If you are looking for a rare Duster, this is a good one. It is a factory 340 4-speed Duster with the numbers matching motor and transmission that has never been out of the car. The car only has 83k original miles and still has the original carb, exhause manifolds, air cleaner and even the starter motor and master cylinder. The motor runs very good and the transmission shifts smooth.
There is some light rust on the lower part of the car, but the body is stock and original. The whole care only has 83k original miles. The car came from the factory with 3:91 rear axle ratio, but somewhere down the line it was swapped out for 3:23 gears for driving. It still has the proper 8 3/4 rear end housing.
The factory manual disk brakes are in working condition, as is the factory manual steering. No power assisting here.
The car is a factory FJ5 lime green car with side and rear stripes. The rally gauges with tach came with the car from the factory, and they still work. The radiator is also original to the car. The factory front bench seat was upgraded to a correct 70 bucket seats with a new restored covers
The glass is also original and in very good condition. The factory original rubber floor matt with steel kick panels is also with the car. The headliner is coming apart at a couple of the seams. The door panels have speaker holes in the front and the dash pad has a few cracks. The steering wheel is very nice and original with no cracks. Unfortunately the car was in an accident in the early 1970’s that resulted in some damage to the front end that was not fixed correctly. This will need some inner fender work and the front of the frame will also need some work.
The grill is very nice and also original with no breaks. All of the lights work but it will need a turn signal harness for the blinkers. There is a lot of the original paint in many areas on the car with one repaint on the outside body. The trunk is very solid with no holes.
This is a turn key car that runs and drives around the block, or you can spend a weekend and put it on the road for good. Also an excellent candidate for a full restoration if you desired.
UPDATE – We went ahead and did a nice cosmetic cleanup of the gauges that included replacing the gauge faces, new panel and glove box trim, new glove box, new turn signal harness, and a new dash pad. We also fixed the reverse lock out linkage so that all the lights and gauges are properly working now.