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1973 Plymouth Cuda

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There aren't many muscle cars with better proportions and a timeless look than the 1970-1974 Plymouth Barracuda. That long hood/short deck profile is so masterfully executed on these cars that they should win races based on looks alone. This amazing triple black 1973 'Cuda is a great example, and is loaded with options that almost fill the fender tag: BS23: Plymouth Barracuda Special, 'Cuda 2 Door Hardtop H3B: 340 240HP 1x4BBL V8 1973 Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA 346697: Sequence number E55: 340 cubic inch 4-barrel V8 D34: Light Duty Automatic Transmission TX9: Black Diamond Exterior Color A6X9: Trim - Basic, Vinyl Bucket Seats, Black 000: Full Door Panels 216: Build Date: February 16 109251: Order number V1X: Full Vinyl Top, Black U: USA Specifications B41: Front Disc Brakes w/Standard 10in RR Drum C56: Bucket Seats G37: OS Dual Racing Mirrors H51: Air Conditioning with Heater J52: Inside Hood Release J54: Sport Hood L25: Trunk Lamp L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals M21: Roof drip rail moldings M25: Wide sill moldings M31: Belt Moldings M88: Deck lid Moldings Treatment N41: Dual Exhaust N42: Chrome Exhaust Tips N85: Tachometer R11: Radio Solid State AM (2 Watts) 26: 26in Radiator EN2: End of Sales Codes You'll note as you look over that list that this is an extremely rare factory triple black car, with Tuxedo black paint, a black bucket seat interior, and a black vinyl top, all correctly reproduced during the restoration. There's also a great-looking sport hood with L31 fender-mounted turn signals, which are a cool feature, especially when your passenger is getting his or her first ride in a muscle Mopar. The paintwork on this car is fantastic, with great alignment and a first-rate cut and buff on the final shine. '340' hockey sticks were added on the quarters, in black of course, and the subtlety of them is such that unless the light is shining exactly right, they're virtually invisible-I like that. There's also a Go-Wing out back, which always looks right on a 'Cuda, and the vinyl top is nicely done with no wrinkles or bubbles. Both the front and rear bumpers wear a recent coat of bright chrome, while the argent grille carries a finish with just the right amount of metallic in it, along with those red nostril liners that make it look just that much more aggressive. This is one of those cars that looks even better in person than it does in photos. The bucket seat interior has been fully restored using all-new soft parts, including the seat covers, door panels, carpets, and headliner, and the workmanship inside is as good as the bodywork. Rally gauges include a tic-toc-tach, and we're fairly certain that the 75,789 miles shown on the odometer are accurate and correct. A trick chrome shifter manages the TorqueFlite underneath, surrounded by a nicely finished wood grained console. The seats are firm and supportive, suggesting there's new foam underneath, and the back seat looks as if nobody's been back there since it was replaced. The original steering wheel is a racy-looking piece that is reminiscent of the Tuff Wheels from a few years earlier, and it's the right choice in a car of this caliber. Audiophiles will be relieved that the 2-watt Music Master AM radio is gone, replaced by a modern AM/FM/CD head unit and new speakers. Open that sport hood and you'll find a date-code correct 340, fully detailed and ready to show. Hemi Orange was gone by '73, replaced by a corporate turquoise engine paint, and it stands out vividly against the glossy black engine bay. A correct 340 air cleaner actually does wear orange paint, as it should, as well as a set of reproduction 340 Four Barrel decals. The restorers nailed the little details like the hoses and clamps, and the original 26-inch heavy-duty radiator keeps it cool. Underneath, a correct 727 3-speed automatic handles gear swaps efficiently, twisting a rugged 8.75-inch rear end. It appears that the floors are original, still covered in 1970s undercoating that remains in excellent condition, indicating that this car has led a pretty easy life in terms of its environment. A big 2.5-inch dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers makes the small block cackle, dumping though a set of correct chrome tips. The suspension is all stock save for a set of air shocks in back, and it rides on timeless Rallye wheels wearing BFGoodrich T/A radials. Save for perhaps a Super Duty Pontiac, the Plymouth 'Cuda was just about the hottest car on the road in 1973. A nice running 340 was more than a match for just about anything it would run into on a typical day, and even today it's a lot of fun to drive. With a great V8 soundtrack and capable handling, this is a great car to drive. With that triple black paint scheme, however, it is elevated to the next level and draws a crowd whenever it's parked. It takes a trained eye to discern a 1973 'Cuda from a 1970, and you'll probably find that many other muscle car owners will give this one a wide berth on the street lest they be humiliated at the stop light grand prix. This is a car with no needs that is ready to show or drive, all you have to do is call. This vehicle is located in our Atlanta showroom. For more information, please call (678) 279-1609 or toll free (877) 367-1835.

Reference Number 125777

as of 5/16/2011

Car 1973 Plymouth Cuda
VIN BS23H3B346697 
Mileage 75,788 miles 
Configuration Left Hand Drive (LHD) 
Transmission Automatic 
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