The restoration performed by the previous owner was not perfect as observed in the pictures. I tried to include the pictures that show the worst aspects of the vehicle, as anyone can make something look "perfect". This car still needs some work to be "show material". The car is fully functional and runs great. We have overhauled the engine and added many components to improve performance and reliability. I will mention first and foremost that the steering seems a little loose and the speedometer is off by 5-8 MPH. Other than that, the car runs like a beast. It sounds great with the Flowmaster exhaust. I have additional pictures and video available upon request. Below is a list of the different things that have been performed.
-Front brakes replaced on both sides including: Calipers, pads, rotors, outer bearings, grease seals, and replaced master cylinder.
-Rear brakes replaced on both sides including: Wheel cylinders, brake drums, brake shoes, spring and hardware kit, and brake lines.
-Front suspension replacement of the following: Upper and lower ball joints, steering linkage, inner and outer tie rode ends, drag link, steering gear box, and performed front end alignment.
-Replaced front shocks with Monroe premium shocks, also replaced rear shocks with Monroe premium air shocks.
-New exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers and chrome tips.
-Replaced all tires with Cooper Cobra Radial G/T - P215-70R14 tires.
-Radiator has been replaced including upper and lower hoses as well as heater hose.
-Replaced battery, starter, and cables.
-Undercarriage and engine compartment has been undercoated with 3M undercoat.
-Fuel tank has been replaced with new float.
-Carpet was replaced.
-Transmission was rebuilt by Ross Moore Transmission in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.
-Transmission lines were replaced.
-Engine was machined in Sturgis, Michigan. Engine was bored .30 over, cylinder heads reconditioned, crankshaft polished, new main bearings, rod bearings, and camshaft bearings. New high volume oil pump, new camshaft, lifters, push rods, timing chain and sprocket, added Edelbrock 4-barrel aluminum intake, Edelbrock 4-barrel 600 CFM carburetor, and high volume fuel pump.
-Replaced distributor, coil, ECM spark plugs, spark plug wires, ignition resistor, and voltage regulator.
-Replaced water pump and 180-degree thermostat, coolant set at -30.
**** Nothing has been performed on the rear differential as well as fluid.
****Headlamps, tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights work all around the vehicle.
****Wiper work as intended.
****Horn works with the classic meep-meep sound.
****Dash guages all function with the exception of the MPH being 5-8 off.
****Tire pressure has been set to 34 Psi.
****Rear air shocks set at 60 Psi.
****Engine oil level full with no leaks.
****Transmission fluid level full with no leaks.
Many of the parts were purchased through Summit Racing and Northern Auto Parts. We have many receipts available. Hopefully I have not forgotten anything. If you have additional questions or concerns, please message me. BUYER is responsible for shipping costs or transportation to the BUYER location.
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Thu, 25 Sep 2014 08:13:00 EST
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.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:29:00 EST
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.
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.