Lot 27
1970 Plymouth 'Cuda



• Only 4,057 actual miles from new
• Original unrestored car
• 440 Six Pack, factory four-speed
• Iconic American muscle car

440 cid OHV V-8 engine, 390 HP, four-speed manual transmission, torsion bar independent front suspension, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc brakes, rear drum power hydraulic brakes; wheelbase: 108”

The original Barracuda was introduced in 1964 as Chrysler Corporation’s answer to the Ford Mustang. Derived from the Valiant body and mechanicals, it was a fastback hardtop coupe with a novel “greenhouse” rear window that wrapped down to the beltline at the sides. Like the Mustang, and later the Camaro from Chevrolet, it was available with either six- or eight-cylinder drivetrains, each in numerous states of tune. As the Mustang evolved from pony car to muscle car, the Barracuda kept pace, becoming ever more powerful and growing in size and weight. A new design for 1967 eliminated the wrapped rear window and added a convertible. For 1970, a whole new body, shared with the Dodge Challenger, was offered in three models: Base, Gran Coupe, and the performance oriented ’Cuda.

This 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda, built at Chrysler’s Hamtrack, Michigan factory, has been carefully driven only 4,057 miles since new. In amazing original condition, this unrestored muscle car is a true time capsule. It is equipped with optional and powerful 440 cubic-inch engine topped with the highly desirable Six Pack option, consisting of three two-barrel carburetors producing a healthy 390 horsepower and shifted through a four-speed manual transmission with a stylish pistol-grip shifter. The tires are correct white-letter Goodyear Polyglas GTs mounted to the original color coordinated steel wheel with factory “Dog Dish” hubcaps. The Distinctive B5 Blue Fire paint complements the aggressive looking Shaker Hood and 440 graphic accents. Other equipment includes a black interior with optional front leather bucket seats and center console, plus an AM radio. Additionally, it has the optional Rallye gauges that feature an 8,000-rpm tachometer and electric clock with sweep second hand. The attractive accented woodgrain on the dashboard repeats on the console, which also includes a storage compartment.

Only 902 ’Cuda Coupes equipped with a four-speed transmission were built for 1970. With extremely low original mileage and rarity, this desirably equipped muscle car represents a rare chance to acquire an exciting, powerful and significant muscle car.

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