“The Lowest Mileage Hemi Cuda On The Planet! PERIOD!” reads the lettering on the windshield of this outstanding time capsule, a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 426 Hemi coupe pushed simply 84 miles in its half century of existence.
The Choose of the Day “is an incredible, all-correct, all-original and all-numbers-matching Tor Purple Hemi Cuda with vital racing historical past in addition,” says the Jackson, Mississippi, vendor promoting the Cuda on ClassicCars.com.
“It was special-ordered and bought new at Shreves
Plymouth-Dodge in June 1970 by Invoice Reardon of Clarksburg, West Virginia, who
was lastly shopping for his dream automobile at 62 years of age,” the vendor relates within the
“One of many final ten Hemi Cudas inbuilt 1970, it was precisely as he imagined it: Tor Purple with a black inside; Torqueflite computerized transmission; Shaker hood with tie downs and color-matching metal wheels with dog-dish hub caps and Goodyear Polyglas GT tires. He named it True Grit.”
Reardon extensively modified the Cuda for the drag strip, setting apart all the unique manufacturing unit elements in storage. In his first season of racing, he made about 30 passes on three native strips, “often dipping into the excessive 10-second vary,” the vendor says.
“Sadly, that might be his one and solely season as Invoice all of a sudden handed away. When his widow handed in 1977, the couple’s son bought the automobile and all the unique elements to Marvin Dillion, who, after returning it to its unique configuration at 42 miles, drove it lower than a single mile within the 16 years he owned it.
“The automobile handed via three extra caring homeowners earlier than famend Hemi specialist John Arruza of Thomasville, North Carolina, bought it with 61 miles on the odometer. Arruza carried out his magic on the automobile, refreshing it after its years of storage with a whole fluid change and tune-up and overhauling its carburetion system in order that it as soon as once more carried out as new. Arruza drove the automobile to 73 miles within the strategy of refining the automobile’s state of tune.”
The Cuda now stands in pristine unique situation, introduced again to manufacturing unit spec and stated to be dialed in for greatest efficiency and drivability.
“Right now, it’s the textbook definition of a time capsule; unmolested, unique and in very good situation, with documentation that features the manufacturing unit broadcast sheet and a recorded verification of the numbers and codes,” the vendor says. “For Hemi lovers, it’s the Holy Grail!”
Naturally, the Holy Grail Hemi Cuda is valued within the stratosphere, with the vendor asking $1.2 million for this distinctive instance of a extremely fascinating muscle automobile.
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