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1971 Plymouth 'Cuda

Rotisserie Restored Hemicuda Convertible 472 Dual Quad HEMI V8 4 Speed Shaker
Stock #
Body Style
472 HEMI V8
Exterior Color
Lemon Twist
Interior Color

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  • 472 cubic inch Hemi V8
  • Factory power steering
  • Lemon Twist paint
  • Power windows
  • A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Black convertible top
  • Dana 60 rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.54 gears
  • Rallye wheels
  • Rallye gauges


  • 472 cubic inch Hemi V8
  • A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • Dana 60 rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 3.54 gears
  • Factory power steering
  • Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes
  • Lemon Twist paint
  • Black convertible top
  • Rallye wheels
  • Rallye gauges
  • Power windows

When it comes to star power, big-block, square-jawed MoPars have it in spades. It’s part of why they were some of the first heavy hitters in the muscle car marketplace and remain strong sellers today. And, while the term “matching numbers” certainly carries a lot of weight, it’s not the only mark of a desirable E-body. Take a look at this well restored Plymouth ‘Cuda convertible. With a 472 cubic inch Hemi V8, this car certainly has the exclusivity factor. That uniqueness is supported by a performance-oriented options list and sinister factory looks that are some of the best in the hobby. And, if you’re looking for a spectacular classic that you can show, enjoy and build a little equity with, those looks are the perfect way to brighten your summer!


Spending most of its life as a clean daily driver, this awesome MoPar was the perfect starting point for a high quality, rotisserie restoration. The car’s arrow-straight body, which includes solid-closing doors on top of better-than-factory alignment, was stripped to bare metal, fitted with new quarters and massaged into spectacular surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped, a flashy coat of Lemon Twist base was detailed with Satin Black billboards and sealed in glossy clear. And today, this positively vivid Plymouth sits as one super slick road warrior that features a perfect combination of no-nonsense looks and vicious street manners.

Thanks to a 1970 redesign, the ‘Cuda lost all commonality with its Valiant stablemate and finally traded its lowly economy car lineage for the hard-edge muscle car image we all know and love. At the front of this sinister stoplight brawler, a stainless-trimmed, ‘71-exclusive grille hangs crystal clear headlights above a body-matched bumper and familiar, sculpted parking lamps. At the top of that grille, a glossy, “hemicuda” branded shaker rides between stainless hood pins, a small “PLYMOUTH” header emblem and like-new glass that’s framed in mirrored trim. At the sides of that shaker, satin door handles, stylish fender vents and dent-free wheel lips highlight a smooth, professionally finished profile. And at the back of the car, a black, stainless-trimmed valance hangs like-new taillights and a cool “’Cuda by PLYMOUTH” emblem between a prominent spoiler, a second body-matched bumper and correct, square exhaust tips.


Toss the car’s light hood and you’ll find a 472 cubic inch Hemi V8. Straight from the factory, Chrysler’s legendary elephant block utilized cast iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged steel crank, forged steel rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to twist stout 10.25 to 1 compression into a stated 425 horsepower; and that was before this monster mill received its new displacement. That oversized volume lives in a traditional Hemi Orange block, which hangs attractive, Organisol-coated valve covers over correct, low-restriction exhaust manifolds. A perfect mixture of fuel and air is supplied by coated Edelbrock carburetors and a correct aluminum intake. Compression is sparked by loomed plug wires, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And resultant combustion is cooled by a big radiator that’s fitted with pliable hoses and old school squeeze clamps. Aesthetically, the entire engine bay looks great, from its gray latch and Lemon Twist fenders to its old school fluid reservoir and reproduction MoPar red cap battery. And functionally, a quick turn of the car’s ignition results in a rumbling, high-performance idle, hot or cold.


Park this ‘Cuda on a lift and you’ll find a solid chassis that’s no stranger to sunny miles and good times. At the center of the car’s floors, a tough A833 4-speed applies power to a rugged Dana 60 rear end that spins a posi-traction differential around friendly, 3.54 gears. Below that proven drivetrain, a familiar torsion bar/leaf spring suspension has been completely rebuilt to include factory power steering, power front disc and rear drum brakes and KYB Gas-a-Just shocks. Exhaust is handled by 2.5-inch, free-flowing pipes that jettison cooked dinosaurs through an H-shaped crossover, clean turbo mufflers and factory-spec resonators. Power meets the pavement via traditional Chrysler Rallye wheels, which spin 245/60R14 BF Goodrich Radial T/As in front of 255/60R15 BF Goodrich Radial T/As. And naturally, the car’s clean, body-matched floors are rounded out by fresh stainless fluid lines and a fresh stainless fuel tank.


Under this Plymouth’s black top you’ll find an elegant interior that plays well off the car’s bright paint. The front bucket and rear bench seats are wrapped in virtually new covers. Below those seats, fade-free carpet centers vivid, “’Cuda” branded floor mats on a sculpted console and Hurst pistol grip shifter. At the sides of that carpet, black door panels hang tasteful “’Cuda” emblems above integrated handles, chrome power window switches and small lock tabs. In front of those panels, a “Barracuda” branded dash props requisite Chrysler Rallye gauges above an AM/FM radio. A wood-rimmed steering wheel laps a fixed column and behind the passengers is a nicely finished trunk that centers a correct space saver and tire inflator kit between a new jack, a correct mat and a new decklid decal.


  • Eight restoration photos

Few phrases grab the attention of enthusiasts quite like “Built Hemi ‘Cuda”, and that’s exactly what you’re hearing with this impressive E-Body. The factory-spec crowd can eat their hearts out while they watch you pull away in an upgraded version of their ‘perfect muscle car’. If you’re looking for a sinister Plymouth to complete your MoPar collection, call our sales staff today! This one won’t be around for long.


Secondary Make
Model Name
Secondary Model
Vehicle Type
Passenger Car
Hobby Segment
Muscle Car

Engine / Transmission

Engine Type
Engine Size
472 HEMI V8
Engine Number
Fuel Specification
Fuel Delivery System Type
Dual 4 Barrel
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Transmission Spec
A833 18 Spline
Transmission Number


Entertainment System Type
AM/FM Radio
Battery Location
LH Engine Compartment
Battery Shut Off
Battery Charger
Power Steering
Air Conditioning


Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console


Body Style
Safe Body Color
Lemon Twist
Paint Type


Front Suspension Type
Torsion bar
Rear Suspension Type
Leaf Spring
Axle Specification
Dana 60 3.54 Posi
Front Wheel Specification
Rear Wheel Specification
Front Tire Specification
Rear Tire Specification
Front Brakes Specification
Power Disc
Rear Brakes Specification
Power Drum
Spacesaver 14"
Exhaust Type
Dual Exhaust
Muffler Type
Factory Replacement


Restoration Status
Mileage Since Restoration
Awards Summary
Historical Documents Summary
* Eight restoration photos.

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