Double Fantasty - Two 1971

Double Fantasty – Two 1971 ‘Cudas Hit The Block At Barrett-Jackson

If you dig E-Body Mopars from the golden years of Detroit, you might want to grab a bib or a rag as you’re going to be drooling all over the place. Dig not one, but two, gorgeous 1971 Plymouth Barracudas that will be up for sale at Barrett-Jackson, June 30th-July 2nd, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. These two cars are minty fresh examples of the last hurrah of Mopar performance.  They will surely cause a sensation when they hit the block and it should be good fun to watch the bidders battle it out.

The first car is lot #752, a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda with a four-speed transmission. This King Kong 1971 ‘Cuda is one of 59 four-speeds produced and is the recipient of an extensive rotisserie restoration. This is a 4:10 Dana Super Track Pak car is powered by the original 426/425hp HEMI V8 engine backed by a manual transmission. Painted red with black HEMI billboards on the rear flanks, it features the original fender tag and includes the build sheet. If you want this car, bring wheelbarrows full of money.

The second E-Body is Lot 752.1, This 1971 Plymouth ‘Cuda convertible also underwent a rotisserie restoration. It is powered by the matching-numbers 383ci V8 big block engine mated to the original four-speed manual transmission with a pistol grip shifter. The car includes its build sheet and copies of the paperwork when a serviceman ordered it through Zurich, Switzerland. Although not as valuable as the HEMI car, it’s still a big block convertible and should bring some serious bucks.

Both of these cars are offered with no reserve.  It should be good fun to see where the prices end up.  Buying them as a pair would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as well.  Be sure and check in with Barrett-Jackson the weekend of the 30th and watch the fireworks surrounding the sale of these two Mopar supercars.

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Dave Cruikshank

Dave Cruikshank is a lifelong car enthusiast and an Editor at Power Automedia. A zealous car geek since birth, he digs lead sleds, curvy fiberglass, kustoms and street rods. He currently owns a '95 Corvette, '76 Cadillac Seville, '99 LS1 Trans Am and big old Ford Van.
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