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Title: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 26, 2016 - 09:16:45 PM
April 26th - 4-26 - National Hemi Day!

Hemi E-bodies - King-Kong of the classic muscle car era - then, and now. Everybody wanted one, but due to their relative scarcity and cost, not everybody could have one. Originally born to race and be an apex street predator, now they are the top-dogs of high-dollar auctions and collectors.

By most accounts, there were about 1,300 (+/-) Hemi E-bodies made. As a tribute to the legendary Hemi E-body and "National Hemi Day" (April 26th) I thought I would post up some pics of original R-code Hemi E-bodies for everyone to enjoy. I have some info and pics on about a third of them. Some of the info I have associated with each car may be missing, or totally in error, so feel free to correct as necessary. However, this thread is not intended to critique what is "correct" or "incorrect" with a particular car, but to celebrate each car as the awe inspiring machines that they are. Additionally, if you have pics and info on a particular Hemi-body and would like to share, feel free to contribute. Enjoy!

First up, the very first Hemi-Ebody - the one that started it all.   

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-100003b.jpg)

BS23R0B100003 is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 284 with a  4-speed. It is finished in EW1 Alpine White with a PRX9 black leather interior. As the HemiCuda prototype, the car stayed in the hands of Chrysler engineering for a year and a half before it was sold off as "excess." The car passed thru five unsuspecting owners until Gary Dodane purchased it in 1983 from the boyfriend of his sister for less than $4,000. After 29 years of ownership and the discovery of his car's significance, Gary decided to part ways with his very unique HemiCuda and listed it for sale for a whopping $3.2 million dollars! Gary didn't get his $3.2 million, but wound up trading the HemiCuda for some cash plus an oddball collection of cars that included: a BMW Isetta and Messerschmidt KR200 three-wheelers, an Amphicar, a 1962 23-window Volkswagon Bus and a Limelight 1970 Plymouth Superbird! Yes, it sounds like fiction, but you just can't make this kind of stuff up!

Bang it here for a good read and more pics on this car  http://www.streetlegaltv.com/features/car-features/muscle-cars-you-should-know-70-plymouth-hemi-cuda-1/ (http://www.streetlegaltv.com/features/car-features/muscle-cars-you-should-know-70-plymouth-hemi-cuda-1/)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on April 27, 2016 - 03:54:59 PM
April 27th

With every beginning there is also an end. BS23R0B100003 was the first Hemi E-body and this 1971 HemiCuda BS23R1B429180 is generally accepted as being the last HemiCuda and quite possibly the last Hemi E-body made.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-429180b.jpg)

BS23R1B429180 is 1 of only 107 HemiCuda's made for the U.S. market in 1971, and of those 1 of 59 with a 4-speed. It is finished in GB5 Blue-Fire with a SRX9 black leather interior. The last HemiCuda ever made is somewhat sedate and not equipped with a bunch of attention getting options that these cars were known for. No Hi-Vis paint, no dual Racing Mirrors, no Rallye Wheels, no Go-Wing spoiler, and no in-your-face billboard stripes. Instead this HemiCuda was equipped with the SRX9 black leather interior, A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes and a S83 Rim-Blow Steering Wheel. Not a very flamboyant exit for a legend, but a beautiful car none the less.

Bang it here to see the 2011 Mecum Kissimmee auction ad for this car https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0111-102081/0/1971-Plymouth-Hemi-Cuda/4-Speed-Manual/ (https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/FL0111-102081/0/1971-Plymouth-Hemi-Cuda/4-Speed-Manual/)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: anlauto on April 27, 2016 - 04:03:53 PM
Talk about terrible restorations...Have these guys not heard about "rad support black-out" :screwy:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: HP_Cuda on April 27, 2016 - 07:07:10 PM

Hmm guess not.
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Chryco Psycho on April 27, 2016 - 11:44:43 PM
to my knowledge darker colors didn't always get the blackout so the blue could actually be corret but it would still look far better with the blackout
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: rUNCHARGER on April 28, 2016 - 12:18:25 AM
If I was ordering a 71 HemiCuda coupe, that is exactly what I would order, well maybe in black.

Sheldon
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Topcat on April 28, 2016 - 12:50:17 AM
Talk about terrible restorations...Have these guys not heard about "rad support black-out" :screwy:

The Grille inserts are supposed to be silver lined as well.
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Cuda Cody on April 28, 2016 - 01:44:46 AM
You are right, B7 = no blackout / B5 = yes blackout.

to my knowledge darker colors didn't always get the blackout so the blue could actually be corret but it would still look far better with the blackout
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: anlauto on April 28, 2016 - 06:27:54 AM
The Grille inserts are supposed to be silver lined as well.

Oh wow...I never noticed that...maybe that's why it looks so bad :nono:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on April 28, 2016 - 05:14:04 PM
April 28th

Welcome to the thread Cody!  :wave:  Since you are here, I would like to post up one of your R-code Hemi E-bodies if you don't mind. So without further ado, I present to you Cody's SS/DA warrior the "Warlock"

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146694a.jpg)

BS23R0B146694 is 1 of 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. Warlock was a long time SS/DA race car that campaigned throughout the northeast. After the owner passed, his son posted it up for sale on C-C.com  http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=106118.0 (http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=106118.0)  where it came to the attention of Cody. The car now resides within Cody's awe inspiring Mopar-Taj-Mahal.

Cody, what more would you like to tell us about this car, its racing history with Jun's dad, and your plans for it in the future? Thanks in advance for sharing! :cheers:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on April 29, 2016 - 11:41:18 PM
April 29th

After a couple of Cuda's, we need a Challenger to represent. What better Challenger to start off with than JS29R0B100015, a 1970 Hemi Challenger RT/SE, which is accepted as being the first Hemi Challenger to roll out of Hamtramck.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-xxa.jpg)

JS29R0B100015 is 1 of only 60 Hemi Challenger RT/SE's made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 37 with an automatic. It is finished in EV2 Hemi-Orange with a V1X black vinyl top and a HRX9 black leather interior. Car and Driver magazine road tested this car and did a full length feature article on it in which they were very critical of it in their November 1969 issue. Senior C-C.com member "Daytona" is among it's former owners.
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Cuda Cody on April 30, 2016 - 01:42:24 AM
The mighty Warlock is full force in to a complete restoration.   :woo:     :2thumbs:

April 28th

Welcome to the thread Cody!  :wave:  Since you are here, I would like to post up one of your R-code Hemi E-bodies if you don't mind. So without further ado, I present to you Cody's SS/DA warrior the "Warlock"

([url]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146694a.jpg[/url])

BS23R0B146694 is 1 of 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. Warlock was a long time SS/DA race car that campaigned throughout the northeast. After the owner passed, his son posted it up for sale on C-C.com  [url]http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=106118.0[/url] ([url]http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=106118.0[/url])  where it came to the attention of Cody. The car now resides within Cody's awe inspiring Mopar-Taj-Mahal.

Cody, what more would you like to tell us about this car, its racing history with Jun's dad, and your plans for it in the future? Thanks in advance for sharing! :cheers:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Topcat on April 30, 2016 - 02:53:28 AM
I hear a Hemi Cuda has been stolen. The Mod Top. 

Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: HP_Cuda on April 30, 2016 - 12:31:47 PM

To full race condition or to stock?

The mighty Warlock is full force in to a complete restoration.   :woo:     :2thumbs:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Cuda Cody on April 30, 2016 - 02:52:37 PM
It will be back to stock.

To full race condition or to stock?
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on April 30, 2016 - 03:42:27 PM
April 30th

For today, I thought that I would introduce another car from Cody's stable. I do not know the VIN of this particular car, but I refer to it as "The Bicep Hemi".

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-99_FT.jpg)

This former race car use to do some heavy hitting on the drag strips and also some heavy hitting on Cody when he came to pick it up. Cranking down the ratchet tie-down straps Cody tore the bicep in his right arm!  :22yikes:  Not wanting to get laid up in St Louis, Cody hopped in his truck and drove solo cross country back to Washington with only one good arm!  :worshippy  Bang it here to read all about it if you haven't already http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=103478.0 (http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=103478.0)

When the car was advertised on ebay and the St Louis Craigslist there were some good pictures of the car in the ads. Sadly, the only one that I seemed to have captured and saved was the one of the fender tag. Cody, maybe you can post up a pic or two of the car for us and share a little bit of its history with us? Thanks! You  :ylsuper: (rock!)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: anlauto on April 30, 2016 - 03:52:39 PM
It will be back to stock.

What colour ? I betting FC7... :smilielol:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Cuda Cody on April 30, 2016 - 04:31:23 PM
The VIN is 201396.  The engine and trans would be stamped B0 201396.  The Challenger is super clean and for sure a 15,204 mile car!  I was able to track down some previous owners.  One guy that owned it in the 80's actually drove the car and he put about 3,000 of the 15,204 miles on it and confirm the original miles.  The reason it's so clean, low miles and rust free is the guy took out the door handles out and put in remote door solenoids in the early 70's.  Then he put plastic filler when the door handles were to smooth out the openings and make it aerodynamic.  They didn't work very well so he just kept the door windows down and parked it inside.  Only driving it on nice days.  The guy I spoke to (last know person to drive it) had to take all the solenoids out and the plastic in the handle area.  Since he worked as a tech Dodge he got some Cuda door handles (all they had in stock) and put them back in.  The trunk still has the remote solenoid in it.  The Challenger had about 12,000 miles in the early 80's.  After the Hemi was removed it had a 340 in it for a short time and then a 440+6 engine.  That 440+6 cracked around 1989 and got pulled out.  That's the last time it had an engine in it.  This Hemi Challenger was not registered for the first 5 years or so when new.  The first owner would trailer it to the track to drag race it on the weekends.  Then he registered it so he could street racing and was doing pretty good, however people started avoiding him and wouldn't race him for money anymore.  So he pulled the engine and trans out and put it in a 66 or 67 (maybe even a 68) 4 door pink B-Body.  He was racing for money on the streets and it was much easier to get people to race when he was in a 4 door pink car.

My arm is 100% good as new and might even be better then it was before I tore it.

I was going to get the restoration going on it this summer, but a friend bought a 70 440+6 Challenger that is a twin to this car and we're going to do them at the same time (both 4 speed EF8 with green interiors).  So maybe next year it will finally get the restoration it deserves. 

You really keep good notes!  How many Hemi cars are you tracking?  Now if you post info on the EV2 Hemi 4 speed Cuda project I have I would be very surprised.  It hasn't been in the public eye for nearly 25 years.



April 30th

For today, I thought that I would introduce another car from Cody's stable. I do not know the VIN of this particular car, but I refer to it as "The Bicep Hemi".

