Options are a big part of what creates a car’s value in today’s collector market, but it is the correct combination of those components that can move a vehicle into ‘extraordinary’ territory. First and foremost of those choices is what ended up under the hood, and this car is a genuine Plymouth Hemi Cuda.
This highly original example, built in 1969 on the latest E-Body platform, was registered to its first and only US owner in 1970. Delivered in two door hardtop coupe format, naturally the ‘Cuda was fitted with the 426cu “Hemi” under the hood, fed through dual four-barrel carburetors which helped deliver a very healthy 425 bhp to the rear wheels through a “four on the floor” manual transmission. Power was transmitted via a Track Pack 3.54 Sure Grip rear axle, whilst the suspension was uprated to Extra Heavy Duty to help keep all that power on the road. The interior was upgraded to High Trim specification, with a pair of vinyl bucket seats.
The first and only US owner drove the car only 9,200 miles before it was taken off the road in 1976 and stored for c. 40 years until recently being discovered and offered for sale. An extremely well preserved example of one of the most collectible muscle-cars you can buy today.