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10/07/2015 at #6508V8 StaffKeymaster
This 1970 Hemi Cuda is going up for auction in the 2015 The Ron Brown Estate Collection to be held October 23-24 in Fredricksburg, Texas. There are many desirable classics and Muscle Cars to be auctioned, but this ’70 is reported to be a 17,000 mile original car and is going to be sold with no reserve, so it should be an entertaining event!
From the Worldwide Auctioneers site:
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
Offered Without Reserve
CHASSIS NO: BS23R0B257766
• Unrestored, Original Paint and Original 426 Hemi Engine
• Garage Kept for 43 Years
• Less Than 17,000 Miles Since New
• Dealer Invoice and Bill of Sale
In a day when brute power ruled the streets, Plymouth’s Barracuda was a car that could run with the best. There were actually three generations of the Barracuda with the first and second based on the Valiant, but when Plymouth completely redesigned the Barracuda in 1970 they also introduced a high-performance variant called the “Cuda.” Based on Mopar’s E-body it made for a whole new car that opened up new horizons and also just happened to have a larger engine bay to accommodate some of Chrysler’s big engine offerings. One of those big-block engines found its way into this beautiful 1970 Cuda finished in Jamaica Blue with light blue accents and gold pin striping. There are no wild graphics, but its quiet demeanor hides the fact that it carries engine code “R” in the form of the 426 cubic-inch Hemi that cranks out an astounding 425 horsepower. Plymouth built just 652 hard top Cudas and this one is unrestored and is perhaps the most preserved of any with just under 17,000 miles since new. Equipment on this rare Cuda includes the monster Hemi engine, a Torqueflite automatic transmission, option code A32 Super Performance axle package, an enhanced light group package including fender-mounted turn signal indicators, center mounted console, solid-state AM radio, body side vinyl moldings, and a collapsible spare tire. This Cuda’s factory original Hemi is still intact and features a high-duration hydraulic-lifter cam, 10.28:1 compression ratio, forged rotating assembly, and dual Carter four-barrel carburetors. Completing the sinister appearance is the optional Shaker Hood Fresh Air Package that helps this 425 horsepower engine take in all the air it needs. As one would expect, this Cuda’s interior is all business finished in black vinyl upholstery with vinyl bucket seats and a Slap-Stick shifter and Rally gauges. Documents with this incredible low-mileage Cuda include the dealer invoice and bill of sale. The chance to acquire such a low mileage muscle car as this Cuda is perhaps as rare as the car itself. For the absolute finest in preservation, this Cuda can easily serve as a centerpiece of a collection of high-performance cars.
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Kevin Oeste10/13/2015 at #6565Mike ClarkeKeymaster11/26/2015 at #6795V8 StaffKeymaster12/14/2015 at #7008Frank SzymkowskiParticipant
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