When this black 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda is listed on the Cars On Line website today, some of the top Mopar collectors in the world are going to be licking their chops. Experts say it is one of the finest in existence. The seller has commissioned one of the nations top Mopar brokers, Mopar Ponderosa, to sell this very special Hemi Cuda. (Click this link to see the ad on the Cars On Line website.) They tell us that the condition and originality of this car are beyond reproach. See the odometer photo below showing just 31,793 miles. With Hemi Cudas being so closely guarded by collectors these days, it is not often that one like this comes up for sale.
“Out of the 59 1971 Hemi Cuda 4-speeds built there are probably only 15 cars left that are of this caliber,” said Greg Nelson, the owner of Mopar Ponderosa. It is an original California car. “In fact, the original owner is still around today,” said Nelson. “He can tell you all about the car.” When you consider that most of the Plymouth Hemi Cudas you see on the market today have been hacked up and pieced together from race junk, it is a pleasure for the Mopar connoisseur to find one this original and in this kind of condition. If you inspect the sheet metal and fitment you will see what they are talking about.
The fact that it is a black 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda 4-speed is what makes it so rare. Nelson figures that only about a half dozen black Hemi Cudas were ever made. He says it has its original 426 Hemi motor, leather interior and Rally gauges. The white billboard was an add-on after the factory build.
There were 108 Hemi Cuda hardtops produced by Plymouth in 1971.
You can read the Galen Govier report below which verifies six of the seven VIN numbers on this vehicle.