This 1971 Hemi ’Cuda convertible, one of just two 4-speed versions delivered in the U.S., has been hailed as the Holy Grail of muscle cars.
Documented as the only matching-numbers 4-speed convertible in existence, its factory broadcast sheet confirms that it was equipped at the Hamtramck, MI, assembly plant with the New Process 4-speed, Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 Super Track Pak, 26-inch radiator and power brakes.
Finished in code B5 Bright Blue, with black power top and blue high-back-bucket-seat interior. Driver appointments include the Rallye Instrument Cluster, 3-speed wiper switch and Hurst pistol-grip shifter. Perhaps most importantly, in addition to retaining most of its original sheet metal, it is the only remaining example with its original factory-installed drivetrain.
This 1971 Hemi Cuda convertible could be considered by any measure as the crown jewel of muscle cars.