([url]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-99_FT.jpg[/url])

This former race car use to do some heavy hitting on the drag strips and also some heavy hitting on Cody when he came to pick it up. Cranking down the ratchet tie-down straps Cody tore the bicep in his right arm!  :22yikes:  Not wanting to get laid up in St Louis, Cody hopped in his truck and drove solo cross country back to Washington with only one good arm!  :worshippy  Bang it here to read all about it if you haven't already [url]http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=103478.0[/url] ([url]http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=103478.0[/url])

When the car was advertised on ebay and the St Louis Craigslist there were some good pictures of the car in the ads. Sadly, the only one that I seemed to have captured and saved was the one of the fender tag. Cody, maybe you can post up a pic or two of the car for us and share a little bit of its history with us? Thanks! You  :ylsuper: (rock!)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Chryco Psycho on April 30, 2016 - 06:35:19 PM
I hear there is another one available in AB Real F8 Green Hemi Cuda raced as Tuff A Nuff  never registered with 1900 miles on it , SS/DA record holder
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Cuda Cody on April 30, 2016 - 07:46:20 PM
If the price is fair I would be interested.  The Warlock has 9 miles on it.  That's how quick it became a race car.

I hear there is another one available in AB Real F8 Green Hemi Cuda raced as Tuff A Nuff  never registered with 1900 miles on it , SS/DA record holder
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 01, 2016 - 04:31:24 PM
May 1st

You really keep good notes!  How many Hemi cars are you tracking?  Now if you post info on the EV2 Hemi 4 speed Cuda project I have I would be very surprised.  It hasn't been in the public eye for nearly 25 years.


Next up is Cody's EV2 Tor-Red 4-speed beauty BS23R0B176668 :drool:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-176668.jpg)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-91.jpg)

Okay, okay ... this isn't Cody's EV2 4-speed car, or at least I do not think it is. Cody, since you teased us by mentioning your EV2 4-speed car, maybe you would like to share a little more info and pics of it with us?  :grinyes:

I don't know who currently owns this Tor-Red beauty but it sure is nice. BS23R0B176668 is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 284 with a 4 speed. It is finished in EV2 Tor-Red with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. This car is equipped with the A21 Elastomeric Front Bumper Package, A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A67 Backlight Louver Package and a J81 Go-Wing among other things making it one rockin' ride!

Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Cuda Cody on May 01, 2016 - 07:08:48 PM
How many Hemi's do you have documented? 

I should have the EV2 Hemi Cuda done late this year.  I'll be sure to post some photos.   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Topcat on May 01, 2016 - 07:26:21 PM
I love this thread.

Keep em coming!   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 02, 2016 - 12:57:18 PM
May 2nd

I hear a Hemi Cuda has been stolen. The Mod Top.


If it has been, that would be a real shame as "The Mod Top" is a true one of a kind machine. As a tribute to "The Mod Top", it is today's R-code Hemi E-body of the day.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-6.jpg)

"The Mod Top" is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in EF8 Ivy-Green with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes, a H6F8 green vinyl interior and of course the ultra-rare V1P yellow "Mod-Top". "Mod-Top" cars are pretty rare and this is the only Hemi E-body known to have been originally equipped with a "Mod-Top". Here is a better view of car's "Mod-Top":

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-xxx002b_1.jpg)

This car is well known and part of Steve Juliano's collection. I do not know the VIN of this car, but the SPD is C12 (December 12th) which should put the VIN somewhere between 216400-216500 (if you know the VIN let me know)? This unique HemiCuda is nicely equipped with the A21 Elastomeric Front Bumper Package, A36 Performance 3:55 geared 8.75" Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G31/G33 chrome LH and RH Sport Mirrors and a R22 AM/8-Track radio.

Bang it here to see more pics and an article on this very unique HemiCuda  http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1405-1970-plymouth-barracuda-hemi-petal-powered/ (http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1405-1970-plymouth-barracuda-hemi-petal-powered/)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 03, 2016 - 07:44:33 PM
May 3rd

I hear there is another one available in AB Real F8 Green Hemi Cuda raced as Tuff A Nuff  never registered with 1900 miles on it , SS/DA record holder


Well since Neil threw it out there, this former SS/DA car is today's selection. BS23R0B214234 is 1 of only 46 made for the Canadian market in 1970. It is finished in EF8 Ivy-Green with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6F8 green vinyl interior. It was originally a dedicated race car and campaigned in NHRA's Div 6 by Jim Ronoghan as "Old Trapper" (the front tires look huge - they almost look taller than the slicks out back!)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-214234c.jpg)

and then later by Garry Wolinski as "Tuff A Nuff" (I really like this picture! :burnout:)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-214234d.jpg)

After the 1983 season, the car was retired from racing and placed into storage, until 1996 when a restoration back to stock was undertaken. It has since been returned to stock condition in it's original EF8 Ivy-Green color, with just under 2,000 original miles on it and having never been registered for the street.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-214234.jpg)

The car is for sale (or at least it recently was) and can be seen here http://www.cars-on-line.com/77395.html (http://www.cars-on-line.com/77395.html)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Chryco Psycho on May 03, 2016 - 08:12:30 PM
SO here is another very low milage real Hemi Cuda in Alberta also a SS/DA & EA record holder
 Raced as Trapmate , owned & raced by Lee Brothers , it was sold to a friend in the early 80s I do not believe this car has been registered for street ever or yet .
Ok the rest of the story I knew this car was for sale & actually Talked to Lee Bros about buying it .... the asking price was 18 k in 80/81 I was at least 10 k short though  ! The buyer had deeper pockets & raced it for years , If I had bought it would have just sat being too broke to doing anything with it just like my Chall has.
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 04, 2016 - 07:26:37 PM
SO here is another very low milage real Hemi Cuda in Alberta also a SS/DA & EA record holder
Raced as Trapmate , owned & raced by Lee Brothers , it was sold to a friend in the early 80s I do not believe this car has been registered for street ever or yet .
Ok the rest of the story I knew this car was for sale & actually Talked to Lee Bros about buying it .... the asking price was 18 k in 80/81 I was at least 10 k short though  ! The buyer had deeper pockets & raced it for years , If I had bought it would have just sat being too broke to doing anything with it just like my Chall has.

Neil, thanks for your contribution! Nice looking race car! Wonder which one (VIN wise) of the Canadian spec cars it is as I have no other info on it other than what you provided? Anyone else know anything about "Trapmate"? Thanks again Neil  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 04, 2016 - 08:33:12 PM
May 4th

Today's car is a 1971 "Mr Norm's" Hemi Challenger RT. JS23R1B108804 is 1 of only 71 Hemi Challenger RTs made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 59 with a 4-speed. It is finished in FE5 Bright Red with V6W white R/T stripes and a H6X9 black interior. This Challenger was originally equipped with the A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A45 Aero (front and rear spoilers) Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes and a N96 Shaker hood.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-14.jpg)

Apparently having a Hemi Challenger RT with 4-speed and a 4:10 rearend wasn't enough for the original owner Charles Starr, Charles wanted a "super" Challenger, so he had Mr Norm's do some performance modifications before accepting delivery of the car. He had Mr Norm's install a high-rise intake, headers, toss the Shaker hood and replace it with a lift off "Six-Pack" hood (hard to believe, but true!) and perform a "Stage III" dyno-tune. 

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-108804c.jpg)

Ironically, after having Mr Norm's create the "super" Challenger for him, Mr Starr kept it for only a year and 5,200 miles before selling it to a friend. The friend for some reason decided not to sell it, but to place it into long-term storage. Before doing so, he had the foresight to spray the car down with a coat of WD-40 before sealing it away in a storage container for what turned out to be 35 years! In 2006 the car emerged from storage and after a gentle clean-up, and thanks to the coat of WD-40, needed only new tires, RT stripes and a tune-up for it to return to it's glorious former self. Check it out, that frontal view makes it out to be one "super" bad looking Challenger!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-108804b.jpg)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 05, 2016 - 05:46:27 PM
May 5th "Cinco de Mayo"

I couldn't find a Hemi-Ebody exported to Mexico ... but I did find one originally exported to ... Guatemala! :o  Guatemala is a Spanish-speaking country so that's close enough for me! So without further ado ... may I introduce to you ... "The Guatemala Hemi!"

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2128.jpg)

Yes this HemiCuda is the "real-deal", rolling out of Hamtramck as BS23R0B146424. Though it now sports a gunmetal gray finish with a black interior, it originally was finished in FT6 Burnt-Tan with a H6T5 tan vinyl interior. 

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2127.jpg)

From the Fender Tag we can see what its original configuration was. Note the rarely seen H25 code - "heater delete" - definitely don't need a heater in Guatemala. Also note the "Y09" and VON beginning with the letter "E" designating this car being built for export ... to of all places ... Guatemala!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2130.jpg)




Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 07, 2016 - 12:23:59 AM
May 6th "Seis de Mayo"

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-187165c.jpg)

A Hemi Challenger RT as a family car? Yes indeed if the car is "El Hemi"! A Venezuelan immigrant named Jose Escalante immigrated to Detroit in 1969 and worked at Chrysler's Hamtramck plant. One of the first things he did was purchase this brand new Hemi Challenger and used it year round as his personal and family car. The story of Jose, his family and this car is well documented with lots of pictures on "El Hemi dot com."

El Hemi was passed on to Jose's two sons Juan and Gustavo, who had the car restored in 2002 by Rick "Resto-Rick" Kreuziger. The car now sports a N94 TA style Fresh Air Hood and is equipped with the A33 Track-Pack 3:54 geared axle package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G36 Dual Painted Sport Mirrors, and S77 Power Steering among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-28b.jpg)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 08, 2016 - 01:02:45 AM
May 7th

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111678b.jpg)

This March 2010 article from Mopar Collectors Guide tells the story of the Car Craft magazine HemiCuda project car. Here we see how it was in 1970 (above right) and how it was found many years later in 1989 (below left). This HemiCuda started off a star as a Super-Stock project car in the pages of Car Craft magazine. After it's days with Car Craft in went on to become a successful Super-Stock race car until it was permanently parked in the late 1970's. The derelict remains of the once proud Car Craft HemiCuda project car was found in 1989 by Russ Welch who promptly bought it. Together with friends Dave Schultz and Brian Murphy, the trio set about to restore the HemiCuda to it's former glory complete with it's gold-leaf Car Craft livery.
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 09, 2016 - 09:20:33 AM
May 8th  -  Happy Mother's Day to all you Mother's

Nothing says "Happy Mother's Day" like a FM3 Moulin-Rouge HemiCuda

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-8.jpg)

This one belongs to Wade Ogle, and I imagine he presented it to his wife Aster on Mother's Day ... or maybe a birthday? ... Christmas?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-292542b.jpg)

Not only is this car pink, but it is as we can see from the display placard it is totally loaded with options too!
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: anlauto on May 09, 2016 - 04:09:32 PM
Met Wade last November....great guy :worshippy
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Topcat on May 09, 2016 - 10:07:16 PM
May 8th  -  Happy Mother's Day to all you Mother's

Nothing says "Happy Mother's Day" like a FM3 Moulin-Rouge HemiCuda


This one belongs to Wade Ogle, and I imagine he presented it to his wife Aster on Mother's Day ... or maybe a birthday? ... Christmas?



