Exterior Color: Blue
Interior Color: Black
Model: Road Runner
Number of Cylinders: 8
Drive Type: MANUAL
Galion, Ohio, United States
This is a REAL Road Runner. The car is being sold with no reserve. The car runs great, and shifts real nice. Im selling the car because the owner does not have time to finish it. The car has new paint, it needs to be wet sanded and buffed. It was painted its original color. the only rust on the car that I could find was the trunk pan, it needs replaced. The bottom of the car is very solid, and so are the frame rails and floor pans there very nice. The car runs real good, it has a 383 motor in it he said but he has no idea if it is the original motor he really does not now, it looks like it is. The interior needs a headlinner. The car has new carpet and a new package tray in the back window. The door panels are in the trunk. The dash pad is in great shape.The car is complete from what I can see and what is off the car is in the trunk, new and original. The chrome bumpers are new front and back. The rims on the car are ugly I would repace them. It would take very little to finish this car, all the stuff is there. If you have any ? please call 419-571-9777. The car does still have the fender tag on it. The vin is RM23H9A123456
Sat, 18 Jan 2014 17:01:00 EST
We're plenty used to seeing classic cars selling for millions of dollars. It's just that they're usually European: Ferraris, Bugattis, Mercedes and the like. There are some rare American exceptions, usually wearing the names Duesenberg or Shelby. But what we have here is the most expensive Chrysler product ever sold at auction.
The vehicle in question is a Plymouth Barracuda - specifically a 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible, chassis #BS27R1B315367 - that Mecum Auctions just sold after eight solid minutes of feverish bidding for a high bid of $3.5 million at its auction in Seattle, Washington. That figure positively eclipses the $2.2 million paid for a strikingly similar Hemi Cuda (chassis #BS27R1B269588) fetched nearly seven years ago in Scottsdale and another that was the first muscle car to break the million-dollar mark in 2002.
The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?
The example you see above, which was born in 1970, is one of the finest Superbirds we've ever seen. Combine its complete restoration with its original 426 Hemi engine, and it's no surprise that it managed to bring in a cool half million dollars (plus 10 percent in fees) at Barrett-Jackson. See it yourself in our high-res image gallery above, and scroll down below for the official auction description.
If you want to follow along with the coverage, check out the Hagerty Fantasy Bid online game here.
The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.