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Doomed 1979 Volaré Sport Coupe Still Can't Accept K Cars As Real Plymouths

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Volaré sedans were not-uncommon sights on the road as recently as a decade ago, but have any of us ever seen a Volaré coupe?

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The '79 Volaré Sport Coupe sold for $4,172 (about $12,500 in inflation-adjusted 2010 bucks) with a 318 V8, and another 60 bucks would get buyers the Duster decor package with quarter-window louvers and painted five-spoke wheels. It appears that the buyer of this car opted for the non-Duster Sport Coupe.

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turd ferguson

A guy I knew in high school had a Volare coupe. Unsurprisingly, the tops of the front fenders were badly rusted. But thanks to the indestructible slant-six (making less than 100 hp at this point, IIRC), it probably kept running until the rest of the car was a pile of iron oxide. I don't remember his car having the klassy button-tufted upholstery, though.

Incidentally, if you want really rare (by Volare standards, anyway), you want the '80 Coupe, with the rectangular headlights.