Not only is this car pink, but it is as we can see from the display placard it is totally loaded with options too!

I've seen it twice and I still can't get over it everytime I've seen it.

The Pimp Daddy HemiCuda' is what I nicknamed it as.
with a Wallet that says "Bad A$$ Mother F**cker
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 09, 2016 - 10:53:15 PM
May 9th

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-108805c.jpg)

Deja-vu? No, I'm not recycling cars yet. This is JS23R1B108805 - assembly line fraternal twin to May 4th's 108804. They both are part of a "batch" (reportedly 7) of Hemi Challenger RT's ordered by Mr Norm's Grand Spaulding Dodge. 108805 is very similar to 108804 in that both are finished in FE5 Bright Red with V6W White RT stripes, a H6X9 black interior, and a N96 Shaker hood, but unlike 804 which has a 4-speed, 805 is equipped with an automatic and Elastomeric bumpers. It may not be a "Super" Challenger like 804, but it still a "super-sweet" Challenger none the less!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-108805b.jpg)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 10, 2016 - 08:56:08 PM
May 10th

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-41.jpg)

This is (or was?) mega-collector Tim Wellborne's car. It is 1 of only 107 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 48 with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Rallye-Red with a V1X black vinyl top, V6X black "billboard" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. I don't know the VIN of this car .. but I would like to ... so if you know it, please pass it on to me. :grinyes:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-xxxx10c.jpg)

Here it is on display at Wellborne's Muscle Car Museum in Alabama. The car is a real beauty and is equipped with the A22 Elastomeric Front and Rear Bumpers Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, A67 Backlight Louver Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, G36 painted Sport Mirrors, J81 Go-Wing and a R36 AM/FM Cassette with Microphone Radio among other things.
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: Cuda Cody on May 10, 2016 - 10:42:37 PM
Great thread!  Keep them coming!!!!   :clapping:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 11, 2016 - 09:27:41 PM
May 11th

How about a convertible? BS27R0B242128 is 1 of only 18 1970 Hemi Cuda convertibles ever made. 1 of 14 made for the U.S. market and of those, 1 of only 5 with a 4-speed. It is finished in FC7 In-Violet with a H6X9 black vinyl interior and a V3X black convertible top. Here it is at the Hemi E-body convertible invitational at the 2015 MCACN show in Chicago.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/MCACN/MCACN%202015/DSCN2260.jpg)

Most of the hemi E-body convertibles have an interesting back story and BS27R0B242128 is no exception. Before Wade Ogle acquired the car and restored it, it was known as "Bass Boat" because of it's heavily metal flaked 1970's inspired psychodelic paint job done by Joe Bryant. Bang it here to read a Hot Rod magazine article on the interesting history of this car  http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1108-1970-plymouth-barracuda-crazy-custom/ (http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1108-1970-plymouth-barracuda-crazy-custom/)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cuda%20convertibles/70CUCON-5custom-1-1-1.jpg)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cuda%20convertibles/70CUCON-242128d.jpg)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: js29no on May 12, 2016 - 09:49:10 AM
I read in A magazine article that this car was in A repo auction for An unpaid balance of less than $50.00 Dollars. :crying:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 12, 2016 - 05:41:34 PM
May 12th

Today we have JS29R0B155690, 1 of only 60 1970 Hemi Challenger RT/SE' made for the U.S. market, and of those, 1 of 37 with an automatic. It is finished in EV2 Hemi Orange with V6X black longitudinal stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a HRX9 black leather interior. As we can see, it also sports a N94 TA-style Fresh Air Hood, which according to the current owner, was installed by the dealership at the original owner's request.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-155690.jpg)

The current owner installed a single four-barrel intake and carb setup, but fortunately retained all of the original pieces. The larger air filter base plate on the right is the ultra-rare base plate used with the N94 Fresh Air Hood - imagine trying to find one of those now?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-155690b.jpg)

Car is currently for sale on  :ebay:  So head on over to ebay and place your bids!   http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Challenger-RTSE-HEMI-426-/272224036317?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f61d125dd:g:POYAAOSwXshWsAM4&item=272224036317 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dodge-Challenger-RTSE-HEMI-426-/272224036317?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f61d125dd:g:POYAAOSwXshWsAM4&item=272224036317)   If you bid to win, this Hemi Challenger RT/SE could be yours by the end of the week!  :woo:
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 13, 2016 - 09:30:50 AM
May 13th ... friday the 13th  :22yikes:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-175222d.jpg)

BS23R1B175222 is 1 of only 107 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 48 with an automatic. It is finished in GB5 Blue-Fire with V6X black "billboard" stripes and a SRX9 black leather interior. She hasn't always looked this pretty, beneath that beautiful skin lies a very disturbingly dark and twisted past.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-28_wreck.jpg)

Yikes! For some inexplicable reason, this car was crushed and buried in an Indiana cornfield! Whether it was because it was wrecked, stolen or the result of something more sinister - who knows? A hole was dug and this car was shoved into it and crushed down by a bucket loader (you can see the puncture marks of the bucket's leading edge in the left quarter-panel). Many years later it was dug up in an attempt to salvage it. Although the original crushed car was a true HemiCuda (makes me misty-eyed just thinking about it), very little of the original car was salvageable and made it into the resurrected and rebodied "Cornfield Cuda".

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-175222.jpg)

The resurrected and rebodied "Cornfield Cuda" as she looks today. Even though it is a rebodied original with a a tragic and somewhat surreal history, this HemiCuda is still a beauty. The owner better get that beauty off the farm as quick as they can before something happens and it winds up taking another "dirt nap" in the cornfield in the background!
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 17, 2016 - 08:33:16 PM
Was out of town for the weekend to attend a graduation ... lost a few days ... where was I?

May 17th

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-20.jpg)

What's that hiding in the garage? A '70 Cuda with what looks like a Shaker hood. Further investigation is definitely required ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-20a.jpg)

At first glance it may look like a white AAR, but a closer inspection revealed it to actually be a True-Blue HemiCuda. I'm not sure, but I think this car may be BS23R0B144858 which was sold new in Barrie Ontario. The car is a former race car and was retired from the track and placed into storage way back in 1974. When the owner stored it, he employed a weird way of trying to preserve it by covering the car and all of its components in a thick coat of motor oil! 31 years later when the car was found a thin film of oil remained on the outside of the car but the interior floor pans, where the oil had eventually drained to over the years, had a 1/2" of standing oil in them!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-20b.jpg)

As a former race car, this HemiCuda has accumulated only 1,648 miles before being placed into storage in 1974. As of 2005 the owner insisted that the car was not for sale and that he was going to ... wait for it ... restore it someday! Now how many times have we heard that before? That was 11 years ago now ... wonder how he's making out with the restoration?

Bang it here to see more pics and read the brief story about this car  http://mapleleafmopars.homestead.com/carsinbarns97.html (http://mapleleafmopars.homestead.com/carsinbarns97.html)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: blown motor on May 17, 2016 - 10:03:49 PM
Brad, do you know this one?
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 19, 2016 - 02:04:14 PM
May 18th

BS23R0B234614 is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in EB3 Ice-Blue with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a PRX9 black leather interior. Unlike some of the High-Impact colors, EB3 Ice-Blue must not of been too popular as I know of less than a half-dozen HemiCudas painted in this color. I don't know about buyers "back in the day", but I actually like EB3 Ice-Blue :thumbsup:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-234614b.jpg)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-234614c.jpg)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 19, 2016 - 09:15:56 PM
May 19th

BS23R0B146537 is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is a "triple-black" car finished in TX9 Black-Velvet with a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-95a.jpg)

This HemiCuda is nicely equipped with the A32 Super-Performance 4:10 geared 8.75" Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauges, B51 Power Disc Brakes and a C16 Center Console among other things. This fender tag is interesting in that it looks authentic in that the font, texture and weathering of the tag look appropriate - but is it? The V6R code for "red" Hockey Stick Stripes questions the whole thing being that the "hockey stick" stripes were suppose to be available only in black (V6X). Custom ordered stripes? A fake fender tag? Who knows?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-95_data.jpg)

Red Hockey Stick Stripes? Were they custom ordered stripes? Is it a fake fender tag? Who knows but I do like the way the red "hockey stick" strips look on the Black Velvet paint!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-95.jpg)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 21, 2016 - 12:52:25 AM
May 20th

Today all we have is a fender tag that came up on a web search. It is for BS23R0B159479 a white on white 1970 HemiCuda column shift automatic (no C16 code for a Center Console so I assume it is on the column). Does any one know this car? All I have is the fender tag for it would like to ad some additional pictures of the actual car. Anyone? Betcha KissAlien has one ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-159479ft.jpg)
Title: Re: R-code Hemi E-body of the day
Post by: RzeroB on May 22, 2016 - 01:07:53 AM
May 22nd

Well in case you missed getting your bid in on Ken Lingenfelter's 1970 Hemi Challenger RT at the Mecum Indy auction you are in luck as it did not meet it's reserve and is still available!  https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/SC0516-243242/10344/1970-Dodge-Hemi-Challenger-R/T/4-Speed/ (https://www.mecum.com/lot-detail/SC0516-243242/10344/1970-Dodge-Hemi-Challenger-R/T/4-Speed/)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-xxx005e.jpg)

Don't know the VIN of this one either (help me out if you do), but it is 1 of 287 built for the U.S. market and of those 1 of 137 with a 4-speed. As we can see it is finished in High-Impact FY1 Top-Banana accented with V6X black longitudinal stripes and color matching Top-Banana "steelies" (must of been fun keeping those Top-Banana "steelies" clean). But wait, there's more ... this car is one of only a handful of 1970 Hemi Challenger RT's that came from the factory with the N96 Shaker Hood! Love the following pic ... now that's what I call a close-up! :picture:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-xxx005c.jpg)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 24, 2016 - 09:50:59 PM
May 24th

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-11_1.jpg)

This car should not be a stranger to anyone. It is none other than BS27R1B409004, 1 of only 11 1971 HemiCuda convertibles made, 1 of only 2 made for export, and the last HemiCuda convertible ever made. It is finished in GW3 Sno White with a SRX9 black leather interior and a V3X black convertible top. This car is also equipped with the A62 Rally Gauge pkg, C16 Center Console, J41 Pedal Dress Up, P31 Power Windows and a S83 Rim Blow Steering Wheel.

It was originally built for export, and shipped to France (France?). In 2004 it was shipped to the U.S. for a total restoration by Roger Gibson, While at Gibson's shop, mega-collector Bill Wiemann saw it and managed to negotiate buying the car from it's French owner. :money:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-409004b.jpg)

Eventually Wiemann downsized / liquidated his collection and the enigmatic "Two Brothers" bought the car and added to their nine other Hemi E-body convertibles (who are those guys?).

