1974 Plymouth Duster on 2040-cars
Ceresco, Nebraska, United States
Sassy Grass Green exterior, black matte stripes, snorkel hood scoop and spoiler. Interior is also black. The front
seats are Rally black leather by Procar, original recovered rear seat. All new door panels, seals, gaskets, carper,
dash pad, Painless Wiring System with original firewall block look. All new Auto Meter instruments and custom
Engine: 415 Magnum from Indy Cylinder Heads, Internally balanced, INDY MA-X Heads, MOD-MAN 2 X 4 Edelbrock 500 CFM
CARBS, Dyno tested at 518 HP at 5900 rpm and 525 torque at 4900 rpm. Edelbrock Nitrous System fully connected and
functional, with two 10 pound tanks, tanks are empty and system has never been used. Full MSD electronic ignition
system, TTI ceramic headers and 3" exhaust with X cross-over pipes. Griffin Aluminum Radiator, 26" 3 row core and
dual electric fans. March Billet Serpentine Alternator & Power Steering set-up.
Transmission: 4-Speed A-833 18 Spline by Brewers Performance with Pistol Grip, McLeod RST Twin Disc Clutch.
Denny's Aluminum Driveshaft, 8 3/4" differential with 3:55 gears by Randy's Gear Supply, Moser Engineering Axles,
Cal-Tracs by Calvert Racing Suspensions, and Super pro leaf springs.
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Auto blogMon, 16 Jun 2014
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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.
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.