Moulin Magic: Rare 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda Goes To Mecum

340 6-BBL V-8, Automatic, 1 of 4 Produced As-Equipped...

1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda. (Mecum).

Prepare to be dazzled as one of the rarest and most vibrant muscle cars of the 1970s takes center stage at the Mecum Indy 2024 auction later this month. The 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda, resplendent in its eye-catching Moulin Rouge (FM3) paint, is set to captivate enthusiasts with its unique combination of rarity, performance, and striking aesthetics.

This particular AAR ‘Cuda is not just your average classic muscle car; it’s a limited edition within a limited edition. With an estimated value ranging from $195,000 to $225,000, this beauty is truly a standout piece in the automotive world. Only four AAR ‘Cudas were produced with the exact specifications as this one, making it an exceptionally rare find for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda. (Mecum).

Originally sold new at Crosstown Motors in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, this AAR ‘Cuda has undergone a comprehensive restoration to bring it back to its original glory. Every detail has been meticulously restored to like-original specs, ensuring that this piece of automotive history shines as brightly as it did on the day it rolled off the assembly line.

Under the hood lies the matching-numbers 5.6-liter (340 cubic-inch) 6-BBL V8 engine, delivering a potent 290 horsepower. Paired with the Torqueflite automatic transmission and Sure Grip rear end with a 3.91 axle ratio, this Cuda packs a punch that’s sure to get your heart racing.

1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda. (Mecum).

But it’s not just about power; this AAR ‘Cuda is equipped with a host of performance features that set it apart from the crowd. Fast ratio power steering, power brakes with front discs, heavy-duty shocks, and swaybar upgrades ensure that this beast handles like a dream on the road or the track.

Of course, what truly sets this AAR Cuda apart is its stunning Moulin Rouge paint. Also known as Panther Pink in Dodge’s lineup, this high-impact color turns heads wherever it goes. Paired with the AAR’s distinctive black fiberglass fresh air hood, spoiler package, and exclusive strobe graphics with the AAR logo, this Cuda is a true showstopper.

1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda. (Mecum).

Inside, the black vinyl bucket seat interior is complemented by modern conveniences like a remote driver’s mirror, Solid State AM radio, and a center console with a ball-knob SlapStik shifter. Even the exterior features special touches like chrome exhaust tips, functional hood pins, and a rear-mount radio antenna.

With its combination of rarity, performance, and impeccable restoration, this 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda is a true automotive gem. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a casual enthusiast, don’t miss your chance to own a piece of Mopar history at the Mecum Indy 2024 auction. Mark your calendars and get ready to bid on this exclusive piece of American muscle car excellence.