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- Item Location:
- Fort Worth, TX
- Vitamin C
- Seller: StreetsideDallas
- Phone: 855-877-2707
If you want a slick 'Cuda, now is probably the time to buy. They continue to accelerate in value, and even small block cars like this 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda 340 Tribute are gaining value by leaps and bounds as the big block cars soar past six figures. With a classic high-performance look, high-impact Vitamin C paint, a comfortable interior, and sparkling performance from a stout small block, this is one muscle car that truly delivers on the promises made by its awesome good looks.
There's a good argument to be made that the '70 Cuda is the best-looking pony car ever made, so replicating one only makes sense. Even if you're a GM guy or a Mustang fan, you have to admit that after standing back and watching Ford and Chevy figure out the formula, the Chrysler engineers got it exactly right. This handsome Vitamin C 'Cuda wears solid and straight sheetmetal, and has been upgraded to this bright shade paint (it was born with code FK5 Dark Burnt Orange Metallic), and we love the decision made. I, for one, am a fan of small block cars because of their superior handling and friendly road manners, and the look is identical from a distance. The bodywork is very nicely done with that wondrous orange paint seeming to glow when the light hits it just right, and even though it's not perfect it definitely turns heads every time out. Black '340' hockey stick billboards were installed on the quarters, and I can guarantee that nothing rolling out of the Hamtramck facility in 1970 ever fit together this well. The blacked-out grille, front bumperettes, ducktail rear spoiler, and black vinyl top all do a great job to break up all that orange, giving the car a very sporty demeanor. Chrome bumpers fore and aft provide a purposeful, monochromatic look, and between the hood scoops and fog lamps under the front bumper, it's an imposing sight, I don't care what you're driving. From any angle, this car is ultra-clean and looks fast just sitting still.
The black interior is another place where taking their time scored the Mopar guys serious advantages. The high-back buckets are beautiful to look at and every bit as comfortable as they look, and the cool center console with pistol-grip shifter remains a highly desirable option. The gauges offer bright, crisp markings and look fantastic in their individual round pods, and the three-spoke woodgrained wheel is a nice find, too. The original Music Master AM unit is long gone, replaced by an Alpine AM/FM/CD/AUX unit that powers a kickin' stereo system inside, and other aftermarket upgrades include an AutoMeter tachometer and a couple auxiliary units underneath the dash. The seats, carpets, door panels, and dash pad have all been replaced or restored in the not-too-distant past and remain in great condition thanks to careful ownership over the past few years. Out back, the trunk has been fully insulated and includes the now relocated battery that has freed up more room under the engine bay.
Originally born with a 318, this coupe was upgraded to a 360 V8 and linked to a recently rebuilt A727 3-speed automatic transmission. With all those extra cubes, it has a significant amount of extra power for a small block and this car will be a handful for anything vintage this side of a Hemi on the street. It's very correctly detailed with Hemi Orange paint on the engine itself, correct reproduction hoses and clamps, and a factory-style air cleaner up top. New brake components were installed not long ago, as were fresh wheel bearings and seals, and the front and rear suspension were completely rebuilt using Moog-era parts. Power steering and a Flowmaster dual exhaust system adorn the chassis and the 8.75-inch rear end features easy-cruising 2.73 gears. Correct 15-inch Rallye wheels are surrounded by fat BFGoodrich T/A tires that totally fill the fenders, but if they're not your cup of tea, a set of 17-inch reproductions come with the car as well.
You chances to own one of these are getting smaller by the day and it would be a mistake to overlook the small block cars. As this one so ably proves, they can be quite nasty in their own right. Call today!