The 1970 Plymouth Cuda is already part of muscle car royalty, but this one shows you what it's like to be a king. It's an exceptional restoration/transformation that gives you the dual-quad 426 Hemi and the control of four-on-the-floor. And while the growl of this one is pure intimidation, the level of authenticity inside and out makes this meticulously restored coupe absolutely charming.
In 1970, Chevrolet basically made as many Chevelle Super Sports in one day as there were Hemi 426 Cudas in total. It's nearly impossible to find a verified one today, and so that's why a carefully crafted tribute like this is so sought-after. It takes a real-deal 'Cuda, and it has been given a nut-and-bolt level restoration. They made sure the original sheet metal and its gap tolerances went beyond factory standards and every detail was sweated. The results are stunning. More than any other Mopar we've recently seen, this Limelight paint lives up to its High Impact color name. And if you know Mopars, you'll get excited about the level of detail. All the glass is crystal clear; the tiny aggressive red streak in the grille is bright; the rocker panels are correct; and even the rear bumper fits so well that it showcases how it was an integral part of Plymouth's design. And this one has all the best Mopar muscle features like the iconic shaker hood, hood pins, and Rallye wheels with raised white letter tires. Plus, the rear shows off the coupe's dark side with the Hemi hockey stick fender stripe, blackout panel, and full-width spoiler. It all makes for the kind of style that's award-worthy even before they look under the hood.
Just like the exterior, there was a heavy investment inside to make sure it is fresh, pristine, and correct. The full black package looks good with the plush loop carpeting, smooth upholstery, taut headliner, smooth dash, and clean door panels. But what just might impress you the most are the little things. The dome light greets you when the door opens, the wood-like trim is smooth, and the AM radio is still cranking out tunes. The factory air conditioning controls are even converted to modern R134a refrigerant (it likely needs a recharge to blow ideally cold.). And these Cudas loved to surround the driver. You have a high-back bucket seat, and this is a center console car with the iconic Hurst pistol-grip shifter molded into the contoured setup. The three-spoke sports steering wheel (power steering) has thin spokes to give you a good view of the A62 Rallye Instrument Cluster Package with the important tach prominently in the center.
The engine bay has an awesome sense of power and style. Underneath that big, bright shaker is the 426 cubic-inch Hemi V8 with dual four-barrel carburetors. The level of detail fits with the meticulous nature of the rest of the car. That's why you see amazing paint in the engine bay mixed with the correct factory decals. In fact, we invite you to look at all the photos, especially the undercarriage ones. The bright and clean look of the components is amazing, and the level of paint quality under there is better than some classics get on the hood. So it looks like there is even less mileage and time on this build than its low since built mileage history suggests. And while the details are amazing, don't forget that this is a true driver's machine. The big V8 fires up with an authority-commanding growl, and the A833 four-speed gives you full command of the Hemi's power and thunderous soundtrack.
This true Cuda has been transformed into an award-worthy representation of the almighty 426 Hemi coupe. If you're a Mopar fan, it's time to get excited. Call today!!!