1970 Plymouth "HEMI CUDA" Custom Convertible
This HEMI ‘Cuda was professionally built by starting with a rust-free Barracuda convertible. No expense was spared to build this Resto-Mod with upgraded performance capabilities. A modern Chrysler powertrain was utilized to attain peak performance without the hassle of special fuel. The factory 5.7-liter HEMI engine producing 370 HP with 395 HP to the rear wheel 395 FP of torque and drives its matching overdrive automatic transmission pulled from a Dodge Challenger SRT, and for a little additional horsepower, a Pro-Chargers,P-1SC-1 supercharger has been fitted to the car and tuned producing a very drive-able 550 crank HP while pushing 455 HP to the rear wheels with 456 lbs of torque. All engine management electronics were utilized from the donor Challenger for ease of tuning, maintenance and troubleshooting. Suspension, brakes, gauges and all audio equipment are top-of-the-line components. Nice paint work and numerous styling modifications are topped off by a custom black cloth power convertible top. The interior was done in black leather with a full custom state-of-the-art gauge insert in the stock dash. Custom-fitted, special-order wheels were supplied by Fesler with 18” General tires to finish off the look of this ‘CUDA’ For stability this car is riding on a new Pro-touring K-Member with tubular upper control arms and adjustable coil overs and sway bar. The rear sits on a four link rear suspension system with coil overs and sway bar. For stopping power this car comes with the HYDRATECH High Performance brake booster and four wheel slotted and drilled big Disc Brakes. Only a few careful miles have been driven since this car’s completion
The Pick of the Day has been modified with modern high-performance gear
This is the 27th car in a 30-day countdown to Barrett-Jackson’s annual Scottsdale collector car auction
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.
The Pick of the Day is an attractive model from a storied brand
Collector car auction veteran Andy Reid analyzes the bizarre incident at RM Sotheby’s Monterey event