Bang it here for a good read that was featured in Hot Rod when Wiemann owned the car  http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/113-0507-1971-plymouth-barracuda-hemi/ (http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/113-0507-1971-plymouth-barracuda-hemi/)

Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: Topcat on May 24, 2016 - 10:11:56 PM
MCG did an article on the French Cuda and called it a fake.

So what's the story? Real or Fake?
 
I might even have that issue still if I need to pull it out.
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 25, 2016 - 07:46:00 PM
May 25th

Good eye Topcat!

The former Wiemann and present Two-Brothers car 409004 is acknowledged as being "the real deal" and last HemiCuda convertible built.

In 2007 a very similar looking 1971 HemiCuda convertible bearing VIN BS27R1B269563 debuted at the Performance World Auto Show in Toronto claiming to be the 3rd of 3 export cars to France, and the 12th overall 1971 HemiCuda convertible.

Here it is at the 2007 Performance World show in Toronto

(http://www.cudaworld.com/71HemiCudaTribute/images/IMG_0245_jpg.jpg)

(http://www.cudaworld.com/71HemiCudaTribute/images/IMG_0259_jpg.jpg)

I couldn't find the MCG article, but here is an interesting read from the now dormant "Cudaworld.com" website (site hasn't been updated in years but somehow the site is still accessible - Chris must of paid years in advance to his site web server??)  http://www.cudaworld.com/71HemiCudaTribute/index.htm (http://www.cudaworld.com/71HemiCudaTribute/index.htm)

The Cudaworld article makes for a fun read but I for one think that it is a real stretch to buy into. However, if you noticed in the second paragraph, the writer mentions that the Great Carnac of all things E-body, Anlauto, has seen the car himself at the auto show. It does not mention whether or not Anlauto signed off on it's authenticity, but IF Carnac did say that it is in fact "the real deal," well then it must be true! :grinyes:

And since we are on the subject of long-lost HemiCuda convertibles that have recently "surfaced" lets not forget the 1971 HemiCuda convertible that popped up on the Los Angles Craigslist of all places. Seller claimed the car was the long-lost 8th U.S. spec car and 13th overall 1971 HemiCuda convertible. The car was completely disassembled for restoration and the seller wanted $1,000,000 for it. The ad is long gone but I did manage to save this one pic from the ad of what is allegedly the dash VIN tag

(http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/pics/usergals/2015/02/full-2506-21453-image.jpg)

To my non-expert eye the VIN tag looks like it could be legit. It looks well "seasoned", font looks right, and no other 1971 HemiCuda convertible has a VIN with the last six digits that start with "24." Was it the "real-deal?" Who knows, but I for one seriously doubt it.  :drunk:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: anlauto on May 25, 2016 - 07:59:25 PM
Are you referring to me ANLAUTO  ?
If so....YES I was the first to spot the car on the Thursday of that show, because I was there setting up my car on display.

Chris Picco and about a million other people heard about it from me first because I went home and talked about it on Mofarts.com......

I in NO WAY ever talked anything about it's authenticity, or made any claims about the car.
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 26, 2016 - 10:24:15 PM
May 26th

Well since we are talking about long-lost HemiCuda convertibles, there probably isn't one more mysterious and enigmatic than BS27R0B290994.

290994 was one of three Canadian spec HemiCuda convertibles sold new in 1970 and allegedly it was a Limelight over white automatic car. The two other Canadian spec cars are relatively well known - the Lemon-Twist over tan car being owned by Peter Klutt and the Lemon-Twist over black car being recently acquired from Brett Torino by the Two-Brothers Collection (who are those guys?). All three of the Canadian spec cars were coincidently sold new out of British Columbia with 290994 reportedly being sold new out of Port Alberni.

But what ever happened to 290994? There are some obscure rumors to it having been wrecked and junked. Another rumor has it being over on a Saskatchewan farm with a blown engine. Wherever it is, it apparently hasn't been seen by anyone since the 1970's - it has simply vanished and nobody knows what really happened to it.

Or do they? Anyone want to ad to the rumor mill, or ad a clue to solving the mystery of 290994? 
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 31, 2016 - 10:41:26 PM
Well I let the last post concerning the long lost HemiCuda 'vert 290994 linger there for a while hoping that maybe we would get a few bites on it but none were forthcoming. Guess we will never know it's true fate as apparently it disappeared too long ago for anyone to remember anything about it.

So on with the show...

In 1970 five of the 18 HemiCuda 'verts were TX9 Black-Velvet with three being "triple-black", one being black over blue, and the other being black over tan. As a tribute to 290994 we will post up another HemiCuda 'vert that had been laying low for a while (at least to me it was) but fortunately is still with us. So without further ado, I present to you, BS27R0B280974, the black over tan car :clapping:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cuda%20convertibles/DSCN2286.jpg)

The car belongs to Cy Behrens and he brought it out for a rare public appearance to the Hemi E-body convertible invitational at the 2015 MCACN show in Chicago. The car is not a restored show queen - it is an original, unrestored driver that shows some wear. It is a four-speed Super-Track-Pack car with a black top, tan leather interior, elastomeric bumpers, power steering, power disc brakes, a standard dash and a center console. 

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cuda%20convertibles/DSCN2318.jpg)

Cy said he was a bit hesitant to bring the car to the show because his car is original and unrestored and he didn't want it sitting next to a restored show-queen. He credited Dave Blake for persuading him to bring the car out by insisting that Cy's car would be parked right next to Dave's black and blue car which is a bit more "original and unrestored" than Cy's car is.

Coincidently, Dave Blake also had a hand in how Cy acquired his car. According to Cy, in the early '80's he decided he wanted a Hemi E-body 'vert and was checking the Hemmings listings monthly for one. An FE5 '70 HemiCuda 'vert came up and he tried to get it, but Dave Blake was quicker and swooped in and bought it before Cy could. Then in 1983 a TX9 '70 HemiCuda 'vert came up and he tried to get it, but once again, Dave Blake was quicker and had swooped in and had first "dibs" on it. However, after buying four HemiCuda 'verts (the FE5 '70, a FC7 '70, a TX9 (blue interior) '70, and the EV2 '71) in a short span, Dave couldn't close the deal and the seller sold the car to the next guy up which was Cy and he has owned it ever since. Cy is a very personable guy, and I am glad that Dave Blake persuaded him to come on out to the show as I very much enjoyed talking to him and seeing his elusive HemiCuda drop-top up close and personal.
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: cudamadd on June 01, 2016 - 07:36:39 AM
Wow  ,That EB 3 ice blue cuda is just beautiful. Thank you 4 the post  :cheers: :aussie:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on June 01, 2016 - 12:08:53 PM
Well if we're gonna post fender tags with E74 on them how about this one? :clueless:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 01, 2016 - 10:11:12 PM
Well if we're gonna post fender tags with E74 on them how about this one? :clueless:

Randy, that is a very unusual looking fender tag that you have presented. :eek7:  Can't say that I have ever seen one like that as far as the VIN and VON go. :sly:  Got a back story on that one? :1zhelp:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on June 01, 2016 - 10:13:55 PM
Scott Harms Smith posted it on "another" Mopar site years ago & somehow the thread vanished before I got the story.... It was claimed to be legit but I have no idea...
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 01, 2016 - 10:54:13 PM
Scott Harms Smith posted it on "another" Mopar site years ago & somehow the thread vanished before I got the story.... It was claimed to be legit but I have no idea...


Scott's a pretty reputable guy so that is interesting indeed ...


Speaking of Sassy-Grass-Green Cuda's, I think one of them will be today's pick ...

But first a little personal side note concerning Sassy-Grass-Green. A loooooong time ago a middle-schooler was riding the bus home from school. Sitting in the back and gazing out the window, the healthy rumble of a muscle car could be heard coming up from behind the bus. The kid looked back and there was a Sassy-Grass-Green with black vinyl top '71 Cuda right behind the bus. It lingered there for a little while, impatiently waiting for an opportunity to pass, and when it was finally clear, it roared on by and quickly disappeared down the road. The kid of course was me. Next to Colleen Moran, that Sassy-Grass-Green Cuda was the most beautiful thing I had ever seen up to that point. I think it was the first E-body that I had ever seen, or at least took notice of, and it instantly hooked me right there.

Anyway, back to today's pick ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-xxxx07c.jpg)

I don't know the VIN of this car, but it is reportedly a very late build car and it belongs (belonged?) to Smith Stokes of Reidsville North Carolina. It is 1 of only 107 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 59 with a 4-speed. It is finished in FJ6 Sassy-Grass-Green with V6X black "billboard" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-35.jpg)

This pic reminds me of that green Cuda that blasted pass the bus all those years ago. This HemiCuda is coming around the bus and doing so in a hurry thanks to the A34 Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package. It is also equipped with the A21 Elastomeric Front Bumper Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, G11 Tinted Glass, L34 Road Lamps and S77 Power Steering among other things.

For a great read on this car, and what it was like for the author to take it for a test drive, bang it here http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1971-plymouth-hemi-barracuda/ (http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/1971-plymouth-hemi-barracuda/)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: 1 Wild R/T on June 02, 2016 - 12:53:08 AM
I know all to well about sitting on the bus watching muscle cars... I distinctly recall a 68 Charger R/T it was red the a black top & black butt stripe.....  A few weeks later it showed up at my neighbors house, they were changing the oil & I got a chance to take a better look.. First time I'd seen a Hemi.... Awesome then, Awesome today.....
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 02, 2016 - 10:37:54 PM
Enough of the sentimental journey and back to business ... racing business :burnout: 

BS23R0B131693 was bought new to be a dedicated race car. After only one year the original owner sold the black fish to Jack Blosser, an avid Mopar racer who raced a Hemi Challenger. When Jack blew up the Challenger's engine in late 1971, he looked no further than the HemiCuda for a replacement engine for the Challenger. :faint:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-7.jpg)

In early 1972 Jack sold the engine-less HemiCuda to William Nolte who planned to restore the car ... someday. Someday never came and after 32 years of sitting untouched in William's garage he finally sold the car in 2004. The new owner, while searching for a date-code-correct engine for the HemiCuda, was informed that Jack's old Challenger, with the HemiCuda's engine still in it, was for sale at a car dealership in Wisconsin! The new owner managed to purchase the Challenger and after 32 years apart, the HemiCuda's original engine was reunited with the HemiCuda it was originally from - how cool is that! :cooldancing:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-7_data.jpg)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 06, 2016 - 09:10:38 PM
The second Hemi E-body - BS23R0B100010 - the Press Preview Promotional car. This car was used to make the sales brochure for the new E-body Cuda. It is 1 of 368 automatic cars and is finished in FE5 Rallye-Red with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a PRX9 black leather interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-103.jpg)

