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Documented Mopar Nationals First Place AAR 'Cuda 340 Six Pack V8 4 Speed PS

For sale: 1970 Plymouth Other AAR

Technical specifications

Item location:
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Engine size:
340 V8
Interior color:
Vehicle Title:
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Restoration completed in October of 2010
Placed first at the 2012 Mopar Nationals
Original 340 cubic inch LA V8 / Dyno-tuned
Original A833 4-speed manual transmission
Original sheetmetal / Correct Lemon Twist paint / Correct AAR aesthetics
Correct Black interior
Sale includes: Three broadcast sheets / Galen's Registry papers / Mopar Nats judging sheets
Sale includes: Restoration photos / The car's SuperFlow WinDyn results
Correct 8.75-inch rear axle / Correct Rallye wheels
Factory power steering / Factory power front disc and rear drum brakes

Whenever Chrysler decides to assemble a purpose-built performer whose main mission is to kick asphalt and take names, he results are usually spectacular. And there's just something about documented, CCA-inspired pony cars that makes them universally appealing and highly collectable. Of course, e ALL know big block MoPars have been fetching big money prices for years. But what most collectors fail to realize is that equally exclusive small block cars, ike this Mopar Nationals-winning AAR 'Cuda, re just as hot and sometimes a better investment. With their excellent combination of power and handling, road aftermarket support system and increasingly rare status, hese classics enjoy one of the fastest sell-through rates of anything in our showroom. And this Lemon Twist coupe is a factory-correct gem that'll likely follow the quick-sale path of its striped and piped siblings. If you want a truly exclusive classic that does more than blister a straight line and under steer through corners, ou'd better hurry up and clear some garage space!


Assembled in Hamtramck, ichigan in April of 1970, his spectacular pentastar is the beneficiary of a professional restoration that was completed in October of 2010. During that thorough rebuild, he car's all-original body, hich includes solid-closing doors on top of excellent panel alignment, as stripped to bare metal, assaged into shape and thoroughly block-sanded into virtually flawless surfaces. Once those surfaces were completely clean and fully prepped, orrect Lemon Twist 2-stage was accented with correct strobe stripes and dressed in correct war paint. And today, fter a mere 150 miles of road time, his precise Plymouth rolls as a national award-winning collector car that's primed for a serious investor.

Not surprisingly, his AAR's track-bred appearance is backed by a long list of correct details. At the front of its glowing profile, familiar, tainless-trimmed grille hangs a small "PLYMOUTH" script between clear headlights, lush-fit parking lamps, correct elastomeric bumper and decaled driving lights. Behind that grille, lightweight, AR-exclusive hood, hich is secured by fresh stainless lanyards, olls a correct suede topcoat toward new glass that's framed in straight stainless trim. At the sides of that hood, right door handles and correct racing mirrors combine with spotless exhaust tips and correct wind wings to provide an authentic, actory-fresh appearance. And at the back of the car, Satin Black valence hangs fresh taillights and a small "'cuda" script between a second chrome bumper and correct ducktail spoiler.


Pull the pins on this coupe's matte-finished hood and you'll find an original, 40 cubic inch LA V8 that's authenticated by a familiar 3577130TA casting number, November (11) 25th (25), 969 (69) casting date and a matching partial VIN. Although SCCA Trans Am racecars were limited to 302 cubic inches, lymouth stuck to the tried and true "no replacement for displacement" rule for street applications. That means this car received a powerplant that was specifically designed for high performance turnpike warriors. And, hanks to Holley tri-power carburetion, correct Edelbrock intake, high performance points distributor, igh-flow cylinder heads and unique internals, t turned hefty 10.5 to 1 compression into 315 fire-breathing horses straight from the factory. That said; SCCA regulations and increasing insurance costs forced Chrysler to actually underrate the mill's output to just 290. But, n reality, he car easily disposed of most 'equally powered' stoplight challengers. Whatever the number, his engine's spotless bay is in brilliant, how-ready condition, isplaying immaculate detailing and exact finishes throughout. Awesome Lemon Twist fenders provide excellent contrast to a glossy layer of Hemi Orange skin. A bright air cleaner looks great peeking through the aforementioned hood. And, s with most of today's award winning MoPars, very detail on this dyno-tuned beast has been returned to a convincing level of factory authenticity.


