Plymouth created an all-time legendary muscle car in 1970 in the almighty Hemi ‘Cuda. Only 652 hard tops and 14 convertibles were built, making them exceptionally rare today. Today the rarest of Hemi Cudas are ones that remain unrestored and original, a phrase that perfectly describes this amazing one-owner, genuine R-code coupe.
Offered for sale by the original owner for the very first time, it was bought new in Kentucky after the owner returned from military service. After starting a family, he moved the car to his mother’s garage across town in favor of more family-oriented transportation; it has been kept there away from the elements for 43 years, during which time it has been driven a grand total of just 16,770 miles.
The power train is the stuff of automotive lore: the venerated 426/425 HP Hemi engine with high-duration hydraulic-lifter cam, 10.28:1 compression ratio, forged rotating assembly and dual inline Carter 4-barrel carburetors, in this case topped with the optional Shaker Hood Fresh Air Package and backed by an A727 Torqueflite automatic transmission and a 4.11 rear end.
Exterior options include hood pins, chromed outside racing mirrors. The Rallye Road wheels and White-letter Goodyear Polyglas GT tires are correct new replacement items along with new factory shocks, brakes and ignition wires. Finished in the original Jamaica Blue paint with Gold body side pinstriping and Blue vinyl body side trim, the car retains its original Black interior with vinyl bucket seats, center console with Slap Stik shifter, Rallye gauges and AM/FM sound. This original, unrestored low-mileage 1970 Hemi Cuda is truly an amazing find that will instantly elevate the status of any collection.
- Unrestored 1970 R-Code Hemi Cuda
- One owner car with 16,771 original miles
- Original 426 CI Hemi engine
- 7A27 automatic transmission
- 4.11 gear rear end
- Original Jamaica Blue paint
- Original interior
- Garage kept for 43 years
- New tires and wheels in 2006
- Engine repaired in 1986
- New factory shocks, brake system and ignition wire
- Touch up paint in engine compartment to prevent rust
- Car includes the following parts not installed: complete factory exhaust system, original factory fan blade, dual point factory distributor
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