1970 Plymouth 'Cuda 426/450 Hardtop
$200,000 - $250,000
RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 2019 - Offered on: Thursday, January 17, 2019
- The legendary Hemi 'Cuda
- 426 Hemi with four-speed and Track Pak
- One of only 284 Hemi four-speeds built for 1970
- Documented by Mopar expert Galen Govier
- Includes original Chrysler broadcast sheet
- Only 19,850 miles, believed original
It is widely accepted by many enthusiasts that the 1970 Hemi 'Cuda is near the top of the list of the greatest muscle cars ever produced. Constructed at Chrysler’s Hamtramck, Michigan, assembly plant with a scheduled production date of 6 October 1969, this 'Cuda left the factory finished in Code EV2 “Tor-Red” Hi-Impact paint. It was ordered for maximum performance with legendary Code E74 dual-carbureted 426 Street Hemi V-8 engine breathing through an aggressive “Shaker” hood scoop and mated to an A833 four-speed manual transmission. The standard equipment package that was part of the Hemi four-speed power combo includes a Code A33 Track Pak featuring the veritable 9.75-in. DANA 60 rear axle with Sure Grip and 3.54:1 gears, the N51 Maximum Cooling package, N65 7-Blade Torque Drive Fan, S15 Hemi suspension with front sway bar, and S25 Firm Ride shock absorbers.
Although the Hemi 'Cuda was purpose built by Plymouth to dominate all other factory supercars, this example also came well equipped with a host of desirable options and amenities that include black High-Grade vinyl C55 bucket seats, C16 woodgrain console, A62 Rallye instrument cluster, N85 tachometer, R11 Music Master AM radio, and G36 dual outside mirrors. Appearance features were similarly abundant, including J45 hood pins, drip rail and body sill moldings, rear deck molding treatment, and chrome exhaust tips.
This Hemi 'Cuda is accompanied by a copy of its original Chrysler Broadcast Sheet confirming original data and equipment. The all-important fender tag was decoded by Chrysler expert Galen Govier, and his report is included on file.
As presented, the Hemi 'Cuda continues to benefit from a high-quality restoration to factory specifications. It is firmly believed by caretakers past and present that the current mileage of 19,850 is accurate and original. A spectacular example of one of the ultimate American factory supercars ever produced, this rare and authentic four-speed 1970 Hemi 'Cuda represents a truly significant opportunity for muscle car aficionados and enthusiasts.