In the world of classic muscle cars, few names evoke the same level of admiration as the 1971 Plymouth HEMI® ‘Cuda. Set to grace the auction block at Mecum Kissimmee 2024, this Rallye Red beauty is not just a car; it’s an embodiment of the golden era of muscle power.
Under the Hood: A Symphony of Power
This HEMI ‘Cuda boasts the legendary 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) Street HEMI V8, a powerhouse that churns out an impressive 425 horsepower. Paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and a 3.54 Dana 60 SureGrip differential, this car promises an exhilarating ride that muscle car enthusiasts crave. The distinctive N96 Shaker hood, with its black bubble, is a nod to its originality, showcasing the raw power that lies beneath.
Exterior Elegance: A Feast for the Eyes
Painted in the striking Rallye Red (FE5), the exterior of this HEMI ‘Cuda is a head-turner. Elastomeric bumpers, color-matched sport mirrors, a black vinyl top, rear spoiler, window slats, and black billboard stripes add an extra layer of allure. The 15-inch Rallye wheels and Goodyear Polyglas F60-15 raised white letter tires not only complete the look but also contribute to the car’s timeless charm.
Interior Sophistication: Where Comfort Meets Style
Inside, a premium black leather bucket seat interior welcomes you. The Hurst Pistol Grip shifter, woodgrain steering wheel, and thumbwheel Music Master AM/FM radio with a Chrysler stereo cassette player exude a classic vibe. The Rallye dash, complete with a clock and tach, further enhances the interior’s retro charm. Tinted glass adds a touch of mystery, creating an atmosphere that transcends time. Adding to its collectability is the fact that the center console was a deleted feature.
A Journey Through Time: Meticulous Restoration
Having undergone a meticulous frame-off rotisserie restoration, this 1971 HEMI ‘Cuda stands as a testament to the dedication of those who have preserved it. Every detail meticulously brought back to life, ensuring that the essence of the muscle car era is captured in all its glory.
The Road Ahead: Auction Details
Documented via a Chrysler Registry Report, this HEMI ‘Cuda comes with a rich history. One former owner held onto it for almost three decades, a testament to its enduring appeal. With just 15,146 miles on the odometer, this automotive masterpiece is set to cross the Mecum Kissimmee 2024 auction block on Saturday, January 13th, 2024.
In a world where cars are more than just machines, this 1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda stands tall—a symbol of power, style, and an era that continues to captivate automotive enthusiasts. As it prepares to find its new owner, this Rallye Red beauty remains a timeless piece of automotive history, ready to embark on a new chapter in the hands of a lucky bidder.