1973 Plymouth Duster Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
In 1973 the Duster received styling changes. The taillights were modified and the vehicle received a new grille. The back seats were now able to be folded down, allowing ample cargo space. These models were known as Space Dusters, due to the extra space that they provided. The bumpers were updated to comply with Federal safety regulations. 15,731 customers purchased the Duster 340 in 1973. The marketplace was shifting and the world was experiencing a fuel shortage. The price of gasoline skyrocketed and the public reacted by searching for economical, fuel-efficient vehicles. The automobile manufacturing companies responded by offering smaller engines. After the oil embargo crisis was over, the public was back to buying the larger engine vehicles.