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.
Before Chrysler had Street and Racing Technology, it had Performance Vehicle Operations. What the two entities have in common, before SRT became its own brand, of course, is that each was created to take Chrysler and Dodge (and Plymouth, before it was unceremoniously killed off) vehicles to the next level of style and performance.
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We'll leave the question of whether or not the old Plymouth (and later Chrysler) Prowler was ultimately a stylish, performance-oriented car to you, but the boys and girls currently leading the SRT charge at the Pentastar headquarters are keen to accept the retro-rod into the fold.
According to the automaker, all of SRT's current high-performance models owe a debt of gratitude to the old Prowler, due mostly to that car's use of lightweight bits and pieces and innovative construction techniques. If nothing else, the fact that the Prowler's frame is "the largest machined automotive part in history" is pretty cool. Read all the details here.
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.
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