Ride Of The Week 10/19/2020: Kevin Troup's 1974 Plymouth Duster
Updated: Nov 17, 2020
MOPAR or No Car
The teenage years are a highly impressionable time for many. For Kevin Troup, the tender age of 16 turned him on to MOPARs with the purchase of a 1972 Plymouth Satellite and he hasn’t looked back since.
That car is long gone. Life: marriage, kids, responsibility got in the way, but he swore, he’d own a muscle car again. About two years ago, he began his search. He actually considered at bowtie, placing a deposit on a 1970 Chevelle. However, he remembered the creedo, “MOPAR or no car”, and pulled his deposit at the last moment.
Thinking back to his youth, he recalled an image of a 1972 Duster, on display at Smeltz Chrysler-Plymouth in the early 1970s in Sunbury, PA. So, he started a search for a Duster and found, quite possibly, the most beautiful shade of blue to ever adorn Detroit steel, B5 Blue! Once he saw that color with the white stripes and vinyl landau top, he was hooked.
He did do some work to it, as the car had been done to pro-touring standard, lowered with big Foose Wheels. He raised the ride height 3 inches and installed a set of Cragar S/S mags, added power brakes and rewired the entire car. The result is a faithful restoration from the waning days of the Detroit muscle era!
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