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1973 Numbers Matching 340 - 4 SPD Plymouth Duster

Make: Plymouth
Model: Duster
SubModel: 340 - 4SPD
Type: Coupe
Year: 1973
Mileage: 90,459
VIN: VS29H3B227832
Color: Dark Silver Poly
Engine: 340
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada

1973 Plymouth Duster Additional Info:

Although I was a busy eBayer in the past, I haven’t been very active for a few years. I have purchased several cars and sold many items on eBay and I was 100% as a buyer and seller. I want to keep it that way so trust that this listing is presented with honesty and integrity. So….here goes.

VIN: VS29H3B227832

For sale: 1973 Plymouth Duster. THE LAST YEAR OF THE 340 – 4BRL – 4 SPD

A great numbers matching, 340 – 4 speed, 1973 Plymouth Duster. This car, while not absolutely perfect, is in really nice shape. Garry Keay Restorations painted it in the original color (Code JA5, Dark Silver Poly), rebuilt the engine (less than 500 miles on the rebuild) and put many hours of work and money into getting this Duster to the condition it is today. It’s straight, rust free and is almost a show car. Why is it not perfect? Among other things, it does not have the original mufflers (currently has cherry bombs), the voltage regulator is chrome (originally black), the Hurst shifter handle is a Tee handle (originally round cue ball style) and while the interior is all original, it could be detailed/updated as could the dash be detailed to a more perfect condition (which I don’t have the time or inclination). It has a 4-barrel carb, but the factory (Carter) ThermoQuad, while included, is not currently installed (it will need to be rebuilt by someone smarter than me and re-installed to make it factory correct). The fender tag shows that it is supposed to have the high capacity 26” rad, which it does. The car needs a little more TLC and some expense to get it to concours condition, or…as is…could be a daily driver.

The car is registered in Canada, but was originally a Washington State car (no salt on the roads in the Pacific Northwest). As far as I know, I am the second owner with title to be driven. It did belong to the restorer, however he didn’t register it for the road.

I included a photo of the fender tag, and from the online fender tag decoder the details of the original factory options are as follows:

VS29: Plymouth Valiant,Duster - Special 2 Door Sports Hardtop

H33: 340 240HP(net) 1-4BBL 8 CYL


Jefferson Avenue, MI, USA

227832: Sequence number

E55: 340 cid 4 barrel V8 275hp

D21: 4 Speed Manual Transmission

JA5: Dark Silver Poly Exterior Color

D2X9: Trim - Luxury, Vinyl Bench Seat, Black

000: Full Door Panels

B01: Build Date: November 01

271975: Order number

JA5: Dark Silver Poly Top Color

U: USA Specifications

A88: Interior Decor Group

B41: Front Disc Brakes w/Standard 10in RR Drum

J52: Inside Hood Release

M21: Roof drip rail moldings

N41: Dual Exhaust

N42: Chrome Exhaust Tips

N76: Coolant Recovery System

R11: Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts)

V6X: Longitudinal Stripes, Black

V8X: Tranverse Stripes, Black

26: 26in Radiator

EN2: End of Sales Codes

The VIN tag (see picture ) and door VIN decal all match with the rad support, transmission and engine stamps (227832).. Although the differential casting number is very hard to read, it appears to be 2852905 which, I believe is the 8.25” rear end and is consistent with the ’73 340-4SPD.


No Warranty, As-Is, Buyer Pays Shipping, Non-Refundable $1000 Deposit (cash, money order, certified bank check or bank wire only) due within 48 hours of winning bid. Buyer must contact me within 24 hours of winning bid (604-793-6344) or the sale is void and car re-sold. Final Payment (cash or bank wire only… any bank checks MUST clear before vehicle is released). All bank/certified checks take at least 10 business days to clear the bank, so I highly recommend and prefer cash or bank wire transfers. Vehicle pick-up is due within two weeks of deposit unless we come to a different written agreement. Failure to pick-up the vehicle within designated time voids sale and forfeits deposit. Serious buyers only… please be sure you have the funds to purchase… I can’t wait for your settlement to happen. We will leave feedback. I highly recommend you view the car or hire a third party inspector. Again, I am happy to discuss the car in complete detail. I can’t stress this enough PLEASE CALL me I will answer all your questions honestly.

I reserve the right to end the auction early. I will sell to international buyers, ONLY if you message me first, you have a solid ebay rating and are willing to make ALL shipping arrangements!


I will accept the following payment methods:
- Cashier's Check/money order
- Cash (in person)
- Personal check (once cleared)

Vehicle Pickup & Shipping

All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility.