Virtually any vintage Cuda offers plenty of awesomeness by virtue of its outstanding style and distinguished pedigree, but this 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR takes things to an even higher level. This special edition muscle car is the street version of the All American Racers piloted by legendary drivers Swede Savage and Dan Gurney in the 1970 Trans-Am Series and not only wears its original colors both inside and out, but still carries its original powerful engine under its hood, fed by a signature MoPar fuel delivery system that's operating in top form. It will also roll into its next home with its factory build sheet on hand as proof of its authenticity.
The code B51 Blue shade, ornamented by a matte-black hood and segmented stripes running the length of its sides, is the same color scheme this top tier Cuda rolled off line with nearly a half century ago and it presents very well, even at close range and the black hood is a work of art all by itself. A lap around the car will reveal its precise body panel alignment: the hood, doors and deck lid all feature nice even gaps, and the black vinyl roof is very clean and well-fitted. The front grille has a very fresh appearance and the placement of a pair of crystal clear fog lights over the front air dam makes for a very striking look. This is a very sharp, well-restored classic.
There's a great looking vinyl interior inside the doors. From all appearances, there hasn't been much activity going in and out of the cabin, so the surfaces of the front buckets and rear bench seat seem pretty much just as they did following their installation. The clean black carpeting lining the floor features a pair of floormats up front branded with blue Cuda lettering to offer a great contrast. Just behind the stock steering wheel, the instrument cluster looks exceptionally fresh and the trunk area shows the same attention to detail as the rest of the car and you can see from its exposed inner wheelhouses that it was well-prepped before being painted to match the exterior.
The original 340 cubic inch V8 still sits under the hood in a very clean engine bay, wearing its properly badged orange air cleaner and surrounded by inner fenders and a firewall painted to match the car's exterior. The engine is fed by a signature MoPar fuel delivery system of the era - the Six Pack - made up of a trio of 2 barrel carbs. This configuration helped power some of their most memorable cars of the era and it's in very good form here - this classic Plymouth fires up quickly and runs smoothly, teaming with a 3-speed automatic TCI A727 transmission to make up a rock solid drivetrain. The undercarriage has been coated for protection from the elements and features recently replaced bushings and shocks to up ride quality. Power steering makes for easy navigation and four wheel power brakes that include discs up front bring things to a prompt, low-effort stop as needed as this very special Plymouth cruises on its set of 15” stock wheels outfitted with BF Goodrich T/A radials.
If you're looking for an unusually well-restored classic Plymouth muscle car, you have to put this 1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR on your “must see” list. Call today!