1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible heads to Mecum Indy Auction

1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible heads to Mecum Indy Auction

1 of 14 Hemi Cuda Convertibles produced in 1970
1 of only 9 with automatic transmission
Documented with two broadcast sheets
Displayed at the MCACN Mopar E Body Hemi Convertible Invitational
Rotisserie restoration completed by Legendary Motorcar in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada
Body stripped to bare metal, components refinished to OEM style
Production markings and tags present and correct throughout engine bay and undercarriage
Chrome has been triple-plated and stainless has been polished
Body stripped to bare metal and refinished in correct High Impact FY1 Lemon Twist
H6T5 Tan interior and Black convertible top
Body sill, belt and deck moldings
Dual exhaust with bright tips
Shaker hood with hold-down pins
Power brakes
Bucket seats and console with woodgrain applique
Painted steel wheels and Goodyear Polyglas tires
Documented ownership history
Restoration photos and paperwork
Owner's manual

 

What does the word “exclusivity” mean when considering a premium muscle car? Is it the production, the presentation, the options, the provenance, or perhaps a combination of all of these factors? This particular 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible is certainly a vehicle that lives up to the ideals in each of those categories, and its simple availability is a final aspect of the desirability a rarity like this can generate.

 

Of course, production numbers on these E-body Chrysler sport models is noteworthy. 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, quite uniquely, were both delivered in High Impact FY1 Lemon Twist paint.

 

Indeed, Legendary Motorcar in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada, recognized its singular importance when it was originally brought to the company, and, under its direction, the Cuda benefited from an extensively thorough rotisserie restoration. Once apart, the entire body was stripped to bare metal, which revealed an outstanding original and extremely solid example. Every component was refinished to its original form, with assembly line production markings and tags present and correct throughout both the engine bay and undercarriage. All chrome parts have been triple-plated, and the stainless components were professionally polished before the car was reassembled. It is truly better than new.


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