Unrestored 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda With Only 36k Miles!

Jesse MortensenBy Jesse Mortensen

It may hard to believe, but this Hemi-powered beast is claimed to have never been restored! It looks amazing and if the story checks out, this could be one of the best Hemi ‘Cudas left in the world. There has been some touchup done to one side of the car, but otherwise everything else is supposedly original. So, if you have been on the hunt for a Hemi, this could be the one to get. It’s going to cost you though. The car is listed here on eBay where bidding starts at $325,000 with the option buy it outright for half a million bucks!

There were many engine options available in the redesigned ’70 Barracuda. An inline six was the most economical choice, but at the top of the range sat this fire-breathing 426 Hemi. It was rated at 425 horsepower and 490 foot pounds torque! Chrysler had to build a new platform (E-Body) in order to fit this big boy. The Shaker hood scoop force feeds air to a pair of 4-barrel carbs and is actually attached to the engine so that it can “shake” while idling.

Things look purposeful in here with lots of black and a few subtle hints of woodgrain. That Hurst pistol grip shifter is attached to a 4-speed manual transmission and makes this muscular machine even more desirable. Orange over black, Hemi, and a 4-speed. Man, could this car get any better? Yep, it sure can! This one is outfitted with the Super Track Pack so it benefits from power brakes and 4.10 gearing in the Sure-Grip differential.

A car like this may only be a dream for most of us, but boy, is it a good dream! Hopefully the lucky few among us who can afford something like this will appreciate the originality found here. There are lots of restored muscle cars stashed under covers, but there are only a few that have never been restored. Vehicles like this have entered the same world as valuable paintings and they need dedicated caretakers who know how to preserve them. Let’s just hope that the next owner of this masterpiece will be generous enough to let a few of us drool over it once in awhile!

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  1. sparkster

    Nice car but I’d be afraid to drive it Couldn’t really park it anywhere and run into the store.

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  2. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Mercy. Lottery dreams live on! What a great car…a real unicorn in today’s world.

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  3. Rock On

    Going to go check my numbers from last nights LottoMax draw.

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  4. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Seller also has a 429 BOSS Mustang for sale. Not fair! 🙂

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  5. RoughDiamond

    Wow! Definitely the stuff dreams are made of and wished for in one’s lifetime.

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  6. Coventrycat

    Nice, but way more work to keep it a static display than to drive it. I’d spend my money on Ford GT if I had that kind of jingle.

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  7. John D

    100% Unobtainium

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  8. Steve B

    I’ll just go find a cash machine…

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  9. Red'sResto

    This should fall in the “I need to find a barn full of money” category.

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    • Steven

      People have in old homes behind walls or staircase..

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  10. Gunner

    I’m with Sparkster on this one. Be to worried about something happening to it. Stolen, wrecked, pieces go missing…etc. A lot of responsibility owning a car like this unless you are just flipping for profit.

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    • wuzjeepnowsaab

      Forget that (PG-13 version) ! Drive the ever-livin’ crap out of it. That’s what these cars were meant for.

      All the dead muscle cars from the 60’s and ealry 70’s are rolling in their graves thinking about how their stable mates have been turned into garage queens. 🙁

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  11. glen

    I think the responsible thing to do is take out that gas guzzling monstrosity and put in a a nice hybrid drive!, who’s with me?

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  12. Doug

    Dare to be different!
    Click the buy it now button.
    Then air ride suspension, massive stereo sound system w/ multiple flat screen tvs, metalflake color changing paint w/ naked lady painted on trunk, and bling the hell outta the engine!!!!

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    • Vern

      Lol. I hope you don’t have the money to buy it.

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  13. Don

    How is it that a 426 with a 4 barrel has 425 and so does one with 2 ,4 barrels ? Net horsepower is around 370

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  14. Jeff V

    The NHRA should buy this and display it at their HQ’s! What a treasure & symbol of a bygone era!

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  15. erikj

    Doug,LoL on your comment. At first I thought your comment was real!!!

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  16. 86 Vette Convertible

    Back in the days of the origins of OPEC, there was a guy I met that when gas started doubling or tripling after the oil fields were nationalized, he was buying up every Hemi vehicle he could find for under 10 cents on the dollar. The guy wasn’t married and had a good income, so that’s what he put his $$ into. I got a chance to go with a friend there once and remember seeing GTX’s, Fury’s, Cuda or Challenger, Chargers, even a Hemi Dart race car just to name a few that I remember. Every one in the one shed had a Hemi in it from what I saw and was told. When I saw them (mid 70’s) he must have had 12-15 cars at a minimum in the shed. He wasn’t buying them for an investment, he just loved Hemi’s and had the money to buy them cheap.
    I don’t know if the guy is still alive or not, but if he is I suspect he had a comparable to that one.

    Liked them then, like them now.

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  17. erikj

    Nice Hemi, I always think a cuda was missing something when they didn’t have the rally dash. I used to think that was part of the package.

