AUCTION: Ivy Green
Are you a vintage muscle car enthusiast looking for something extraordinary? Look no further! Up for auction on BringATrailer.com is a pristine 1970 Plymouth HEMI® Cuda coupe, a true gem among automotive legends. With its iconic 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, and limited production numbers, this classic muscle car is a sight to behold.
This stunning HEMI® Cuda was originally delivered to Men-Guer Chrysler-Plymouth of Struthers, Ohio, back in 1970. Over the years, it has undergone a comprehensive cosmetic refurbishment that was completed in 2011, carefully restoring its original Ivy Green exterior finish with a black vinyl roof. Additionally, a set of black HEMI hockey stripes was added during the restoration, giving the car an even more aggressive appearance.
This beastly machine offers power and traction, equipped with a Dana 60 rear axle, 3.54:1 gears, and a Sure-Grip limited-slip differential. Power-assisted front disc brakes ensure confident and efficient stopping power.
The Shaker hood, adorned with exposed intakes and hood pins, sets the tone for the raw power lurking beneath. Front fog lamps, fender-mounted turn signals, and chrome side-view mirrors contribute to the car’s captivating vintage charm.
Step inside the cabin, and you’ll find an interior that is as luxurious as it is sporty. The front bucket seats and rear bench are elegantly trimmed in black vinyl, perfectly complementing the Ivy Green exterior. The woodgrain Rallye instrument cluster showcases a 150-mph speedometer, an 8k-rpm tachometer, and a clock, providing the driver with all the essential information.
The true highlight of this HEMI® Cuda lies under the hood. The E74-code 426 HEMI® V8 engine, boasting dual Carter four-barrel carburetors, produces an awe-inspiring 425 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque. Its roaring performance is a testament to the muscle car era that has defined American automotive history.
To ensure this piece of history remains in peak condition, the car received a thorough overhaul in 2011, which involved rebuilding the carburetors, replacing the distributor, and powder-coating the valve covers and exhaust manifolds. In 2023, an oil change was performed to keep everything running smoothly.
With only 284 examples produced with the 426 HEMI® V8 and a four-speed manual transmission, this HEMI® Cuda is an exceedingly rare find. The vehicle comes with a 2023 Wise Cuda Elite Validation Report, service records, and a clean Indiana title. The odometer shows a mere 43k miles, with around 100 added by the current owner.
Bidding for this remarkable machine closes on Saturday, August 12th at 1:10 p.m. EST, exclusively on BringATrailer.com. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of automotive history and join the ranks of those who appreciate the pure exhilaration of a true muscle car experience.