|1970 Plymouth Cuda|
The detail of restoration done one this car is outstanding, it is a great example of a classic American muscle. According to the restorer, this Cuda received a “reversible rectification”. This means that this Cuda can easily be reverted back to its original stock condition whenever its owner wishes. But who would prefer to have a stock Cuda over this one off a kind spectral Barracuda, it looks too great to pass.
It is powered by a 6.1 L powerhouse that features a forged crank, reinforced rods, lighter pistons, and other performance goodies that allowed it to produce a hefty 425 horsepower. The talented people at Indy Cylinder Head rebuilt the engine into their own design. They bored and stroked the block, added polished and CNC-ported heads. After the engine was completed, they painted it with the iconic Hemi Orange. This Cuda also features a modern fuel injection system, TTI headers, and updated AC unit.
The powerful engine is matched to a Tremec TKO600 5-speed transmission supplied by Keisler. The original torsion bars were taken out and a new AlterKtion front-half was installed. It featured tubular controls arms, power rack-and-pinion steering, and coil-over shocks which greatly improved the handling of this Cuda. It rides on American Racing Torq-Thrust II wheels on all corners. They are fitted with Nitto NT555 Extreme ZR rubbers that measure 245/45ZR17 up front and 295/45ZR18 for the rear.
During the restoration, every great thing about the interior was retained and improved using more modern components. The original seats were retained but the original seat belts were replaced with new ones. All of the stock door panels were retained but are now covered in smooth leather. It still has its stock power windows. The padded dash is fitted with Auto Meter Pro-Comp Ultra-Lite gauges that are lighted with neon green. It also has a new Pioneer audio system and Classic Auto Air AC unit.
This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is indeed a great classic American muscle but its greatness also comes with a big price tag. It is being sold by a dealership from Charlotte, North Carolina with an asking price of $129,000.
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