Demon that is titled as a Duster
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Hi, I am trying to sell my 1973 Demon but the title says it's a Duster. I looked up the VIN number and it does come back as a Duster but everyone who has looked at it says it's a Demon. A guy wanted to buy it and got a loan based on it being a Demon and then when he got it insured and the bank saw it listed as a Duster, they canceled the loan. Could the title be wrong or maybe someone switched VIN numbers? If anyone has any idea, I would sure appreciate it.
how about posting the VIN number less the numbers at the end...
somebody will decode it..
its also not hard for someone to make a plymouth duster into a dodge demon... as they are the same body style with just perhaps different grills fenders and hoods.. something with the tail lights..
i found this online..
lets start with the 72 info
1972 Dart Swinger
1972 Demon 340
Changes for 1972 included a revised grille without the central divider of the 1970 and 1971 items, new surface-mounted sidemarker lights rather than the previous flush-mount units, a new instrument cluster featuring a large rectangular speedometer and several small round gauges; the AM/FM radio option returned. The Demon had new fender-mounted metal "Demon" badges without the small devil character on the 1971 decals. The "Demon" decal on the rear of the car was replaced by DODGE and DART emblems on the lower right edge of the deck lid. Some Demons with the side and rear panel tape stripes retained the tape devil character. A new optional single hood scoop replaced 1971's dual scoops, and was coupled with a hood paint blackout that had been standard on the 1971 high-trim/high-value Demon Sizzler model. Cars equipped with the optional rally wheels now came with newly restyled center caps finished in a light argent (silver) paint.
1973 Dart Custom
1973 Dart Custom
The 1973 model year Darts received new front styling with revised fenders, grille, header panel, and hood. Massive front bumpers were installed to comply with new federal regulations, as well as side-impact guard beams in the doors and new emission control devices. New single-piston disc brakes replaced the more complex 4-piston units offered from 1965 to 1972.
Chrysler's new electronic ignition system was standard equipment on all engines, and starter motors were revised for faster engine cranking. The K-frame was modified to accommodate a new spool-type engine mount that limited engine roll to 3°. The upper ball joints were upgraded to the larger B-body units. Along with these chassis changes, the wheel bolt pattern on Darts with disc brakes was enlarged from 4 in (101.6 mm) to the 4.5 in (114.3 mm) pattern common to the larger B- and C-body Chrysler-built passenger cars. Darts with 4-wheel drum brakes continued with the smaller bolt pattern. The standard rear axle was still the 7¼" unit, but the heavy-duty option was now an 8¼" item rather than the previous 8¾" rear axle. Standard rear axle ratios were 2.76:1 with automatic transmission and 3.23:1 with manual, though other ratios were available. Vent wings were deleted from the Swinger but not from the 4-door sedans. A new "Quiet Car" package was available, consisting of extra sound insulation, premium exhaust hangers and an exhaust resonator.
The Demon fastback was renamed Dart Sport in response to Christian groups' complaints about the 'Demon' name and devil-with-pitchfork logo. The high-performance model thus became Dart Sport 340, and 1973 saw styling changes to go along with the name change. The Dart Sport received the same new front end as the other Darts, and its taillights were changed to two lights per side, each with a chrome trim ring. These would remain unchanged through the 1976 model year.
First digit = car line
B - Plymouth Barracuda ("E" Body)
C - Chrysler All ("C" body)
D - Dodge Polara, Monaco ("C" body)
J - Dodge Challenger ("E" Body)
L - Dodge Dart, Dart Sport ("A" Body)
P - Plymouth Fury ("C" body)
R - Plymouth Satellite, Sebring ("B" body)
V - Plymouth Valiant, Duster, Scamp ("A" body)
W - Dodge Charger, Coronet ("B" body)
Y - Imperial LeBaron ("C" body)
Second digit = Price class
L - Low
M - Medium
H - High
P - Premium
S - Special
K - Police
T - Taxi
G - Dodge Taxi
Third and fourth digits = body style
21 - 2 door coupe
23 - 2 door hardtop
29 - 2 door sports hardtop
41 - 4 door sedan
43 - 4 door hardtop
45 - 6 passenger station wagon
46 - 9 passenger station wagon
Fifth digit = engine
B - 198 1-1BBL 6 Cylinder "G" engine
C - 225 1-1BBL 6 Cylinder "RG" engine
E - Special Order 6 Cylinder engine
G - 318 1-2BBL 8 Cylinder "LA" engine
H - 340 1-4BBL 8 Cylinder "LA" engine (High Performance)
K - 360 1-2BBL 8 Cylinder "LA" engine
M - 400 1-2BBL 8 Cylinder "B" engine
P - 400 1-4BBL 8 Cylinder "B" engine (High Performance)
T - 440 1-4BBL 8 Cylinder "RB" engine
U - 440 1-4BBL 8 Cylinder "RB" engine (High Performance)
Z - Special Order 8 Cylinder engine
Sixth digit = model year
3 - 1973
Seventh Digit = Assembly Plant
A - Lynch Road, Michigan
B - Hamtramck, Michigan
C - Jefferson, Michigan
D - Belvedere, Illinois
F - Newark, Delaware
G - St. Louis, Missouri
R - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
The remaining six digits indicate the sequence number (serial number)
so... is the first digit an L or a V??????
the VIN numbers are stamped in more places than the dash board of the car...
probably the radiator core support... perhaps under the trim plate in the door jam... probably inside the trunk.. on the inside of the truck lid.. or around the lip of the trunk rail..
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Have you tried selling it as a Demon/Duster clone? If it sounds and looks like a clone then that will likely be the easiest way to sell it. Just like a Roadrunner/GTX/Satellite based car can be made into a clone. Personally to me it wouldn't matter, I would be happy to get any mopar in good shape no matter what it you call it.
Best of luck..