If you want a slick 'Cuda, now is probably the time to buy. They
continue to accelerate in value, and even small block cars like
this 1970 340 'Cuda are gaining value by leaps and bounds as the
big block cars soar past six figures. With a classic
high-performance look, gorgeous Vitamin C paint, factory A/C, and
sparkling performance from a stout small block, this is one muscle
car that truly delivers on the promises made by its awesome good
There's a good argument to be made that this is the best-looking pony car ever made. Even if you're a GM guy or a Mustang fan, you have to admit that after standing back and watching Ford and Chevy figure out the formula, the Chrysler engineers got it exactly right. This handsome Vitamin C 'Cuda appears to be wearing all its factory-original sheetmetal, which in and of itself is a rather rare find. I, for one, am a fan of small block cars because of their superior handling and friendly road manners, and the look is identical from a distance. The bodywork is very nicely done with that wondrous orange paint seeming to glow when the light hits it just right, thanks to some pearl in the final coat. Proper '340' hockey sticks were installed on the quarters, and I can guarantee that nothing rolling out of the Hamtramck facility in 1970 ever fit together this well. Chrome bumpers fore and aft give it a purposeful, monochromatic look, and between the hood scoops and fog lamps under the front bumper, it's an imposing sight, I don't care what you're driving. From any angle, this car is ultra-clean and looks fast just sitting still.
The black interior is another place where taking their time scored the Mopar guys serious advantages. The high-back buckets are beautiful to look at and every bit as comfortable as they look, and the cool center console with pistol-grip shifter remains a highly desirable option. The gauges offer bright, crisp markings and look fantastic in their individual round pods, and the woodgrained wheel is a nice find, too. The original Music Master AM unit is fully functional and in a car like this, keeping it original really matters because modern radios just don't look right. The seats, carpets, door panels, and dash pad have all been replaced or restored in the not-too-distant past and remain in first-class condition thanks to careful ownership over the past few years. And I don't have to mention what a rare find A/C is in a car like this. Nice! The trunk is correctly outfitted with a reproduction mat plus a correct space-saver spare and jack assembly.
The engine is the original, numbers-matching 340 cubic inch V8 linked to a 3-speed automatic transmission. With a rebuild to stock specs, it has a surprising amount of power for a small block and this car will be a handful for anything this side of a Hemi on the street. It's very correctly detailed with Hemi Orange paint on the engine itself, correct reproduction hoses and clamps, and a factory-style air cleaner up top. Power front disc brakes, power steering, and a fresh dual exhaust system adorn the chassis and the 8.75-inch rear end features easy-cruising gears. Correct Rallye wheels are surrounded by fat BFGoodrich tires that totally fill the fenders.
You chances to own one of these are getting smaller by the day and it would be a mistake to overlook the small block cars. As this one so ably proves, they can be quite nasty in their own right. Call today!