1971 Plymouth Cuda on 2040-cars
Hampton, New York, United States
1971 Plymouth CUDA Coupe/Hardtop (BS23). This is the ultimate "Eye Candy" Muscle Car. The car has been re-imagined
/ recreated with 1) a MOPAR Performance472 CI Hemi Crate Motor with a new single four barrel AED 850 CFM
carburetor, 2) a 6 speed manual Viper Transmission (T56), 3) 17" Rallye Wheels (Year One) and 4) a Sure Grip Dana
60 Rear End with 4:10 Gears. New TTI Headers installed. Additionally, CALTRACS added to the rear suspension. The
exterior of the car has:1) a Shaker hood (N96), 2)Elastomeric Bumpers in body color (A21 & A22), 3) Rear Window
Louvers (J68)and 4) Rear Spoiler Wing (J81). The interior of the car has: 1) a Rally Instrument panel (J42), 2) a
Pistol Grip Shift Knob (J42), 3) Kenwood CD Bluetooth Stereo System, 4) a Legendary Burnt Orange Cloth &Vinyl
Buckets, 5) Backseat (H5K4) and 6) Burnt Orange carpet which was custom fitted. The car is equipped with air
conditioning (A/C) from Vintage Air; A/C was NOT available on Hemi cars. A New Flaming River Steering Column. A
New BORGESON Power Steering unit installed. A Griffin High Performance Exact Fit Aluminum Radiator with Shroud.
Starting with a solid rust-free Southern California 383/Auto CUDA, I acquired in 1990 and I saved parts as they
became available for many years. This car been completely dissembled and fully restored. 1971 is the last year of
the factory equipped Hemi & Big Block in the CUDA.
- Original Fender Tag is in beautiful condition
- The VIN number begins with: BS27N1B.
- Mileage = 5,378 miles since Restoration. Much attention given to detail and the use of correct parts whenever
possible. Untold hours were spent bead blasting and refinishing 100's of tiny parts.
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Auto blogWed, 30 Jul 2014
The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on September 12, you stand the chance to buy some of the ultimate muscle cars from the US Marshals in what is being gruesomely nicknamed the Blood Muscle auction.
The grisly moniker was earned because all of the vehicles belonged to the president of a blood testing company who is facing prison time for alleged bribery, according to Hemmings. After all, they are muscle cars bought with actual blood money. The seven-vehicle collection includes some of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, and the original buyer clearly had an eye for rarity.
This cornucopia of V8 power includes a teal 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, an orange 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible and perhaps most prized of all - a trio of 1969 Yenko Chevys with a Chevelle, Nova and Camaro all represented. From the included photos, all of them look to be in fantastic condition.
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.
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.
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.