1970 Plymouth 'Cuda Convertible
The biggest shot fired by Chrysler in the muscle-car wars came late
in the game - the iconic Plymouth Barracuda and Dodge Challenger.
Introduced as 1970 model year cars on Chrysler's new E Body
platform, they were a complete package with both looks and
performance. At long last Chrysler had two pony cars that could
actually compete with the Mustang, Camaro and Firebird.
Available with everything from a lowly Slant Six engine to the
mighty 426 Hemi, the E Body cars were all new, unlike the
warmed-over 1964 design used on the previous A Body Barracudas.
Performance versions of both were offered - the Plymouth 'Cuda and
the Dodge Challenger R/T.
For consignment one of the twins, but this one has been the
recipient of a rotisserie restoration, which has been well
documented. With loads of receipts, and a nifty photo album
documenting the entire process, we give you a high powered Hemi
Clone. Just a beautiful job overall has been done, and some
interesting options which this car was ordered with, have had
liberties taken with them. Scroll on!
At the front of the car, a traditional blackout split grille with
single black bezeled headlights flanking on either side. At the top
of those lamps, a familiar Shaker Hood in Lemon Twist, replaces the
original 2 port hood, and now has a corresponding black scoop. The
hood continues rearward, to a pristine stainless framed windshield.
Bringing up either side of the stainless are Lemon Twist sport
mirrors. Moving to the rear quarter on our way we note extremely
well minded gaps, and all straight worry-free steel, and the
familiar hockey stick HEMI sticker in black. And at the back of the
car, a traditional black valence housing the iconic Plymouth 3 bar
taillights, and a 'Cuda badge. The rear showroom quality bumper
hangs below the valance, and in a Lemon Twist rear panel dual
chrome tipped exhaust peek out. Topping the car off is a nearly
like new white canvas power activated convertible top with a clear
Keeping the door open to the "no stone left unturned department",
we can swing open a door and see showroom quality door panels in
white leather. Also showroom quality are 2 leather high back
buckets with center panels of tuck and roll pattern and plenty of
buttons for accents. The rear bench carries this motif in back, and
these are nearly perfect as well. This all sits in a beautiful calm
sea of jet-black carpet. Floating above the carpet up front is a
well-done restoration on the dash, featuring clean as a whistle
gauges, a wood applique, and a dandy AM/FM/8 track player (do they
still make those?) Seen racing up the center between the buckets is
a 70's stylized console in black vinyl, and wood applique, and
sporting a wood 'Cuda pistol grip shifter.
A 426ci Hemi V8 replaces the original 318ci V8, hence the need for
the shaker hood. A Holley 750 CFM carburetor sits atop. Attached to
the back of this healthy mill is a 3 speed Torqueflite A727
automatic transmission. Power flows rearward and is distributed to
each rear wheel via a positrac Dana 3.54 rear.
With a restoration of this quality and attention to detail as such,
one would expect nothing less than to see the likes of which all
are rust free, even dirt free, perfection amalgamation of pure
metal parts all with a Lemon Twist field of the unibody. 11" rear
drums, and slotted front disc brakes, held together with
independent front, and leaf sprung rear suspension. Note the photo
of the headers and engine pan, it might as well be jewelry, that is
just how nice this car presents itself.
All dressed up, and now also ready for some whoopass, 426 cubes of
shaker hemi, plenty of carb CFM, and a 3-speed, all wrapped up in
straight pristine Lemon Twist steel. Now that's what I call a
muscle car. Bad enough to move away from the twin and become the
H-High Price Class
G-318 ci V8 2bbl
B-Hamtramck, MI Assy Plant
198087-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.