The car has some unique features to it as the Chrysler designers apparently were still unsettled on a few design elements before finalizing them for production. One of those unique features appears to be the wheels, which are not the standard "steelies" or optional Rallyes, but appear to be silver Road Wheels?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-100010d.jpg)

Another minor design tweak can be seen with the Shaker. This HemiCuda's Shaker has it's air-inlet grills painted a matching color to the Shaker. Later production car had their Shaker's air-inlet grills painted black regardless of what color the Shaker was.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-100010e.jpg)

This is a great picture that shows some of those design elements that the Chrysler designers were still undecided on. The most obvious one is the tail panel, which on this car is Argent silver (like that found on the Barracuda Grand Coupes) instead of the Organsol Black which was used on the later production cars. The other, but less obvious item, is the "hockey stick" stripe. This car has the "long" hockey stick stripe where the vertical "blade" of the stripe extends down past the body line to the top of the side marker light. This is in contrast to later production cars where the vertical "blade" part of the stripe was shortened to only extend down to the body line.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-100010c.jpg)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on June 14, 2016 - 10:19:33 PM
Some promo/commercials using the BS23R0B100010:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6tYWgozMhI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6tYWgozMhI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFzog9R2DxU (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFzog9R2DxU)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKLVjEgN_hA (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKLVjEgN_hA)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiG7l_yBZS8 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiG7l_yBZS8)

Dealer Promo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM4Y2abk6xI (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM4Y2abk6xI)


Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: cudamadd on June 16, 2016 - 08:15:57 AM
Great videos . And a beautiful cuda .Love the forum    Always  leaning something thank you.
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on June 17, 2016 - 06:21:54 PM
71 GA4 French Hemi Cuda convertible:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgKPCaEOi9Y (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgKPCaEOi9Y)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 21, 2016 - 09:19:36 PM
Went out to the West-Coast for a couple of weeks ... Bay area ... Monterey ... Malibu ...

Back to business ...

EB3-GC, since you were minding the store for me while I was gone and threw up that video of Tom Lembeck's GA4 HemiCuda 'vert, we might as well make that the next feature car for this thread ...

Being one of the "Elite-Eleven", this car doesn't really need an introduction ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-175215b.jpg)

BS27R1B175215 is 1 of only 11 1971 HemiCuda convertibles ever made. 1 of only 2 made for the export market, and of those the only one with a 4-speed. It is finished in GA4 Winchester Gray with a H6X9 black interior and a V3X black convertible top. The car was originally built for export, and shipped to France (France?). It stayed in France until about 1992 at which time it was imported back to the U.S.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-175215c.jpg)

This is an older picture of the car from when John Burns owned it. Note that the car does not have the V6X black billboard stripes on it as they were not original to the car. This car is nicely equipped with the A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana axle pkg, A62 Rally Gauge pkg, B51 Power Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 Six Way Seat, P31 Power Windows and S77 Power Steering among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-175215.jpg)

GA4 Winchester Gray is such a great color, almost chameleon like, where it can look anywhere from gray to blue depending on the light. The V6X black billboard stripes were added by Tom Lembeck as a matter of personal preference.

You may have already viewed the video that EB3-GC posted for us, but if you want to read a Hot-Rod magazine article about the car, bang it here http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/mopp-0102-1971-plymouth-barracuda/ (http://www.hotrod.com/cars/featured/mopp-0102-1971-plymouth-barracuda/)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: brads70 on June 21, 2016 - 10:16:13 PM
What a beautiful car!  :drool:  Love GA4!!
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: Topcat on June 22, 2016 - 12:56:22 AM
Went out to the West-Coast for a couple of weeks ... Bay area ... Monterey ... Malibu ...

Back to business ...

EB3-GC, since you were minding the store for me while I was gone and threw up that video of Tom Lembeck's GA4 HemiCuda 'vert, we might as well make that the next feature car for this thread ...

Being one of the "Elite-Eleven", this car doesn't really need an introduction ...


BS27R1B175215 is 1 of only 11 1971 HemiCuda convertibles ever made. 1 of only 2 made for the export market, and of those the only one with a 4-speed. It is finished in GA4 Winchester Gray with a H6X9 black interior and a V3X black convertible top. The car was originally built for export, and shipped to France (France?). It stayed in France until about 1992 at which time it was imported back to the U.S.

This is an older picture of the car from when John Burns owned it. Note that the car does not have the V6X black billboard stripes on it as they were not original to the car. This car is nicely equipped with the A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana axle pkg, A62 Rally Gauge pkg, B51 Power Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 Six Way Seat, P31 Power Windows and S77 Power Steering among other things.

([url]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-175215.jpg[/url])

GA4 Winchester Gray is such a great color, almost chameleon like, where it can look anywhere from gray to blue depending on the light. The V6X black billboard stripes were added by Tom Lembeck as a matter of personal preference.






Hey Tom, it was great meeting with you at De Anza show.
Love this 71 WG but I still like it better without the Billboards.
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on June 22, 2016 - 09:52:25 PM
Tom,
My pleasure in helping out! I dig non-typical colors, and odd options; which both of the above cars have!
EB3
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 23, 2016 - 08:52:32 PM
Yeah, I love GA4 too ... I'm not a big fan of the "billboards" (just TOO big of an accent for me), but I do love GA4 with black accents like a vinyl top or RT stripes. Jeff (71340RT) has a GA4 Challenger RT with black vinyl top and black RT stripes but he won't let me near it any more because I keep leaving drool marks on it :drool:

Anyway, got another GA4 car for you all ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-2.jpg)

1 of only 75 1971 Hemi Challenger R/T's ever made. It is finished in GA4 Light-Gunmetal with what looks like a H6X9 black interior. Unfortunately I don't know anything about this car other than what can be seen in the picture. Wish I could read the display placard, but other than "1971 Hemi Challenger" I can't read any of it. From the background, it looks like this picture could have been taken at one of the MCACN shows in Chicago?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-xxxx01b.jpg)

Not a lot of flashy options on this one. If it wasn't for the "426 Hemi" emblazoned callouts on the Shaker, it could easily have blended in with traffic with it's non-High-Impact paint, vinyl side mouldings and steel wheels.

Anyone know or recognize this car? If you do, chime in and bring me up to date on it's details!
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 26, 2016 - 08:00:13 PM
Continuing our love of all things GA4, next (and last) is BS23R0B345763. Rumor has it that only three '71 HemiCuda's were painted in GA4 - this one, Tom Lembeck's mega-dollar 'vert, and a yet to be found (by me that is) third one that may still be out there somewhere. Anyone know of the third GA4 car?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-xxxx08.jpg)

Frank Badalson has owned the car twice: briefly in the mid 1970's and then again since 1994. In 2002 Frank agreed to match race his 54,000 mile "survivor" HemiCuda against Dennis Kohr's 1970 Hemi Road Runner concours show queen for Mopar Muscle Magazine. Frank's HemiCuda took 3 out of 3 over Dennis' Road Runner.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-36.jpg)

Some time after 2002, the car was bought by Las Vegas mega-collector Brett Torino and was part of his collection until as recently as 2015. In 2015 Torino sold off a large part of his collection to Mecum Auctions and this HemiCuda hardtop sold for a whopping $950,000 at Mecum's 2016 Kissimmee auction  :faint:  I don't know, but $950K sure sounds like a record amount for a '71 hardtop?

Bang it here to see the Mecum ad for this car in case you missed it early this year when it rolled across the block at Kissimmee  https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0116-229801/1971-plymouth-hemi-cuda/ (https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0116-229801/1971-plymouth-hemi-cuda/)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on June 29, 2016 - 06:08:16 PM
How about something bright?

Do you like red?

How about this Rallye-Red over red interior with red Elastomeric Bumpers, red Shaker and red Sport Mirrors ... that's a whole lot of red! Sammy Hagar would love this car!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-157.jpg)

This red beauty is BS23R0B146622. It is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Rallye-Red with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6E4 red vinyl interior. This bright HemiCuda is equipped with the A22 Elastomeric Bumpers Package, A32 Super-Performance 4:10 geared 8.75" Axle Package, C16 Center Console and G36 painted Sport Mirrors among other things. A whole lot of red looks great to me!
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on June 29, 2016 - 06:22:30 PM
Bright!
 :bigshades:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 03, 2016 - 12:46:13 AM
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-209758.jpg)

JS23R0B209758 is 1 of 287 Hemi Challenger RT's made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 150 with an automatic. It is finished in FC7 Plum-Crazy with V1X black vinyl top, a H6X9 black vinyl interior and is a V68 Stripe-Delete car.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-209758d.jpg)

This car has the A32 Super-Performance 4:10 geared 8.75" axle package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, G32 / G34 body colored Sport Mirrors and S77 Power Steering among other things. But one of the things that is unique about this car is that the automatic is on the column. Reportedly only three Hemi Challenger RT's came equipped with the auto on the column and this car is one of them.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-209758c.jpg)

With the hard-hitting automatic (on the column no less) and the 4:10 Super-Performance axle, this Hemi Challenger RT will quickly get you to the "checkered flag"
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 04, 2016 - 09:52:05 PM
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/DSCN2266.jpg)

JS27R0B229923, aka "The Super Grape", is owned by mega-collector Dave Blake and was one of 27 cars on display at the 2015 MCACN Hemi E-body Convertible invitational. It is 1 of only 12 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles ever made. 1 of only 9 made for the U.S. market and of those, 1 of 5 with a 4-speed. It is 1 of 5 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles finished in FC7 Plum Crazy, has V6W white longitudinal stripes, a HRX9 black leather interior and a V3X black convertible top.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-06_FT_1_1.jpg)

Clear picture of the Fender Tag showing the car's impressive options. From the Fender Tag we can see that it is equipped with the A01 Light Group Pkg, A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana axle Pkg, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 six-way seat, G31 RH Chrome Sport Mirror, G33 LH Chrome Sport Mirror, P31 Power Windows, P37 Power Top and a R22 AM/8-Track Radio among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/MCACN/MCACN%202015/DSCN2267.jpg)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/MCACN/MCACN%202015/DSCN2270.jpg)

I really like Dave Blake's approach to sharing information about his cars. Dave is pretty transparent with his cars information in how he throws it all out there on big display boards for everyone to see. I really like his style ... thanks Dave!  :2thumbs:

Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: brads70 on July 05, 2016 - 07:01:41 AM
$5600 was a lot for a car in those days. That would be like buying a Hellcat  money wise. What was the average price for a 70 Challenger ? $3500 nicely equipped? Glad someone was able to pony up the funds though, nice to look at!   
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 07, 2016 - 10:13:24 AM
$5600 was a lot for a car in those days. That would be like buying a Hellcat  money wise. What was the average price for a 70 Challenger ? $3500 nicely equipped? Glad someone was able to pony up the funds though, nice to look at!


