Saturday, January 22, 2022

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible - $2.1m high bid

1 of 14 Hemi Cuda Convertibles produced in 1970. 1 of 9 with automatic transmission. Documented with two broadcast sheets. Rotisserie restoration completed by Legendary Motorcar in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada. Body stripped to bare metal, components refinished to OEM style. Body stripped to bare metal and refinished in correct High Impact FY1 Lemon Twist. H6T5 Tan interior and Black convertible top.
Of the 14 Hemi Cuda convertibles built in 1970, three were destined as Canadian exports. Of the trio, one is believed to have been destroyed, and the other two were both delivered in High Impact FY1 Lemon Twist paint.
Underneath the Shaker scoop 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 ends in chrome tips. A console-shifted Slap-Stik shifter operates the A727 Hemi TorqueFlite automatic transmission, feeding power to the Sure Grip differential. The provenance on this car is extensive, as the options are documented with two broadcast sheets. Also included is extensive ownership history back to 1970.

The hugely collectible icon high bid to $2.1m at Mecum.