- Original 340 cubic inch LA V8
- Correct A833 23 spline 4-speed transmission
- 8.75 Sure Grip rear end that's equipped with stout 3.55 gears
- Factory power steering
- Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
- Rare and correct Formal Black paint that's accented by a correct vinyl top and correct white hockey stripes
- White vinyl interior that's complete with a Tuff Wheel, Rallye gauges and a Hurst pistol grip shifter
Even in our showroom of rare collector cars, few vehicles are as coveted as an old school Mopar. From their wide stance and all-American sheetmetal to their distinctive V8 rumble and outrageous 'war paint', Chrysler's star muscle cars scream for attention, demand respect and pull big premiums. Now, what happens when you take Plymouth's sinister mid-size, cover it in correct black paint, completely rebuild its original drivetrain, and top everything off with a professional restoration? You get this spectacular 'Cuda hardtop which looks every bit as good as a HEMI car, is just as much fun as a HEMI car, and costs a fraction of the money! If you're one of the countless Chrysler enthusiasts who wants some top dog Mopar muscle that you can show AND enjoy, this expertly restored E-Body is exactly the car you've been searching for!
Much more impressive than when it originally rolled down Dodge Main's storied assembly lines, this slick Mayflower coupe has been transformed into a take-no-prisoners street warrior that consistently knocks people out at cruise nights. Despite its rare and correct Formal Black paintwork, which has been applied over a very clean body, you won't be staying under anyone's radar. There are no signs of wholesale panel replacement, suggesting this was a straight, rust-free car before its metamorphosis began. Not surprisingly, panel gaps are good enough to make its correct white hockey stripes line up exactly right. And unlike most dressed and decaled cars, which tend to throw good taste out the window, this awesome Plymouth seamlessly balances a cool personality with flashy good looks to create one timeless muscle car that has excellent curb appeal!
The 'Cuda, Chrysler's muscle-bound competitor for the Chevy Camaro and Ford Mustang, was a direct result of the Plymouth division's desire to shake the 'economy car' stigma of their Valiant-based Barracuda model. And by the early 70s, the division had virtually perfected the look of their legendary pony car offering. At the front of the car a red-trimmed grille hangs bright halogen headlights above a showroom fresh bumper and chrome-trimmed parking lamps. At the top of the car a “'cuda 340” branded hood props red scoop inserts and a small “PLYMOUTH” script in front of like-new glass, fresh stainless trim, new chrome drip rails and a correct vinyl top. At the sides of the car flush, satin-finish door handles, body-matched sport mirrors and fender-mounted turn signal indicators ride above dent-free wheel trim, new marker lights and a trademark Chrysler pentastar emblem. And at the back of the car, a shiny black valence hangs a cool “'cuda by PLYMOUTH” emblem between round tail lights, a second show worthy bumper and correct stainless exhaust tips.
If you're going to talk the talk, you'd better be ready to walk the walk. A flashy muscle car without guts is about as appealing as a firecracker without gun powder or a gallon of sweet tea without sugar. Fully rebuilt to factory specifications, fully detailed into a show worthy masterpiece, and wearing a correct 2780930 casting number above a matching partial VIN, this Cuda's stout 340 LA block is a great companion for either the street or the strip! At the top of the glossy blue mill, a Holley 4-barrel carburetor funnels wind from an orange, single snorkel air cleaner into a correct cast iron intake manifold. At the sides of that intake, stamped steel valve covers cap original 340 heads and correctly restored exhaust manifolds. Behind those valve covers, sparks are sequences from a traditional points distributor to Mopar Electronic Suppression wires. In front of those plug wires, fresh V-belts spin a large alternator above a leak-free power steering pump. And in front of that alternator, a heavy duty Chrysler radiator circulates water through new rubber hoses and familiar gold squeeze clamps. This Cuda's clean engine bay is a nice combination of form and function featuring a reproduction Mopar yellow cap battery, an authentic Chrysler washer fluid tank, a fresh brake booster and a full array marks and decals. Everything from the car's fenders to its firewall is coated in the same excellent looking Formal Black paint as its glossy exterior panels. And when you twist its key, the fresh V8 ensures that low profile cruising is literally impossible.
In the late 60s and early 70s, if you were a true Mopar guy, the only transmission you wanted was a factory-issued A833 4-speed; and the 23 spline unit in this evil looking Plymouth is tough enough for the track and smooth enough for the parkway! Naturally that high performance engine and transmission combination feeds a fully sorted front torsion bar and rear leaf suspension that's shackled to a correct power steering system, a rugged 8.75 Sure Grip rear end and stout 3.55 gears. Cool and confident stops are provided by power discs up front and power drums out back. Exhaust flows down the center of the car through true dual pipes that run into mean Xlerator mufflers and traditional stainless tips. Above all that impressive hardware, solid floors have been properly undercoated instead of polished in a nice shade of body-matched basecoat like so many over-restored Mopars that roll through our showroom. At the corners of those floors, traditional 15 inch Rallye wheels spin 235/60 BF Goodrich Radial T/As around fresh trim rings and argent center caps. And a thorough examination of all the car's bushings, lines and hoses ensures it has road going reliability to matches its eyeball-popping curb appeal.
According to this Plymouth's original fender tag it was factory-equipped with a conservative black interior. But, if you're like me and prefer your muscle cars flashy, you'll definitely appreciate the contrast of its current white headliner, door panels and seats. Speaking of seats, this car's buckets and bench are firm to the touch and feature pliable covers that show very little weathering. At the bottom of those seats, fade-free black carpet is protected by “'cuda” branded floor mats. At the sides of those seats, molded door panels hang small '''cuda” emblems among bright chrome hardware. At the front of those seats the car's padded, warp-free dash hangs Chrysler's trademark Rallye gauges above a factory AM/FM radio. And between those seats, a chrome Hurst pistol grip shifter is perfectly positioned inside a correct center console. In front of the driver, a familiar Plymouth Tuff Wheel spins a thick rim around a tagged steering column. And behind the cockpit you'll find a fully restored trunk that's complete with a correct mat, a full-size spare tire and a correctly detailed decklid.
The sale of this super slick E-Body includes an original owner's manual and a small stack of original Plymouth marketing materials.
It's not just hype when we say you need to call right away on this awesome 'Cuda. Well-built early 70s Plymouths are just good, clean fun; and every time we put a reasonably priced example in our showroom, our phones start ringing off the hook. Take a good long look at the body, drivetrain and interior on this Mopar. There's just no way you could build something like this yourself and not significantly overshoot our $44K base price. Don't be that guy who calls late and asks: “Is it really sold?” Pick up the phone and call now!
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