This Hemi �Cuda re-creation underwent a three-year nut-and-bolt restoration, and all of its parts are either factory-original or reproduction. It is finished in In-Violet paint with new chrome and rides on new tires. It is powered by a balanced and blueprinted 426ci engine and a new 727 automatic transmission. It features new Legendary interior, 8.75 Sure-Grip differential, power front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. It has First Place awards in Mopar events (awards do not go with the vehicle).
Mopar fanatics will have much to cheer about as 30 vintage Hemis and at least 10 Dodge Vipers cross the block during Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction held May 17-21.
Whenever Chrysler decides to assemble a purpose-built performer whose main mission is to kick asphalt and take names, the results are usually spectacular.
“One of the most coveted muscle cars of its time” is how Mecum Auctions describes the 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda convertible that will play a starring role in next week’s “Daytime Auction” in Monterey, California.
Dream on, Hemi fanatics, because Mecum has a muscle car coming to auction that’s the stuff dreams are made of.
An exceptionally rare and original 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda 4-speed convertible soared to a record-breaking sale with a winning bid of $3.5 million Saturday at Mecum’s first Seattle auction.
Drive Toward a Cure staging raffle of BRM Chronographe watch with hand-painted Nicolas Hunziker artwork
The Pick of the Day is a 120 sedan powered by a straight-8 engine
Complete with all working components, the unbodied chassis was used by Hoffman Motors to familiarize mechanics with the little German sports cars
Steve Stone bought the car new when he was 18 and is still racking up the miles