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1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Pilot Car

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VIN: BS27V0B100004
Engine: V-Code 440/390 HP Six Pack
Transmission: 4-Speed
Color: EW1 Alpine White with side stripe delete
Odometer: 8,835
Serial No. 4 Pilot Car
Estimate: $550,000 – $700,000

This is the time of year where muscle car fans are either out with their rides or hunting them down at car shows. Not necessarily shopping around for specific models. However, if you have a bunch of money just dying to be spent, there are prized nuggets for sale throughout the year.

For example, here is a rather rare 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Pilot Car coming up for auction at Mecum, Aug 15-17 which should attract a lot of attention. In essence, this Cuda is job No. 8, the first convertible V-Code 440 Six Pack engine one of the first with the Cuda name. This one was built on Saturday, August 1, 1969.

Having much in common with its sibling the Dodge Challenger, both being built at the Hamtramck assembly plant, this pilot car has elements not found on production vehicles. These include the Dutchman panel between the rear window and decklid, Code-V68 to delete the side stripes, 26-inch radiator and two ‘erroneously’ codes on the tag for good measure. The Track Pak is also not included on the fender plate.

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Other unique aspects are in the interior, including PRX9 premium-grade leather seats, P37 power top and P31 power windows, deluxe R22 AM/8-track stereo and Hurst Pistol Grip which was standard for these models.

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There are only two white 440 Six Pack 4-speeds known to be built, no details from the listing if the other exists. This one was restored back in 2005 by Rocket Restorations, LLC in Olympia, Washington, but no other details on its back history. One things for sure, this is a bona fide rarity in fantastic condition and the next lucky custodian will have an investment piece that will be guaranteed to slowly increase in value as the years go by.

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If you want to check out the listing directly, you can find it here.
Just as impressive from the same auction collection by Dana And Pattis cars, is a 1970 Dodge Challenger RT convertible pilot car. This one also has an estimated value of $550,000 – $700,000 and is definitely worth checking out here. If you have the money, which one would you go for??


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