1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Coupe

What kept production numbers low was the staggering cost of the Hemi
option, at just under $900-or nearly a third of the base price of the car

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In a day when clones and replicas are so commonly seen, it is a pleasure to see an authentic, factory-built 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda coupe. Presented in its original Hi Impact Tor Red finish, its eye-catching beauty is complemented with white bucket seats and optional center console. Backing up the 425-hp V8 is the rock-solid 727 Torqueflight automatic and a 3.55:1 Sure Grip rear axle.
While this is an authentic R-code 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda, the vendor has told us that the engine in the car is date-coded March 3, 1969, and
appears to have been a factory crate replacement, installed early in this car’s life. Also added are white hockey-stick sport stripes applied to the rear quarter panels.
Treated to a full cosmetic restoration about ten years ago, this
included a correct repaint and freshening of the interior with an eye towards authenticity. Documenting the car’s heritage are portions of the factory build sheet and the original fender tags. Currently fewer than 32,000 miles show on the odometer, which the vendor believes are from new.
This Hemi ‘Cuda represents a rare opportunity to obtain one of the most sought after high-performance automobiles in existence.

Colin Comer

Colin Comer - Editor at Large

Colin is the founder of Colin’s Classic Automobiles in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as well as SCM’s resident American car expert. His fascination with cars began at an early age, and according to him, he never grew out of it—nor does he wish to. Colin regularly appears on television, and he is the author of the books: “Million-Dollar Muscle Cars” and the “Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles.” A hands-on guy, Comer maintains an impressive collection of his own and is an avid vintage racer. He is a regular contributor to both Sports Car Market and American Car Collector magazines.

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