The year 1970 changed the face of Mopar performance with the addition of the vaunted Street Hemi to the ‘Cuda’s production big-block engine lineup. Previously, the 426 cubic-inch Hemi in the Barracuda was only available in special lightweight factory drag racing versions. Heavy-duty suspension and brakes, and the famous Argent “Shaker” hood scoop were standard equipment on Hemi cars. The car in question is scheduled to leave its owner of 17 years this coming Friday, January 24th at 5:30 p.m. in search of a new home.

The current owner subjected this beautiful ‘Cuda to a complete correct rotisserie restoration by Ray Youkin of Florida, and the R-code 425-horsepower Hemi bears the correct Carter AFB 4742S- and 4746S-code front and rear carburetors. A rare heavy-duty Hemi-spec Torquelite A727 automatic transmission also bears the correct code. It retains a factory-correct TX9 Black exterior with Black interior and is optioned with a Super Track Pack-equipped Dana 60 rear end with 4.10 gears. Power brakes provide stopping power for the Rallye road wheels wrapped in Goodyear Polyglas GT rubber, and high-back vinyl bucket seats allow for comfortable cruising while listening to the factory stereo radio. Woodgrain trim on the dash and console and a Rallye instrument cluster add a touch of class.

The Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN) are present on the cowl and radiator support, as well as the driver’s door jam, and the original broadcast sheet is included with sale. Also included are more than $112,000 in restoration receipts (including over $10,000 done by the owner) and a compact disc with 101 pictures chronicling the restoration, as well as the Galen Govier report. The beautiful ‘Cuda is believed to have 41,900 original miles on the dial.

For more information or to learn how you can bid on the ‘Cuda, visit www.mecum.com.