The dealer drove Jeff to a half-dozen places around town until they found Bud. Yes, he had a '70 'Cuda convertible, and it "might be" for sale. His main concern was avoiding "tire kickers." Jeff recalls, "Bud went out into this old shed and opened it up. All I could see was something underneath an old blue tarp. He had tires and stuff stacked all over the top of it." The two men finally unearthed the Plymouth. Jeff explained, "It's [got a] 383 with a four-barrel and an automatic tranny. It was originally purple with a black interior, elastomeric front bumper, rally dash, and dual exhaust with tips on them."
Even though the original engine was gone, the good news was the body was rust free. It was repainted white, and the interior was kind of screwed up. The body was banged up a little bit, but nothing really serious. The owner had previously rounded up a replacement door, a spare hood, an extra console, and "a ton of spare parts." Jeff's final opinion was this Rare Find was "solid as a rock." According to Jeff, "I looked at him and said, 'well, is this car for sale?'" The owner then told a story about a guy who came through Gooding five or so years ago, and when the owner set the price at ten grand, the guy backed off, saying he had to go home to check with his wife. The pair both laughed. Jeff repeated, "Is the car for sale?" Bud came back with, "You're not a tire kicker are you?" Jeff naturally rebutteled with, "No, I'm not a tire kicker."
As they were finishing up the paper work, the guy with the Duster showed up. To show his gratitude, Jeff offered the man a finder's fee, which turned out to be a '72 Duster parts car.
Jeff returned to Gooding the following week. he brought the Duster on his trailer and hauled his Rare Find home. The lack of an engine fits into his dream plan.
He says, "It just so happens I have a Hemi sitting on the stand in my garage that's all done, so that'll end up in the car."