Unrestored 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Heading to Auction
Has only 81 original miles on the odometer.
The upcoming Mecum Auctions in Indianapolis will include a very special find: this 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda with only 81 original miles on the odometer. The auction house currently estimates the car will fetch somewhere between $600,000 and $800,000 when it goes on the block in May.
This completely unrestored muscle car is apparently the lowest-mileage 1970 Hemi Cuda in existence, and is said to be one of the last ten 1970 models built at the Los Angeles assembly plant. It still has its original Tor Red paint job and a black interior, and looks like a true, unmolested time capsule. Its 426 Hemi V-8 puts its power through a 727 automatic transmission, and the car is even on its original Goodyear Polyglas GT tires.
Bill Reardon of Clarksburg, West Virginia was the car's original owner and ran the Plymouth Barracuda at a few local drag strips. After Bill passed away, the Reardon family sold the car in 1977 with 42 miles on the clock. It then passed through a few more owners, but accrued only 39 additional miles over the next 38 years. After it sat in storage for a long period of time, the car's engine was refreshed with new fluids, an updated carburetion system, and a tune-up.
Keep an eye out on May 16 to find out how much this 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda fetches at the Mecum Auctions, and check out more photos of the pristine musclecar in the gallery below.
Photo Credit: Theo Civitello, courtesy of Mecum Auctions