1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda
This 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda is the most highly optioned example known to exist. Ordered as a Dan Gurney All American Racer (AAR) this Cuda has been owned by collectors for years. Besides having its 340 Six Pack engine with a 4-speed and Pistol Grip shifter, it is also equipped with these options: power steering, power brakes, Rallye instrument cluster, AM radio with and 8-Track tape player, factory rear window louver package, original vinyl top and interior, elastormeric bumpers, racing mirrors, Rallye wheels, and Goodyear polyglas tires. It is documented with a window sticker and ownership history. It is believed to have only 20,385 miles since new!
Mecum Auctions listed this 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda and this is what they had to say about it: Formerly part of the Otis Chandler Collection, this 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda is heralded as the most highly optioned example known to exist. It was purchased from the Otis Chandler Collection as a pair with a 1970 Challenger T/A by Carlos Monteverde in England, who in 2004 sold the unrestored car to the Wellborn Musclecar Museum. Tim Wellborn then hired noted restoration-specialist Roger Gibson of Scott City, Missouri, to repaint the car in the original Rallye Red while retaining the original black vinyl roof covering and black vinyl bucket-seat interior.
Like its Challenger T/A corporate counterpart, the AAR Cuda is powered by its original 340/275 HP Six Pack V-8 engine, in this case partnered with a heavy-duty 4-speed manual transmission with a factory Hurst Pistol Grip shifter. The AAR package confers a number of performance features on the Cuda, including quick steering, power front disc brakes, heavy-duty suspension, a pinned fiberglass fresh-air hood, rear deck spoiler and Rallye wheels with E60-15 front and G60-15 rear Goodyear Polyglas tires. This Rallye Red AAR Cuda also sports rare body-color Elastomeric front and rear bumpers and matching racing mirrors.
Accompanying those items on this example’s list of options are power steering, factory rear window louver package, Rallye instrument cluster including 8,000 RPM tach, 150 MPH speedometer and combination “Tic-Toc-Tach,” center console and AM/FM radio with 8-track tape player. A 2005 feature in “Muscle Car Review” magazine, the car shows just 20,385 miles and is documented with the original window sticker showing a build date of March 12, 1970, consumer information sheet, ownership history and photos documenting the work performed by Roger Gibson.