1971 Dodge Demon
340 - Introduced in 1971, the Dodge Demon was offered in two
models. The base two door coupe was priced at $2,343 and came
standard with your choice of the 198 C.I. Slant Six or the 318 C.I.
V-8. Buyers looking for performance opted for the "Demon 340".
Priced at $2,721 the Demon 340 was the most affordable Dodge
musclecar produced in 1971.
The Demon was motivated by Chrysler's 275 hp four barrel 340 V-8
engine. A heavy duty three-speed manual transmission with floor
shifter was standard. A Rallye Suspension Package with heavy duty
front torsion bars, front stabilizer bar, rear springs and shock
absorbers was also included. Underneath the Demon 340 featured 10x2¼
front drum brakes and 10x1¾ drums on the rear. E70x14 wide tread
bias belted tires were used on 14x5.5 wheels. On the inside, a vinyl
front bench seat was standard, with interior colors available in
blue, tan or black. Instrumentation included the Rallye instrument
cluster with a 150 mph speedometer.
On the outside, buyers had a choice of fourteen standard colors and
four extra cost, High Impact colors. Vinyl roofs were also available
as an option. Body side tape stripes in white or black were
standard. Dodge also offered numerous performance related options
for the Demon 340 model. Buyers could opt for a heavy duty four
speed manual transmission or a high upshift three speed TorqueFlight
automatic transmission. Appearance options included Dual hood scoops
and a blacked out hood paint treatment. Hood pins and a rear spoiler
were also available options. Interior options included cloth and
vinyl bench seats, vinyl bucket seats, center console, a thick rim
14½ inch diameter Tuff steering wheel. A 6000 rpm tachometer was
also available. 10,098 Dodge Demon 340's were produced in 1971.
Road Test magazine tested a Dodge Demon 340 automatic in April 1971.
They found the following: 0-60: 7.8 seconds | 1/4 mile: 14.56
seconds @ 96 mph | Estimated top speed: 127 mph | Fuel economy: 14.3
City - 16.7 Highway
The 1971 Dodge Demon 340 engine had a bore and stroke of 4.04 x
3.31, 10.5:1 compression, 275 gross hp @ 5,000 rpm; 340 lb-ft @ 3200
rpm. Wheelbase 108, length 192.5, width 71.6, ground clearance 5.3,
weight 3,353, 15.9 feet of usable trunk space.