 72.

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