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Lot #3019 1971 Plymouth 'Cuda

Documented 2,010 Actual Mile HEMI 'Cuda Survivor
Engine
426 HEMI V8
Body Style
Hardtop
Miles
2010
Interior Color
Black
Exterior Color
Rallye Red
Offered On
Nov 2, 2013
Approximate Run Time
TBD
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  • Highest Optioned HEMI ’Cuda Ever Built by Chysler
  • Original, Untouched 426 HEMI Dual Quad V8
  • Original Body with Original Rallye Red Paint
  • Ultimate Reference Grade HEMI ’Cuda
  • 2,010 Actual, Original Miles
  • Original Dana 60 axle with Sure Grip Differential and 4.10 Gearset
  • Fully Documented From its Factory Punch Card to its Recent Mopar Action Feature Article

Parked in front of your eyes, might just be the rarest Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda on the planet and here’s why. Not only is the ‘Cuda packed full of rare and unique options, it’s also equipped with a top-of-the-line, high performance drivetrain, still covered in original paint and still cradling a 2,010 mile Hemi V8! The all-original time capsule ‘Cuda you see here spent most of its life sitting in a world-class car and motorcycle collection. This three tag car is the highest optioned Hemi ‘Cuda known to exist.

Under the hood, an all-original, low-mileage Hemi which wears a correct 2468330-2 casting number above a matching 295999 partial VIN. That high powered big block spins an original A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed automatic transmission that’s branded with a correct 3515849 Barracuda code and a matching 295999 partial VIN. That heavy duty gear slinger churns torque through an optional Dana 60 rear end that’s still equipped with a tough Sure Grip differential, killer 4.10 gears and an original factory paper strap that’s branded with a build sheet matching 026 part number. And at the corners of that drivetrain, original 15 inch Rallye wheels spin original F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs.

The Cuda comes with a ton of documentation verifying it’s storied past:
• The original broadcast sheet outlined above
• The car’s original factory punch card
• The car’s original two page window sticker
• Ed Owens original bill of sale for the car
• A small stack of Ed Owens original warranty and dealership paperwork pertaining to the car
• A copy of Zach’s original title for the car
• The car’s original owner’s manual
• Proof of the car’s insurance that dates back to 1971
• One of the car’s original vehicle registration cards that’s dated to 1973
• A small, hand-written maintenance log
• A 1985 North Carolina state inspection that shows the car had only racked up 1,928 miles at that time
• An extensive write up on Zach Reynolds and his passion for all things mechanical
• A copy of the car’s cover spread in the June 2005 edition of Mopar Action.

Flashy, unique, scary and possessing the best of everything this car, the ultimate reference-grade 1971 Hemicuda in existence, is a refreshing reminder that extraordinary things ARE still possible and extraordinary things DO still exist.

The original owner, an heir to the Reynolds Tobacco Empire, predictably ordered his brand spankin’ new ‘Cuda in Chrysler’s FE5 Rallye Red lacquer, a V1X black vinyl top and V6X Hemi billboards. When the car arrived at Ed Owens’ dealership a few touch ups were performed on its hood and fenders, 70s assembly line quality being what it was, and the black billboards were automatically accented with white Hemi letters and white outlining stripes that continued onto the car’s profile. It was only after a high caliber Mopar collector Steven Juliano bought it from a North Carolina museum years later that the car was returned to 100% factory luster. If you’re looking for the absolute ultimate muscle car that’s guaranteed to please the most discerning collector and serve as the perfect centerpiece to any collection, here’s your ace in the hole!

Basic

Year
1971
Make
Plymouth
Secondary Make
n/a
Model Name
'Cuda
Secondary Model
n/a
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car
Mileage
2010

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Gasoline
Engine Size
426 HEMI V8
Engine Number
2468330-2
Heads
Stock
Fuel Specification
n/a
Fuel Delivery System Type
Dual 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
3 Speed Automatic
Transmission Spec
A727 Torqueflite
Transmission Number
3515849

Misc

Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
none
Battery Charger
none
Power Steering
Yes
Air Conditioning
No

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Seating Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Shifter Type
Column
Center Console
No

Body

Body Style
Hardtop
Doors
2
Body Color
Rallye Red
Paint Type
n/a
Stripes
Yes

Chassis

Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
Dana 60
Front Wheel Specification
n/a
Rear Wheel Specification
n/a
Front Tire Specification
F60-15
Rear Tire Specification
F60-15
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spare
n/a
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Original Equipment

History

Restoration Status
Survivor
Mileage Since Restoration
n/a
Awards Summary
n/a
Historical Documents Summary
Copy of original Title; Original Bill of Sale; Original two page window sticker; Original build sheet; Original owners manual; Original punch card; warranty and dealer papers; Original registration from '73; Proof of Insurance from '71; State Inspection results from '85 showing 1,928 miles; Information on Zach Reynolds and his passion for cars; Mopar Action spread June 2005

Anticipated Sale Price: available upon request

This vehicle is available exclusively through our Charlotte auction, October 31st - November 3rd. To bid, please register at the RKM Collector Car website or call 704.235.0746 for more details.

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