From August 27th to 29th Mecum Auctioneers returns to Kissimmee, Florida to hold a 1000-car live auction, and there will be some notable Mopars in attendance. Of course, all vehicles will go home with the highest bidder and here are our pics of Mopars to keep an eye out for:
1970 PLYMOUTH ‘CUDA CONVERTIBLE PILOT CAR
This Alpine White 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda was built on August first, 1969 and is the fourth 1970 ‘Cuda convertible off the production line. This car is the first ‘Cuda convertible with the v-code 440 six-pack engine and is backed up by a four-speed manual transmission.
This car was restored in 2005 by Rocket Restorations in Olympia, Washington, and features the shaker hood, dual exhaust, and dana rear axle. The interior of this special car features black leather bucket seats, power windows, power steering, premium sound, a pistol grip shifter, and a driver’s side remote mirror.
More information and photos of this car can be found on the Mecum site here: 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible Pilot Car
1970 DODGE CHALLENGER R/T CONVERTIBLE PILOT CAR
This 1970 Challenger R/T was previously used as a test car by the automotive press and is believed to be the first of 61 Dodge Challenger convertibles produced with the 440 six pack engine. This car features the A33 Track Pak option, 4-speed manual transmission, pistol grip shifter, 956 radiator, and Magnum 500 wheels with Goodyear polyglas tires.
The exterior of this Challenger is finished in FE5 bright red and has white longitudinal striping, chrome mirrors, hood pins, and a luggage rack mounted to the decklid. The white and black vinyl interior features a woodgrain center console, pistol grip shifter, rallye gauges, power steering, and power front disc brakes.
Restorations by Julius in Chatsworth, California headed up the restoration in 2004 and this car comes with restoration invoices and photos, a copy of the May 1970 issue of Dodge News magazine, and a copy of the December 1969 issue of Car Life Magazine.
More information and photos of this car can be found on the Mecum site here: 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible Pilot Car
1969 DODGE DAYTONA
In response to Fords Nascar Dominance in the late 1960s, the Chrysler Corporation created the 1969 Dodge Daytona and 1969 Plymouth Superbird. This beautiful B5 blue example is one of 503 Daytonas produced in 1969. Of those only 468 came with the 440 cubic inch V8 that is featured in this example. The big V8 is backed up by a torqueflite automatic transmission, A32 axle package with 4.10 gears, and features power steering and power brakes.
The blue interior features bucket seats and a center console, rallye gauges, and a thumbwheel AM radio. The Exterior features the black Daytona wing, A01 light group, styled road wheels, and Firestone F70-14 Redline tires.
More information and photos of this car can be found on the Mecum site here: 1969 Dodge Daytona