Heads up, Mopar fans: A 1970 Hemi ’Cuda will cross the bidding floor at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale event this October with no reserve. The rare car shows just 33,000 miles on the odometer and still looks immaculate after a recent restoration. With its monster elephant engine, Super Track Pak, and A833 four-speed with Hurst pistol-grip shifter, it has all the right parts to make it one of the meanest pieces of Mopar muscle to come out of the ’70s.
Barrett-Jackson’s listing for the car notes that the Hemi engine option carried an $845 price tag. That was more than a quarter of the car’s base price and equivalent to more than $8400 when adjusted for inflation. Of course, that big option purchase was well worth it for the 666 1970 ’Cuda buyers that checked the box, as the vaunted Hemi ’Cuda became one of the most desirable muscle cars of all time.
Just about every option on this car positioned it to be a drag strip and street menace. The 425-hp Hemi breathing through its Shaker scoop warned of the car’s potency, and the four-speed gave it the ability to launch with authority, but even the unseen options were performance-oriented. The A34 Super Track Pak brought 4.10 gears to the Dana 60 rear axle along with front disc brakes. It doesn’t get much better for Mopar fans in particular and muscle car fans in general.
Finished in Rallye Red, the ’Cuda is just about as bold as it could be without wearing one of Plymouth’s High Impact colors for 1970. We’re often reminded that colors can play a big role in the hammer price for muscle-era Mopars, and this one may have all the right parts and the right color combo to make it a sale for the record books.