So true!

But a mere pitance compared to what they are selling for today ... but who knew? :dunno:


On to todays featured ride ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146509b.jpg)

BS23R0B146509 is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Rallye-Red with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146509c.jpg)

This HemiCuda is equipped with the A22 Elastomeric Bumpers Package, A34 Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauges, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G11 tinted glass, G36 painted Sport Mirrors and a S83 Rim-Blow Steering Wheel among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146509d.jpg)

This red beauty last sold at the 2011 Russo and Steele Montery auction for $146K
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: Topcat on July 07, 2016 - 10:16:09 PM

On to todays featured ride ...
BS23R0B146509 is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Rallye-Red with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

This HemiCuda is equipped with the A22 Elastomeric Bumpers Package, A34 Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauges, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G11 tinted glass, G36 painted Sport Mirrors and a S83 Rim-Blow Steering Wheel among other things.

([url]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146509d.jpg[/url])

This red beauty last sold at the 2011 Russo and Steele Montery auction for $146K


What I recall is hemicuda's never came with wheelwell trim.

Maybe just the early production or promo models.
The reason was that the front end weight, the car's front end would go lower causing the tires to get side wall cuts.
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: gyman98 on July 08, 2016 - 12:53:53 AM
 :rebel:
$5600 was a lot for a car in those days. That would be like buying a Hellcat  money wise. What was the average price for a 70 Challenger ? $3500 nicely equipped? Glad someone was able to pony up the funds though, nice to look at!

Not really,  inflation calculator says $5600 in 1970 is equal to $34673.24 in 2016.   Working backwards a $80000 hellcat would be $12920 in 1970
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: brads70 on July 08, 2016 - 07:50:39 AM
:rebel:
Not really,  inflation calculator says $5600 in 1970 is equal to $34673.24 in 2016.   Working backwards a $80000 hellcat would be $12920 in 1970
I googled  "inflation calculator" never knew that existed. Learned something new.  :wave:
I wonder/question now accurate it is but I guess it's close enough for a general comparison as I used one and got a slightly different answer ( 1000 dollars difference)  that and most people I know are not making more ( many less)than they were 10 years ago. ( but I'm in Canada) 
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: gyman98 on July 08, 2016 - 01:14:27 PM
I googled  "inflation calculator" never knew that existed. Learned something new.  :wave:
I wonder/question now accurate it is but I guess it's close enough for a general comparison as I used one and got a slightly different answer ( 1000 dollars difference)  that and most people I know are not making more ( many less)than they were 10 years ago. ( but I'm in Canada)

I don't know how accurate they are either,  for the comparison purposes I used a USA inflation calculator as inflation seems higher here (I'm in Canada too).

Sounds like you need to move west and get out of the Ontario rut,  lots of room in Saskatchewan for more e bodies ;)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 11, 2016 - 07:42:48 PM
As a salute to law enforcement, today's feature car is the "black and white" 1971 HemiCuda BS23R1B275819

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-48.png)

This black and white beauty was originally ordered and purchased by a San Francisco Bay Area California Highway Patrol (CHP) Officer. Like a CHP cruiser, this car sports a V02 two-tone GW3 Sno-White top over a TX9 Black-Formal body. But wait, the similarities don't stop there. It also has a front bench seat interior and a column shifted automatic transmission! I can only imagine that the CHP Officer who ordered it purposely did so to match his CHP cruiser!  :dunno:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-48_data.jpg)

When this picture was taken at the 1986 "Power in the Pines" show at the Kirkwood Ski Resort in California, the car was wearing white Billboards and a black bench interior, but from looking at the fender tag we can see that this car originally came equipped with V5X black vinyl side mouldings and a H4XW white bench interior. Also from the fender tag, the lack of an axle code indicates that the car came with the standard 3:23 geared rear axle - perfect for high-speed "pursuits" down the California freeways!  :woo:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on July 12, 2016 - 09:12:59 PM
Those V02 cars are always interesting!
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 14, 2016 - 09:19:00 PM
Today's feature car is another car bought new by a member of law enforcement - a State Trooper in Connecticut. JS23R0B218163 is 1 of only 287 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 137 with a 4-speed. It is finished in EK2 Go-Mango with a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-41.jpg)

This blaze orange Hemi Challenger didn't stay on the street for too long and by the end of the '70's it had become a dedicated race car. In the quest to become quicker and faster, the Challenger was extensively modified in the way that serious race cars are. It had a 14 point roll cage installed, was back-halfed and tubbed, and had virtually all extraneous panels and stuff trimmed or removed to lighten it. Wish I had a pic of it in it's racing heyday but unfortunately I don't.

Somewhere around 1999-2000 someone took note that there was a "R" as the fifth character of this car's VIN. The car was retired from racing and changed hands a few times before it wound up with Kevin Jensen around 2004. Kevin turned the car over to Blue Star Performance where Mike Lagattaglia, Mark Sekula and Jim Leonatti had to work a lot of magic to return the old track warrior back to it's pre race car appearance. As can be seen by the following pictures, it looks like they did one heck of a job!

(https://cdn3.mecum.com/auctions/wa0615/wa0615-215116/images/wa0615-215116_5.jpg?1432935582000)

(https://cdn2.mecum.com/auctions/wa0615/wa0615-215116/images/wa0615-215116_6.jpg?1432935582000)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-218163d.jpg)

Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: Chryco Psycho on July 14, 2016 - 11:06:48 PM
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 19, 2016 - 10:39:55 PM
Today's selection is BS23R0B180461, 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 284 with a 4 speed. It is finished in EF8 Ivy-Green with white "hockey stick" stripes, a V1W white vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-94a.jpg)

From the fender tag, we can see that this HemiCuda came equipped with the Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauges Package and V5F green vinyl side mouldings (instead of the "hockey stick" stripes) among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-94_data.jpg)

This green fish looks gorgeous! The white "hockey stick" stripes compliment the white vinyl top perfectly. Never could understand with the myriad of colors available for the vinyl side mouldings, longitudinal and Bumble-Bee stripes (on the Challenger) why Plymouth only offered the "hockey-stick" stripe in black? A black "hockey-stick" on this car simply would not look as good as the white one does. :2cents:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-94b.jpg) 
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 22, 2016 - 10:37:28 AM
Here is an ad for a 1971 HemiCuda that I found from the April 1997 issue of Mopar Collector's Guide ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-xxxx02_1.jpg)

Wow! Numbers matching engine with a 4-speed and a 4:10 geared Super-Track-Pack axle. :thumbsup:  Sassy-Grass-Green (one of my ATF colors) with a white interior. :2thumbs: Elastomeric bumpers, rear window louvers and a Go-Wing. :drool:  Rallye dash, Rim-Blow steering wheel, Six-Way seat and power windows too! :droolingbounce: And to top it all off he has the build-sheet too! :woo: This awesome machine could of been yours (or mine) for $50K, which compared to what this thing would demand today, seems like a steal. All you had to do is call Scott (I think this may have been Scott Lindsey who owned it). Wonder who bought it ... any of you C-C.com members?? :dunno:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 26, 2016 - 06:27:51 PM
Today we have another of the elite convertibles. This is (I believe?) JS27R0B307215 (pretty sure that's the VIN ... correct me if I'm wrong on this) formerly of the Dave Christenholz collection and restored by Apex Autosports. It is 1 of only 12 Hemi Challenger convertibles ever made and 1 of only 9 made for the U.S. market. 

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-10_1_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-10_1_1_1.jpg.html)

This Hemi Challenger RT convertible is 1 of 5 painted FC7 Plum-Crazy. With all of the colors available in 1970 it is interesting that 5 of the 12 (an amazing 42%) were finished in FC7. This one is a 4-speed, has a H6X9 black vinyl interior, a V3X black convertible top and is a V68 stripe delete car.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-10a_1_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-10a_1_1_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on July 31, 2016 - 03:38:06 PM
Maybe you guys have seen this one lately. It was recently on  :ebay:  and Cars-On-Line dot com as part of a very interesting "package deal".

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410_1.jpg.html)

BS23R0B146410 is 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market. It is finished in EV2 Tor-Red with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6XW white vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410FT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410FT.jpg.html)

It's a little hard to read, but from the fender tag we can see that this car came equipped with the A01 Light Group Package; A32 Super Performance 4:10 geared 8.75" Axle Package; A62 Rallye Gauge Package; B51 Power Disc Brakes; C16 Center Console; G36 Dual Painted Sport Mirrors and a R11 AM Radio among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410d.jpg.html)

The cleanliness and level of detail on this car is amazing. I don't thing the undercarriage ever looked that good coming out of the factory when it was new!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410_226996_pkg_deal.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146410_226996_pkg_deal.jpg.html)

Here is the best part. What could be better than a numbers matching Tor-Red 1970 HemiCuda? How about a "package deal" that includes two other Cuda's? Yes that is right! In June 2016 an ad ran on ebay where the seller wanted to sell three Cuda's as "package deal" that included the aforementioned Tor-Red automatic 1970 HemiCuda; a non-numbers matching Sassy-Grass-Green 4-speed 1970 HemiCuda; and a numbers matching Bahama-Yellow automatic 1971 440 Six-Barrel Cuda! Wow! All three cars could have been had for the ultimate "trifecta" ... if you could afford it that is. If you have the financial resources and the will to drop that kind of $$$$ I think this "package deal" is still available. Bang it here to see the original  :ebay:  ad in which the seller's phone number is listed.  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plymouth-Barracuda-/122019135822?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c68e8414e:g:jwQAAOSwvg9XZKwS&item=122019135822 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Plymouth-Barracuda-/122019135822?forcerrptr=true&hash=item1c68e8414e:g:jwQAAOSwvg9XZKwS&item=122019135822)  :popcorn:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: Chryco Psycho on July 31, 2016 - 08:37:04 PM
Just $$ right !!
weird that you would special order a 4.10 axle pkg & not do the Dana for maybe $50 more  :clueless:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on August 01, 2016 - 07:54:26 PM
Quote
weird that you would special order a 4.10 axle pkg & not do the Dana for maybe $50 more

Could you get a Dana with an automatic?
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: 72ls5fla on August 01, 2016 - 08:13:42 PM
yes -

A32    code.     4.10 D32 auto
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on August 02, 2016 - 06:30:28 PM
 :thumbsup:
I found a whole sheet (Yeah, its for Coronets):
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 03, 2016 - 12:24:20 AM
It was not a part of the pkg but sure you could order a Dana in anything . I heard of a small block stn wagon with a Dana for towing a trailer
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on August 06, 2016 - 12:42:06 PM
I know some of you hard-core gearheads have already dug into the internet to check out the previously posted "package deal" of three Cudas, but for those less ambitious enthusiasts, allow me to post up the second HemiCuda in that "package deal".

