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Rare 1971 Plymouth Cuda Flexes Unrestored Matching Numbers Muscle

The 1971 Cuda was available with a 383 engine developing over 300 horsepower as standard, but needless to say, those who wanted a more thrilling experience went for the optional 440 6-Pack or the 426 Hemi.
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But the 383 (6.3-liter) was a potent unit nonetheless, and it is also the one powering the ’71 Cuda that we’re highlighting today. Described as an original, this Cuda “runs great and is mainly used for weekend drives,” according to a listing published by eBay seller musclemagnets.

Judging by the photos included in the ad, the car appears to be in decent condition, and all the scratches and dents you can also see in the gallery are there because the Cuda has never been restored. Without a doubt, this is good news, especially because there’s just minimal rust on the car.

At least that's what the seller claims, though to be honest, it’d be interesting to see what’s hiding under the top as well.

Exterior is that of a 50-year-old muscle car. Dents, bruises & wear throughout. The trunk floor is very haphazardly patched from a leaky back window back in the day. Other than that the car has minimal rust with frame & floors in above average shape,” the seller explains.

The original carpet and seat covers have already been replaced, but other than that, this is an original Cuda. It also comes with the original fender tags and build sheet. The 383 engine under the hood is said to be working just right, and the owner guarantees you should be able to drive the car back home no matter where you live.

Overall, it’s a rare find in unrestored condition, and that certainly adds to its value. Still, the $47,700 starting price might be a little too high for someone who plans to perform a full restoration. That's especially because there are things that need to be inspected much closer, such as the interior's current condition.

Editor's note: This article was not sponsored or supported by a third party.

 
 
 
 
 

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