1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

Vehicle Details

Engine

426/425 HP

  • Trans

    4-Speed

  • Color

    Purple

  • Interior

    White

ESTIMATE

$350,000 - $500,000

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Factory Hemi Car

  • 426/425 HP V-8 engine

  • 4-speed manual transmission

  • Believed to be 23,124 miles

  • Factory high-impact color combination of FC7 In Violet Metallic with White bucket seat interior

  • Pistol grip shifter

  • Woodgrain dash and steering wheel

  • Rallye gauges

  • AM radio

  • 8-Track player

  • Dual side view mirrors

  • Power windows

  • Goodyear Polyglas GT tires

  • Owner's manual

  • Two fender tags

  • Three factory broadcast sheets

The crazy color choice was part of the era, and any 1970 Cuda painted in FC7 In-Violet Metallic was an eyeful. Of course, also optioning that Hemi engine beneath the argent Shaker scoop added to its mystique and to this car’s desirability today. The Hemi engine was already legendary by this time, and changes for 1970 in terms of cam design had made it more civilized for regular use. Nonetheless, this 426/425 HP V-8 engine retained its race-bred internal parts, 10.25:1 compression, a pair of 4-barrel Carter carburetors, H-pipe exhaust system and a fearsome reputation on Main Street. A fast mover by any measurement, this particular E-body Plymouth also features the desirable A34 Super Track Pak, alluding to the 4-speed manual transmission and 4.10 Dana 60 Sure Grip differential. Like all real Hemi cars, performance-level frame and suspension components were automatically packaged into the construction as well. The factory color combination is In-Violet Metallic with a white interior and graphics, which in this case includes the white Hemi side stripes on each rear quarter panel. Inside are high-back bucket seats, the Hurst Pistol Grip shifter, A62 Rallye dash appointments with tach, wood-grain-design trim and steering wheel, an AM radio with 8-track player and auxiliary rear speaker, power windows, and the A01 Light Group. Outside, this Cuda has the right stuff—dual sideview mirrors, rocker moldings, J45 hood pins, road lamps, chrome exhaust tips and “hemicuda” callout tags on the Shaker. The crowning touch is 15-inch Rallye wheels with Goodyear Polyglas GT tires, with the wheel wells additionally accented with thin chrome trim. Provenance for this car includes its owner’s manual, two fender tags and three factory broadcast sheets verifying its as-built status. At the time of its release, nobody knew that the E-body Hemi Cuda would last but two model seasons. Considered a pinnacle of the performance era, ownership of this car’s combination of color, driveline and optional equipment will be treasured by its next caretaker.