- Fresh rotisserie restoration
- High Impact Lemon Twist Yellow
- 440 '6-barrel' Super Commando V8
- A833 4-speed transmission with pistol grip shifter
- Dana 60 Sure Grip rear end with 3.55 gears
- Rallye gauge package
Investment grade Plymouth Barracudas have been fetching big money prices for years now. There's just something about square jawed, brightly colored muscle cars that turns most grown men into shamelessly star struck admirers who'd rather stare than try to make words. And while that's great for collectors, and a few lucky owners who managed to hang onto their old school Mopars for 20 to 30 years, it tends to leave most classic car enthusiasts out in the cold. If you're looking for the ultimate piece of Detroit metal that you can tinker with and tear up the open road in, you're probably not going to drain your retirement account for six figures worth of numbers matching 'Cuda. And that's why the gearheads here at RK Motors Charlotte strive to find cars like this awesome 1971 'Cuda tribute which run just as well, and look just as good, as a documented car for about half the price! Are you one of the countless enthusiasts who wants a top dog Mopar muscle car that you can actually drive and enjoy? This expertly restored 'Cuda, with its 440 Six Pack, 4-speed drivetrain, is the opportunity you've been waiting for!
Is there a more outrageous high impact color than Lemon Twist Yellow? As one of the most appealing hues to come out of Chrysler's hip 1970s 'brighter is better' muscle car mindset, code FY1 yellow is probably the most dynamic paint to ever adorn classic Mopar metal. And when expertly applied under traditional satin black call outs and buffed to a show worthy shine, it's an absolutely glowing reminder as to just how crazy the muscle car era was. Naturally, it looks right at home highlighting this rotisserie restored BS23H 'Cudas straight panels, razor sharp lines, and rock solid profile. And the result is a high energy visual masterpiece which oozes the bare knuckle confidence and old school appeal that made Plymouth muscle cars the stuff of legends!
Thanks to its high dollar frame-off nut and bolt restoration, this Cudas crisp shut lines and spectacular panel alignment present much better today than when it rolled off Dodge Main's assembly line almost 41 years ago. At the front of the car, a traditional stainless trimmed 'Cuda grille hangs four clear headlights above a showroom fresh chrome bumper, correct chrome trimmed fog lights and clear, sculpted parking lights. At the top of the car, a familiar shaker hood props two stainless hood pins in front of like-new glass which is bordered by excellent looking stainless trim, showroom fresh chrome drip rails and Lemon Twist sport mirrors. At the sides of the car, flush satin finish door handles and correct gray inlayed fender louvers ride above dent-free stainless rocker trim and a trademark gold Chrysler pentastar emblem. And at the back of the car, a great looking satin black spoiler perfectly complements a traditional satin black 'Cuda rear valence which hangs like-new tail lights and a cool silver “'cuda” emblem above a second show worthy chrome bumper and square stainless exhaust tips. Unlike most dressed and decaled cars which tend to throw good taste out the window, this awesome 'Cuda seamlessly balances a cool personality with flashy good looks to create a timeless muscle car that has excellent appeal.
Pull the pins on this 'Cudas bright yellow hood and you'll find a fully rebuilt 440 cubic inch Super Commando that has been balanced, blue printed and fitted with Plymouth's legendary '6 barrel' performance package. As the top option for gearheads who don't want to sell an arm or leg for a Hemi, the 440 utilizes three 2-barrel Holley carburetors, a revised intake manifold, gigondo-con rods, a high performance camshaft and an externally balanced heavy duty crankshaft to turn stout 10 to 1 compression into 385 horsepower and 485 lb./ft. or torque. All that high performance hardware is housed in a glossy Hemi Orange block which hangs an attractive set of chrome valve covers above correct low restriction exhaust manifolds. That compression is sparked by high quality Taylor plug wires which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And those cylinders are cooled by a correct heavy duty radiator which comes complete with fresh hoses and a correct fan shroud. Aesthetically, the engine bay of this stellar Mopar is in brilliant, show-ready condition featuring immaculate detailing and correct finishes throughout. And naturally, all the little details like the correct reproduction Mopar red cap battery, a correct brake booster and even an old school Chrysler windshield washer reservoir, have been accurately duplicated or completely restored.
This 'Cudas fully restored chassis and drivetrain are just as straight forward and clean as its exterior panels and engine bay. The high-winding Chrysler RB block churns power through a professionally rebuilt A833 18 spline 4-speed transmission which spins a tough Dana 60 Sure Grip rear end that's packed full of stout 3.55 gears. Included with the 440 package is an upgraded heavy duty suspension and structural reinforcements which help the car hook up quicker and perform better. Braking, which is surprisingly competent for a 41 year old car, comes courtesy of correct power front discs and heavy duty rear drums; and steering duties are handled by a traditional Chrysler manual rack. At the corners, a restored set of 14 inch front and 15 inch rear Rallye wheels feature what is generally regarded as the first application of staggered tire sizes with fresh 215/70/14 front and 255/60/15 rear BF Goodrich Radial T/As. And aesthetically, the bottom of this cool Plymouth is fully detailed and ready for show with spotless yellow floors framing a correctly finished suspension, a modern mandrel bent stainless steel exhaust system and fantastic sounding Flowmaster dual chamber mufflers.
Inside, the cars well-executed, fully restored black vinyl interior is simple, functional and looks as good as new. The driver and passenger high-back bucket and rear bench seats are showroom fresh and show no signs of any wear at all. Below the seats, new black carpet is protected by color keyed, “'cuda” branded floor mats; and above the seats, a taut and wrinkle-free headliner stretches from door to door and window to window. On the doors, new molded panels proudly hold the 'Cuda name amid subtle stainless trim, and both the cool pistol-grip shifter and optional wood grain steering wheel perfectly match the cars full console and slick Rallye gauge pod. In front of the driver, the rebuilt gauges include both an optional tachometer and continuous motion clock, and a vintage Chrysler Solid State AM radio still lives in the center of the dash. At the back of the cockpit, a fully restored trunk holds a new mat below a correct spare tire, a full jack assembly and a correctly decaled decklid; and everything from this 'Cudas dome light to its sill plates is fully sorted and ready to hit the road.
Fully restored, and highly accurate in every way, this '71 Plymouth is guaranteed to please even the most discerning muscle car enthusiast. And with its great performance and classic good looks, you can drive it, show it and even take home a few trophies all for about half the price of a 'ropes and red carpet' car. If you're looking for an awesome old school Mopar that you can actually enjoy, this 'Cuda is your kind of car!
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