A exceptional 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda is scheduled to cross the block at Mecum Auctions’ Tulsa, Oklahoma, sale, which runs June 11-12. No, it will not have a Hemi, but this ‘Cuda is nonetheless remarkably collectible.
That is because this ‘Cuda is a V-Code motor vehicle, this means it has the other famous Mopar motor from the golden age of muscle autos. It can be a 440-cubic-inch V-8 with 6-barrel carburetion, or “440-6” in Mopar jargon. It tends to make a manufacturing facility-rated 390 hp, and drives the rear wheels by a 3-pace automatic transmission.
This auto was applied as a dealer demonstrator, according to the listing. It can be also seriously optioned, boasting power steering, power brakes, a Shaker hood, and the A36 Effectiveness Axle Offer. The configuration makes it more important, as does the comprehensive documentation, like two window stickers and 4 binders of files, in accordance to the listing.
1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda (Image by Mecum Auctions)
The Plymouth Barracuda (overall performance versions received the shorter ‘Cuda name starting in 1970) was a competitor for the Ford Mustang, whilst it really launched just ahead of the Ford. The Mustang manufactured the notion adhere, nevertheless, which is why we still phone cars like this pony automobiles instead than fish vehicles.
The 1970 model yr marked the debut of a new Barracuda/’Cuda system design and style, twinned with the initial-technology Dodge Challenger. This was also the very last generation of the Barracuda, as the motor vehicle was discontinued immediately after the 1974 product 12 months. Rumors of a Barracuda resurrection from time to time circulate, but with the Plymouth manufacturer now dead as properly, that looks not likely.
Right now, the ‘Cuda is 1 of the most collectible muscle cars, with pristine examples regularly fetching thousands and thousands of bucks at auction. Mecum would not give an estimate of what this car or truck will go for, so it really should be interesting to discover the final determine.