The Paint: FJ6: Sassy Grass Green
The Engine: E63-The original numbers matching 383 CID High Performance, rebuilt and balanced by Hatch Engine Service. Blueprint to accompany the car
The Transmission: D21 Original A-833 numbers matching 4 speed manual with original “Pistol Grip” Hurst Shifter, dash mountet functional reverse light new clutch assembly.
The Differential: 8 3/4” Sure Grip with 3.23:1 Gears, rebuilt with 4.10 gears with Power-Lock.
The Suspension: Front: Factory, rebuilt with urethane bushings and KYB shocks
Rear: Factory multileaf with coil over shocks, and pinion snubber
The Interior: Factory Black bucket seating, restored. Rally Gauges, original door panels, new carpeting, and headliner.
“Tuff” Wheel Steering wheel (optional steering wheel)
B51-Power Front Disc brakes
Rear window defogger
C62-6-way articulating driver's seat, C55-passenger bucket seat
000- Full door panels
Mallory Unilite Electronic Distributor
A62-Rally Gauge cluster
All Gauges work
A01- Light package. All lights work
Windshield wipers work
Front fender mounted turn signals
Original AM/FM Multi-Plex Radio (non-functional)
All glass is nice, and the windows roll up and down easily
G36-Color Keyed dual sport mirrors
M25-Body Sill Moldings (Fish Gills)
J54-Original Sport Hood
Black '383' Hockey stripe decals
Rear Deck Spoiler
Space Saver Spare with Original Bottle
15” Chrome Magnum 500 wheels
N41-Dual exhaust with N42-factory bright exhaust tips
What do you think of when you hear the term “Muscle Car”? Ask 10 people that question, and you're very likely to get 10 different answers! It's that kind of diversity that makes America Great...Right?
If you are a true Classic Car enthusiast, you know how difficult it is to just pick 1 car to answer that question...I know.
After sifting through the many possibilities, certainly one of the top contenders that will come to a lot of our minds, would have to be the ever-popular, tough looking, strong running, Plymouth 'Cuda.
By the time 1970 came around, the Barracuda was due for a complete overhaul in terms of it's visual appeal. All of the Big 3 brands came out swinging with their interpretation of what a Muscle Car/Pony Car should be, and for a very short exciting couple of years, before Government emissions standards, and insurance rates kicked the legs out from under the automobile world as a whole, America's High Performance car's hit hard on all eight cylinders, and the streets of every-town USA were lit-up with the best there was, and it was exciting!
My apologies for the digression, but we must not forget how good we had it. Trans Am racing, where you could see the races on Sunday, and ease down to your local Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler dealer on Monday and purchase what you saw on TV just the day before! Good times!
I personally owned the particular 'Cuda for 28 years. My wife an I have some fond memories, working hard in the garage, hitting the swap meets, and Chrysler/Plymouth parts vendors to restore this 'Cuda. It's truly a great car, and we enjoyed taking it to the occasional car show, cruise-in, and, well, just looking at it.
It starts, runs a drives very nicely, sounds great, and everything (except the radio) works. It's been meticulously maintained, and always lived in a clean, climate controlled environment.
The original engine I had rebuilt by a renowned machine shop by a meticulous engineer. The Cuda, shifts easily, the clutch is easy to push, and all functions of the 'Cuda work as they should.
Hard to beat a mean looking Green Muscle Car, so I had the “Cuda painted factory Sassy Grass Green.
One of the best looking body styles to come out in 1970, the Plymouth 'Cuda in any engine configuration is a force to be reckoned with. The consummate Muscle Car!