1973 Plymouth Cuda HEMI Tribute
The Hemi 'Cuda may very well sit at the top of the muscle car food chain and this stunning 1973 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda tribute delivers in every way that matters: loads of power from a 528 cubic inch Hemi V8, a 5-speed manual gearbox, gorgeous paint, and an updated interior. Quite honestly, they just don't come much nicer than this. This is one of those cars that really needs a personal visit before you truly understand how nice it is, and if you're buying sight-unseen, please rest assured that this one is even better than it appears in photos. Gorgeous Sublime Green isn't this car's original color, of course, but few finishes look better on the venerable E-body and when it's executed to this level, exactly nobody is going to complain. Experts will note that a unique '71 nose has been seamlessly grafted onto the '73 bodywork, further enhancing the illusion. The sheetmetal is laser straight and you can see how good the panel alignment is in the photos, and with the HEMI billboards on the quarters, you know it had to be right. The Shaker hood looks cool and the Go-Wing out back should have been standard equipment, because 'Cudas look naked without them. Hood pins, fog lamps, and proper 'Cuda badges were all reinstalled once the paint was dry and a color-matched Endura-Flex front bumper is the right choice. This is just an awesome-looking car in every way. At first glance, the interior looks stock, but once you're behind the wheel you'll realize that those modern bucket seats are wrapped in black leather, not vinyl, and the factory Tuff Wheel got its own set of hides, too. New carpets, fresh door panels, and a pistol-grip shifter all give the car a correct look, with only the monster tachometer on the column giving away the performance under the hood. A JVC AM/FM/CD stereo system lives in the original radio's slot in the dash, and powers big 6x9 speakers on the rear package tray. There's also A/C, which uses the factory vents for a clean look and performance is impressive thanks to modern hardware working behind the scenes. The trunk is quite clean and tidy with a custom enclosure for the subwoofers still leaving plenty of room for your gear. The engine is a snarling Keith Black 528 cubic inch HEMI V8 with an aluminum block, and if you've been longing for a 'Cuda that can accelerate like a rocket, this one fits the bill. With a long list of modifications, it delivers the neck-snapping performance for which the Hemi was justifiably famous... and then some! The engine was built for combat and features Keith Black pistons, a lumpy cam, and a long list of upgrades that add up to 646 horsepower at 6100 RPM. Yeah, it's nasty. With the curb weight of a small block it handles exceptionally well and it cackles and snarls thanks to ceramic-coated long-tube headers and a custom 3-inch dual exhaust system. And while you're looking around under there, check out the floors, which are as beautifully finished as the bodywork, making it look highly detailed. The 5-speed transmission makes the 528 easy to live with on the highway and powers a Dana 60 rear end. Gorgeous 15-inch aluminum wheels have a vintage drag race look and carry modern 235/70/15 front and 275/60/15 rear BFGoodrich T/A radials. This is an extremely impressive car in every possible way and comes with receipts and a dyno sheet to back up the performance claims. This is a no-compromises 'Cuda that's ready to drive and enjoy. Call now!