REAL 1970 Cuda 383 Console A/T with rare Elastomeric Front Bumper Option

1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Condition: Used
Make: Plymouth
Model: Barracuda
Year: 1970
Mileage: 128,796
VIN: BS23N0B143988
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Gillette, Wyoming, United States
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Description for Plymouth Barracuda 1970

1970 Plymouth Cuda 383 4bbl. An ultimate barn find from the famed 104 car collection of the Allan Reitz estate as featured in the August 2018 issue of Hot Rod magazine. Last licensed in 1989, this Cuda was preserved alongside the orange 1970 Challenger SE in an outbuilding on the farm near Mansfield, SD. Truly a unique project opportunity as an original heavily optioned big block Cuda fitted with the rare front elastomeric bumper option. Would make a great restoration candidate. Car has a clear Wyoming titlein my name and matchingdash VIN, fender tag, driver door decal, radiator support and cowl numbers.

Exterior: Frame rails and core structure of the car are very solid with minimal to no rust as shown in the pictures. Passenger area floor pans have only light surface rust with no holes anywhere and would pass the screwdriver test. Engine compartment area is soundly intact with minimal rust swelling ahead of the hood hinge mounts, no rust issues in the cowl or radiator support and no rust swelling in the shock tower area. Front fenders are damage free and dry with no rust in headlight bucket area and minor rust developing in the lower rear "pant leg”. Doors are solid with tight lower pinch welds free of rust swelling. Passenger door has been replaced while the driver door is original to the car, still showing the factory door decal with VIN and September 1969 production date. Trunk floor, trunk extensions, quarter panels and outer rear wheel wells all contain typical E-body rust. Trunk lid is extremely solid with no rust in the rear lip and contains provisions for a luggage rack. Hood is an original AAR fiberglass hood added by a previous owner, showing signs of prior repairs to the inner structure, just ahead of the hood hinge attachment. Third member is the original 3.23 sure grip 489 case and includes the factory gear tag.

Interior: All interior panels, seats, belts, dash components, etc. appear to be original to the car. Previous owner had front bucket seats upholstered while attending college in the mid-70's. Aftermarket shifter has been removed and I have a good front console mounting bracket includedwith the car.

Engine: Original 383 and A/T are gone however the correct radiator is still in the car. I have anoriginal 383 with A/T from a 1970 Charger 500 that is available to the winning bidder for an additional $750. Engine ran when removed and will need rebuilt. I am willing to install the 383 at no charge to help with transporting the vehicle.

Fender tag:

V5B Y05 EN1

M88 N41 N42 N85 R11

G36 J45 L31 M21 M25 M31

EB5 A01 A21 A62 C16 C55

EB5 H6B5 000 A02 011903

E63 D32 BS23 N0B 143988

Additional items: Auction includes a clean copy of the August Hot Rod magazine containing the cover page article highlighting the barn find collection. Also includes the auction day t-shirt given only to successful bidders ofeach of the 104 cars. All t-shirts are the same, featuring a picture of this Cuda alongside the Challenger resting in a shed on the Reitz soybean farm. A full vehicle report from GTS is provided with complete fender tag decoding, documenting this Cuda as #43 of 217 in VIN sequence of all 1970 Plymouth Cuda 383 2-door hardtops accounted for at the Hamtramck, MI plant and built to specifications for US order.