The Plymouth TrailDuster was a large
sport utility vehicle built and sold by Plymouth from 1974 to 1981.
Based on a shortened-wheelbase version of the Dodge D Series/Ram
pickup truck chassis. The Plymouth TrailDuster was primarily
produced as a two-door, four wheel drive vehicle although a two
wheel drive version was available.
The Plymouth TrailDuster was usually powered by a Chrysler LA
engine, the most common was the 318 in (5.2 L) with the 360 in (5.9
L) and even big block RB 440 in (7.2 L) engines in the early years.
As a full-size sport-utility, it competed with the Chevrolet K5
Blazer and the fullsize Ford Bronco. Chrysler also produced a Dodge
version from 1974-1993. Visit
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