What Makes These Two Hemi 'Cuda Convertibles Different From All Other 'Cudas?


Combined estimated top auction value? $3.5 million.

It is perhaps one of the most sought after muscle cars of all time, and these two in particular are expected to fetch a few million dollars apiece. The Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda is one of the most definitive symbols of the original muscle car era. It was the third generation Barracuda that’s been etched into our brains as one of the all-time greats. And coming up this January at Mecum’s auction in Kissimmee, Florida, a grand total of 31 Hemi ‘Cudas will hit the stage, but there are two in particular that stand out.

Why’s that? Both are convertibles. First up is a 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible that could sell for as much as $3.5 million. With its Lemon Twist paint and black interior, there’s only 27,500 miles on its clock. The 426 Hemi (complete with a Shaker hood) is paired up to a four-speed manual, of which only five examples of were built that year. It also features the Super Track Pack, a power convertible top, and a Rallye instrument cluster. The second Hemi ‘Cuda convertible is a 1971 model painted in Sno-White and also has very low mileage, 30,900, considering its age. Its Hemi is mated to a Torqueflite automatic.

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But what makes this one particularly special is the fact that ’71 was the final year Chrysler offered the Hemi in road cars. Mecums estimates this ‘Cuda will fetch as much as $2,750,000. Photos courtesy of Mecums.

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