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Old 10-07-2020, 12:41 PM
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1971 Cuda Convertible Last one out there 4 sale 87,000 original miles. I have owned it the last 42 years. Engine turns over ran good last time out not getting gas now. This car will need a resto so i really don't want to hear what's wrong. Entertaining offers over $60,000 right now and maybe I'll sell it














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Just curious....why aren't there any more out there...?

Why dont you break down that tag and tell the rest of us non Mopar guys what options etc.

I know it's not a 440, and probably not a 318, so what motor? Is that a slapstick?

Also, yer gonna get dinged by the THT cops if you dont put a firm price on it.
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It is 50 years old and they only made 374 of them in 1971 so not many left in original condition. It is a 340 auto car
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Does it have a trailer hitch? B-) Not sure why you'd want to post it here......THT will more than likely move it....


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340 2bbl approx 250 hp
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Originally Posted by Jassman View Post
340 2bbl approx 250 hp
its says 4 barrel right on it......
Chasing Classic Cars put up a resto mod hard at the Barret Jackson auction about a year ago....pulled in $90K...car was gorgeous.
$60K purchase price
$30K for restoration, no mods
You gotta find a specific mopar buyer.....being only a few left helps......the market fluctuations are insane...
Just my useless opinion....cool ride!
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
its says 4 barrel right on it......
Chasing Classic Cars put up a resto mod hard at the Barret Jackson auction about a year ago....pulled in $90K...car was gorgeous.
$60K purchase price
$30K for restoration, no mods
You gotta find a specific mopar buyer.....being only a few left helps......the market fluctuations are insane...
Just my useless opinion....cool ride!

My bad..late out last night...Crusin the coast is going on now and not enough coffee..275hp. with the 4bbl. Love these Mopars
Old 10-08-2020, 06:40 AM
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Good luck on that price; buy it for $60K; do a $140K restoration and you've got yourself maybe a $100K car. Restomod gives you a better car but not sure a lot more value.
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Originally Posted by Lprizman View Post
its says 4 barrel right on it......
Chasing Classic Cars put up a resto mod hard at the Barret Jackson auction about a year ago....pulled in $90K...car was gorgeous.
$60K purchase price
$30K for restoration, no mods
You gotta find a specific mopar buyer.....being only a few left helps......the market fluctuations are insane...
Just my useless opinion....cool ride!

$30k won't buy much if you are paying a shop, more like $75 to put it in $90k condition.

I spent a good part of the late 70's in a very similar car, owned by best bud. At 8 years old and 80k miles it was an absolute mess. Brakes, bushings, ball joints, tinworm, door gaps, poor drivabilty, bad fuel milage, poor performance.
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eBay is your friend. Last convertible Cuda I saw there (~15 years ago) was an original hemi, either a 70 or 71, matching numbers with engine out of frame, another few boxes, and the body eaten up with rust. Now it did have just a bit of the original psychedelic top left but the bid was already @ 750k, with about 8-9 hours left. Comments from friends in the know stated 1 mil buy in 1 mil restoration, have 3 mil car.
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Originally Posted by 4thefunofit View Post
eBay is your friend. Last convertible Cuda I saw there (~15 years ago) was an original hemi, either a 70 or 71, matching numbers with engine out of frame, another few boxes, and the body eaten up with rust. Now it did have just a bit of the original psychedelic top left but the bid was already @ 750k, with about 8-9 hours left. Comments from friends in the know stated 1 mil buy in 1 mil restoration, have 3 mil car.
I tend to doubt that.

This was one of only two that were made like this, sold in 2014 for $3.5 million. That market has softened considerably as well since then.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...ve-mopar-ever/
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I tend to doubt that.

This was one of only two that were made like this, sold in 2014 for $3.5 million. That market has softened considerably as well since then.

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...ve-mopar-ever/
so, the article states 11 made, only 2 with 4-speed. I get your point, the market has changed. But that eBay auction was real at that time. Someone paid 750k + plus for that Cuda. Which at that time I found so out of this world.
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I had a 71 Challenger that I ordered new with the 383 motor. It had a great powertrain in it--for sure. That 340 motor was another honey--great performance and decent fuel mileage.

Went to college with a guy that had a 71 Hemi Barracuda convertible. Come to find out it was just one of a few made. I bet he's sick he ever got rid of it.

When Supercars started to disappear, a few large salvage yards went out and bought every MOPAR they could get their hands on. And they've held solid on parts pricing. Because there were not so many of them made, the aftermarket for fenders and other body parts is just not so good.

I know a guy locally that rebuilds MOPARS, and he has 4 to 6 high demand cars around all the time in his retirement. They're 100 point show cars when he gets thru with them. He also horse trades 426 hemi engines.
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lets not compare a factory hemi convertible to a 340, no where near comparable with each other in terms of value

still an odd place to advertise this in such an off putting manner. I dont know if you are going for the barn find look but maybe some soap and water and wipe down the interior a little with some better photos to wet the appetite of a potential buyer
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Of course the elephant engine ones are worth the most but those 340s are sweet engines.
For your sale purposes I would post pictures from inside the trunk area and from underneath. Good luck with the sale or restoration.
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i love Mopar stuff, if anyone buying this wants a 413 to go in it I have one fresh from the machine shop original bore crank not cut sitting on my engine stand for the last 25 years
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A buddy of mine bought a 1971 Cuda convertible with a hemi 4 speed when he worked at Chrysler. He sold it for what he thought was a big profit.It ended up being a full resto by that guy from Canada and auctioned for over a million. 1 of 12 made I believe.
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In 1971 they had 2.02" intakes and 10 to 1 compression four Barrel carb 300 hp stock. My dad bought a 73 dodge challenger 340 4 bbl 727 torque flight trans 3;23 REAR.

in 1973 340 motor , they bought the intakes down to 1.88" and 8 to 1 compression , that engine was rated at 275 hp.

When we had it rebuilt they brought it to 1971 spec's again 300 HP , the 340 is a short stroke high rev engine similar to the 327 chevy engine. Nascar would bore out to 350 ci and race them, they took a beating. Also the 727 torque flight bullet proof. Problem is its only a 3 speed.
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Talk to Gas Monkeys if they are still around. I'd guess you have a wholesale value of around $25K, maybe. Hope you do better than that.
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