This 70 Hemi Cuda Convertible is one of fourteen produced. It is equipped with the infamous 426 Hemi Motor also known as the “Elephant” motor. There is a certain aura or mystique surrounding Hemi cars such as this one. Mopar enthusiasts, as well as most car enthusiasts; are drawn to them like a magnet. When you open the hood of a Hemi car and reveal the massive Hemi heads with the spark plugs in the center of the valve covers, plus the dual Carburetors on top of the intake manifold; it is a sight that most will never forget.
The Hemi motor in the 60’s and early 70’s was the motor of choice for a significant number of the winning top Drag Racers. In contrast to the race versions, the street Hemi was only rated at 425 horsepower. Chrysler de-tuned this awesome motor in order to make it sane for street use. The result was that they de-tuned it so severely that they created an injustice to one of the most incredible motors ever produced. It was hard to make one of these street Hemis perform at its peak. This was to due the large amount of CFM from the dual carbs, with a somewhat small cam, and then trying to force it all out a somewhat restrictive exhaust. In other words this motor was never unleashed to its full potential for the street.
This 70 Hemi Cuda Convertible was first owned by a Chrysler engineer out of Detroit Michigan. It then made its way through a several owners before coming a part of Kevin’s collection. It has been featured in magazines and books such as “American Muscle”. Recently, it has just come back from a two-year restoration.
This Car still retains its entire original drive train, as well as virtually every part and piece that the car left the factory with. Per its documentation it is equipped as follows: E74 426 Hemi, D32 727 Auto Torqueflite, A36 Performance Axle Package, B51 Power Brakes, N 96 Shaker Hood, J45 Hood Pins, N41 Dual Exhaust, N42 Bright Tips, A62 Ralley Dash/Gauges, N85 Tachometer, C16 Console, C55 Bucket Seats, G33 Remote Racing Mirror, M25 Sill Moldings, M31 Rocker Moldings, M88 Rear Tail Moldings, V3X Black Convertible Top, P37 Power Convertible Top, R11 AM Radio, W21 Ralley Wheels, W34 Collapsible Spare.