1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomod

1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomod

A ton of time and money has been spent making this brilliant bombshell. In addition, the result is one of the best Hemi tributes on the planet. Moreover, decked in sultry In Violet paint and rotisserie restored with an era-correct 426/4-speed drivetrain. Obviously, the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomod is an easy way for any hardcore Chrysler fan to enjoy the collector car hierarchy.

So, if you’re looking for a well-restored Hemi car that’s anything but a numbers-matching drama queen, this fully-sorted drop-top is your hot ticket!


Is there a more famous High Impact color than In Violet? For example, as one of the most appealing hues to come out of Chrysler’s hip 1970s ‘brighter is better’ mindset, code FC7 purple is probably some of the most legendary paint to ever adorn classic MoPar metal. However, when it’s expertly applied under traditional Hemi side stripes, it’s a sublime reminder of just how crazy the muscle car era really was!

Near the front of this rotisserie restored ‘Cuda’s straight profile, a traditional Redline Grille hangs clear headlights and a small “PLYMOUTH” script between a showroom-fresh bumper, stylish fog lights, and clear parking lamps.

At the top of those lamps, a familiar Shaker Hood splits the difference between small lanyards and factory tint glass-framed in well-maintained stainless. However, near the sides of that stainless, polished mirrors reflect a black vinyl top while textured rocker guards frame stainless wheel moldings and satin door handles.

And at the back of the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomod, a traditional black valence hangs like-new taillights. In addition, a small “Cuda” badge above bright exhaust tips and a second show-worthy bumper.


Pull the pins on this ‘Cuda’s glossy hood and you’ll find 426 cubic inches of professionally rebuilt Hemi that wears a famous, era-correct 2468330 casting number. However, the legendary elephant block comes alive when fitted with a COMP solid lifter cam! In addition, the mill’s high-performance hardware is located in the bright Hemi Orange block. This hangs an attractive set of Organisol-style valve covers above low restriction exhaust manifolds.

The resultant combustion’s cooled by a heavy-duty radiator. However, that’s been finished by a reproduction Chrysler hose and old-school squeeze clamp.

1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomod – GOOD BONES

Bottom-side, this 1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomods restored chassis is every bit as clean and straightforward as its solid exterior panels and fully sorted engine. However, the high-winding big block churns power through a familiar A833 4-speed. In addition, this spins a correct Dana 60 Sure Grip that’s finished with a posi-traction differential and big, 4.10 gears. Lastly, braking comes courtesy of power front discs and heavy-duty drums.

Turns become easier thanks to the factory power steering, which is bolted between Hemi torsion bars, Hemi torque boxes, and an authentic Hemi K-member. In addition, charred dinosaurs flow through a traditional H-shaped crossover to aluminized pipes and factory replacement mufflers. However, at the corners of this Plymouth’s over-restored floors, 15-inch Rallye wheels spin fresh F60-15 Goodyear Polyglas GTs around polished trim rings and silver centers.


great picture pf a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomod

This convertible has a fully restored Black vinyl interior that is simple, functional, and looks as good as new. Top dead center, high-back bucket, and rear bench seats are restoration-fresh and show barely any signs of wear. Between those seats, an optional console anchors a cool Hurst Pistol Grip Shifter in the vivid wood trim.

In front of those seats, a warp-free dash hangs familiar Rallye telemetry above a vintage Chrysler Solid State radio. And in front of the driver, a wood-rimmed steering wheel perfectly complements the car’s sculpted console and slick instrument panel.

1970 Plymouth Barracuda HEMI Cuda Tribute Restomod – Highlights

  • Rotisserie restored Hemi ‘Cuda convertible tribute
  • 426 cubic inch Hemi V8
  • A833 4-speed manual transmission
  • Dana 60 rear axle / Posi-traction differential / 4.10 gears
  • Factory power steering, power front disc brakes, rear drum brakes, and heavy-duty suspension
  • In Violet High Impact Paint / Black convertible top
  • Black bucket seat interior
  • Center console & pistol-grip shifter
  • Rallye Gauges
  • Shaker hood
  • 15-inch Rallye wheels
  • Space-saver spare
  • COMP Cam Card
How fast was a 1970 Hemi Cuda?

Mated to either a four-speed manual or a three-speed TorqueFlite automatic, the 426 HEMI enabled the Cuda to charge from 0 to 60 mph in only 5.8 seconds, an outstanding figure for the era. The 0-to-100-mph sprint stood at 13 seconds, while the top speed was rated at 117 mph.

Is a Cuda the same as a barracuda?

The Cuda and the barracuda are NOT the same car!! The Cuda is a limited edition smaller muscle car that was only in production for a few years. They only produced about 300 Cuda in total.

What is an AAR Cuda?

1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda. … For 1970, Plymouth decided to honor those achievements on the track with a dealer-only streetcar option called the AAR, which stands for All-American Racers. The result was the 1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda, Plymouth’s factory-built race car.

Brook Walsh

For nearly 30 years, I've had a fascination with restomods. I've learned from real-world experience what restomod gear works and what doesn't. This is the site where I share everything I've learned.

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