1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda 340 Six-Pack Pistol Grip
I thought you'd like a look at this beautifully restored 1970 Plymouth AAR
Cuda. It's powered by the famous 340 Six-pack backed by the four-speed
manual with a pistol grip shifter. This car was originally designed to
battle it out in the Trans Am racing series. They used the lighter 340 for
better weight balance and handling. This particular car is one of only
about 1200 that were fitted with the manual trans, so it's definitely rare.
This is a true, numbers matching car that has been correctly restored. It
comes with the build sheet and all the necessary body tags to prove it's
originality. I hope you find it interesting, thanks for checking it out!
Filmed at Gateway Classic Cars in Fairmont City, IL (Near St. Louis, MO)
The background music track is Whiskey on the Mississippi by Kevin MacLeod.
Available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass, Kit, Organ, EP
With a jumping bass and off-beat syncopation, this is straight from
Memphis' Beale Street. The Hammond organ and electric guitar play together
as longtime friends, while the melody changes hands from guitar to organ to
electric piano. 011
Bouncy, Grooving 2010
Team Hotrod Hangar testing the AAR Cuda
A Short Cut from Austrias TV Show "Hotrod Hangar". Testing Day of the AAR
Cuda. Driver: Dominic Tiroch, Christian Clerici, Teamchief: Knud Tiroch.
Car: Plymouth AAR Cuda. Filmed in HD by Clemens Fischer, Produced by
133012 / 1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda
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Here at RK Motors, we know all about over-the-top customs. You've seen the
cars we've built, from Maximum Effect, our 1970 Charger, to that sinister
all-black AAR Hemi 'Cuda which won trophies and stunned the Hot Rod Power
Tour a few years ago. Heck, going too far and taking everything
over-the-top is almost a rule around here.
So when this absolutely stunning 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda showed up, we realized
that someone had just moved "the top" and beating this one will be a tough
First off, all of the body modifications—and there are many—have been
done in steel. Notice how the rear spoiler has been molded into the fender,
and the custom made hood with OEM-looking nostrils. Look closer and you'll
see flush-mounted glass, shaved door handles and drip rails, and newly
fabricated front and rear valence panels..
Done in PPG Silver Star and Vibrants Purfect Purple with a lot of airbrush
work, the car is visually arresting in person. Then there's the unique
strobe stripe, which is paint, not a decal, and is a combination of air
brush techniques and pinstriping that gives it an almost three-dimensional
look that seems to be vibrating off the metal.
Out back, you've undoubtedly noticed the custom-made rear panel that houses
custom taillights that look an awful lot like standard 'Cuda items, but are
actually hand-made LED lights that give it a modern look at night. Up
front, Harley-Davidson twin-bulb modular headlights are brilliant in any
sense of the word, and a custom grille insert has been created to mimic the
original, but with turn-signal indicators molded into the grille itself.
There's just so much to see, we can't possibly include it all here.
The engine is an Arrington-built piece that cranks out more than 525 horsepower, and does
it in a smaller, lighter, and more user-friendly package. Continuing the
strobe stripe theme under the hood, you'll find some custom covers for the
radiator and coils that mimic the three-dimensional detailing on the body.
The intake has been polished for a little bit of eye candy under the hood,
while the wiring and plumbing has been carefully hidden for a
The transmission is a Keisler Tremec 5-speed with overdrive that makes the
most of the engine's prodigious horsepower. Out back, a
Chrysler 8.75-inch rear holds 3.91 gears on a limited slip. The suspension
cockpit-adjustable air shocks from Air Ride, and brakes are massive discs
at all four corners. Long tube headers dump into a stainless steel X-pipe
and Flowmaster mufflers before terminating in custom tips molded into the
rear valenceThe perfect hot-rod profile and stance is achieved by a set of
polished 18- and 20-inch Bonspeed Quasar wheels on low-profile rubber.
Open the door and the first thing you'll notice is that the graphics from
the exterior continue into the doorjambs—always the sign of first-rate
paint work. Then you'll notice the Corvette bucket seats that have been
custom upholstered with a mesh insert to really hold you in place. A custom
console was fabricated to resemble the original 'Cuda piece, but it now
features a carbon-fiber insert, controls for the Air Ride suspension, and a
big, red START ENGINE button that brings the monster to life. The original
dashboard has been reshaped and molded to hold a set of new Mopar
Performance analog gauges.
