Medium Blue Metallic
In 1972, the government and insurance companies were busy driving the last nail into the muscle car\'s coffin, but Chrysler stuck to a classic formula of big engine and small car to keep performance levels entertaining. This particular 1972 Plymouth Scamp 340, however, isn\'t some smog-strangled stocker, but a turn-key hot rod that has plenty of rumble to back up that bark.
The color is exactly right for a car like this, not too flashy but bright enough to get noticed at the cruise-in. It ideally captures the spirit of the times and stands out today for those of us who like a bit of nostalgia with our old cars. And while the Scamp was technically an economy car, this one has had a bunch of time spent getting it into shape, both externally and under the hood. For a \'72 Plymouth, this one must have been pretty clean to begin with, which is a rare thing all on its own. It was repainted not too long ago and the finish has a deep shine that shows well, and it wasn\'t over-restored to perfection, but rather cleaned up and sprayed to give it a no-worries look that\'s appealing. The doors fit well, the quarters are smooth, and the white 340 stripes down the flanks of the car break up the light blue nicely. A dual-snorkel 340 hood is a tough-looking addition that changes the entire feel of this Scamp, and is accompanied by a raised, black spoiler attached to the deck lid. The chrome and trim is probably original and looking its age, but again, as a low-dollar machine with good pop under the hood and a great street presence, this one has a lot going for it.
The basic, stock theme continues inside with a black bucket seat interior, complete with nice carpets and tidy door panels. The interior is largely original and does show a little wear, but it still looks great and even as a value-priced entry, this Scamp comes complete with a full array of crisp, informative gauges from the factory. The woodgrained applique on the center console adds a touch of sophistication, and blends nicely with the wrapped Grant GT steering wheel. There\'s an AM/FM/Cassette and factory A/C in the very clean dash, wonderful additions to the otherwise spartan Plymouth A-body interiors from this era. The trunk is surprisingly large for a compact car like this, and carries a correct mat. Going fast on a budget was its motto then, and it still holds true today, offering a ton of bang for the buck.
A 318 V8 wasn\'t enough displacement for the restorers of this Scamp, so it was professionally swapped for a strong 340 V8. Fed through a Carter 750CFM 4-barrel carburetor, it provides a solid hit of torque at any speed. Supporting equipment includes a big radiator, power steering, and a dual exhaust system with cherry-bomb mufflers with polished tips peeking out under the rear bumper. Correct Mopar dress-up parts like the orange air cleaner and valve covers make it look suitably sporty and the painted engine bay shows that the car was comprehensively disassembled for paint. It still carries a 3-speed A727 Torqueflight automatic transmission that shifts smoothly and spins a stock rear end, and the car comes to an abrupt stop thanks to the assistance of front disc brakes. 14-inch Rallye wheels offer a classic performance look and wear fat 215/70/14 Futura Super Sport radials.
This neat little car is the perfect power-to-weight ratio classic with V8 muscle in a compact package. Call today!
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