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Bring a Dump Truck! 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda 340

“Blown apart” is how some folks describe their project cars after removing everything from the body. Never has a car looked more blown apart than this 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda in Oxford, New York. The seller describes it as a complete car before the dismantling, and it comes with multiples of some parts. The collection of parts might be one of 2372 four-speed 340 four barrel ’70 ‘Cudas, and that desirable model year sweetens the pot. Nine bidders here on eBay pushed the value into five digit territory with less than a day to go. Thanks to Mopar1 for some details.

Credit the seller for saying straight up they are not sure if this body matches the VIN. Even the firewall and cowl come from a donor car (presumably to replace a rusted original), leaving plenty of questions, some of which may remain mysteries forever, but sometimes that’s how it goes. The full floor is the way to go to fix one problem forever. Didn’t Grandpa used to say “Measure 714 times, clamp and weld once?”

Ideally you take 107,000 pictures, bag and tag boxes of hardware, drop numbered tags in compartment boxes of hardware, and other personalized methods to assist with rebuilding your classic properly. Failing that, maybe it’s no big deal to just wing it, or maybe the ideal buyer has it all memorized. Maybe.

One lump of metal resembles a four-speed transmission, and another resembles a lawn chair. Hopefully one is worth more than the other. God bless whoever takes this one on. Bring a dump truck, cause your trailer won’t hold all these parts. You can get a whole new body and build a longer wheelbase Dodge Challenger E-body for $18,000, so you’d have to really want the ‘Cuda to go near that for this rusty Frankenstein. We’d love to see a follow-up from the new owner to see what this erector kit becomes. Do you have the skills and vision to turn this manic mass of metal into a smokin’ hot ‘Cuda?


  1. Melton Mooney

    It’s a parts haul. I’ll tackle rust, but this one is just too far gone. There are some valuable parts in this pile however. Just about everything but a 340, which is a surprisingly valuable item itself.

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  2. Moparman Moparman Member

    Love jigsaw puzzles? Then, boy, is this the DEAL for you! Lots of potentially valuable parts that I wouldn’t put in a dump truck, but a trailer instead! Good luck to the buyer of this project! :-)

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  3. Cadmanls Member

    Must be 10K in parts because I can’t see putting this one back in any shape or form. But some may dream and have the skills to do it. Not I good luck to the new owner.

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  4. Dave

    Mark Worman special

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  5. Chris

    The VIN should be in several places on the body also, so unless they’ve been removed or rusted away in those areas, the car should be able to be identified. I can’t remember for sure where on e-bodies but I think radiator support and somewhere around the trunk lip also.

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  6. Doug Moir

    A truly ironic typo : “The original offenders will come with the car”

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  7. Shuttle Guy Shuttle Guy Member

    It’s a VIN number car. That’s all it’s worth.

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  8. Howie

    Dump truck, i think they mean a trash truck.

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  9. gaspumpchas

    no longer for sale. Winning bidder likely a scammer, one feedback. This might get listed again. Good luck and happy motoring.

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  10. PRA4SNW

    SOLD for 10K

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  11. Stev RM

    Did anyone really understand that ebay ad? I really wish punctuation would make a com back.

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