Two Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda Convertibles Headed to Auction

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Next month’s Mecum Auctions in Kissimmee, Fla. will feature 31 Hemi-powered Mopars, but two very special and rare vehicles are expected to sell for millions– a 1970 and a 1971 Plymouth HemiCuda convertible.

The 1970 HemiCuda convertible is expect to fetch the most at an estimated $3.5 million. This ‘Cuda, featuring Lemon Twist paint with a black interior, only has 27,500 miles on its odometer. Its 426-cubic-inch Hemi V-8 is paired to a four-speed manual gearbox. Other options include the Super Track Pak, the Shaker Hood, Radio Group package, power convertible top, Rallye instrument cluster, and a tachometer. Only 14 Hemi-powered ‘Cuda convertibles were produced that year, and just five featured the four-speed.

If that weren’t enough, another HemiCuda convertible will also head to the auction block. The 1971 ‘Cuda convertible painted in Sno-White is estimated to fetch less than the yellow one at $2.75 million. It’s odometer reads 30,900 miles, and the Hemi is mated to a 727 Torqueflite automatic. This was the last year Chrysler offered the Hemi in street cars, which is just one reason why this low-production Mopar (and the aforemented 1970 drop top) will command such a high price tag.

Another Mopar expected to go for millions is a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T convertible, just one of nine produced that year. Painted in Sublime green paint with a white soft top, this Challenger convertible features power windows, a luggage rack, and an 8-track player. Mecum estimates that this rare Challenger will go for up to $2.5 million.

Source: Mecum Auctions