If you go and look around at a Mecum auction, you will no doubt find a real gem of a car on sale. The auction house is well known for selling some truly rare and special classic cars — this is one example. Set to go under the hammer at Kissimmee 2022 is this 1970 Plymouth Hemi Barracuda convertible, one of just 14 of these cars produced in 1970.

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Details Behind This Incredibly Rare Car

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Auction Rear Quarter View
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This must be one of the rarest Barracuda convertibles ever seen. Built in 1970, this is one of just 14 produced in that year and one of just nine that has automatic transmission. The convertible underwent a full rotisserie restoration, completed by Legendary Motorcar in Halton Hills, Ontario, Canada. This was a hugely detailed restoration. The car was then stripped down to the bare metal, which in turn revealed a solid example of the car and one that was outstandingly original. The restoration team restored every component to their original form, and its quite possible that this car is in a better condition now than it was when it was brand new.

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Further Details On The Barracuda

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Auction Interior
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The Cuda is in the correct High Impact FY1 Lemon Twist color,. When you step inside, you will see an interior decked in H6T5 Tan, and of course the car comes with a black convertible top. Under the hood of this machine comes the E74 426 Hemi engine that produces 425 HP, a key attraction in the attraction of this particular convertible. On top of that, the Cuda has a race-bred reciprocating assembly, dual four-barrel carburettors, and a free flowing dual exhaust with chrome tips. That glorious Hemi power goes via a A727 Hemi TorqueFlite automatic transmission. ​​​​​​​

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A Stunning Example Of A Rare Machine

1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible Auction Side Profile
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The person who originally bought the car clearly loved the Lemon Twist style. So much so, that the premium steel wheels are in that same Lemon Twist to match the color of the body. The wheels are 15-inches and have small-diameter hubcaps sitting inside Hemi-option-mandated F15-60 Goodyear Polyglas tires. When it comes to creature comforts, the Barracuda comes fully equipped with an AM Music Master radio. This is a real gem of a Barracuda that Mecum says defines the word “exclusivity”, and it's set to go under the hammer in January 2022.

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