1970 Plymouth CUDA
Car for sale by WeBe Autos in Calverton, New York 11933
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda Tribute For SaleProfessional Rotisserie RestorationProfessionally Built 360 cubic inch LA V8 / Stroked to 408 cubic inches / 6 BBLKeisler-Sourced Tremec TKO500 5-speed Manual TransmissionHydraulic clutchModern Air ConditioningBlack leather and vinyl interiorUpgraded audio Power steering4-wheel power disc brakes8.75-inch rear axleUpgraded suspension15-inch Rallye WheelsSide-exit exhaustLOTS of restoration photos, restoration receipts and service recordsIn a hobby thats chock full of numbers-matching time capsules and show-stopping customs, its always nice to see a tasteful classic thats built around performance. And it takes some serious skill to pull off a build that feels TRULY athletic without being too cantankerous to honor the cars original attributes. A fully sorted head turner, this awesome Cuda has been completely restored, fitted with 408 cubic inches of stroked LA V8 and decked in tough All American Racers war paint. But heres the best part: it isnt just another rare show piece thats a practice in moribund competition and garage queen gimmicks. This coupe is a fully sorted, SCCA-inspired rocket thats ready to put the AAR back in Barracuda. If youre searching for some old school MoPar muscle that wraps killer performance in outstanding good looks, check out this exceptional E-Body!During a detailed rotisserie restoration that was conducted by Race Ready Technologies of Norristown, Pennsylvania, and sorted by Fantom Works of Norfolk, Virginia, this solid coupe was fully stripped and professionally dipped. Once that cleaning was complete, an impressively straight fuselage was augmented with new quarters and a fresh trunk pan. As that massaged profile featured better-than-factory alignment, a glossy coat of Black Velvet 2-stage was buffed to a spectacular shine. With that paint slicked, monochromatic Strobe Stripes highlighted vibrant AAR CUDA callouts. And today, one close look at our high- resolution photos reveals a handsome payoff in the form of one of the coolest Plymouth muscle cars on the planet!Not surprisingly, this AARs track-bred appearance is backed by a long list of accurate details. At the front of its solemn profile, a familiar, stainless-trimmed grille hangs a small PLYMOUTH script between clear head lamps, flush parking lights, a mirrored bumper and requisite road lamps. Behind that grille, a lightweight hood, secured by stainless lanyards, floats a muted topcoat between fender-mount turn indicators and fresh glass thats seated in straight stainless frames. At the sides of that hood, bright door handles complement spotless exhaust tips while sculpted chin spoilers join painted racing mirrors to provide an authentic, Trans-Am-ready appearance. And at the back of the car, a Satin Black valence hangs fresh taillights and a small Cuda script between a second chrome bumper and a familiar ducktail spoiler.Toss the hood and youll find a spry LA V8 that, thanks to an upsized, 4-inch stroke, displaces a hearty 408 cubic inches. That big mill, professionally rebuilt by the pros at Fruitland, Idahos Speed-O-Motive, reportedly turns stout 9.9 to 1 compression into a solid 415 horsepower and 445 lb./ft. of torque. At the top of the machined, clearanced and balanced motor, a painted air cleaner floats breeze in to familiar 6 BBL carburetion. Those Holleys feed a lightweight Edelbrock intake, which charges proven Edelbrock heads that are finished with 2.02-inch intake valves and 1.60-inch exhaust valves. Beneath those heads, a nodular crank spins forged 5140 I-beams, which are finished with quality ARP Wave-Loc bolts. Above those rods, a Comp hydraulic cam splits hypereutectic Keith Black pistons, which are finished with moly rings. At the back of that cam, an MSD Pro-Billet distributor sparks MSD Super Conductor plug wires. Those wires snake around coated long-tube headers. At the front of those tubes, Cloyes double-roller timing components back a heavy-duty Chrysler radiator thats sandwiched between dual SPAL puller fans and a front-mount oil cooler. And the Hemi Orange powerplant is dotted with high quality details like Fel-Pro gaskets, Clevite bearings and a deep-sump Milodon oil pan.Bottom-side, solid floors, replaced during the cars detailed restoration, frame a tough Tremec TKO500 5- speed that was sourced directly from Keisler Engineering. That gearbox, capped with a steel scattershield, utilizes a smooth hydraulic clutch to spin a familiar 8.75-inch axle. That drivetrain rides a requisite torsion bar and leaf spring suspension thats been augmented with beefy sway bars. Factory power steering keeps sweeps controlled and turn-in easy. Power-assisted calipers cinch vented rotors to manage speed at all four corners of the car. Theres a pair of welded subframe connectors that ensure the 408 isnt at odds with the cars menacing body. A thrill-inducing soundtrack fills AAR-style side-exit pipes. At the corners of the chassis, staggered Rallye Wheels spin 225/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As in front of 235/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As. And overall, this Cudas fully restored chassis appears completely sorted and ready to hit the road.Open this E-Bodys solid doors and youll find an attractive black interior that was installed during the cars extensive rebirth. A familiar combination of bench and bucket seats stretch a tight combination of vinyl and leather surfaces beneath modern, 3-point harnesses. In front of those thrones, a simple dash hangs premium Rallye telemetry above Classic Auto Air conditioning and a vintage Chrysler radio thats been retrofitted with FM and MP3 capabilities. Below that dash, fade-free carpet floats Cuda-themed floor mats around a wood-trimmed console, which hides a small fire extinguisher behind a TKO Pistol Grip Shifter. At the sides of that carpet, sculpted door panels are decorated with clean stainless and correct Cuda emblems. The driver carves the road through a familiar Tuff Wheel. And behind the passengers, big Jensen deck speakers cap a fully restored, correctly equipped trunk.
VEHICLE SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATION AND ACCESSORIES A vintage Operators Manual Restoration photos Restoration receipts Service records Two sets of keysVery few enthusiasts are lucky enough to own an authentic AAR Cuda, and, as always, good fortune often creates added responsibility. Keep it in a padded garage... Track down increasingly hard to find parts.... Dont drive it too much.... Check the forecast every two hours... You get the picture. This Plymouth provides one lucky enthusiast the opportunity to buy some spirited, SCCA-inspired muscle that can be driven and paraded without worry. Sale By Owner & Located in Washington State
Call us For More Details... WeBe Autos Specializes in Marketing and Advertising Muscle, Classic, Vintage and Specialty Cars. We offer Professional Photography, HD Movies, and Staging that Sells Cars. Let us showcase and sell your specialty car. Please visit our website for more details. Keep in Touch, Michael Runnalls Specialty Car Marketing & Media WeBe Autos Ltd. Long Island, NY 11780 Michael@WeBeAutos.com www.WeBeAutos.com (O)631-339-0399 (C)516-729-2003 Skype: webeautos (F)631-389-2605
Classic Car ID101210197
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