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1970 Hemi Cuda sold For Near $2 million

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By Dave Ashton

Anybody who caught the Mecum Indianapolis auction this past week will have seen a few rare muscle cars pass under the hammer. One of the top sellers was a 1 of 14, 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible in FY1 Lemon Twist which went for a nice $1,980,000.

The rarity value of this Cuda came from it being only 1 of 3 delivered to Canada in 1970 (2 of them were in Lemon Twist), 1 of 9 with a 4-speed TorqueFlite automatic transmission, it’s fine condition and documented history. The 426ci. Hemi V8 is a clear attraction here and I have to say the H6T5 saddle tan( the only Hemi Cuda convertible with this color combination) looks amazing in this top notch condition. Brown has never looked so good before..

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The Lemon Twist theme carries onto the wheels, which in total must have made this Cuda standout a mile away with such a loud color combo.

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The yellow Cuda wasn’t the only vehicle to shoot past the $1 million mark, as a 1971 Hemi Cuda manual Convertible in FE5 Bright Red, 1 of 17, went for a cool $1,115,000. This one had a 440ci. V8 with a D32 Heavy duty automatic transmission and A34 Super Track Pak among it’s option list.

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Other muscle cars went under the hammer, one being a 1969 Dodge Daytona with a Hemi 426ci. V8. This one had an estimate of $750,000 – $800,000 and normally would be the center of attraction in the rarity stakes if it wasn’t for the Lemon ‘Cuda above.

Other choice picks from the auction included a 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro, 1 of 54 with a 427ci.  and a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner Rapid Transit vehicle which was part of the Plymouth Rapid Transit System Caravan traveling road show.

These sales still doesn’t beat the 1971 Hemi Cuda convertible (1 of 11) sold in 2014 for $3.5 million, but at least it shows interest in early 70’s muscle cars is still buoyant and showing no sign of slowing down.

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  1. Jase Davis

    November 5, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Love to have the car but I think with 2 million dollars a nice house would be better

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