1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda Convertible 383 Fully & Freshly Restored Price Drop

Price: - Item location: Nashville, TN., United States
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Barracuda
  • SubModel: Fully Restored Cuda
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Cuda
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 30
  • VIN: BS27N1B419388
  • Color: True Blue Metallic
  • Engine size: 383 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda

1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda Convertible 383 Mopar's Finest Fully & Freshly Restored
I am pleased to offer this fully restored 1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible. Yes! Mopar lovers, this is a real BS27N1B Cuda convertible. It is arguably one of the most desirable Mopars ever produced! As you look at all the cars for sale, you will start to find how many of them are "clones" or "recreations" that are build-up to replicate real cars such as this 1971 Cuda. Why you ask? One reason is that for 1971 model year, there were only a 128 Cuda convertibles built with the 383 Super Commando engine for sale in the U.S. Of these, 87 were equipped with the automatic transmission. Including all engine types (340, 383, 440-6, 426 Hemi) and exports, there were only 374 Cuda convertibles built for 1971 (292 for the US), with around 265 of the 374 total known to exist today. There are approximately less than 90 of the 1971 383 Cuda convertibles known to exist today. Counting all 292 US Cuda convertibles built in 1971, only 21 were GB5 True Blue Metallic. Of the 21 GB5 True Blue Metallic cars, only 4 cars had factory billboard callouts (3 cars with black billboard callouts and 1 with white billboard callouts.) This is 1 of those 3!

Available for the first time in two decades, here's a rare opportunity to actually own this Cuda convertible. If you are an E-body guy, now is your chance. Most of the time, cars like this are exchanged behind the scenes with private sales between collectors. A total of three big block options were available in 1971. This 383, the optional 440-6 pack and the Mopar legend, the 426 Hemi. As we all know, the Hemi equipped convertibles are selling for millions of dollars today!

You will see in the pictures, this is a beautifully restored car from nut to bolt, top to bottom, and bumper to bumper. The car underwent a no expenses spared seven-year restoration project that was completed in June of 2015 and ranks amongst the best in existence. This car looks like it just rolled off the assembly line when new (or better). Only the most trusted vendors, suppliers and many NOS parts were used in the build. The car only has 30 miles on it since completion and it is ready to be debuted and welcomed for the first time at any car show or event. To repeat, this is a fully restored non-original motor Cuda Convertible. The correct 383 motor with trans. has been sourced and installed and price adjusted accordingly.

When purchased by the current owner, the car was missing the original motor and transmission. Every effort was painstakingly made to use a dated coded replacement motor and transmission. All options have been restored and accounted for per the fender tags. A few liberties were taken to add the rubber bumpers, rim blow steering wheel and internal engine modification enhancements. This particular car is loaded with many rare and desirable options. In fact, only less than 10% Cuda convertible production run cars received this many options. It's a true "two fender tag" car which includes factory air conditioning, billboard callouts, road lamps, rallye dash, power brakes, power steering, power top, etc.

The car was purchased from Arizona and had a California title prior to 1996. The history search is ongoing. Documentation shows the original VIN tag on dash, clear Tennessee title in hand, factory body number on the cowl, reproduction door tag, reproduction fender tags made from the originals before the originals were unfortunately lost at a body shop at onset of initial restoration attempt in the late 90's, no broadcast sheets were found during this restoration, no number on the radiator support. The car is registered in the 1970-71 Plymouth and Dodge E-Body Convertible Registry through Ola Nilsson. Full restoration documentation, pictures and receipts from rotisserie restoration available to validate workmanship, means and methods. A car of this rarity is only deserving of this much attention to detail. No disappointments.


