By Sam Locklin
The car ‘Cuda Brothers chose as their 2014 Portland Roadster Show favorite is a 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda. “We know ‘Cudas and this one was set up to go fast, look good, and have all the creature comforts of a modern day Challenger”, stated ‘Cuda Brother Sam. There were a lot of great cars at the show and this ‘Cuda held its own.
‘Cuda Brother Dan made the comment car enthusiasts say all the time. “A restoration is never done”. Dan asked, “What are your plans for this car?” With confidence and certainty, the owner said that his was completed. After taking a closer look at this Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda we realized that he was right.
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Based on the list of options, it has to be fast off the line with a Detroit Locker Dana 60 rear end and 3.91 gears. It also has Drag Radial T/A’s for that extra grip. The 340 engine is stroked to 416c.i. with TTI headers and a ceramic coated 3-inch exhaust.
Not only is it a great looking ‘Cuda, but it rides nice too with four wheel disk brakes and a long list of modern day conveniences not normally found on a 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda. Check out the signboard and you will see what we are talking about. If only we had our video camera in hand and shot video of this beast on the road. ‘Cuda Brothers knows first hand about the possibilities of a performance 340 and this car was done right.
Click on 2014 Portland Roadster Show to view 136 photos of the event.
Click on AAR Cuda to see all 8 photos of the car.
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