1970 Plymouth Barracuda

440/6 “Pre-Production” coupe featured at Russo and Steele Newport Beach sale

Eric Kaminsky - May 15, 2014 08:40 AM

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One of the headliners of the June 19-21 Russo and Steele auction in Newport Beach, California, will be this 1970 Plymouth Barracuda 440/6 “pre-production” coupe.

The sale will be held at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.

Listed in Galen Govier’s Chrysler Registry and accompanied by a fender-tag decoding document, this 1970 Plymouth 440 6-Pack ’Cuda features a laser-straight body. The car retains most of the original metal including the radiator support, cowl panel, VIN plate, and factory-original fender tag.

With its low VIN and early build date, this vehicle [listed as consignment number 8045] is believed to be one of the earliest 6-Pack ’Cuda coupes produced [NF1]. It has undergone a complete nut-and-bolt professional restoration using NOS parts, with all major mechanical components rebuilt to factory specifications. Underhood is a correct date-coded 440 hp 6-Pack engine equipped with the extremely hard-to-find factory-correct carburetors and exhaust manifolds. This ’Cuda also retains the original matching-numbers four-speed manual transmission and factory-original Dana rear end with 3.54:1 factory gears.

The interior has its original panels and all electrical components are in proper working order. Only test miles have been driven since the restoration was completed.


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