15 December 2015

Classic Classified: 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible

From: Hemmings Motor News
Date: May 2000
Price then: $350,000 ($483,600 adjusted for inflation, about the cost of a new 2015 Lamborghini Aventador SV today)
Price now: $1,300,000 - $3,300,000
Approximate dollar difference: $2,950,000 (assuming No. 1 condition)
Annual rate of return: 16.1%

Cuda: 1971 Hemi convertible, one of three, 4-speed, export model, original French title, build sheet, fender tags, Winchester gray, black top/interior, rally cluster dash, power windows, six-way seat, two year body-off restoration, absolute pristine example of one of the rarest and desirable muscle cars in the world, #350,000 obo.

The ’71 Hemi Cuda Convertible is easily one of the most sought after and expensive muscle cars out there. This sort of fame has also made the Hemi Cuda the symbol of the muscle car market, and that includes both boom and bust. Luckily for the few owners of these cars, the market for them has recovered fully. To see one of these halo status muscle cars for less than $1 million is a thing of the past, and anyone who passed up this car in 2000 will be thinking “if I had $350,000 15 years ago, would I have a multi-million dollar muscle car in my garage right now.”

2 Reader Comments

  • 1
    Jon Wright Nashville, TN January 13, 2016 at 23:31
    Back in the day fresh out of college I went to work as a Management Trainee (aka lacky) at Firestone in Southern CA. Firestone provided the Wide Oval tire (remember those you old timers?) for the Hemi. A 4 spd, 426, dual quad hemi hardtop came for re-shoeing and alignment. I had to road test after the work. That bad boy would light 'em up in THIRD gear. I think my left thigh is still bigger than the right from operating that heavy sprung clutch!
  • 2
    jim werner Alta Canada October 7, 2016 at 23:10
    Sorry boys but you have your pictures crossed that car is not Winchester gray,it is B5blue the car in mention has a black interior not blue the France car is Winchester Gray not in like your picture ,I have tracked this car since france,WrongPic!!

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