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Pair Of Beautiful Rallye Red 1971 Plymouth Cudas Are Going To Barrett-Jackson!

One HEMI Hardtop & One 383 Convertible...

Over the past couple of years, we have seen a number of 1970 to 1974 Plymouth ‘Cuda E-Bodies cross the auction block. One beautiful example was a 1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda, which was a high-optioned one-of-one build featuring beautiful Curious Yellow (Y3) with Black-colored billboard stripes. It went for a total of $935,000 at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale earlier this year.

1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda Hardtop. (Barrett-Jackson).

Simply put the 1970 to 1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda, has become one of the most highly-collectible and valued muscle cars to roam the streets.

1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda 383 Convertible. (Barrett-Jackson).

But there is now a pair of 1971 Plymouth ‘Cudas getting ready to cross the auction block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas event at the end of the month. Both cars are being offered by the same consignor and are premium examples in class.

1971 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda –

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The first car listed as Lot # 752, is a beautiful 1971 HEMI ‘Cuda. The car is 1 of only 59 hardtop HEMI ‘Cudas built with a Hurst Pistol Grip-shifted New Process A833 4-speed transmission. The car features a Super Track Pak Dana 4:10 rear axle and is pretty loaded making it a “two-tag” car (or a car with so many options, that it required two fender tags).

Painted in a beautiful Rallye Red (E6) with the popular Black billboard stripes, the 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8 delivered an underrated 425 horsepower and 490 lb.-ft. of torque. The HEMI used 10.25:1 compression forged pistons, a race-bred reciprocating assembly, dual 4-barrel carburetors, massive-port cylinder heads, and a free-flowing dual exhaust that ends in chrome tips. 

On top of the HEMI, is the popular “Shaker” hood scoop option allowing the HEMI to not only breathe better but to allow those to see the HEMI rumble underneath the hood. 

It has gone through a complete rotisserie restoration.

1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible – 

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Adjacent to the HEMI ‘Cuda, is a matching scheme 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible. It is enhanced by the awesome “Go Wing” rear spoiler and a set of 15-inch Rallye wheels.

This car doesn’t have a HEMI, but it does have the 6.3-liter (383 cubic-inch) Big Block B-Series V8. The 383 engine provided the ‘Cuda with 335 horsepower and 425 lb.-ft. of torque thanks to a 4-barrel carburetor. Helping to add a more pleasurable driving experience, there is a Hurst pistol-grip shifter mated to a 4-speed manual transmission.

The car is numbers-matching and had undergone a rotisserie restoration. The ‘Cuda includes its Build Sheet, and copies of the paperwork of when it was ordered from Zurich, Switzerland. The Rallye Red ‘Cuda is listed at Lot #752.1.

Both Cuda models will cross the block on Saturday, July 2nd, 2022 with no reserve. For more information on either car, you can check out the Barrett-Jackson website. There you can register to bid on either vehicle.

Robert S. Miller

Robert S. Miller is a diehard Mopar enthusiast who lives and breathes all that is Mopar. The Michigander is not only a Co-Editor for MoparInsiders.com, 5thGenRams.com, and HDRams.com but an automotive photographer. He is an avid fan of offshore powerboat racing, which he travels the country to take part in.

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The sales numbers for the Plymouth Barracuda in 1971 were terrible. Muscle cars were pretty much a fad back then and the bloom was off the rose by 1971. These two examples represent a high water mark for factory built performance in that era.

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And to go along with that performance, that '71 Hemi 'Cuda grill is by far my favorite.

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71 Plymouths E and B were some of the best looking cars of the Companys history

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