- Original 383 c.i.d. Car with Automatic Transmission - 1 of 87 produced with this Drivetrain Combination - 8¾ " Rear End with 3:23 Sure Grip - Very Late Production Vehicle (1 of Last 10 Ever Produced) - Heavily Optioned 2 Fender Tag Car - Original B5 Blue Car True Blue Metallic - Original Rallye Dash Car - Original Billboard Car - Original Road Lamp Car - Original AC Car - Original Tinted Glass Car - Original Racing Mirror Car - Original Console Car - Original Disk Brake Car - Original Power Steering Car - Original Power Top Car - Professional Full Concours-Level Rotisserie Restoration by Troy Angelly with TA Restorations in Eldorado, Illinois (Winner of Several Mopar OE Gold Awards) - Extreme Attention to Factory Finish Details - Complete Restoration Documentation Available - 30 Total Miles on Fresh Restoration - Clean Title in Hand


- Fresh 2500 Hour Professional Full Concours-Level Rotisserie Restoration, Fit and Finish Exceptional, Body Panels Were Ready-Stripped to Ensure 100% Rust Removal, Body Sealed with Epoxy Primer (Including Inside Frame Rails), 2K Urethane Primer Paint, PPG Base Coat / Clear Coat, Cut and Buffed with 3000 Grit Wet/Dry Sand Paper, All Metal Work Done with Weld through Primer


- Overspray on Undercarriage on Gray and Red Primer, Plating on all Metal Finishes, Fasteners Used Throughout, Seam Sealer Throughout, Undercoating in Well Wells and Back of Quarter Panels


- Paint Drip Marks in Trunk, Paint Drip Marks on Frame Rails, Paint Drip Marks on Torsion Bars, Blistered Paint in Floor Pan Reinforcing Ribbing Valleys, Factory Spot Welds Throughout, Inspection Marks and Protective Finishes on Frame and Drive Train


- Fenders, Hood, Grille, Front Valance, Lower Insert, Rear Valance, Dash Pad, Rallye Gauges, Door Panels, Console and Seats, Convertible Top Frame, Tinted Glass, Road lamps, Wheel Well Trim, Tail Lights, Side Marker Housings, Metal Trim, Wiper Motor, Radio Speaker


- Rocker Molding, Turn Signal Lens, Head Lamps, Road Lamps Bulbs, Seat Belts Nylon Straps, AC Suction Lines, Drivers Racing Mirror

Date Coded:

- Windshield, Spare Tire Date, Jack Stand, Blower Motor, E-Brake


- ECS Molded Carpet, Legendary Seat Covers, Legendary Top

- Real Rear Rubber Bumper, Reproduction Front Bumper, Rim blow Steering Wheel


Some restorers simply undercoat everything on the undercarriage to make a quick sale and never worry about these details. Another approach by some restorers is just paint everything the same body color and call it good. Note that you are looking at rust-free, dent-free and pit-free frame rails (rare find for Cuda convertibles). Extremely labor intensive preparation to ensure longevity and factory correctness includes the following steps to the undercarriage: - Gray epoxy inside and out frame rails and floors - Drip marks mimicking the factory process of paint preparation - Dusting of red oxide over spray - Single stage gray primer sealer - Satin clear coated and finally over spray with body color and rocker panel black outs


ROW 1:
M31 body belt moldings
M88 deck molding treatment N41 dual exhaust N42 bright exhaust tips N85 tachometer CTD CONTINUED ON 2nd TAG ROW 2:
J54 sport hood
L25 trunk compartment light L31 turn signal light-hood/fender L34 road lamps M25 body sill moldings ROW 3:
C55 bucket seats G11 tinted glass all windows G36 lh rem/rh man dual sport mirrors painted H51 air conditioning w/ft heater J25 w/shield wipers 3 spd/variable J45 hood tie down pins ROW 4:
V3X black top U build to specifications A01 light package glove box light glove box lock map, ash tray, cargo compartment lamps trunk compartment lamp hood/fender turn signals lights rear door dome lamp switch ignition switch lamp w/timer headlamp buzzer headlamp switch lamp w/timer A62 rally cluster B51 pwr brakes C16 console with wood grain ROW 5:
GB5 bright blue metallic paint H6X9 black interior 000 full interior door panels 608 mfg June 8th 038285 sequential production number ROW 6:
E65 383 8 cyl 1-4bbl hp 300 hp (B-family) D32 A727 3-speed automatic transmission BS27 BARRACUDA/SPECIAL (Cuda package) CONVERTIBLE N1B 383 4 BARREL, 1971, Hamtramck, MI assembly plant 419xxxx Vehicle Identification Number ROW 7:
P37 power convertible top R11 radio AM music master V6X black tape sport stripes 26 radiator diameter EN2 end of sales code on fender tags RESTORTATION PARTS USED IN BUILD:


