Low-mile Hemi ’Cuda four-speed packs all the right options

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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.

1970 Hemi Cuda rear three quarter
Barrett-Jackson/Brian Bossert

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.

1970 Hemi Cuda engine bay 426
Barrett-Jackson/Brian Bossert

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.

1970 Hemi Cuda interior
Its restoration, completed less than three years ago, retained all of the original sheet metal along with the original interior, which features white upholstery over black carpet. Barrett-Jackson/Brian Bossert

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.

1970 Hemi Cuda profile
Barrett-Jackson/Brian Bossert
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