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We've picked 11 classics, built between 1965 and 1998 that we feel offer a blend of style, individuality and performance. If you look through the classifieds of this magazine, on the AutoTrader.com website, or attending swap meets, you'll find that there are still a healthy number of bargains.
In just a few short years, Walter P. Chrysler took his company from an unknown automotive manufacturer to fourth in the industry. Walter Chrysler was a perfectionist with a deep mechanical background. This aspect, probably more than anything, helped to make Chrysler Corporation grow quickly.
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1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda - True A53 Coded AAR Cuda - 440 6Pack - Bucket Seats - Rallye Instrument Cluster (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this vehicle on a website other than our main website, its possible that only some of our many photographs of this car are presented due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the photographs, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Heres a car that is an interesting combination of MOPAR parts and styling, and a true AAR Cuda. This car features a 440ci V8 under the hood, Plum Crazy paint, and an interior that offers bucket seats and a Rallye Instrument cluster. The road going AAR Cudas were built to homologate Dan Gurneys race car for the TransAm Series, and like the race cars were really capable performance cars. In fact, Car and Driver called the Cuda every inch a hot rod in the July 1970 issue. Homologation requirements called for at least 1,900 vehicles to be built for sale to the public, but 2,724 units of the Cuda rolled out of the factory. Just as it wouldve left the factory in TransAm package trim (A53), this car has painted racing mirrors, rear spoiler, fiberglass hood (fresh air package/code N94), hood pins, a black strobe stripe, and an exterior antenna at the rear of the car. This Cuda is currently painted a different color than what it left the factory in, which was Sassy Grass Green (FJ6). Evidence of the original color can be seen on the Fender Tag. Although the car doesnt have the factory color, the current color sticks with the High Impact Colors palette that was offered at the time, and looks to be Plum Crazy. A noticeable change to the factory AAR Cuda equipment is the exhaust exiting from the rear panel just below the bumper. The AAR Cudas and Challenger T/As had trumpet exhaust pipes that exited just ahead of the rear wheels and a smooth rear panel just below the rear bumper. The fresh air package utilized a fiberglass hood with a strategically placed air inlet to feed the air intake. Inspired by the TransAm cars, only the hood pins hold the hood down. The black interior features vinyl bucket seats just as it left the factory. The door panels have been changed to Gran Coupe panels at some point in its lifetime, were not sure why that was done. Aesthetically they look nice since they have woodgrain trim, which matches the Rallye Instrument cluster. Speaking of the instrument cluster, the Rallye package offers a 150mph speedometer, Voltmeter, Fuel, Oil, and Temperature gauges, and the aforementioned wood grain trim. This car rolled out of the Hamtramck production facility in early March of 1970 with a 340 Six Pack under the hood, which has since been changed to a 440 Six Pack mated to an automatic transmission. Evidence of the vehicles re-spray in Plum Crazy can be seen on the underside at the front and rear of the car in the form of a little bit of overspray. The combination of the 440 Six Pack and the automatic transmission make the car a little easier to drive and gives the car more power under foot. This true AAR Cuda is a very cool car, and is one of the hot cars of the early 70s. The Cudas did well in the TransAm Series, and with limited numbers produced to homologate them, true AARs can be difficult to find. While this car has gone under the knife in a few areas, it is an awesome vintage MOPAR thats ready to be enjoyed. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.
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440 Six Pack V8
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