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996d.jpg.html)

BS23R0B226996 is 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market. It is a 4-speed car and is finished in FJ6 Sassy-Grass-Green with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996b_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996b_1.jpg.html)

From the fender tag we can see that this gorgeous green Cuda came nicely equipped with the A01 Light Group Package, A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C26 Overhead Console, G36 painted Sport Mirrors, and the R36 radio among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996c.jpg.html)

Nicely appointed interior with the Rallye Gauge Package, Center Console, Rim-Blow Steering Wheel and although it isn't seen in this photo, a rather rare Overhead Console.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996c_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-226996c_1.jpg.html)

I love the richness of Sassy-Grass-Green, it's one of my ATF colors, especially when it is combined with black accents such as a black vinyl top and stripes as this one has!
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: anlauto on August 06, 2016 - 01:36:07 PM
Odd...never heard of a Cuda having an over-head console without leather interior  :clueless:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: brads70 on August 07, 2016 - 08:35:04 PM
What the story on a " hemi fender" ? ( fender tag)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: cudamadd on August 07, 2016 - 09:18:24 PM
Just one question .Do all 70 cudas have the long fish gills along the bottom . except the AAR ?  Very nice car the colours go well together. :cheers:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: anlauto on August 07, 2016 - 10:52:47 PM
YES
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on August 09, 2016 - 08:28:41 PM
Interesting, C26, Overhead Console did typically come with the Premium Interior package (PRxx, P5xx, P6xx).  I suppose one 'could' order it all by itself with a standard H6xx interior.  :dunno:

But, could you get an AM/FM cassette (R36) in 1970....in an e-body??

I thought only R11, R22, and R35 were available:
http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/dealerships/DealershipDataBook/1970/70_Barracuda0031.jpg (http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/dealerships/DealershipDataBook/1970/70_Barracuda0031.jpg)
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: brads70 on August 10, 2016 - 08:01:10 AM
What the story on a " hemi fender" ? ( fender tag)

So what make a "Hemi Fender" and different than any other fender?  :dunno:
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: 72ls5fla on August 10, 2016 - 08:03:57 AM
I think it was how the rolled the inside lip of the front fenders to make room for the large PolyGlass GT tires.
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on August 10, 2016 - 08:01:03 PM
 :iagree:
Rolled inner lip for 15" wheels
Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on August 16, 2016 - 03:58:55 PM
Ooops! Went out of town for a few days and haven't keep up on the thread. Sorry about that :(

Anyway, here is a "spy" photo of JS23R0B252665, an all black 1970 Hemi Challenger RT that is "cloaked" in mystery!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-71_forum_post.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-71_forum_post.jpg.html)

Unfortunately I do no know anything about this car other than it is black, has "steelies" with "dog-dish" caps, gets to park next to an AAR and someone with the Moparts handle "sleepyhead416" is (or was) looking for the build sheet for this car. I do like the "urban camouflage" that the car is partially covered with - almost looks like the same kind of stuff the factory now puts on their new model mules while they have them out running around for testing. So, does anyone know anything more about this Hemi RT or who "sleepyhead416" may be?

Title: Re: RzeroB's random R-code of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on August 18, 2016 - 10:28:30 PM
Nobody knows Sleepyhead416 and his mysterious Hemi Challenger?

Okay, lets get on with it then.

We will get back on track with a car that should be a little more familiar to everyone ... the Ramchargers "Candy-matic Cuda" :woo:  BS23R0B159450 is an original automatic HemiCuda and is THEE legendary Super-Stock Candy-matic HemiCuda of the Ramchargers factory race team. :worshippy

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-83a.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-83a.jpg.html)

Everytime I look at this pic, my eyes are drawn to that incredibly deep oil pan - I don't know how they kept from smacking that thing when front wheels came back down - cause you know this thing would "hang 'em high" when it launched. Must of had some really good suspension travel limiters on it!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-83_ENG.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-83_ENG.jpg.html)

Full boogie Super-Stock Hemi - I bet that thing sounds sweet! Reportedly team engine guru Dean Nicopolis managed to get 691 hp out of the big Hemi  which enabled the Candy-matic HemiCuda to run a best of 9.97 at 132mph! :woohoo:

Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on August 23, 2016 - 10:42:58 PM
Today we have BS23R0B223697, a TX9 Black 4-speed car sold new in the Detroit Michigan area ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-223697.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-223697.jpg.html)

Tom, aka "Racer Inc", over on Moparts is looking for info on this car which he now owns (or owned?) ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-223697b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-223697b.jpg.html)

Anyone know the car, or one of it's previous owners that include: John Ingerson, Bill Murtha, or Joe Mufalli??  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on August 25, 2016 - 10:03:42 PM
Today we have JS29R0B209761, 1 of only 59 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 37 with an automatic. It is finished in FC7 Plum-Crazy with V6W white longitudinal stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a HRX9 black leather interior. Parked in the driveway there, it almost looks like it is a "daily-driver"

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-19a.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-19a.jpg.html)

With some corrosion, peeling paint, and the picture being a bit out of focus, this fender tag is almost unreadable. If you have "eagle-eyes" and can read those codes you're better than me! Since I don't have those "eagle-eyes" I would need some kind of photo-enhancement to see if it can be made legible and then maybe I could pick out some more of the option codes.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-19_FT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-19_FT.jpg.html)

Here is a short youtube video of the car if you want to see more of it  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z5vyFbvB3w (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Z5vyFbvB3w)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on August 30, 2016 - 09:11:45 PM
BS27R1B327882 is 1 of only 11 1971 HemiCuda convertibles ever made. 1 of only 7 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 5 made with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Rallye Red with a H6X9 black interior and a V3X black convertible top. This is one of two '71 HemiCuda convertibles owned by Tom Lembeck. This is a terrific photo emphasizing how great the color-keyed grille and Elastomeric bumper look on this car.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-327882.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-327882.jpg.html)

Nice elevated photo of the engine compartment showing off it's menacing looking black Shaker and "cheese-grater" grill. This car is equipped with the A22 Elastomeric Bumper pkg, A62 Rally Gauge pkg, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 Six Way Seat, and a S77 Power Steering.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-327882_ENG.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-327882_ENG.jpg.html)

The car is part of Tom Lembeck's "Cuda Club" collection and here it is on display at a meeting of Hemi E-body convertibles in what I believe to be the Meadow Brook classic car show in Michigan. Between this car, and his GA4 Winchester Gray car, Tom probably has the nicest Hemi E-body 'verts out of anyone - and that is some very exclusive uber-elite company!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-5_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-5_1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Chryco Psycho on August 30, 2016 - 09:57:23 PM
Elastomeric is a must on Cudas  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on September 04, 2016 - 10:01:24 PM
From the well known celebrity status of Lembeck's Rallye-Red '71 drop-top, we change direction to the obscure ...

 (http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146394.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146394.jpg.html)

BS23R0B146394 is 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market and reportedly was sold new in New Westminister BC. This old Moparts forum post from 2005 is the only thing I have on this particular car and it provides little other than it is an automatic and an email for the owner.

Anyone know anything about this car?  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on September 06, 2016 - 09:33:32 PM
Here is another interesting one for you.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-111318b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-111318b.jpg.html)

This picture is suppose to be Hemi Challenger RT JS23R0B111318 is 1 of only 287 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 150 with an automatic. Currently white with a red interior, it reportedly was originally FC7 Plum-Crazy with a H6XW white interior. With a complete color change inside and out, T/A style hood and polished grill it can be hard to imagine that the car pictured is actually the Hemi Challenger RT that it is reported to be. I found this car on "mopar70.com" which is a Swedish Mopar website ran by a guy named "Roland." Apparently the Swedes love Mopars as a surprisingly large number of them are listed on the website.

After some more digging I came upon an old Moparts post from 2005 concerning the same car here

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-111318c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-111318c.jpg.html)

From this MOPARTS post it appears that the car was sold new in Evansville Indiana, spent a few years in Mount Carmel Illinois and then was exported to Sweden in 1974? Thanks to the owner Claes Jansson's post, we also learn that the car was originally FC7 Plum-Crazy with a H6XW white interior, may of had a N96 Shaker, and might of been a Y13 Dealer Demo Car - a Hemi Challenger a "demo car"? Really? If that is true, this car was one heck of a demo car!

With all of our Swedish members here at C-C.com, someone either has to BE Claes Jansson (Claes, is that you standing behind the car?), or know him and this car. Vet nagon?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Topcat on September 06, 2016 - 10:00:42 PM
A member here from Indiana, Daytona probably recalls this car.
Might be worth contacting him what he remembers about it.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on September 08, 2016 - 09:08:47 PM
Okay, where are all our Swedish members?

Claes? Claes Jansson? Is that you?

Vet nagon?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on September 12, 2016 - 10:04:49 PM
More Hemi Challengers that are (or at one point were) residing in Sweden. Like JS23R0B111318, I found these on "mopar70.com" which is a Swedish Mopar website ran by a guy named "Roland." Apparently the Swedes love their Mopars as a surprisingly large number of them are listed on the website.


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-12.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-12.jpg.html)

This car is listed as being JS29R0B182640 1 of only 59 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 37 with an automatic. It is finished in EV2 Hemi Orange with V6X black longitudinal stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and what looks like a HRX9 black leather interior. This car is a relative late comer to Sweden as it is listed as not being "imported" there until 2005.


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-47.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-47.jpg.html)

This car is listed as being JS23R0B289786 1 of only 287 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 137 with a 4-speed. It is finished in what looks like EV2 Hemi Orange (maybe it is FE5 Bright-Red?) with a V1X black vinyl top, V6X black longitudinal stripes and the V21 Performance Hood blackout. This car is listed as having been "imported" to Sweden in 1976.


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-11.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20SEs/70RTSE-11.jpg.html)

This one is listed as being JS29R0B291202 1 of only 59 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 37 with an automatic. It is finished in EW1 White with V5X black longitudinal mouldings, V21 Performance Hood Blackout, and a V1W white vinyl top. This one is listed as having one of the longest tenures in Sweden with it being "imported" there in 1974.


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-49.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-49.jpg.html)

This is reported as being JS23R0B376200 1 of only 287 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 150 with an automatic. With the black and white photo, I can only guess as to what color it is? It is listed as being "imported" to Sweden in 1978.


I'm still hoping that maybe some of our Swedish members can chime in on these cars and provide some more info on them - If they are still there somebody has to know something about them :popcorn: 
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on September 18, 2016 - 09:34:46 PM
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-158974.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-158974.jpg.html)

BS23R1B158974 is 1 of only 11 made for the Canadian market. It is finished in GY9 Tawny Gold with a H6X9 black vinyl interior. Love the license plate!


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-158974c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-158974c.jpg.html)

Besides the GY9 Tawny-Gold paint (I think it looks great but apparently it wasn't very popular in 1971) this HemiCuda is equipped with the A34 Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana rear Axle package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, G33 LH remote Chrome Mirror, and the H31 Rear Window Defogger among other things.