Park this impressive 'Cuda on a lift and you'll find exceptionally clean floors that feature a correct pattern of overspray. The high-winding small block churns power through an original A833 4-speed, hich is authenticated by a March 12th, 970 build stamp and matching partial VIN. That transmission spins a correct 8.75-inch axle. The car's suspension has been fully rebuilt to include factory power steering and correct power front disc and rear drum brakes. As expected, hose 11-inch, AR-exclusive drums are accompanied by specially tuned shocks and re-cambered springs that tilt the car to accommodate its unique exhaust pipes. Speaking of that exhaust, he usual 'muffler shop special' look has been exchanged for a clean, EM-style appearance. And hooking all that mechanical prowess to the pavement is freshly restored Rallye wheels which spin E60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs in front of G60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs to employ one of the first applications of staggered tire sizing.


Swivel this Plymouth's solid-closing doors and you'll find a correct interior that's functional, traightforward and very livable. The front bucket and rear bench seats are wrapped in standard vinyl covers that display virtually no signs of wear. In front of those seats, clean, ood-trimmed dash frames correct Rallye gauges above a correct Chrysler 8-track player. Fade-free carpet, eather-free door panels and a fresh headliner frame those components in a sea of serious black. The driver navigates the course through a wood-rimmed steering wheel and beefy Hurst Pistol Grip. And behind the cockpit, fully finished trunk centers a correct jack and new space saver spare between a correct mat and new decklid decal.


According to this coupe's duo of original fender tags, t rolled out of Chrysler's Dodge Main manufacturing facility in April of 1970 packed with the following equipment:


E55: 340 cubic inch V8 that's equipped with three 2-barrel carburetors
D21: A833 heavy-duty 4-speed manual transmission
B: Plymouth Barracuda
S: Special
23: 2-door hardtop
J: 340 SIX BARREL V8 that utilizes three 2-barrel carburetors to create 290 horsepower
0: 1970 model year
B: Assembled at Chrysler's Dodge Main manufacturing facility
XXXXXX: Production Sequence Number
FY1: Hi-Impact Lemon Twist paint
H: High Trim Grade interior
6: Vinyl bucket seats
X9: Black interior
000: Full door panels
403: Assembled on April 3rd, 970
M03440: Vehicle Order Number
FY1: Hi-Impact Lemon Twist roof paint
A21: Body-colored, lastomeric front bumper
A53: Trans Am Package
A62: Rallye Instrument Cluster
B51: Power brakes
C55: Bucket seats
G36: Remote driver's mirror/ Manual passenger's mirror
J45: Hood pins
J82: Ducktail decklid spoiler
M21: Drip rail mouldings
M88: Quarter panel tape treatment
N44: AAR TA standard-exit exhaust
N85: Tachometer
N94: Fiberglass 'Fresh Air' hood
R22: AM radio that's complete with an 8-track player
V6H: Black, ongitudinal Trans Am stripes
Y05: Built to United States specifications
26: 26-inch radiator
EN1: End of codes, ssembly line one




First Place at the 2012 Mopar Nationals


Three original broadcast sheets
Copies of two of the car's previous titles
Restoration photos
Galen's Registry paperwork
The car's SuperFlow WinDyn results
The car's Mopar Nationals judging sheets
A copy of the July, 970 edition of Car & Driver Magazine
Reproduction factory literature
A reproduction window sticker
A few spare parts
Two sets of keys

All American Racers 'Cudas are a cool experiment from a time when automakers were willing to try anything to improve their performance credentials. When that purpose-built personality is combined with this coupe's original drivetrain, ward-winning restoration and triple-digit exclusivity, t creates the perfect recipe for an unbeatable collector's piece. In today's shaky economic climate, nvesting in something that makes you smile isn't a bad idea. But remember: nothing with strobe stripes sticks around our showroom for very long!

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