- N.O.M. Date Coded G383 H.P. Block (Casting Number 2468130-7)(Casting Date Mar 22, 1971)(Assembly Date Mar 25, 1971), 383 (0.030 over) Stroked to 432 Cubic Inches, 440 Source Rotating Assembly, 3.75 Stroke x 4.28 Bore, Bored & Honed w/ Torque Plates, Block Thermal Cleaned & Magna Fluxed, New Cam Bearings & Brass Freeze Plugs, Drilled Oil Pick-Up to 1/2 Inch, ARP Main Studs, Forged Flat Top Pistons, 10.3 Compression,440 Source H-Beam & Connecting Rods w/ ARP Cap Screws Up, File Fit Moly Rings, Fel-Pro 1009 Head Gaskets, Melling Oil Pump, Hemi 6 Quart Oil Pan, Windage Tray, Clevite H Series Rod Bearings, Clevite Performance Main Bearings


- 440 Source Aluminum Heads 81.5 cc, Comp Cams Extreme Energy (Grind XE274H-10,.488 Lift Intake, .491 Lift Exhaust), Valve Springs 911-16, Cloyes Roller Timing Set,Hugh's Performance Roller Rocker Arms and Spacers with Billet Hold Downs, Pro Comp 3/8 " Chrome Moly Push Rods, 2.14 Stainless Steel Intake Valves, 1.81 Stainless Steel Exhaust Valves, ARP Head Bolts


Date Coded:
- Alternator (Casting 3438 201, Assembly 19 71), Starter (Casting 2875553, Assembly 21 71), Wires, Hoses, Voltage Regulator, Fan Belts, Distributor w/Vacuum Advance Concealed Pertronix Ignitor III Ignition, Reproduction OEM Red Cap Group, 27 Restoration Battery

- N.O.M. Date Coded 727 Automatic Transmission, 2800 Stall Converter, Mild Shift Kit, Original Drive Shaft


Original: 8.75 Rear End, 3:23 Sure grip, Leaf Springs 3400045, Rear Anti-Sway Bar, Brake Drums


Original: Calipers, Metering Valve


Midland Brake Booster, Master Cylinder


Dust Shields


Rotors, Brake Lines, E-Brake Cables


4 BBL Holley R4668A
Date Coded:

Fuel Filter


Hemi Mechanical Fuel Pump, 3/8" Main Fuel Line



Fan Shroud, 6-Blade Fan Part Number 2863 216

Date Coded: "959″ Radiator

HPC Coated Exhaust Manifolds, Extrude Honed Exhaust Manifolds
Date Coded:

PS Exhaust Manifold (Casting 2899879)(Casting Date Aug 29, 1970), DS Exhaust Manifold (Casting 2951865-2)(Casting Date Oct 14, 1970), Accurate Exhaust System


Exhaust Tips



K-Member, Anti-Sway Bars, Torsion Bars, Upper Control Arms

Period Correct:

Lower Control Arms


Ball Joints, Tie Rod Ends, Idler Arm, Pitman Arm, Bushings, Bumpers

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1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda Convertible 383 Mopar's Finest Fully & Freshly Restored

In Summary:

- You couldn't restore this car for the price I'm asking

- A great Mopar classic with tons of eye appeal

- A "Barrett Jackson" quality car without the 10% buyers premium

Vehicle Condition:

I have not personally inspected or photographed this vehicle. I am relying on the pictures and descriptions provided by the seller. The owner has provided a lot of great information about the car. It is a very special car and one that would be the highlight of any Mopar collection. If you have any doubt or questions about the condition of this car, please arrange to have it inspected.

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