Highly Documented 1971 Plymouth Cuda with Hemi upgrade and broadcast sheets

Price: US $89,000.00 Item location: Hinckley, Ohio, United States
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Barracuda
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Cuda
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 3,000
  • VIN: BS23N1B159149
  • Color: Orange
  • Engine size: Hemi
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Automatic
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1971 Plymouth Barracuda

Here it is folks the mother of all Mopars! Don't pass up this chance to own a true piece of Mopar history........a fully documented (body VIN stampings match 2 fender tags and 2 original build sheets)highly optioned 1971 Plymouth Cuda 472 ci Hemi 727 Torqflite automatic tranny original 8 3/4 rear-end w/3.23 gears and Sure Grip posi original Houndstouth original front and rear elastomeric bumpersand painted in it's factory original Tor Red (Plymouth name for Hemi Orange) EV2 paint code.

Let me start by saying that I am a private Mopar collector and not a dealer.....I have a fewother Mopars.The ONLY REASON I am considering selling this car is because I am upgrading to a higher dollar car. That said I will not give the car away and I don’t have to sell it. I know what it's worth and what I paid for it 2 years ago. Since then I have put an additional $5k in the car........little details making sure everything works on the car etc.If you are a tire-kickera dealer looking to consign/store/list and sell my car a dreamer who can'twire me the money........please don't call or email.The car will not leave my garage until I am paid in full via acashiers check (from a nationally recognized bank and yes I will call the bankon the validity of the check) or a wire into my bank account. I need a real buyer who wont yank my chain. I welcome ANY questions from qualified buyers!Once the funds are cleared I will release the car.I mean no disrespect but I have been down this road PLENTY of times because I have bought and sold many collector Mopars. I can not ship the car for you but I would be happy to work with your shipper of choice to get the car to you in pristine shape. The car is for sale locally and so I reserve the right to end the listing a any time. No trades cash only please.

Now that all the "fun stuff" is out of the way let's talk about the car.

History/Documentation: I have a clean Ohio title in hand for the car.The car comes with 2 original broadcast sheets in mint condition and I have enclosed those pictures. I am also including the appraisal that was executed when restoration was complete in 2007 and it was valued at $125000. I know the market has come down a bit thus the current listing price. I bought the car here in Ohio. This car was purchased from the previous owner out of California who fully restored the car from 2005-2007. There is a pile 3” thick that includes ALL of the receipts for every part that was replaced or repaired and I will include them in the deal. The gentlemen who executed the restoration in California had a simple goal: restore this 71 Cuda back to its original specs on the fender tag/build sheets upgrade the block to a beefier Hemi and make it street reliable to drive everyday in California weather. This car is factory original to a tee…except for the 2 major upgrades: the Hemi and the Shaker hood….cool additions I might add! When the factory issued block and tranny were blown long ago the owner took the car in an awesome direction. Although we don’t have the original driveline this thing is bullet proof and wicked fast! The original fender tags (it had 2 from the factory due to being a highly optioned car) are on the car and the codes are listed for you below. I have tried to include a picture of the VIN and the matching stamping on the firewall but it’s a bit blurry. I also have both original broadcast sheets for you in order to back up the factory issued direction of the car. I have listed the fender tag codes below for you just in case anything is illegible in the pictures:

Tag 1:

M21 M25 M31 M88 N41 CTD

J78 J81 L25 L31 L34

C55 G11 G36 H51 J45 J54

EV2 H5XV 000 926 012209

E65 D32 BS23N1B159149

Tag 2:

N42 R11 V61 26 EN2


Restoration/Paint/Body: On a scale of 1-10 (and I'm a tough critic) this car is a 2+. Why is it not a 1......because I put my kids in it and drive it to local Mopar car shows.......it gets driven a little. Not banged on....cruised with 2 little kids in theback. In my mind it would be a 1 if it were a total trailer queen. The paint job is 8 years old but it looks awesome....as you can see in the attached pictures. There are 2 spots the size of a fingernail that we touched up because someone nicked the paint....nothing major. One is on the hood and another is back by the driver’s side back bumper. I'm telling you because I'm not the guy who likes surprises not because they are a big deal. Most people may not even notice them. The car had all of the chrome re-dipped or replaced. Look closely at the pictures….the chrome isn’t pitted and it’s flawless! This is a rare rubber bumper car and they are in great shape. These grills and the gills on this car are typically broken or damaged….none of that here. The car was equipped with a space saver spare and the correct jacks are in the trunk as well. I have nothing to hide here....this is a beautiful car!

Interior: All original interior with new Legendary skins. All interior parts decals and knobs were replaced or re-chromed to look like new…..stunning. The gages were professionally rebuilt during the restoration and they are functional. Rare orange Houndstooth bucket seats look awesome! The reverse light and dome light even work! Nothing is cracked broken etc. The dashboard is a new Just Dashes unit and not warped etc. This was an automatic car so with that wood-grained console and Slapstick shifter staring you straight in the face. This was ahigh-optioned bucket seat carwith new carpet a rim-blow steering wheel etc. Thewindow cranks are spotless etc. All factory seat belts are in the car and functional. The radio is an original Chrysler AM/FM radio rebuilt with modern electronics to handle the cd changer that he added in the trunk....and it all works too. The previous owner wanted to add the ability to take the car on long trips and cruise with a lot of tunes. This was a tastefully placed upgrade that gives the car an additional creature comfort.

Driveline: Asstated earlier this car does not have the original driveline. If you haven’t done so already when you check the VIN you’ll find out that it was originally a 383 car. This wasn’t a BH car that had a 318….this was a factory issued big-block Cuda that got a HUGE upgrade with the new Hemi. I have included a copy of one of the many receipts that shows the previous owner spent over $17k…just to buy the new 472 Hemi block and the parts. So the car now has a Mopar crate 472 Hemi that was blueprinted ported and polished by Ollie Hellert Racing Engines. It now produces 557 horsepower with OE Dual quad intake and correct valve covers. This car rumbles with new TTI headers 3” TTI exhaust H pipe and 3” TTI tips The 8 ¾” Sure Grip posi rear end was rebuilt and does its job well. All suspension components have been replaced and the shocks were upgraded to KYB replacements with new bushings throughout and original sway bar. The front suspension was completely rebuilt with all new components. Steer and Gear ultra firm feel steering box performs well. Although the car is driven it looks quite nice underneath with all of these new parts. The wheels and tires are new 15x7 ralleys in the front and 15x8 ralleys in the rear with 245/60/15 and 255/60/15 tires in the front and rear. This car is wicked fast aggressive sounding shifts hard enough to snap your neck stops well and handles smoothly.

Please email me with any additionalquestions at nashraymond@hotmail.com . Serious inquitres only can also call me at 330-801-0061. Please no calls from dealers/buyers who want to low-ball or someone wanting to relist the car. the car is also for sale locally so I reserve the right to end the listing on ebay at any time. Once again no trades and cash only please. This is an amazing collector car that is highly documented and a huge opportunity for the right person. I look forward to seeing it go to the right home!