One Owner! Original 39k Mile 1973 ‘Cuda

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This 1973 Plymouth ‘Cuda (remember, Plymouth used the abbreviated form late in the model run) looks like a really great opportunity to pick up an original car. It’s been stored for thirty years but runs and drives “110%” according to the seller and original owner. It’s located in Buffalo, New York and is up for sale here on eBay, where the buy it now is $26,500 but bidding is considerably lower.

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Let’s be honest. how many opportunities do you get to purchase a 39,560 mile, 43 year old car from it’s original owner? Especially one as desirable as this ‘Cuda! It looks straight, and the seller tells us it has a few little dings but that it’s a true survivor car. This was one of the last of the true muscle cars, at least for a while.

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I wish the seller included more pictures, but based on what we can see it looks really, really nice. Not perfect, mind you, but I’d love to have it in my garage!

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Apart from the floor mats, this doesn’t look bad at all. The seller tells us the driver’s seat has a few tears, but that’s relatively minor to deal with. According to the ad, everything works apart from (guess what) the air conditioning, which of course just “needs charging”. How do you like that shifter? And yes, I’d ditch the floor mats before I came home with the car.

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Interestingly, the seller lists the engine as a 360, where the air cleaner clearly states it’s a 340 V8, albeit with a four barrel carburetor. I hope that is just a typo, because my immediate thought is that this is a flipper rather than the true original owner. I hope I’m wrong. And while some cleaning–ok, a lot of cleaning–is in order under here, the basic components are all there and look pretty original. Yes, I’d replaced the bright green battery, too. What would you do with this cool find?

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Comments

  1. JW454

    According to the buildsheet in the listing, this is an “H” code car. That would indicate it’s a 340 Cu. In. 4V engine rated at 240 H.P.

  2. Pookie Jamie P

    I’m from Buffalo NY…. never seen this car around….. beautiful piece of history!!!! Lived in Buffalo all my life til 4 years ago….

  3. JW

    Must have sold, already taken down from ebay.

    • Mark 'cuda man

      Just checked….it’s still there

  4. Steve

    Still on ebay, currently $15,001.

    While the floor mats look bad, they do fit the 70”s time period.

    Steve

  5. Mitch

    Sometimes even the original owner doesn’t have a clue on what kind of motor their car has. I went to look at a ’78 Dodge Magnum once for a winter beater car. The owner (original owner) said it had a “410” in it. I looked at him funny & popped the hood, & checked the sticker on the radiator support. There was a spot of dirt over part of the 0 in “400.”

  6. pat k

    gee the seller also just sold a 1 owner boat on eBay too. didn’t have time to use the boat or the cuda….this guy must be really busy.

  7. socaljoe

    I still see it on EBay. Reserve unmet at $15566.66. Nice car and the engine misinformation is probably just a typo. Buyer beware though, a PPI should be done to verify all information.

  8. chris

    139000 miles looks to used , my 66 Impala with 98000 looks cleaner

  9. John B

    It appears that he adapted a pistol-grip manual shifter to an automatic transmission. Never seen that before…hope it works right!

  10. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    it’s a flipper…..he’s been trying to flip it for awhile….

  11. Luke Fitzgerald

    That air cleaner on top of that blue engine – maybe it is a 360 – big difference in horsies if it been replaced – looks weird, no?

  12. JW

    Before I posted it was gone I went to the link posted for ebay and it said listing was taken down by seller. Sorry for the misquoted comment.

  13. Radio Rick

    I hope someone didn’t ruin a OEM Hurst shifter handle should be tarred and feathered

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