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  18. geomechs

    For some reason a Cuda HAS to have a Hemi; for some other reason a Challenger RT HAS to have a 383. Ideally both would be yellow with black, but beggars can’t be chosers. However, if all the stars aligned and I was allowed some more play toys, I’d take a car like this, drive it and have a lot of fun with it. Hell, if I could afford the small fortune it took to buy it, then I could afford to DRIVE it. You can do as much damage to a car keeping it as an ornament than you can driving it. Maybe moreso….

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  19. Big Len

    If I had enough money to buy this, I’m drivin’ the son of a b$#*h.

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  20. Clespert

    Seems to me like there are more of these around today than back when they were made.

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  21. Dan

    Is this BarnFinds or BaT? What happened to “Dirty l, Old Cars for Sale” ?

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    • Woodie Man

      On the other hand, it’s nice to look at one as these as some of us of us old enough to remember them being.

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  22. JW

    Even if I could afford it I wouldn’t buy it because after spending that much $$$ it’s a cubicle car.

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  23. newport pagnell

    I remember an article in Super Stock and Drag Illustrated about one of the editors taking delivery of a new ’70 Hemi ‘Cuda from Plymouth in Detroit. They were going to campaign it locally. He had chosen to drive it back from Detroit to their headquarters to break it in. I remember he got into some impromptu street racing along the way. He claimed the car never lost and always won by a few car lengths.

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  24. Loco Mikado

    Does anybody remember what year and model Mopar with a big block and power brakes had the master cylinder on the radiator core support with a long rod connecting it to the firewall mounted brake booster barely clearing the top of the valve cover? I thought it was this car but apparently I am wrong. Thanks.

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  25. wuzjeepnowsaab

    Step 1) Win the lottery

    Step 2) Offer 725K for the hemi and the boss

    Step 3) have them transported home.

    Step 4) Drive the poo out of them and scare the neighbors at the same time. Cats like this were meant to be driven!

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    • wuzjeepnowsaab

      *cars* duh…

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  26. lawrence

    Been listed for awhile……

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  27. Steven

    Oh snap, awesome Cuda , but that building does look like LMC..

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  28. RoselandPete

    I remember when these mopars were going for cheap but it seems that in the last few years the prices have gone crazy on them.

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    • Steven

      Isn’t just Mopars all three of the Big 3 even foreign cars as well , as take for instance 66 thru early 70’s the Japanese 2000GT. 10 years ago I remember at one auction a very nice on of 67 sold for $60k and now they are near $1,000.000..

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      • Steven

        Here a 67 Toyota 2000gt. As of course the 3 that’s was customized for the Bond film 🎥 You Only Live Twice were convertibles.. A White one in California in someone’s collection is for sale $850k and one in the UK a red one is $1.2mil ,,, so its just not the Big 3 of classic cars that’s selling high dollar..

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  29. espy310 Steve Pettis

    In Milton Robeson’s collection in Gainesville Ga were two 71 Hemi ‘Cuda convertibles. I heard when he sold them, they brought nearly three million dollars. I haven’t been able to verify this.Does anyone know for sure? One was blue, the other gold.

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  30. espy310 Steve Pettis

    I found this pic where he sold the gold one at Barrett Jackson.

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    • Steven

      I watched two guys go bonkers bidding on that one..

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    • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

      That one is a ’70, not a ’71. Can’t be too many convertible Hemi’s of either year.

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  31. John

    Does I se m comical to anyone but me that a half-million solar car requires an immediate deposit of $500?

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  32. Steven

    All of these people talking Electronic Cars sure don’t realize that there is still Oil Products in them too.. Drive train , brake fluid, even the I inside is made from OIL, You can buy yourself a George Jetsons Car and fly around with Nuclear Fuel!

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  33. Steven

    I’m thinking that Don Johnson sold his lime green Cuda convertible at Barrett-Jackson also in Scottsdale few years ago as Cheech Marin was there to.. Nash Bridges Cuda!

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  34. steve

    Skimask…..check
    alibi…..check
    pen and paper for the stickup note…..check

    Now I just need Easter to be over so i can rob a bank…….lmfao

    but on a serious note, cant believe there were so few pictures in the ebay add.

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  35. Chris In Australia

    I’m not a Mopar fan, but I l love the looks of the ‘cuda & Challengers.
    Make mine a 340 though, I’m a fan of handling as well as horsepower.

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  36. Rogelio Torres

    Love it way out of my range so I’ll settle for my 70 Cuda 440+6

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  37. XMA0891

    Had I been The Car Czar when Chrysler went into receivership, Dodge would’ve been designated The Truck Division, Chrysler would’ve been The Family Car Division, and Plymouth would’ve been grown back to The Performance Division. It wouldn’t have taken much. Look at that car! EVERYTHING is right about it! How could anyone with a brain turn their back on a heritage like that?!? Wait – I have an idea – Let’s start a Division called “Ram”, and get a tool like Richard Rawlings to hawk a scud called “Dart”. Capital Idea FCA – How’s it working for you?

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