Sur­vivors Tucked Away in Iowa

Hot Rod - - Contents - hRyan Brutt

Fol­low­ing up on a lead about a bunch of sur­vivor mus­cle cars in Iowa, I met Bob, who showed me his drag cars and parts. My eye was im­me­di­ately drawn to a red 1988 Pon­tiac Fire­bird For­mula 350 with only 22,000 miles. Next to the Fire­bird was a 1970 Ply­mouth Duster 340 with a four-speed that was bought by Bob and his fa­ther in Fe­bru­ary 1973. He raced the car, then put it away in 1976. Bob’s brother bought the 1973 Duster 340 four-speed car next to the ’70 af­ter driv­ing Bob’s. He racked up 17,000 miles, then put it away. Bob says it’s orig­i­nal, right down to the air in the tires. He’s com­ing up on re­tire­ment and plans on get­ting the 340s go­ing again.

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