Serious big block muscle is only the beginning of the appeal of
this 1974 Plymouth Cuda 440 Tribute. After all, it's the product of
a two-year restoration, and that means you have a fresh and sharp
package that wraps around your Mopar muscle.
This car is fresh from a two-year restoration with only 450 miles
on it since completion. And the overall appeal of the work is as
clear as black and white...literally. The white paint is a newer
application that has a good gloss and timeless appeal. It makes for
a nice backdrop to showcase the iconic hockey stick stripe with 440
callouts. This starts a coordinated blackout that's continued on
the full-width spoiler, rear panel, and upgraded Torq Thrust
wheels. The dark parts of the front end are particularly
intimidating with the dual hood scoops with more 440 callouts and
the new deeply recessed grille with a bold red accent.
Open the door, and it's everything you want to see. After all, it's
nice when the accents of the exterior are also a preview of the
interior. The blackout package has high-backed bucket seats, door
panels, dash, and headliner that all feel nice, fresh, and have a
terrific dark quality. So there was another solid restoration
investment here. You get cool classic Mopar elements like the
dual-spoke sports steering wheel and form-fitting center console.
But this has also been upgraded with some nice go-fast goodies like
a Hurst Pro-Matic shifter and a full set of AutoMeter gauges. So
while you have a fully upgraded AM/FM stereo with USB and
Bluetooth, we really know your favorite soundtrack begins under the
The fender and callouts did not disguise what lies within this
'Cuda. Power comes from a 440 cubic-inch V8. You may already know
these engines were not available from the factory in '74, but this
car was just too good not to get a big block. And you can tell they
took their time to make it look like this monster motor belongs.
While they were upgrading the engine, it also received performance
goodies like a Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock Performer
intake, and Hooker long headers. So now you can just imagine how
well this one barks at other cars from its dual exhaust. It even
has nice supporting components, like an MSD ignition, Optima red
top battery, and a Champion aluminum radiator w/dual electric fans.
Delivery of all this power is quite good thanks to the stout A727
Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission with 2800 RPM stall.
It was rebuilt about 200 miles ago and is still under warranty.
Control is well in hand with power steering, power brakes w/discs
up front, newer bushings, and wide BF Goodrich T/As.
The sale comes complete with the factory buildsheet and restoration
receipts. 1974 was the final year for this legendary series, and
now this one has been upgraded to feature Mopar muscle royalty.
That makes for a terrific package you need to get your hands on.