An actually uncommon 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible is amongst the featured lots at Mecum’s auction scheduled for January 6-sixteen in Kissimmee, Florida. Mecum does not publish pre-auction estimates, but you can count on this topless muscle car to go for extreme cash flow.
The Plymouth Barracuda (performance versions obtained ‘Cuda nomenclature starting up in 1970) was the brand’s competitor to the Ford Mustang, and shared the E-Complete physique platform with the Dodge Challenger. That signifies loads of value-efficient entry-degree versions had been designed, but this is not a single certain of them.
In accordance to the listing, this car is a single certain of 14 1970 ‘Cuda Convertibles with the legendary Hemi V-eight engine, a single certain of 9 with an automated transmission, and a single certain of just three designed for Canadian export. Of these three, a single certain is believed to have been destroyed, while this car and a single far more left the factory in the retina-assaulting Greater Influence FY1 Lemon Twist paint you see appropriate right here.
1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible (photograph by way of Mecum Auctions)
The 426-cubic-inch Hemi functions dual four-barrel carburetors and sits beneath the iconic Shaker hood scoop, so named due to the reality it moves when the engine is revved. The convertible also left the factory with 15-inch steel wheels painted the quite identical Lemon Twist hue as the physique, and with a Saddle Tan interior. This is the only Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible with that mix of interior and exterior colors, in accordance to the listing.
The car was dealt with to a rotisserie restoration by Legendary Motorcar of Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada. The total physique was stripped down to bare metal, while all chrome factors had been repainted. Assembly line markings and tags had been retained for authenticity’s sake, per the listing.
Hemi ‘Cudas generally advertise for hundreds of 1000’s of bucks at auction. A pair of Hemi ‘Cuda Convertibles fetched far far more than $two million each and every single at a 2016 Mecum auction. A single far more provided for $3.5 million in 2014. Presume equivalent cash flow for this elegance.