STK 2125 1970 AAR Plymouth Cuda The current owner of this 'J' Code
1970 AAR 'Cuda has had it in his collection for the past 8 years.
Chrysler produced the AAR model for one year only to compete on the
SCAA road race circuit and challenge Ford's Mustang. AAR meant 'All
American Racer' and there were only 2,724 ever built. The
production AAR 'Cuda was visually altered from the regular E-body
Barracuda with unique 'strobe' stripes that held the AAR 'Cudalogo
and a fiberglass hood that actually took in fresh air. It also had
front eyebrow spoilers and a rear duck tail spoiler. Unlike the
standard Barracuda, the AAR's exhaust came out the sides near the
back wheels. Under the hood, the AAR had Chrysler's Six-Pack 340ci
engine that was unique to this model and the Dodge Challenger T/A.
This version of the 340 differed from a production 340 in many ways
including a 3x2 Holley carb set-up, thicker main bearings webs and
a set of new 360 'J-Heads' with 2.02/1.60 valves. In a way, it was
a kind-of a 'small-block hemi' - it could really breathe. This
motor was factory rated at 290hp. However, the de-stroked 305ci
track version put out 440hp, which leads one to believe that the
factory rating may have been a bit conservative. Beyond that, our
'Cuda has a set of full-tube headers with collectors to add just a
little more punch. Power is delivered to a 3.55:1 posi-traction
differential by a bulletproof Chrysler 727 3-speed Torqueflite.
From an appearance standpoint, the Lemon Twist Yellow exterior and
custom black cloth/vinyl interior are in very good condition. Add
the stripes, the spoilers and the matte black hood and this AAR is
nothing short of stunning. BF Goodrich Radial T/A tires are mounted
on original equipment Mopar Rally wheels. Other upgrades include:
power disc/drum brakes, tinted windows, AM radio and Rally-Pak
instrumentation. The AAR 'Cuda is a piece of MOPAR history - a
testament to Chrysler performance. It will just continue to
appreciate. Call 800-650-1055 o
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.
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