1971 Roadrunner 340 4 Speed , " Air Grabber " Matching Numbers Solid Nevada Car on 2040-cars
North Haven, Connecticut, United States
For Sale By:OWNER
Exterior Color: BAHAMA YELLOW
Interior Color: Tan
Model: Road Runner
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: 2 DR HARDTOP
Drive Type: MANUEL
Sub Model: ROAD RUNNER
Warranty: AS IS
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"1971 PLYMOUTH ROADRUNNER, FACTORY 340 4 SPEED AIR GRABBER , EL5 BAHAMA YELLOW, THIS CAR IS ABOSOLUTELY RUST FREE WITH ALL ORIGINAL PANELS, QUARTERS, TRUNK , FENDERS , ALL FACTORY AND RUST FREE. THE CAR SPENT OVER 24 YEARS IN NEVADA BEFORE ENDING IN LONG ISLAND FOR 4 YEARS AND THEN IT WAS PURCHASED BY ME IN 2007 AND BROUGHT TO CT WHERE IT NOW RESIDES, THE CAR IS ACTUALLY RARER IN THE SENSE THAT IT WAS OFFERED MID 71 WITH THE SMALL BLOCK OPTION. WHAT MAKES THE CAR EVER MORE DESIRABLE IS THE COLOR COMBO WITH THE AIR GRABBER AND TAN SPARTAN INTERIOR, OTHER THAN COSMETIC RESTORATION WORK , REPAINT , NEW INTERIOR FROM THE YEARS OF DESERT CLIMATE .I REBUILT THE 4 SPEED AND INSTALLED A NEW CLUTCH , ENGINE RUNS STRONG ORIGINAL FENDER TAG IN PLACE ALL NUMBERS MATCH BODY. COWL . RAD SUPPORT , ECT. A CLEAN REAL EXAMPLE OF A TRUE MUSCLECAR. ALSO HAVE CONTACT WITH THE ORIGINAL OWNER WHO NOW RESIDES IN CALIFORNIA BID WITH CONFIDENCE. ENCOURAGE INSPECTING THE CAR IN PERSON ."
1971 ROAD RUNNER , 340 4 SPEED , NUMBERS MATCHING AIR GRABBER BAHAMA YELLOW, ORIGINAL NEVADA CAR. FENDER TAG, ORIGINAL PANELS ,
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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 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.
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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.
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.