Rotisserie Restored AAR 'Cuda 340 Six Pack V8 4 Speed Rallye Dash Power Brakes
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Barracuda
- SubModel: AAR
- Type: Other
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1970
- Mileage: 8,619
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 340 V8
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1970 Plymouth Barracuda AAR
SUMMARYThe beneficiary of a nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration
Original 340 cubic inch LA V8 / Correct SIX BARREL carburetion
Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
Correct Rallye Red paint / Correct AAR aesthetics
Correct Black interior
Sale includes: Original Broadcast Sheet / Galen Govier Visual Inspection / Galen's Registry paperwork
Correct AAR suspension / Factory power steering / Correct power front disc and rear drum brakes
Correct 8.75-inch rear axle
Correct staggered Rallye wheels
Formerly a part of the Wayne Schmeeckle collection
Whenever Chrysler decides to assemble a purpose-built performer whose main mission is to kick asphalt and take names, he results are usually spectacular. And there's just something about rowdy, CCA-inspired pony cars that makes them universally appealing and highly collectable. Of course, e ALL know big block MoPars have been fetching big money prices for years. But what most collectors fail to realize is that equally exclusive small block cars, ike this Rallye Red AAR 'Cuda, re just as hot and sometimes a better investment. With their excellent combination of power and handling, road aftermarket support system and increasingly rare status, hese classics enjoy one of the fastest sell-through rates of anything in our showroom. And this fully documented coupe is a factory-correct gem that'll likely follow the quick-sale path of its striped and piped siblings. If you want some truly exclusive muscle that does more than blister a straight line and under steer through corners, ou'd better hurry up and clear some garage space!
Formerly part of the well-known Wayne Schmeeckle collection, his spectacular pentastar rolls much nicer than when it left Chrysler's Hamtramck assembly plant thanks to a detailed nut-and bolt rotisserie restoration. During that thorough rebuild, he car's tight body, hich includes solid-closing doors on top of excellent panel alignment, as stripped bare, assaged to form and thoroughly sanded into virtually flawless surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped, orrect Rallye Red 2-stage was accented with correct strobe stripes and dressed in correct war paint. And today, his precise Plymouth rolls as one world-class collector car that's primed for a serious investor.
Not surprisingly, his AAR's track-bred appearance is backed by a long list of correct details. At the front of its glowing profile, familiar, tainless-trimmed grille hangs a small "PLYMOUTH" script between clear head lamps, lush-fit parking lights, n elastomeric bumper and requisite road lamps. Behind that grille, lightweight, AR-exclusive hood, hich is secured by fresh stainless lanyards, olls a correct suede topcoat toward new glass that's framed in straight stainless trim. At the sides of that hood, right door handles and painted racing mirrors combine with spotless exhaust tips to provide an authentic, actory-fresh appearance. And at the back of the car, Satin Black valence hangs fresh taillights and a small "'cuda" script between a chrome bumper and a familiar ducktail spoiler.
Pull the pins on this coupe's matte-finished hood and you'll find an original, 40 cubic inch LA V8 that's authenticated by a familiar 3577130TA casting number, November (11) 24th (24), 969 (69) casting date and a matching partial VIN. Although SCCA Trans Am racecars were limited to 302 cubic inches, lymouth stuck to the tried and true "no replacement for displacement" rule for street applications. That means this car received a powerplant that was specifically designed for high performance turnpike warriors. And, hanks to Holley tri-power carburetion, hot Edelbrock intake, high performance points distributor, igh-flow cylinder heads and unique internals, t turned hefty 10.5 to 1 compression into 315 fire-breathing horses. That said; SCCA regulations and increasing insurance costs forced Chrysler to actually underrate the mill's output to just 290. But, n reality, he car easily disposed of most 'equally powered' stoplight challengers. Whatever the number, his engine's spotless bay is in brilliant, how-ready condition, isplaying immaculate detailing and exact finishes throughout. Vivid Rallye Red fenders provide excellent contrast to a glossy layer of Hemi Orange skin. A bright air cleaner looks great peeking through the aforementioned hood. And, s with most of today's investment grade MoPars, very detail on this SIX BARREL beast has been returned to a convincing level of factory authenticity.
