1970 Plymouth 'Cuda AAR
Owned by: Chris Picco, Ontario, Canada
- Engine: Doug Lipps from Competition Automotive rebuilt the numbers matching 340 for the 'Cuda. It was mounted to their engine dyno and produced 359 horsepower at 5,600 rpm. After the dyno seesion, it was shipped off to Mauro Brocca from Brocca Enterprises.
- Exhaust: Factory exhaust
- Transmission: The AAR was converted to a four-speed before Chris purchased the car. Being a self proclaimed four-speed guy, he didn't have the heart to convert it back to an automatic. He now enjoys shifting gears with a Hurst pistol grip.
- Rearend: 8¾ housing with a 3.91 Sure Grip.
- Suspension: Rebuilt factory suspension.
- Brakes: Front factory discs with factory drums out back.
- Wheels & Tires: Kelsey Tire Reproduction BFG Bias Ply E60 front and G60 rear tires mounted to factory wheels.
- Body: As rare as an AAR may be, it's even rarer that you find one with all original parts. This 'Cuda wears all original and NOS body parts. Many of these parts were sourced from his good friend Rick Simpson. Metal master Sam Civello was able to throw everything together on the factory body and have it work seamlessly. Rick also gifted him a pair of NOS rear taillight chrome trim and an NOS AAR spoiler for his birthday. After the majority of the body work was completed it was taken to Ernie Barrett at Vetteworks of Canada in Port Perry, Ontario, for final body work and paint.
- Paint: Ernie dressed the car in a fresh coat of BASF Glasurit single stage FJ5 Limelight, the original color.
- Interior: Mauro Brocca and Chris tackled the interior in time to for the Chryslers at Carlisle show in 2008. All the parts came from Dante's interior products and Legendary Auto Interiors. The bone stock interior even features the original AM radio, 8-track, and three speaker dash with rear speaker fader switch.