1970 Plymouth Cuda 440, This matching-numbers 1970 (U) code Cuda comes equipped with its original 440 high performance cubic inch engine, original automatic 727 torque-flite transmission and factory installed dana 60 sure grip rear with 3:54 gears. Personally decoded by Galen Govier, it is registered as #1 of 1 in the Chrysler Registry with the options on the car known to exist. Completed on February 20th, 1970, this Cuda is #34 of 46 produced at the Los Angeles, CA plant, #8 of 13 equipped with factory air. One of only 618 ever made that paired the 440 ci high performance engine, 4 barrel, with a 727 torque-flite transmission. Dressed in its original color scheme of B5 blue and medium blue interior. The dash is completely restored with its original gauges. It has all original mopar glass including the windshield. Complete interior including console, bucket seats, pushbutton radio, 3spd automatic transmission and rare factory air. Equipped with factory power steering and power disc brakes, this Cuda sits on Rallye wheels wrapped in period correct poly-glas GT F-60-15 tires. This extensive, original restoration is numbers matching from the carb to the axle. This is a real U code numbers matching car with all body codes present, including the original fender tag, cowl stamp, radiator support stamp, engine stamp, transmission stamp and door stamp. This is a one owner car prior to the restoration, extremely rare and powerful 1970 Plymouth Cuda.
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.
Pick of the Day was featured in a New York newspaper article
The legendary driver was highly regarded both for his driving ability and mechanical skills