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Rare 1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda in Burnt Orange Goes To Auction

“R-Code” Hardtop heads to the 2023 Mecum Houston event...

Get your tax refund ready! A stunning 1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda is set to cross the auction block at the Mecum Houston event this weekend. Only 1 of 368 HEMI Cuda hardtops were produced in 1970 with an automatic transmission.

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda in Burnt Orange. (Mecum).

This particular car is a matching “R-Code” (the original code for the HEMI engine) 1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda, is being sold with no reserve. Equipped with a 3-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission and the A32 Super Performance Axle Package, which gives this Cuda a HEMI suspension handling package, power front disc brakes, 26-inch radiator with shroud, 7-blade torque drive fan, and a 9 3/4-inch Dana axle with Sure-Grip limited-slip, and a 4.10 rear axle ratio.

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda in Burnt Orange. (Mecum).

The exterior of the car is painted in the rare Burnt Orange (K5) paint color and is highlighted by the 1970 Cuda black hockey stripes. Of course, there is the famous Argent-colored “Shaker” hood scoop poking through the hood, a standard feature on HEMI Cuda models. A ‘Go Wing’ rear spoiler, foglights, dual chrome mirrors, and elastomeric bumpers also give this car a lot of street cred and appeal.

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda in Burnt Orange. (Mecum).

The interior of the car is just as impressive, featuring a black bucket seat interior with a center console and Rallye gauge cluster. The car also has a multiplex radio with dual rear seat speakers, manual 6-way adjustable seats, and laminated reproduction window stickers.

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda in Burnt Orange. (Mecum).

The car was sold new at Regal Chrysler Plymouth in Charlotte, North Carolina, and comes with a Chrysler Registry fender tag breakdown. It was most currently part of the Horton Classic Car Museum Collection and is now going to auction along with a few other cars from there. As a long-term museum display, it is recommended that the car undergo basic service prior to hitting the public roads.

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda in Burnt Orange. (Mecum).

Mecum predicts that once the vehicle leaves the auction block, it will bring in between $200,000 and $250,000. You can visit Mecum.com for more information about the bidding process.

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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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Beautiful car. I'm surprised that a 70 Hemi Cuda would be thought to sell for so little money?

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