If you're the sort of person who wants to own only the best, and
understands that quality doesn't compromise, then you're already familiar
with what this car has to offer. Stunning to look at, thrilling to drive,
and exceptional to show, Conviction 'Cuda is the current state-of-the-art
in pro-touring. Don't miss it and call today.
1970 Plymouth Barracuda
Lance Lambert of The Vintage Vehicle Show is in Jamul, California talking
to Lee Smith about his 1970 Cuda.
AAR Cuda Burnout
AAR Burning rubber at the Auburn Car-B-Q. CHECK OUT OUR OTHER VIDEOS!!!!!
132407 / 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
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This fully documented 1970 AAR 'Cuda features 100% matching numbers, a
high-quality restoration, and is painted my personal favorite color, Burnt
Orange Metallic. Expertly applied over a fully restored 'Cuda body, the
paint is dazzling and it's a good thing the AAR comes with a blacked-out
hood, otherwise you'd have a hard time driving it on a sunny day. A proper
AAR decal package, including strobe stripes and All American Racers chevron
on the rear quarters, has been installed. The blacked-out rear spoiler
matches the hood and ties the whole car together nicely, with the result
being a car that looks every bit the part of a race-ready piece.
AARs received their own unique powerplant, a 340 cubic inch small block
topped by three two-barrel carburetors. While all that carburetion might
seem like overkill on a small block, the result is a car that loves to rev
and never seems to run out of breath. That big air cleaner draws fresh,
cool air from the functional hood scoop, and force feeds the Holleys
underneath. The fender tags are reproductions, but the originals are
included as part of the documentation package, and no liberties have been
taken in their content. And in case you didn't catch it before, this is the
original, numbers-matching engine.
Underneath, this car is incredibly clean with floors that have been
finished like the rest of the body. The original 4-speed manual
transmission spins an 8.75-inch rear full of easy-cruising 3.55 gears. The
AARs received a special side-exiting Exhaust setup, and this one has an accurate
system that doesn't look cobbled together like so many muffler shop
specials. A new gas tank hangs out back feeding fresh lines, and the brake
system has been fully rebuilt at all four corners. The finishing touch is a
set of handsome Rallye wheels wearing staggered-size Goodyear Polyglas GT
The interior is also as correct as the body, done in black vinyl with
high-back buckets as original. If you need any additional proof of the 340s
high-RPM proclivities, look no further than the original 6500 RPM
tachometer, and believe me, nothing sounds more amazing than a V8 running
at high speeds. The buckets feature new seat covers, there are fresh
carpets on the floor, and overhead the headliner is taut and wrinkle-free.
As a performance car, there's no weight-adding console, and it looks pretty
butch with the shifter just sticking out of the transmission tunnel like
that. Under the rear spoiler, you'll find a nicely finished trunk with a
new mat and a correct space-saver spare complete with inflator bottle and a
full jack assembly.
The AAR might be the most collectable of the small block Mopars. With a
fascinating story behind them, they were a cool experiment from a time when
automakers were willing to try almost anything to improve their performance
credentials. They're also fabulous cars to drive, with that lightweight V8
under the hood, handling is exceptional, and those three deuces make a
sound like nothing you've ever heard before. This one is beautifully
restored in a very cool period color and it's a combination that always
attracts a lot of attention here in the showroom. Look at prices on Boss
302s and Camaro Z/28s
lately, and you'll understand why the AAR is so highly sought. Call today!
1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR for sale in Michigan
1970 Cuda AAR for sale with low original 45,500 miles, un-hit survivor body
with rebuilt number's matching "J" code 340-6 pack and number's matching
pistol grip 4 speed trans. Build sheet, fender tags, show quality repaint.
Over 200 pics available with a well written report. Over 300 nationwide
classic car inspectors at your service. You must email and request link to
more photos and information.
1972 Plymouth 'Cuda Restoration Process
A 1972 Plymouth 'Cuda Restoration Process. 340 Automatic. 10 to 1
compression. This car was the dream of Dan Wells to complete, but he died
of a rare blood disease before it was completed. Every year there is a
poker run in his memory to raise money for local people that are suffering
from other rare diseases and there is a scholarship that is given out to a
Centralia student that wishes to further his education in the automotive
industry. To see full pictures go to www.deansbodyshop.com