Rare 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

“Try to find a real 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda with a white billboard,” challenges Richard Pankz of Collector Car Connection.com. Pankz acts as broker for private collectors who wish to sell their trophy cars. “A friend of mine says he’s seen another true B5 blue Hemi Cuda with a white billboard. But that one has disappeared into a ‘black hole’ somewhere.” When Pankz refers to a “black hole” he means they were acquired into a private collection and have never surfaced again.

This car has been SOLD.

Pankz has just listed a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda from an exclusive private collection. And, yes, it is a real B5 blue Hemi Cuda with a white billboard. There are only about 14 or 15 true Hemi billboard cars listed in the Galen Govier Registry, say Pankz. All have black billboards except for this one. What’s more, this is a 4-speed Hemi Cuda hardtop. Of the 107 Hemi hardtops built in 1971 only 59 were equipped with the Hemi 4-speed.

Pankz points out that this car has been fully documented by Galen Govier, the most noted Mopar historian. Pankz says the Govier report notes that the car is numbers matching with the original Hemi 426 ci block and fender tags. The Govier report says that the 4-speed transmission is #s matching also. There is no broadcast sheet available on this car. “You don’t need original paperwork on this car,” says Pankz. The fender tags tell the whole story. And the fender tags on this car say that it was an original B5 blue car with white billboards.

“It’s the real deal,” says Pankz. He told us that Govier rated it as close to a No. 1 condition car. The car was restored 14 years ago and “still remains in excellent condition.” The Govier report states that the car was ordered just the way you see it pictured here. All the high profile Mopar collectors know about the car.

Pankz says the car is showing 31k miles. However he says there is no paper trail to prove that the odometer is correct. “It doesn’t really matter in the big scheme  of things,” he remarked. “This car looks like a polished diamond. When a car still looks his good you don’t need documents. It has the fender tags. That’s all you need.”

The asking price on this 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda is only $500,000. Chances are they’ll get it observing how big money Mopars have been selling recently.

Pankz noted that Mopar muscle car prices are screaming higher. The big collectors are buying no matter what the price as long as the cars are “real.” He says when a 1970 Hemi Coronet R/T hardtop sold at the Mecum Auction in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania this July it was like a fire alarm going off for Mopar collectors that the doors are off this market for pure original Mopar muscle cars. “It’s not just the Hemi Cudas, there is gonna be a land run on original ‘real deal’ Mopar muscle.”

Other Mopar collectors who deal in the big money cars are saying the same thing. Money is no object if the car is a real deal car.


1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda


1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda


1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda



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One Response to Rare 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda

  1. Rich P May 10, 2016 at 4:34 pm #

    Rich P

    This story is a little off on my statements!!

    This is not what I would tell any buyer: This car looks like a polished diamond. When a car still looks his good you don’t need documents. I dont sell eye candy and tell ANYBODY it doesnt matter about docs! GG was paid to authenticate this car before the last buyer bought this car!!!

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