1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
Is it the best E-body hardtop out there? He makes a great case for it. First of all, it has less than 50 miles on it. That in itself is amazing. The Canadian collector has it for sale this week. He says it had never been titled or driven on the street until 2007 after an extensive restoration by Mopar restorer Jason Repucci. The restoration is well documented and there are many photos of the car before and after the restoration (view some of them now on the ad page online.)
It should be pointed out that this car itself was never raced. Many of the other 58 Hemi Cuda hardtops built that year were used up on drag strips and on the streets of America. But the E-body that Chrysler gave to Grotheer sat with almost no miles on it and was eventually given to one of the shop hands by Grotheer. It ended up in a field in Oklahoma where it awaited its turn to be found by a Mopar collector.
This Cuda has been featured in two national Mopar magazines and has attended several world class Mopar shows.
It is considered to be one of the finest restorations of any ’71 Hemi Cuda out there. The incredible provenance with owner history by one of the top NHRA racers of the era adds to its collector value.