A classic muscle car that goes for the same money as a classic Italian supercar? Yes it happens.
However, this isn’t just any ordinary American muscle car, but a Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible built in 1970 in just five examples with the codeE74 V8, connected to the A833 4-speed gearbox.
“Equipped to get anywhere in a hurry“, as the auctioneer likes to refer to it, the car has the A34 Super Track Pak, an option that includes bulletproof Dana 60 differential, 26-inch heavy-duty radiator, 7-blade fan and front disc brakes.
Inside, the list of features includes the A62 Rallye instrument cluster, N85 factory tachometer, front bucket seats, woodgrain-finish center console, black vinyl, Music Master AM radio and auxiliary interior lighting.
On the outside, the classic model rides on 15×7-inch steel wheels and it has N42 chrome exhaust tip, body sill and rear deck moldings, J45 lanyard-tethered hood pins, N96 Shaker fresh-air hood, argent-hued Shaker scoop and FY1 Lemon Twist paint.
The car was originally constructed for export in Canada, and it left the plant for British Columbia, with a man who bought it as a graduation present for his daughter. In 1999, the vehicle came to America with collector Harold Sullivan and four years later, it was featured on the Mopar Restoration Products Program, only to win “Best in Class” at the Ault Park Concours d’Elegance in Ohio, in 2006.
Throughout its existence, the 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible was driven for less than 27,500 miles (44,250km) and it was sold on Friday, January 22, at Mecum auctions, for $2,675,000.