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For Sale: 1970 Plymouth Cuda
in Charlotte, North Carolina

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RK Motors Charlotte
RK Motors Charlotte
5527 Lakeview Road
Charlotte, NC 28269
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When it comes to collectability, few cars match the term better than the legendary Plymouth cuda. Chryslers storied E-bodies were among the first muscle cars to draw serious money on the auction block. And today, they continue to be some of the best 4-wheeled investments on the market. Equity aside, this In Violet coupe represents a roster of great numbers. For starters, its car 62 of only 164 440 6 BBL cudas listed in the Chrysler Registry. Its also 1 of just 902 1970 cudas to leave the assembly line backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. And, in addition to being well optioned, its fully documented from its original broadcast sheets all the way to its VIN-stamped V8. If youre looking for a cool E-body to round out your Mopar collection, take a minute to quantify this slick purple Plymouth!

Since our sale includes substantial provenance, theres little doubt about the authenticity of the cars present appearance. Heres a detailed look at the aforementioned broadcast sheets:

B: Plymouth Barracuda

S: Special

23: 2-door hardtop

V: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 390 horsepower

0: 1970 model year

B: Assembled at Chryslers Dodge Main facility in Hamtramck, Michigan

E87: 440 cubic inch V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 390 horsepower

D21: Heavy duty 4-speed manual transmission

D58: Dana 60 axle thats fitted with 4.10 gears

T87: F70-14 raised white letter tires

H: High trim grade

6: Vinyl bucket seats

XW: Black and White interior

000: Full door panels

V01: Monotone paint

FC7: Plum Crazy Purple body paint

FC7: Plum Crazy Purple roof paint

V6X: Black longitudinal sports stripes

A21: Elastomeric, collapsible front bumper

A34: Super Track Pak thats complete with a Dana 60 axle and 4.10 gears

B41: Front disc brakes

B51: Power-assisted brakes

C55: Bucket seats

C93: Carpet

F25: 70-amp Mopar red cap battery

G31: Right-hand manual race mirror

G33: Left-hand remote race mirror

G41: Day/night rearview mirror

H11: Front heater that includes a defroster

J15: Cigar lighter

J25: 3-speed variable wipers

J31: Dual horns

J45: Hood pins that are affixed with lanyards

M21: Drip rail moldings

M25: Wide sill moldings

M26: Wheel lip moldings

M31: Belt moldings

M71: Painted front bumper

M83: Rear bumper guards

M88: Lower decklid molding

N41: Dual exhaust

N42: Chrome exhaust tips

N51: Maximum engine cooling

N65: 7-blade clutch fan

N96: Shaker hood

R11: Music Master AM radio

S15: Hemi Suspension

S25: Heavy duty firm ride shocks

S31: Front sway bar

S81: Simulated wood steering wheel

W21: Rallye wheels

Initially sold at James Motor Company in Rapid City, South Dakota, and spending most of its life as a clean daily driver, this awesome Mopar was the perfect starting point for a high quality Le Hodge restoration. The cars arrow-straight body, which includes solid-closing doors on top of better-than-factory alignment, was stripped to bare metal and massaged into spectacular surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped, a correct coat of High Impact FC7 was detailed with white hockey stripes and sealed under a glossy clearcoat. And today, this positively vivid Plymouth sits as one super slick road warrior that features a perfect combination of no-nonsense looks and vicious street manners.

Thanks to a 1970 redesign, the Cuda lost all commonality with its Valiant stablemate and finally traded its lowly economy car lineage for the square-jawed muscle car image we all know and love. At the front of this sinister stoplight brawler, a silver, PLYMOUTH branded grille hangs crystal clear head lamps above a correct elastomeric bumper and familiar, GE-sourced driving lights. At the top of that grille, a Cuda 440-6 branded shaker props traditional stainless pins in front of like-new glass, straight stainless trim and chrome race mirrors. At the sides of that shaker, textured rocker trim, dent-free wheel frames and pristine Chrysler door handles highlight a smooth, professionally finished profile. And at the back of the car, a traditional black valence hangs like-new tail lights and a cool silver Cuda emblem behind correct deck trim, a bright chrome bumper and square exhaust tips.

Hoist the hood and youll find an original, 440 cubic inch RB V8 thats authenticated by a correct 2536430 casting number, a July (7) 29th (29) 1969 (69) casting date and matching 178663 partial VIN. More popular than Chryslers famed Hemi, and almost as feared, Plymouths 390 horsepower, 440 6 BBL powerplant was designed to be the industrys best combination of comfort, streetability and big block performance. Oxygen whips through a striking silver shaker to three 2-barrel carburetors, which are bolted over a glossy, Hemi Orange intake. In front of that intake, a familiar points distributor sequences fire through fresh Chrysler Electronic Suppression wires. Behind those wires, Hemi Orange valve covers perfectly contrast correctly restored exhaust manifolds. Cooling is supplied by a big, Chrysler-branded radiator, which utilizes pliable hoses and simple squeeze clamps to send water past fresh V-belts and rebuilt engine accessories. Power is provided by a reproduction Mopar red cap, which is wired to a correct Chrysler voltage regulator. Aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks spectacular, from its correct decals and Plum Crazy fenders to its old school fluid reservoir and correct dual horns. And functionally, a quick turn of this Plymouths ignition results in a rumbling, high-performance idle, hot or cold.

Park this Cuda on a lift and youll find a solid chassis thats no stranger to real miles and good times. At the center of the cars floors, a tough A833 4-speed applies power to a rugged Dana 60 rear end that spins a posi-traction differential around friendly 3.54 gears. Below that proven drivetrain, a heavy duty Hemi suspension has been completely rebuilt to include correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. Steering is completely manual, providing the driver unique, vintage feedback. Exhaust is handled by 2.5-inch, free-flowing tail pipes that jettison cooked dinosaurs through familiar Flowmaster mufflers and correct stainless tips. Power flows to the pavement via Chrysler Rallye wheels, which spin authentic looking F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around stainless trim rings and silver center caps. And naturally, the cars clean, fully sorted undercarriage is rounded out by fresh stainless fluid lines and a new stainless fuel tank.

Swivel this Plymouths doors and youll find a correct vinyl interior thats functional, straightforward and very livable. The front bucket and rear bench seats are wrapped in correct white covers that display hardly any signs of wear. Below those seats, stain-free carpet centers heavy duty, Cuda branded floor mats on a Hurst pistol grip shifter. At the sides of that carpet, white door panels proudly hang the Cuda name above traditional cranks, integrated handles and small chrome locks. In front of those panels, a Barracuda branded dash props standard Chrysler gauges above a vintage AM/FM radio ...For more information please call the seller.

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United States
City, State
Charlotte, NC
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Vehicle Color(s)
Plum Crazy

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