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.”