1970 plymouth cuda 440 Black Diamond in the Rough

1970 Plymouth Barracuda CUDA

Technical specifications of Plymouth Barracuda 1970

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Hampstead, Maryland, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Barracuda
SubModel: CUDA
Type: Coupe
Trim: CUDA
Year: 1970
Mileage: 111618
VIN: BS23U0B184393
Color: BLACK
Engine size: 440-4BBL
Number of cylinders: 8 CYLINDERS
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: BLACK
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
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Car description

Thanks for taking a look. This is a real 1970 440 single carburetor CUDA, not a Barracuda. It is in it's original exterior factory black paint. I did clean up the interior a bit for presentation, but it to is the factory black gut. I tried to buy this car for the past 25 years, the owner would taunt me and then finally run me and any other perspective buyers off empty handed. Meanwhile the cuda sat. It sat in the same place behind the shed since 1984. The original 440 engine was pulled due to a timing chain issue and another 1972 440 now resides in it's place. The owner, who was the second owner, passed away two years ago, so a friend of mine approached the widow one more time. The car is mine. Time and the elements have not been kind to this machine. I have too many projects to complete and I really don't know a great deal about MOPARS, I'm a mustang guy at heart. The car does not run, but does roll nicely. I pulled the calipers and rear brake shoes and boxed them up. I had my good friends over at JERRY'S HOT RODS install a new front floor, inner rocker panels, front torque boxes, torsion bar cross member, and floor supports. This was done to stabilize the patient. The front rails are in good condition. Both doors are in good condition. This car will require a great deal of sheet metal to become whole again. Just about everything behind the door handles will need to be replaced. This is not a beginners project. Much of the trim is still in great condition. For exception of the windshield, the tinted glass is in excellent condition. The doors open and shut nicely. The car still retains it's factory original 727 transmission and 8-3/4, 323 possi differential. I have the factory original "HP" 440 block, original intake, original carburetor, original distributor, in addition to other miscellaneous engine parts that the owner was smart enough to hold on to. Both of the factory VIN stamping on the cowl and on the core support are clear and legible as is the stampings on the engine and transmission. I contacted David Wise because my fender tag was in rough shape, fortunately it was still legible enough to make a replacement. This car is in the David Wise Registry. I will include brand new David Wise assembly and judging manuals. I have one of two build sheets that shows the car as "JOB # 1" for the next work shift. This was found behind the passenger seat back. The other build sheet disintegrated under the driver's floor carpet. The car was sold new locally at Arcadia Garage or "Zepps" as it was called back in the day. I have found the original owner of the car, he owned it for just two years. He bought it new as a celebration gift to himself after getting out of the Service in late 1969. He traded in the CUDA for a 1972 Pontiac Bonneville, his new family was growing. Less than 700 440 single 4 barrel Cudas were built in 1970. A very small percentage was in TX9 black. This car deserves to be brought back to it's former glory. I have many pictures and I will try to answer all questions asked. Good luck!

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