1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible: Sold At Mecum For $3.5 Million

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This perfect condition 1971 Plymouth Hemi-Barracuda 4 speed convertible was sold at the Mecum auction, CenturyLink Field Event Center, Seattle, WA for a cool $3,500,000, placing itself as the highest price paid or most expensive Barracuda Mopar sold at public auction.

This example is just 1 of 11 built, being 1 only 2 sold in the US. This is the only documented numbers matching Hemi-Cuda, four speed convertible known to exist.
The auction only lasted eight minutes, with frenetic bidding to reach the final price.

Whatever your views are on the escalating prices of these ultra-rare muscle cars, if it is good for the rest of the muscle car market or not, this video gives you a glimpse into the top end muscle car auction world and how the top end of the market now operates.




What does this mean for the rest of the market?
As with all record sales of an item, it generally means the worth of the lower end of the market goes up overnight. generalising, don’t expect to pay any less than $100,000 for a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda. This example found from a quick search on Hemmings is a 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible,  Curious Yellow, White Leather Int, 426 Hemi V8, 4spd Man, Fresh Frame-Off Restoration, going for $189,990. Still not cheap, but nowhere near 3.5 million.


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