Rallye Red
Black
426 HEMI V8
4 Speed Manual
  • Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
  • Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • Original Dana 60 rear axle / Correct 3.54 gears
  • Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Original sheetmetal
  • Correct Rallye Red paint
  • Correct Black interior
  • Fully documented
  • Highly original survivor that's logged only 49,569 miles
  • Featured in the January, 2013 edition of Vintage Road Car

SUMMARY

* Highly original survivor that's logged only 49,569 miles
* Featured in the January, 2013 edition of Vintage Road Car
* Original 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
* Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
* Original Dana 60 rear axle / Correct 3.54 gears
* Original sheetmetal / Correct Rallye Red paint
* Correct Black interior
* Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
* Sale includes: Original broadcast sheet / Original window sticker / Original dealer documents
* Sale includes: Original warranty booklet / Extensive owner history / A copy of the car's feature

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RK Motors Charlotte is home to some of the coolest muscle cars on the planet, and we've built our reputation on bringing you the best MoPars money can buy. Over the past seven years, we've sold more Hemi-powered Chryslers than anyone. And when we tell you this highly optioned California survivor is one of the finest 'Cudas on the market, it's coming from first-hand experience. Not only is this magazine-featured Plymouth equipped with original sheetmetal and a numbers-matching Hemi/4-speed drivetrain, it's backed by an original broadcast sheet, original dealer paperwork and a substantial ownership history. So, now that we have your undivided attention, it's our pleasure to bring you one of the coolest Hemi 'Cudas we've ever seen!

BODYWORK/TRIM

Assembled at Dodge Main in Hamtramck, Michigan, this spectacular pentastar is a mostly-original survivor that's as close to factory fresh as a 45 year old car can get. According to its feature in Vintage Road Car, the fiery coupe met its original, long-term owner at Sacramento California's Fair Plymouth in November of 1969. And that owner, a mild-mannered farmer who enjoyed a bit of street racing, immediately swapped its intimidating Hemi signage for run-of-the-mill 383 markings. Naturally, since this Plymouth was purchased as more of a toy than everyday transportation, mileage was kept to a minimum. And, circa 1989, when the farmer started experiencing wrist problems that made the car's Pistol Grip Shifter too hard to deal with, he decided that preservation was his best option. Fast-forward through 20 years of impeccable storage and the coupe breached hiding to meet its second owner. And the rest, as they say, is lust worthy high-octane history!

Thanks to a 1970 redesign, the 'Cuda lost all commonality with its Valiant stablemate and finally traded its lowly economy car lineage for the square-jawed muscle car image we all know and love. At the front of this rare road warrior, a gray, “PLYMOUTH” branded grille hangs crystal clear headlights above a correct elastomeric bumper and familiar driving lamps. At the top of that grille, correct fender-mount turn signal indicators frame a correctly pinned hood, which centers a color-keyed “hemicuda” shaker in front of vintage glass, original stainless trim and body-matched mirrors. The car's smooth, no-nonsense profile caps textured rocker guards, bright wheel frames and familiar Chrysler door handles with a correct vinyl roof. And at the back of that profile, crisp taillights illuminate a Satin Black, “'Cuda” branded valance, a guarded elastomeric bumper and a solid, California-mandated roll pan.

ENGINE

Toss this coupe's light hood and you'll find an original, 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that's authenticated by a famous 2468330 casting number and matching partial VIN. As Plymouth's top option for power hungry gearheads, Chrysler's legendary elephant block utilizes cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware spins in a large, Hemi Orange block that hangs vintage, Organisol-coated valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. A perfect mixture of fuel and air falls through correct Carter carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by high quality Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And resultant combustion is cooled by a big, 26-inch radiator that's paired to pliable hoses via old school squeeze clamps. Visually, the car's Rallye Red engine compartment is clean and understated… Well, as understated as a classic Hemi can be. And naturally, details like factory decals, a reproduction MoPar battery and a familiar Chrysler washer reservoir are present and accounted for.

DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION

Slide under this exclusive E-Body and you'll find surprisingly clean bones that have brazenly withstood 45 years of road time. Correct undercoating highlights exceptionally solid floors that appear just as the factory left them. Behind the Hemi, an original A833 4-speed sends power to an original Dana 60 Track Pack axle, which features correct, 3.54 gears. Naturally, that spirited driveline rides a factory-spec suspension, which is fitted with traditional manual steering. Stops come courtesy of standard power front disc and rear drum brakes. Exhaust is handled by large-diameter tubes, which bend around an H-shaped crossover, welded mufflers and requisite resonators. And all this MoPar goodness rolls on Rallye Red steelies, which twist F60-15 Firestone Wide Oval 60s around satin Plymouth Division center caps.

INTERIOR

Swivel this Plymouth's doors and you'll find a correct Black interior that appears to be mostly original equipment. The front bucket and rear bench seats are wrapped in pliable vinyl covers that still display very well. Below those seats, color-keyed carpet centers a correct, wood-trimmed console between “'Cuda” branded floor mats and a correct Pistol Grip Shifter. At the sides of that carpet, black door panels proudly hang the Cuda name above traditional cranks, integrated handles and small chrome locks. In front of those panels, an original dash seats correct Rallye telemetry above a correct Chrysler Solid State. In front of the driver, an attractive, wood-trimmed steering wheel mixes subtle form with major function. And behind the passengers, a correctly lit trunk centers a correct jack and Space Saver spare tire between a correct mat, an old school inflator kit and a vintage decklid decal.

HISTORICAL INFORMATION

According to this coupe's duo of original fender tags, it rolled out of Chrysler's Dodge Main manufacturing facility in October of 1969 packed with the following equipment:

* E74: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
* D21: A833 heavy-duty 4-speed manual transmission
* B: Plymouth Barracuda
* S: Special
* 23: 2-door hardtop
* R: 426 cubic inch Hemi V8 that utilizes two 4-barrel carburetors to create 425 horsepower
* 0: 1970 model year
* B: Assembled at Chrysler's Dodge Main manufacturing facility
* XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number
* FE5: Rallye Red paint
* H: High trim grade
* 6: Vinyl bucket seats
* X9: Black interior
* 000: No upper door frame paint (Full door panels)
* A06: Assembled on October 6th, 1969
* 018379: Vehicle Order Number
* V1X: Full Black vinyl top
* A01: Light Package
* A22: Body-matched Elastomeric Bumper Package
* A33: Dana 60 Track Pack axle that's complete with 3.54 gears
* A62: Rallye Instrument Cluster
* B51: Power brakes
* C16: Console
* C55: Bucket seats
* C62: Manual 6-way adjustable driver's seat
* G36: Remote driver's mirror/ Manual passenger's mirror
* J45: Hood pins
* L31: Hood/fender-mount turn signal indicators
* M21: Drip rail mouldings
* M25: Wide sill mouldings
* M31: Body belt mouldings
* M88: Quarter panel tape treatment
* N41: Dual exhaust
* N85: Tachometer
* N95: Nox Exhaust Emission Control
* N96: Fresh Air Hood (Shaker hood)
* R22: AM radio that's complete with an 8-track player
* V6X: Black longitudinal sports stripes
* CTD: Continued onto second fender tag
* Y05: Built to United States specifications
* 26: 26-inch radiator
* EN1: End of fender tag codes (Designated Line 1 build)

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OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES

* Four original marketing brochures
* An original broadcast sheet
* An original Owner's Manual
* An original window sticker
* An original Dealer Contract
* An original purchase receipt
* An original Warranty Booklet
* Copies of some of the car's California registrations
* An extensive owner history
* Service receipts
* Historical photos
* A copy of the car's feature in the January, 2013 edition of Vintage Road Car
* A copy of the 1990 edition of Collector Car Annual
* A few random, era-correct items found with the car's broadcast sheet

This 'Cuda has it all: looks to kill, power that never stops and a roster of rare components that would take years to duplicate. It's documented, valuable, historic, and when you take one look at its unique features and unbeatable exclusivity, you realize the chance to own something this cool is a once in a lifetime opportunity. If you're in the market for some solid, investment grade muscle that'll continue to build equity for years to come, this top notch Plymouth is exactly the car you've been searching for!

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