This 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible Is 1-Of-2 Ever Built

Rare Sassygrass Green With White Top And White Billboards Is Going To Mecum...

1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible 340. (Mecum).

Prepare to be amazed as a true automotive unicorn graces the stage at the Mecum Indy auction on Friday, May 17th, 2024. This 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible boasts a stunning Sassygrass Green (FJ5) exterior complemented by a pristine white interior and top, a combination that’s as rare as it is breathtaking. With an estimated price range of $250,000 to $275,000, this beauty is poised to capture the hearts of collectors and enthusiasts alike.

What makes this Cuda truly exceptional is its exclusivity. Believed to be one of only two 1971 ‘Cuda 340 Convertibles ever produced in this striking color scheme, its scarcity is further accentuated by its meticulously selected options. Documented by a Dave Wise report, this gem bears the White Stripe (V6W) code on its trim tag, signifying the inclusion of the billboard graphics, a feature often overlooked or removed by many owners back in the day.

1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible 340. (Mecum).

Underneath its sleek exterior lies a powerhouse—a matching-numbers 5.6-liter (340 cubic-inch) 4-bbl V8 (E55) engine, renowned for its robust performance and impressive handling characteristics when nestled within the Plymouth E-Body. Paired with an A833 New Process 4-speed manual transmission (D21) and an 8¾-inch differential, this Cuda delivers a driving experience that’s second to none. And let’s not forget the added flair of the Shaker hood, elevating its already formidable presence.

Inside the cabin, luxury meets performance with premium bucket seats, a center console, and a Hurst Pistol Grip shifter for that authentic muscle car feel. The A01 light group, Rallye dash with tach, clock, 150 MPH speedometer, and driver’s side remote mirror further enhance the driving experience. At the same time, the power convertible top ensures open-air exhilaration at the touch of a button.

1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible 340. (Mecum).

From its iconic exterior trim, including elastomeric front and rear bumpers, to the unmistakable presence of the pedestal-mount GoWing rear spoiler, every detail of this Cuda exudes charm and charisma. Rolling on Rallye wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich raised white-letter radial tires; it’s a timeless classic bound to turn heads wherever it goes.

As automotive enthusiasts converge at the Mecum Indy auction, all eyes will be on this rare Plymouth Cuda Convertible, a true testament to the golden era of American muscle. Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of automotive history—go to and register to bid on this incredible Cuda.