In the realm of classic American muscle cars, few names evoke awe quite like the Plymouth Hemi Cuda. As one of only 108 Hemi Cuda coupes produced in 1971, a particularly pristine example is set to make waves at the Kissimmee 2024 auction. This vehicle has undergone a meticulous frame-off rotisserie restoration, restoring it to its original glory.
The heart of this iconic muscle car is its original 426/425 HP Hemi engine, paired with a 4-speed manual transmission and a Pistol Grip shifter, offering an authentic driving experience. A 3.54 Dana rear end and power steering add to its performance capabilities. The car’s FE5 Rallye Red exterior, complemented by a Black vinyl top and black billboard stripes, captures the essence of the era's bold styling.
This Hemi Cuda is not just about raw power; it also boasts a factory shaker hood, rear spoiler, window slats, and elastomeric bumpers, creating an imposing presence. Inside, the Black leather bucket seat interior and wood steering wheel add a touch of luxury to the muscular design. The thumbwheel Music Master AM radio and an NOS cassette player with a microphone provide a nostalgic audio experience.
Further enhancing its collectibility, this 1971 Hemi Cuda features color-matched mirrors, tinted glass, rallye wheels, and date-coded Goodyear Polyglas tires. The attention to detail extends to the console delete option, preserving the car’s original interior layout. A Chrysler Registry Report accompanies the vehicle, adding to its documented provenance.
As this rare 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda heads to the auction block, it represents not just a piece of automotive history, but a fully restored legend, ready to captivate a new generation of enthusiasts and collectors.
Mecum’s 2024 Kissimmee Auction runs from January 2nd through the 14th. With over 3000 lots of classic cars, enthusiast vehicles, and Automobilia this is the kickoff to the 2024 auction season.