Rare 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda up for Auction at Mecum Glendale

Matching Numbers and Rotisserie Restoration Make This HEMI 'Cuda a True Collector's Item

The Plymouth Barracuda had always struggled to keep up with the Mustang and Camaro in the pony car race. But in 1970, the Barracuda underwent a massive transformation that turned it into a real game-changer for Plymouth. The Barracuda’s new E-Body platform gave it a sleek and muscular look that finally put it on equal footing with its competitors. And the high-performance HEMI ‘Cuda model was the jewel in Plymouth’s crown.

1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda in Sublime Green. (Mecum).
A Rare Machine –

The HEMI ‘Cuda was an impressive machine that was known for its powerful engine, unique styling, and outstanding performance. With just 652 HEMI ‘Cudas built for the 1970 model year, this car has become an icon in the automotive world and a highly sought-after collectible. And this particular 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda that is scheduled to cross the auction block at Mecum Glendale this weekend is an exceptional example of this iconic car.

1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda in Sublime Green. (Mecum).
Matching Numbers HEMI –

One of the most impressive features of this car is its matching numbers 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI® V8 engine, which is paired with a Torqueflite automatic transmission and matching numbers carburetors. This car also comes with an original Chrysler broadcast sheet, which is a rare find for a car of this age. The odometer reads just 37,000 miles, which is a testament to the car’s excellent condition.

1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda in Sublime Green. (Mecum).
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The exterior of the car is finished in a stunning Sublime Green (FJ5) color, which is complemented by the Shaker hood (N96) and Rallye Instrument cluster (A62). And the car’s rotisserie restoration is one of the most impressive aspects of this car. The restoration was done to a very high standard and has been completed to the original specifications of the car. The result is a car that looks as good as it did when it rolled off the production line over 50 years ago.

1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda in Sublime Green. (Mecum).
So How Much?

The 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda is a car that is highly valued by collectors and enthusiasts alike. This particular car is expected to fetch somewhere between $265,000 and $275,000 at auction. This is a testament to the quality of the car and the level of interest that it generates among car enthusiasts.

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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 the 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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