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1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

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Chassis/VINBS23J0B298827
Mileage23,024 Miles
Engine340 cu-in V8
TransmissionAutomatic

Description

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

A muscle car legend was born when Plymouth debuted the completely redesigned E-Body Barracuda for the 1970 model year. Measuring five inches shorter than the Challenger with which it shared a chassis, the all-new Barracuda was initially available in three varieties: the standard Barracuda, luxury Grand Coupe, or high-performance ‘Cuda. Also offered for the 1970 model year only was the All-American Racing (AAR) ‘Cuda – a one-off variant built to homologate the small-block V8 engine for racing use in the SCCA Trans-Am series. Americans Dan Gurney and his protegee Swede Savage campaigned three Chrysler-sponsored Plymouth 'Cudas constructed by Gurney's All American Racers in the 1970 Trans-Am Championship, powered by 440-horsepower, 305 cu-in V8s. Production versions of the racer received a 340 cu-in V8 topped with a “Six Pack” triple two-barrel carburetor setup and rated at 290 horsepower. The AAR also boasted numerous cosmetic and aerodynamic differences from the standard ‘Cuda including a matte black-finished fiberglass hood with a functional fresh-air scoop, distinctive “strobe” side graphics, and a unique ducktail spoiler. Only 2,724 AAR 'Cudas were built in total, making this track-influenced ‘Cuda a very rare and significant piece of muscle car history.

Jerry Ferguson, a member of the United States Navy and a co-founder of Biomet Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of musculoskeletal orthopedic implants and products, was known for his entrepreneurial drive and generosity. He was also an enthusiast of all things 1950s, from music to automobiles. Pursuing his love affair with the automobile, in 1984 Ferguson established the Classic Car Centre of Warsaw, Indiana, a company dedicated to the acquisition and restoration of mid-century American Classics. In operation until his return to Biomet in 1993, today Hagerty Marketplace is proud to offer The Ferguson Collection, comprising the long-hidden remaining inventory and personal collection of Jerry Ferguson.

Highlights

  • Offered from The Ferguson Collection

  • One of only 2,724 AAR 'Cudas produced in 1970

  • Finished in the “High Impact” shade of Sublime Green (FJ5) with white “stobe” graphics

  • Retains its original Black (X9) vinyl interior and original dash pad

  • 340 cu-in V8 topped with a “Six Pack” triple two-barrel carburetor setup and rated at 290 horsepower and 345 lb-ft of torque

  • Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission

  • The fender tag decodes as follows:

    • EN1 - End of Sales Codes on Fender Tag (Vehicle Assembled on production line #1)

    • N94 - Fiberglass Hood - Carb Fresh Air Package

    • R11 - 2 Watt AM Radio (Music Master)

    • V6H - Trans Am Black (AAR / TA Only) Longitudinal Sport Stripes (Vinyl Decal)

    • Y05 - Build for USA Order

    • 26 - 26" Radiator

    • J45 - Hood Tie Down Pins

    • J82 - Rear Spoiler (Duck Tail)

    • M21 - Drip Rail Moldings

    • M88 - Deck Molding Treatment (Tail Light Panel Molding)

    • N44 - Side Exhaust 

    • N85 - Tachometer

    • FJ5 - Painted Top (no Vinyl Roof) "Sublime" in Dodge / "Lime Light" in Plymouth (HIGH IMPACT COLOR)

    • A53 - Trans Am package = T/A 340 Six Pack & AAR 340 Six Barrel only. Power Front Disc Brakes, 11" Rear Drums, 8 3/4 Axle w/ 3.55 Ratio (opt 3.91), Sure Grip, LH Remote Painted Racing Mirror, Hood Pins, Rear Spoiler, Side Exhaust, 26" Radiator w/ 7 Blade Torque Fan, Fiberglass Hood w/ Fresh Air, Rear Radio Antenna when Radio ordered, Rallye Suspension, Front & Rear Sway Bars, Black Trans Am Stripe, Collapsible Spare and E60 & G60x15" Ployglas Tires 

    • A62 - Rallye Instrument Cluster = Trip odometer, 150 MPH Speedo, Instrument Panel Woodgrain, Heater Control Flood Light, Tachometer, Clock, Fuel, Oil, Temperature Gauges, Ammeter and 3 Speed / Variable Wipers w/ Electric Washers 

    • B51 - Power Brakes

    • C55 - Bucket Seats 

    • G36 - Painted Racing Mirrors: Driver Side Remote Adjusting / Passenger Side Manual Adjusting

    • FJ5 - "Sublime" in Dodge / "Lime Light" in Plymouth (HIGH IMPACT COLOR)

    • H - High Trim Grade, 6 - Vinyl Bucket Seats, X9 - Black 

    • 000 - Full Door Panel 

    • 408 - Scheduled to be built April 1970 on the 08 day 

    • M03868 -Vehicle Order Number (VON)

    • E55 - 340 V8 Single 4 Barrel Carburetor HP 275hp. If "A53" Package "T/A & AAR" 6 Pack Carbs HP 290hp (8 Cylinder)

    • D32 - 3 Speed Automatic Transmission (A727)

    • B - Plymouth Barracuda, S - Special Price Class, 23 - 2 Door Hardtop

    • J - 340 V8 "Six pack" Three 2 Barrel Carburetors High Performance (8 Cylinder), 0 - 1970 Model Year (F-Series), B - Hamtramck, MI

    • 298827 - Sequential Number

  • Dry-climate car retaining its original undercarriage, sheet metal, radiator support, rear quarters, and trunk floor

  • Pioneer speakers mounted in the rear package tray

  • Available for the first time in 29 years

  • This AAR ‘Cuda is offered with the five-digit odometer currently displaying just over 23,000 miles at the time of listing; however, the true mileage is unknown

Features

  • Lap seat belts 

  • Two-speed electric windshield wipers

  • 80/20 loop carpeting

  • Locking glove box

  • Manually-operated windows

  • Padded sun visors

  • Independent ball joint front suspension

  • Asymmetrical leaf spring rear suspension

  • 19-gallon fuel tank

Known Imperfections

  • Please note that all of the lots in The Ferguson Collection are offered in non-running condition after being stored without operation in a climate-controlled facility for at least 10 years.  As a result, the lots will benefit from additional mechanical attention before being driven to address any imperfections associated with long-term storage or individual preferences. All lots are sold as is, where is.

  • Scratch on the driver’s side windshield from the windshield wipers

  • Minor scratches on the leading edge of the hood

  • The hood is slightly bowed

  • Minor windshield delamination near the passenger A-pillar

  • Some minor paint bubbles on the driver’s rocker panel above the exhaust exit

Included

  • Original build sheet and pre-delivery inspection sheet

  • Collapsable spare tire with air can

  • Jack

  • Ownership documents

  • Partial service records

Ownership History

This AAR ‘Cuda was acquired by The Ferguson Collection in 1994.

Additional Notes

A Broad Arrow Group Consignment Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner of this vehicle

Contact: Donnie Gould Phone: 954.647.0779 email: donnie.gould@broadarrowgroup.com

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