Here is your chance to own a rare piece of automotive history. This is a real deal, original and correct, 4 speed, AAR 'Cuda. There were only 2724 of these cars built over a 6-week period in 1970 to meet homologation rules for SCCAs Trans Am racing series. Only 1120 of them were 4-speeds, and only 96 were painted in this color, Vitamin C. Call or come down and check it out. Call your Mopar friends and let them know what is being offered here. And be sure to ask your salesperson about the factory build sheet on this car.
This car stops people in their tracks. Looking at it, it's hard to believe that in just a few short years it had gone from its humble Valiant roots to this fire breathing AAR race car. But here it is in all its glory. It's correct from top to bottom, even down to the proper, bias ply, Goodyear Polyglas tires. The front sits low to the ground with "eyebrow" spoilers at the edges and a pair of auxiliary lights mounted below the thin front bumper. The tops of the fenders as well as the hood are blacked out. The hood is fiberglass, held down with hood pins, and that scoop not only looks great but is fully functional and critical for getting plenty of fresh air to the engine beneath it. The Strobe stripe came on this car and belongs on this car, as does the AAR logo with the CUDA script. There is a duck tail spoiler on the trunk, and the exhaust pipes exit out the side in front of the rear wheels.
The nice thing about the cars built to meet homologation rules for a race series is that, unlike the race cars themselves, they come with complete and comfortable interiors. Open the door and you will find the interior on this car is neat and clean and completely stock. The black door panel has a nice armrest for comfortable cruising and 'Cuda in script in the corner. A nice wood tone 3-spoke steering wheel sits in front of dash with gauges that have crisp clean faces set deeply back into pods that keep them out of the glare of the sun. Ventilation controls are on the left and an AM only radio is on the right. There is a nice black and wood tone center console with that iconic pistol grip shifter for the 4-speed transmission, crafted in wood for this car, just waiting for you to stir it around. The high back buckets are comfortable with pleated seating areas trimmed in smooth vinyl around the edges.
Now for the fun stuff. The code A53 Trans Am package components. Pop those hood pins and raise the lightweight fiberglass hood to check out what that scoop is feeding all that fresh air to. It's a correct, T/A 340 cubic inch, cast engine. It's definitely an impressive engine and a real show stopper. Everything looks proper under that filter housing including the correct color of engine paint. The engine bay the motor is nestled down in is detailed out and spotless. As a matter of fact, the whole chassis and undercarriage is show quality, even down to the correct quality control verification marks throughout the engine compartment and chassis. The dual exhaust pipes flow back into the mufflers before flowing back out the front of them and turning sideways to exit in front of the back wheels. Those wheels are steel with trim rings and mount those period correct Goodyear Polyglas GT G-60 – 15 tires.
It doesn't get any better than this. Come on down and check out this rare piece of automotive history. Then add your name to the history of this collector car.