Another rare 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda crossed the block at Mecum’s Monterey auction. Mind you, this was not just any Cuda convertible. This black-on-black beauty was once the executive demonstrator driven by none other than the man who designed the car. John Herlitz was only 27 years old when he created what would become one of the most sought after muscle cars ever created. When all was said and done, the new owner took the car home with a winning bid of $2,250,000.
The 1970 Plymouth Cuda Hemi convertible is one of the rarest muscle cars ever built. Only 14 were created so owning one today is akin to owning a rare jewel. It truly is a centerpiece in any muscle car collection. The Hemi 426 horsepower Hemi engine tacked on a whopping $871.45 to the price and many buyers weren’t willing to part with that kind of dough. That’s one reason why Hemi Cudas are so rare.
This Triple Black beauty came with almost every factory option available at the time. Notable options include the A727 TorqueFlite 3-speed transmission, Super Performance Axle Package, and chrome luggage rack. Inside, leather seats, Rallye instrument cluster, and an AM radio round out just a few of the interior amenities.
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