Like the idea of owning a Hemi-powered 'Cuda convertible, but think better of diving head first into a seven-figure investment? We've got the classic for you! A ton of time and money was spent making this bright bombshell one of the best Hemi tributes on the planet. Decked in correct Lemon Twist paint and restored with an era-correct 426/4-speed drivetrain, the car is an easy way for any hardcore Chrysler fan to enjoy collector car hierarchy. So, if you're looking for a well-restored Hemi car that's anything but a numbers-matching drama queen, this fully-sorted drop-top is your hot ticket!
PAINT WITH A (LEMON) TWIST!
Is there a more outrageous High Impact color than Lemon Twist? As one of the most appealing hues to come out of Chrysler's hip 1970s 'brighter is better' mindset, code FY1 yellow is probably the most dynamic paint to ever adorn classic MoPar metal. And when it's expertly applied under traditional Hemi side stripes, it's an absolutely glowing reminder as to just how crazy the muscle car era really was. Naturally, that fluorescent pigment looks right at home highlighting this rotisserie restored 'Cudas straight profile; after all it is the car's original color. And the result is a high energy symphony of razor-sharp lines, rock-solid panels and super glossy surfaces that oozes bare-knuckle confidence and old school appeal!
Thanks to its high-dollar, frame-off restoration, this Plymouth's crisp fit and spectacular ornamentation present much better than any factory-fresh original. At the front of the car, a traditional redline grille hangs clear headlights and a small "PLYMOUTH" script between a showroom-fresh bumper, polished fog lights and clear parking lamps. At the top of those lamps, a familiar Shaker Hood splits the difference between small lanyards and like-new glass that's framed in well-maintained stainless. At the sides of that stainless, Lemon Twist sport mirrors reflect a Black vinyl top while textured rocker guards frame stainless wheel moldings, satin door handles and optional turn indicators. And at the back of the car, a traditional black valence hangs like-new taillights and a small "'cuda" badge between bright exhaust tips, a second show worthy bumper and a great looking Go Spoiler.
Pull the pins on this 'Cuda's bright yellow hood and you'll find a 426 cubic inch, era-correct Hemi that's been professionally restored to first class condition. As Chrysler's top option for power hungry gearheads, this legendary elephant block, complete with its famous 2468330 casting number, utilizes iron heads, an oversquare bore, a forged crank, forged connecting rods, forged aluminum pistons and a hydraulic cam to turn stout 10.25 to 1 compression into 425 horsepower and 490 lb./ft. of torque. All that high performance hardware is housed in a glossy Hemi Orange block, which hangs an attractive set of Organisol-coated valve covers above correct, low restriction exhaust manifolds. Fuel and air are supplied by large, 4-barrel carbs that are bolted to a high performance intake. Compression is sparked by high quality Chrysler Electronic Suppression cables, which are snapped onto a correct points distributor. And resultant combustion is cooled by a correct heavy duty radiator that's finished with reproduction Chrysler hoses and old school squeeze clamps. Visually, the engine bay of this stellar MoPar is in brilliant, show-ready condition, featuring immaculate detailing and correct finishes throughout. And naturally, details like correct markings, a correct MoPar red cap battery, and even the car's dual Satin Black horns have been accurately duplicated or completely restored.
This 'Cudas fully restored chassis is every bit as clean and straight forward as its solid exterior panels and fully sorted engine. The high-winding big block churns power through a professionally rebuilt 4-speed, which spins a correct Dana 60 Sure Grip around stout, 3.55 gears. Braking, which is surprisingly competent for a 48-year-old car, comes courtesy of power front discs and heavy duty drums. Turns are aided by factory power steering, which is bolted between Hemi torsion bars, Hemi torque boxes and an authentic Hemi K-member. Charred dinosaurs flow through a traditional H-shaped crossover to aluminized pipes and dual-chamber Flowmaster mufflers. And at the corners, 15-inch Rallye wheels spin fresh F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around new trim rings and Charcoal center caps.
Inside this convertible, a fully restored Black vinyl interior is simple, functional and looks as good as new. Top dead center, high-back bucket and rear bench seats are restoration-fresh and show barely any signs of wear. Below those seats, like-new carpet is protected by "'cuda" branded floor mats. At the sides of those seats, molded door panels proudly hold the 'Cuda name amid subtle stainless trim and clean chrome hardware. Between those seats, an optional console anchors a cool Hurst Pistol Grip Shifter in vivid wood trim. In front of those seats, a warp-free dash hangs familiar Rallye telemetry above a vintage Chrysler 8-track player and a small Sunpro accessory gauge. In front of the driver, a wood-rimmed steering wheel perfectly complements the car's sculpted console and slick instrument panel. And behind the cockpit, a fully restored trunk holds a new mat, a correct spare tire and a full jack assembly below a tight convertible cowl and a correctly decaled decklid.
Lovingly restored, and highly accurate in every way, this brilliant 'Cuda is guaranteed to please even the most discerning MoPar enthusiast. Looking for awesome top-tier muscle that you can actually drive and enjoy? Look no further than this storied Plymouth!