eBay Deal of the Day: Stripped ’70 Hemi ‘Cuda 4-speed Shaker


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For those of you that have always wanted a real 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda, here’s your chance! Listed on eBay this past Sunday, September 18th in Alpharetta, Georgia (at a starting bid of $1,000 USD), this ‘Cuda is sure to draw a lot of attention. The problem is, we’re not really sure what one would do with it as there isn’t much left.

In 1970, 666 Hemi ‘Cudas were made, 289 of those being 4-speed cars. This car is one of those. To add to that, it’s supposedly a factory EK2 Vitamin C Orange, Shaker hood-equipped car. Although the car is extremely rough (that could even be considered an understatement), it is a real deal Hemi ‘Cuda and finding one these days for under six figures is tough.

The unfortunate thing with eBay auctions like this is it makes one wonder what the buyer’s intentions is with the car. See, while the body is stripped, cut up and rusty, it still retains it’s VIN number and clear title. Right there makes it a prime case for a re-body. Although the topic of re-bodies usually causes bickering and disagreements, the general consensus within the Mopar community regarding re-bodies as being wrong, not to mention in most States, it’s illegal. However, it still does happen under the radar.

With the help of the Mopar registries, the Mopar community is able to catch very obvious re-body cases and with eBay auctions like this, usually the VIN number is reported and tracked with the appropriate registries so it will pop a red flag if the buyer does in fact perform a re-body. We can only hope the winning bidding of this very sad Hemi ‘Cuda restores it to it’s full glory, legitimately. With a current bid of $20,000 USD at the time of writing, we are very curious to see what it sells for.

 

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Cody Cole

Car Feature Editor – cody.cole@shawgroupmedia.com Since the age of 4, Cody has been obsessed with everything Mopar. On Christmas of 1998, Cody's parents gave him a rusty '69 Charger shell that his father saved from a field. Cody's garage still features that '69 Charger as well as the additions of a '70 Coronet, '71 Charger R/T, '71 Road Runner, '04 SRT-4, '06 Grand Cherokee SRT8, '08 Challenger SRT8 and a '17 Ram 1500 Rebel. Cody can truly and proudly say him and his wife are true Mopar nuts in love with all types of Mopars!

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  1. Taylor 25 September, 2016 at 14:13 Reply

    Hey Cody, I’m the owner of the ROUGH HEMI Cuda on eBay. I liked your article. Seven years ago my Father passed away. Before he died; him and I collected many rare Mopars. This rare but rough Cuda is just one of many in the collection. I’ll be listing a 1971 Cuda 340 convertible soon, 1 of 140 340 convertible Cudas in 1971. If you send me an email address I can give you a heads up before I list anything up for sale.

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