Classics Rare unrestored ’Cuda convertible wears its age proudly
Barn Find 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda Drag Car Has Only 149 Miles
This 'Cuda is packing the engine of a rare Plymouth GTX Hemi Convertible! The drag racing scene from the '60s and '70s was a lot like the Wild West with racers doing just about anything to gain an advantage, and that's exactly what Milburn Varner and his brother-in-law David Rehring had done in 1970. Starting with a dealership fresh 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda, Varner transformed this Mopar muscle car into a Hemi-powered drag car, which he ran until 1974 before parking it in his basement garage.
Photo by Mecum
When it comes to muscle cars—Mopar muscle cars in particular—engine and color options can make all the difference in the world. Of course, the condition is still paramount, and thisconvertible, , offers a unique look, thanks to its unrestored bodywork.
The 1971 model year marked the last hurrah for Chrysler Corporation’s 440 six-barrel, as well as being the final year for the drop-top E-body. This Tor Red ’Cuda, with its massive billboard 440 graphics, is just one of 17 convertibles fitted with the 385-horsepower big-block and one of two that were built for export outside of the U.S.
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The rare pony car was stored for 35 years and the patina on its bodywork speaks volumes. Inside you’ll find the Slap Stik shifter for the A727 automatic in the console between the bucket seats. What you won’t find is a radio. Apparently the original owner didn’t want anything to compete with the big-block’s induction road as the four barrels of the secondary carburetors open up. Now that we think about it, we can’t really blame the guy for checking the radio delete box. After all, it was ordered before Led Zeppelin IV was released. He had no way of knowing.
semi-convertible: Freshly ironed on: Porsche launches new 911 Targa
© Porsche As with the original Targa from the late 1960s, it is not a convertible top that is completely folded back, but only the middle roof section between the A and B pillars. Around six years ago, Porsche returned to the original roof concept with a roll bar for the Targa. So successful that the new generation is now sticking to it. Just over a year after the coupé and convertible, Porsche is now launching the Targa variant of the new 911.
The 440 six-barrel engine is too cool to be kept completely under the hood and peeks out by way of a Shaker hood scoop that, according to the auction listing, is not original. Unlike the body, which was left unrestored, the engine and the rest of the drivetrain have been refreshed, so it should be ready to cruise as-is.
Mecum estimates that this rare combination of options and unrestored status will bring $500,000–$700,000. For the right collector, this may be just the right combination of options and a lack of options. Restored examples may deliver a time machine experience that takes the owner back to the way these cars looked on the showroom floor, but paint and bodywork are only original once. For some collectors, that’s worth quite a bit.
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The Marcel Petitjean Collection will be auctioned off at no reserve in an online-only auction event from RM Sotheby's.Originally scheduled to take place at the 32nd Techno-Classica Essen in Essen, Germany back in March, this event was rescheduled to an online-only auction due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Bidding for the no-reserve Petitjean Collection auction concluded on June 10th with the cars selling for 7.125 million euros, which is just over $8.1 million USD. And this doesn't even include all of the other cars offered for auction through RM Sotheby's European Sale.