Curbside Outtake: Spotted on Avalon Boulevard


The Curbside Classic world is constantly changing, and includes subtle links tying one Curbside Classic to another. In fact, the more I look around, the more links I find.

For example, in October of 2013, I took a picture at this exact location. However, instead of a Duster and a Matador, that posting included this Duster and a Dart.

While this appears to be the same Duster I photographed in October, someone has added the sport stripes, a rear spoiler, and the 340 badge. I’d be surprised if this car actually packs a 340 under the hood, as Chrysler only built that engine for their performance models (sorry, no station wagons), and there just aren’t many 340 blocks floating around in the ether.

On the other hand, this Matador Coupe has never appeared at Curbside Classic. Still, I’ve seen this car before: last month during AMC week, I spotted photos of this car on Craigslist (by the way, it’s packing a 258 straight six). Hoping to post the car here, I called the owner. He declined the photo session, and his listing did not include an address, so no joy.

However, it seems our Duster owner acquired the car, and it’s now available for pictures throughout the day (I’m sure it sold–the car moved a couple of towns over from the Craigslist posting).

I’m guessing this owner is a classic car “flipper,” and after the appropriate upgrades, these cars will be sold.  I’ll have to keep my eye on this stretch of Avalon Boulevard and see what develops.