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Carpe ‘Cuda

In the Jan. 20 issue of OCW, we called the 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda convertible offered at Russo & Steele‘s Scottsdale auction an “ultimate opportunity.” Well, someone “seized the day” Jan. 22 and spent $1.7 million to buy the ultra-rare, ultra-desirable muscle car. Below is what was published on the car in the Jan. 20...

Car of the Week: 1969 Plymouth ‘Cuda ‘Mod Top’

Gary Casagranda admits that if anyone was going to love and preserve his rare and ultra-unique 1969 Plymouth Barracuda “Mod Top,” he was probably the right man for the job. He almost felt a sense of duty in keeping the car in once piece after his childhood friend, who owned the car, died many...

Car of the Week: 1974 Plymouth ‘Cuda

Bob Nizza figures he got the 7-figure Plymouth 'Cuda he always wanted, even if the market value of his car might be a fraction of that. “My friends all laugh at me, but I wouldn’t ever sell this car. I wouldn’t sell this car for a million dollars,” Nizza says of his 1974 Cuda....

Car of the Week: 1958 Plymouth Fury

The 1958 Fury was stylish, plush, plenty fast, and produced in relatively few numbers, making it a very collectible '50s crusier today. 1958 marked the third model year for Plymouth’s top-of-the-line performance model, the Fury two-door hardtop.  In 1982, author Stephen King wrote a novel called "Christine” about a 1958 Plymouth Fury that terrorized...

PLYMOUTH'S OUT TO WIN YOU OVER

Is it my imagination or am I really seeing more Plymouths than ever before at old car events and hot rod runs? People today do not have a full appreciation of how big a share of the market Plymouth had years ago. It was a popular car — right up there with Ford and...

Car of the Week: 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda

Plymouth's resounding message to insurance companies in 1970 was: “Damn the  torpedos— full speed ahead!” And so the Hemi 'Cuda was born, one of the quintessential American muscle cars and perhaps the most coveted Plymouth ever built.