back when these high impact colored cars were available new, the vast majority of buyers wanted to look sporty or look fast without the hassel from the insurance co! not everyone opted to buy the higher hp engines, but if they had a favorite color then that is what they ordered.
I had a friend that ordered new a 70 roadrunner, slime green, with a three speed! his dad wouldn't let him have a 4 speed. little did dad ever know JR quickly changed it over to a 4 speed!! LOL
I had several of them back then, a '70 Duster 318 in hemi orange, (export car with an 8 3/4 rear too! and I parted it out since I didn't have a title!ops, a /6 Duster in the same color (had the window sticker for that one!), a '71 Challerger 'vert with a 318 in curious yellow, all come to mind right now. I was going to buy a plum crazy /6 Demon and a plum crazy 318 Dart Swinger from a buddy but he crushed them! :violent1: :wack:
Bought my '72 Rallye Red/white interior Duster new, shortly after I graduated from high school. 318/auto. Rallye Red was not a high impact color, but I thought it was the best looking one on the lot. I would have really liked a 340 car, but wasn't in the budget. Payment wasn't much higher, insurance was double. That was a deal breaker.