The old Plymouth is expected to cost at least $ 500,000.

The old Plymouth is expected to cost at least $ 500,000.

July 11, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Plymouth stopped production almost two decades ago, but this rusty old convertible is likely to cost more than a house.

The rare 1971 Cuda convertible will be sold at the Indian Mecum auction next month, and this is an export model.

What makes a car unique, as the auction house noted, is a small share of exports and the fact that “this 1971 440 6-BBL Cuda has not been restored? one of the two cars of the last year of the Cuda convertible. ” In addition, the car is just one of the “17 V-Code 440 6-BBL Cuda Convertibles” released in this model year.

Although the machine is clearly not in good shape, it spent 35 years locked up in a storage container, which did not provide adequate protection, as the paint faded and a lot of rust appeared on it. Despite this, the interior is in relatively good condition, and “the transmission and mechanical components have been updated.”

When it comes to such cars, they usually say that the copy comes with a full set of original documents and includes a tag on the wing and a VIN sticker on the door, which is still intact. All this applies to the 440 6-BBL Cuda. The model also retained the original body panels and a 7.2-liter V8 engine with a six-cylinder carburetor.

Other details are the exterior of the red Tor-Red with a contrasting black top, rally wheels and a Go Wing rear spoiler. There are also black bucket seats, a Slap Stik gear lever and a TorqueFlite automatic transmission.

The car is expected to cost between $ 500,000 and $ 700,000, making the Dodge Challenger SRT Demons relatively affordable.