Park this impressive 'Cuda on a lift and you'll find primer gray floors that feature a correct pattern of overspray. The high-winding small block churns power through an original A833 4-speed, hich is authenticated by a March 18th, 970 build stamp and matching partial VIN. That transmission spins a correct 8.75-inch axle. The car's suspension has been fully rebuilt to include factory power steering and correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. As expected, hose 11-inch, AR-exclusive drums are accompanied by specially tuned shocks and re-cambered springs that tilt the car to accommodate its unique exhaust pipes. Speaking of that exhaust, he usual 'muffler shop special' look has been exchanged for a clean, EM-style appearance. And hooking all that mechanical prowess to the pavement is freshly restored Rallye wheels which spin E60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs in front of G60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs to employ one of the first applications of staggered tire sizing.
Swivel the car's solid-closing doors and you'll find a correct interior that's functional, traightforward and very livable. The front bucket and rear bench seats are wrapped in standard vinyl covers that display hardly any signs of wear. In front of those seats, clean, ood-trimmed dash frames correct Rallye gauges above a correct Chrysler Solid State. Fade-free carpet, eather-free door panels and a fresh headliner frame those components in a sea of serious black. The driver navigates the course through a wood-rimmed steering wheel and beefy Hurst Pistol Grip. And behind the cockpit, fully finished trunk centers a correct jack and space saver spare tire between a correct mat and fresh decklid decal.
In addition to an original Broadcast Sheet, his Plymouth's substantial documentation includes a Galen Govier inspection and Fender Tag decode. Here's a detailed look at how the car left Chrysler's Hamtramck assembly plant.
FIRST TAG:E55: 340 cubic inch V8 that utilizes one 4-barrel carburetor to produce 275 horsepower
D21: A833 heavy-duty 4-speed manual transmission that's complete with a Hurst Pistol Grip shifter
BS: Plymouth 'Cuda
23: 2-door hardtop
J: 340 SIX BARREL V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 290 horsepower
0: 1970 model year
B: Assembled in Hamtramck, ichigan
291086: Production Sequence Number
FE5: Rallye Red paint
H: High Trim Grade interior
6: Vinyl bucket seats
X9: Black interior
000: Full door panels
401: Assembled on Wednesday, pril 1st, 970
005442: Vehicle Order Number
FE5: Rallye Red roof paint
A21: Elastomeric Front Bumper Group
A53: Trans Am Package
A62: Rallye Instrument Cluster
B51: Power brakes
C16: Woodgrain console
C55: Bucket seats
G36: Painted remote driver's mirror/ Painted manual passenger's mirror
J45: Hood pins
J82: Aerodynamic rear spoiler
M21: Drip rail moldings
M88: Rear deck molding treatment
N44: Side-exit exhaust
N94: Fiberglass 'Fresh Air' hood
R11: Music Master AM radio
V6H: Black, ongitudinal Trans Am stripes
Y05: Built to United States specifications
26: 26-inch radiator
EN1: End of codes, ssembly line one
SECOND TAG:TRANS AM: Designated Trans Am Program car
OUR SALE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTATIONAn original Broadcast Sheet
The car's Galen Govier Visual Inspection
The aforementioned Galen Govier Fender Tag decode
Official Galen's Registry paperwork
All American Racers 'Cudas are a cool experiment from a time when automakers were willing to try anything to improve their performance credentials. When that purpose-built personality is combined with this coupe's original drivetrain and triple-digit exclusivity, t creates the perfect recipe for an unbeatable collector's piece. In today's shaky economic climate, nvesting in something that makes you smile isn't a bad idea. But remember: nothing with strobe stripes sticks around our showroom for very long!