1970 Hemi 'Cuda

  1970 Hemi 'Cuda

 

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FENDER TAG INFORMATION :

 

V6X - Black Longitudinal Stripes

Y05 - Built To U.S. Specs

N42 - Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips

N85 - Tachometer

N96 - Shaker Hood / Standard w HEMI Cuda up to May 25th, 1970

R11 - Music Master AM Radio

R31 - Speaker Option

C55 - Bucket Seats

J45 - Hood Pins w / Lanyards

M21 - Roof Drip Rail Mouldings

M25 - Wide Sill Moulding

M88 - Low Deck Lip Moulding / Quarter Panel Tape Treatment

N41 - Dual Exhaust

V1X - Black Vinyl Top

A21 - Deluxe Trim Group / Elastomeric Color Front Bump Gr.

A34 - SUPER TRACK PAK :

B41 Front Disc Brakes

B51 Power Brakes

D58  4.10:1 Ratio w/9.75 Dana 60 Axle

D91 Sure Grip Differential

N51 Maximum Cooling Package

26" Radiator / Standard w/ HEMI Cuda

N65 T-Blade/18.5" Diameter Engine Fan w/Torque Drive Fan Unit / Standard w/ HEMI Cuda

S15 HEMI Suspension

S25 Fire Ride Shock Absorbers

S31 Front Sway Bar / Available w /4-Spd. Optional on 'Cuda

A62 - Ralleye Instrument Cluster

B51 - Power Assist Disc Brakes

C16 - Console w / Buckets

FY1 - Lemon Twist Yellow (HIGH IMPACT Factory Color)

B12 - HD Front Disc Brakes

E74 - 426 HEMI  V8

D21 - Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission

BS23 - CUDA 8cyl 2-Door Hardtop

R0B - R= 426 HEMI-425HP / 0= 1970 / B=Hamtramck, MI plant

 

 

This ultra-rare Hemi Cuda is powered by its original 426 engine. Plymouth rated these R-Code street Hemi's conservatively at 425HP & 490TQ with dual 4-bbl. carburetors.

The VIN stamped on a HEMI engine is found on the passenger side lower block. This is the correct, factory stamped engine, original to this car as verified by Galen Govier. The block casting date of a HEMI is located on the drivers side of the block, behind the starter. This engine was casted 3-3-69. The casting number and clock is found on the passenger side of a Hemi block. The casting number is 2468330-1. There is also the engine ID stamped on the oil pan rail, below the starter on a Hemi. The meaning to the stamped numbers are 6-26-69 = June 27th, 1969 Engine assembly date, F= 1970 model year, MN426 3003 58186 (October 17, 1969) The 426 Block is an RB engine.

The 1970 Plymouth Cuda showcases a complete redesign in 1970. Plymouths Pony car now was 5 inches wider. This increased width allowed for larger powerplants to be stuffed into the lightweight "E" Body, including the 426 Hemi. The '70 Cuda rides on a 108" wheelbase and has an overall length of 186.7 inches.

The red line is the grille provided a hint of the HEMI performance under the shaker equipped hood.

 

The undercarriage is excellent. The HEMI suspension featues a .94" front sway bar / firm ride shock absorbers / HEMI torsion bars - RH Paint markings brown (1) & LH Paint markings brown (2). 5 1/2 Leaf RH & LH Side (1/2 to front & rear). Torque Boxes and Plates were standard on the 1970 Cuda w 426 HEMI engine.

 

The 1970 Hemi Cuda is one of, if not the most sought after muscle cars on the planet. Few buyers opted for the massive HEMI V8 option in the small "E" body platform. It would set you back a whopping $900.00 to order the 426 engine. Most horsepower enthusiasts opted for the stout 440 c.i. engine at a much lower $250.00 extra. Then and now, these cars are a rare sight to behold. Only 652 hardtop Hemi Cudas were built in 1970.

This beautiful example is finished in its correct High Impact Color scheme. Lemon Twist yellow is complimented by Black Longitudinal Hemi Stripes and a black vinyl top. It rides on its correct 15-Inch Rally Wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polyglas GT F60-15s.

The infamous fresh air package, also known as the "Shaker Hood" is a prominent option on this Cuda. The Shaker was fitted to the '70 Hemi Cuda's as standard equipment until mid model year 1970.

Hood Pins with Lanyards are also a factory option.

The flush mounted door handles flow with the lines of the car. The 'Cuda's new sleek sheetmetal cemented the 'Cuda in the minds of enthusiasts for generations to come.

The factory interior is in excellent condition. Plymouth's Cuda features a sport-oriented steering wheel, High Back Bucket Seating, Sculpted Door Panels, Center Console, Music Master AM Radio, Pistol Grip Shifter, and the Large Sport Ralleye Instrument Cluster with Tachometer.

The Ralleye Instrument Cluster in a factory option. This example features, working gauges, including the clock.

When you opted for the A833 4-speed, a Hurst Pistol Grip shifter was standard. The 4-Speed Pistol Grip Shifter shifts the heavy duty A833 4-speed manual transmission with ease.

The wide louvered lower sill panels are designated factory option M25.

This is a Super Track Pak car with the heavy duty Dana 60 rear end housing factory optioned 4.11 gears.

 

The factory optioned black vinyl top is in excellent condition.

Inspection of the trunk will reveal clean and detailed sheetmetal. The correct jacking equipment, collapsable spare, and inflation canister are in place.

 You'll love your "new" Plymouth Hemi Cuda.

The paint, body, and mechanicals are excellent. This is truly a American Muscle Car connesuir's dream car. Own a car that is part of Dodge/Chrysler/Plymouth's illustrious history, a glorious muscle car is superb condition. Very few Hemi Cuda's are equipped with their original drivetrain components as this car is.