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-158974d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-158974d.jpg.html)

This HemiCuda belonged to Nick Scarangella who was a well known Mopar enthusiast in the Toronto area. The HemiCuda had been in the Scarangella family for 37 years having been bought new by Nick's dad and then passed along to Nick. Nick unfortunately passed away in 2008 at only 56 years old. A nice tribute to Nick can be found here:  http://mapleleafmopars.homestead.com/MofMjan2009.html (http://mapleleafmopars.homestead.com/MofMjan2009.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: anlauto on September 18, 2016 - 10:18:12 PM
I remember meeting Nick at a local car show/swap meet....some one told him to talk to me about getting his "car" painted....He came up to me talking about wanting a paint job on his original 71 Hemicuda.....I was like "surrrre you do" :screwy: and kinda dismissed him altogether....this was long before I was in the "business" anyways....

Thankfully the car ended up in the right hands and a flawless restoration was performed, much better then I could have ever done.... :worshippy

Beautiful car... :drool:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on September 22, 2016 - 09:24:52 PM
This post popped up on Moparts last year. As can be seen, the poster found a build sheet for 1970 HemiCuda BS23R0B146459 in a bucket seat back. From the limited detail that the poster provides, we know that 146459 was finished in FT6 Burnt-Tan with a PRT5 Tan Leather interior and had a 4-speed with a Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle out back. As the poster lamented, wonder if it is still out there somewhere? Anyone know?  :1zhelp:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146459.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146459.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on September 27, 2016 - 09:01:21 PM
This post popped up on Moparts last year. As can be seen, the poster found a build sheet for 1970 HemiCuda BS23R0B146459 in a bucket seat back. From the limited detail that the poster provides, we know that 146459 was finished in FT6 Burnt-Tan with a PRT5 Tan Leather interior and had a 4-speed with a Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle out back. As the poster lamented, wonder if it is still out there somewhere? Anyone know?  :1zhelp:

([url]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146459.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146459.jpg.html[/url])


And a swing and a miss! Hmmph? Nobody seems to know anything about these cars? Hard to believe given how much attention they garner ...  :dunno:

Anyway, here is one that a lot of people will soon know as it is one of the star attractions for Mecum's upcoming Dallas auction in November. :clapping:


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-272440.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-272440.jpg.html)

BS23R0B272440 is one of the 45 1970 HemiCuda's made for the Canadian market. This 4-speed beauty is finished in EV2 Tor-Red with V6X black Hockey-Stick stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. It is listed as being an numbers-matching unrestored "survivor" with only 36,000 miles on the clock and full ownership history all the way back to the original owner who bought it new in Winnepeg Manitoba. :cooldancing:  So sell that real estate, cash in those bonds, postpone the kids going to college, create a Ponzi scheme - do whatever it takes to raise the funds and head to Dallas - cause this one is not going to be cheap :grinno:

If you haven't already, you can find out more about it here on Mecum's website promoting the upcoming auction ... https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA1116-256420/1970-plymouth-hemi-cuda/ (https://www.mecum.com/lots/DA1116-256420/1970-plymouth-hemi-cuda/)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: 70-challenger on September 28, 2016 - 02:53:14 PM
  Had a bank draft on my desk made out to Allen W. for this car back in '84 but thought he was $700 too high on the price and delayed the purchase too long and it went to Oregon. I believe it had less than 25,000 miles at the time and was all original . Will never forget that mistake!   :'(
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on September 28, 2016 - 03:07:58 PM
Ha, ha. I screwed up on lots of them. The one that stands out was a Rallye red, column automatic that was an SS/DA car. Unfortunately it went to another guy that raced it and it got further and further from stock. That is the one I always regret, it was an easy resto when I should have bought it.

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: 70-challenger on September 28, 2016 - 05:09:32 PM
  Ha ha... Sheldon, nice to know I am not the only one. But I remember it well since I  was so close to buying that  EV2 car from Allen back then, it was unrestored at that time... Oh well,,  and we also missed the Winfield, BC cuda vert back in 99... so ya, it's  real painful at times!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on October 04, 2016 - 11:56:29 PM
Today we have another GY9 car, albeit this one is a '71 Challenger. JS23R0B206391, 1 of only 58 made with a 4-speed, is finished in GY9 Dark-Gold with V6X black longitudinal stripes, a very unusual V1Y gold vinyl top and a HRX9 black leather interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25a.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25a.jpg.html)

The fender tag showing the code for the unusual V1Y gold vinyl top among it's other options. I don't know how many Challengers with "gold" vinyl tops were built in 1971, but there could not have been too many as I don't ever recall seeing another one.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25_FT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25_FT.jpg.html)

The car had only one owner and only 1,871 miles - yes that is correct one-thousand-eight-hundred-and-seventy-one miles! - on it when the original owner finally decided to part with it in 2015.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25_Dash.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25_Dash.jpg.html)

The car was sold at Mecum's 2015 Kissimmee auction for a whopping $691K. Here is the interior, at least those leather bound seats look nice and cushy - by 1971 standards anyway - and should help ease the rectal pain of writing that $691K check that was required to buy this car. Bang it here if you would like to see the Mecum ad for it and more pictures  https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0115-204293/ (https://www.mecum.com/lots/FL0115-204293/)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25_INT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-25_INT.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on October 10, 2016 - 06:18:53 PM
When the sun hits that GY9, wow! it really pops!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on October 10, 2016 - 09:11:56 PM
Another great color is EB7 Jamaica-Blue! Today's feature car is a Jamaican-Blue beauty although in the pictures it almost looks more EB-5 True-blueish (at least to me).  BS23R0B187973 is 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 284 with a 4 speed. It is finished in EB7 Jamaica-Blue with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-100.jpg)

This HemiCuda came equipped with the A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, a C16 Center Console (although it is not currently installed), G36 painted Sport Mirrors and is a R08 Radio Delete (if you look closely enough you can see the radio delete plate installed). Radio delete? Perhaps the car was originally ordered to be a dedicated drag car; or maybe the original owner was a serious street predator who didn't want any musical tunes from distracting him while running down Fords and Chevys?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-187973b.jpg)

This Jamaican-Blue beauty has been meticulously restored and shows extremely well - love the color - and the stance!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-187973c.jpg)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: EB3-GranCoupe on October 13, 2016 - 06:38:19 PM
EB7 is another great color.. I wish there were more of those out there!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on October 17, 2016 - 08:17:11 PM
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818.jpg.html)

Today we have BS23R0B105818 which is 1 of 368 built with an automatic. It is finished in eye-popping EK2 Vitamin-C with sharply contrasting V6X black "hockey stick" stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818ft.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818ft.jpg.html)

From the fender tag we can see that this is a modestly-optioned HemiCuda with few extra cost things such as the A04 Basic Group Package; B51 Power Disc Brakes; G33 Chrome LH Sport Mirror and R35 AM/FM radio. However, fender tag does reveal some interesting things about this car. With a SPD of 825 it was an early build car built during the first month of production. The VON starting with a "Q" indicates that this car was originally an "Executive Lease Car" for a Chrysler employee. And then there is ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818c.jpg.html)

This car's fender tag revealed an interesting point about the transmission. Actually, it was what was not on the fender tag that is interesting. The Slap-Stik" automatic shifter requires a Center Console which is coded on the fender tag as "C16". This car's fender tag does not have a "C16" on it which implies that the car was more than likely originally equipped with a column-shifted automatic and converted to a console mounted Slap-Stik at some point later on.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818e.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-105818e.jpg.html)

If you like this car, it's still for sale over at Leaded Gas Classics in Alabaster AL and you can see more of it here  http://www.leadedgasclassics.com/Inventory/Plymouth/Hemi%e2%80%94Cuda/1970_181 (http://www.leadedgasclassics.com/Inventory/Plymouth/Hemi%e2%80%94Cuda/1970_181)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: anlauto on October 17, 2016 - 08:39:12 PM
The shifter even looks completely too long in that picture ???
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: HP_Cuda on October 17, 2016 - 11:23:52 PM

I love taunting folks because most people would believe if you got a Hemi then you would have Rallye gauges.

Look no further.... :bigsmile:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: js29no on October 18, 2016 - 09:45:52 AM
Is it me or is the grill to dark? :dunno:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on October 30, 2016 - 09:16:39 PM
I'm way overdue updating this thread ... so I got to go big to make amends ... grab you bibs cause this one is a drool-fest :drool:

BS23R1B220743 is 1 of only 11 made for the Canadian market. It is finished in GY3 Curious Yellow with V6X black "billboard" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. Reportedly this HemiCuda is 1 of only 3 finished in GY3 Curious Yellow.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14.jpg.html)

Interior is super-clean and functional - about the only extra cost option other than the 4-speed appears to be the Rallye Gauge Package. Reportedly the odometer in that Rallye Gauge Package has only 16,000 miles on since new.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14_INT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14_INT.jpg.html)

The matching numbers engine and transmission still reside between the frame rails of this HemiCuda.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14_ENG.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14_ENG.jpg.html)

Some serious coin :2cents: to put this HemiCuda in the garage ... but it is an exceptional piece of automotive eye candy :droolingbounce:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14_info.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-14_info.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on October 30, 2016 - 09:43:38 PM
The engine has been in a few cars. I owned it for quite a few years.

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on November 07, 2016 - 11:57:38 PM
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-152_forum_post.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-152_forum_post.jpg.html)

Export Italian HemiCuda? Apparently so according to this interesting old Moparts post by Antonello Jelitro(?). At the time (2003) he claimed to own a Y09 export built 1970 HemiCuda BS23R0B236050 over in Italy. From his brief description of the car it seems like it is nicely equipped too! Don't know if the car was originally shipped there when new, but it is entertaining thinking of that loud and crude (relatively speaking of course) beast running around Italy with the refined Ferrari's and Alfa-Romeo's! :burnout:   
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on November 14, 2016 - 10:39:38 PM
With the big MCACN show coming up this weekend in Chicago, we have a salute to some of last years particpants :woo:

First up is Martin Hanawalt's freshly restored 1970 HemiCuda. BS23R0B292552 is one of 652 HemiCuda's total and one of 284 4-speeds made for the U.S. market. It is finished in FT6 Burnt-Tan with V6X black hockey stick stripes (non-original) and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2193.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2193.jpg.html)

Martin's monster is modestly equipped with the A33 Track-Pack 3:54 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes and the thumping R11 Music-Master AM radio among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2200.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2200.jpg.html)

IIRC When Martin found the car in the 80's the Hemi was gone and had a 440 in it's place. Fully knowing what it was, Martin bought the car and used it as his daily driver while in college all the while intending to restore it "someday" once his career became established. Although it took a while to arrive, "someday" for this HemiCuda became a reality and it is now beautifully restored and took home a Bronze Concours (kind of fitting giving it's FT6 Burnt-Tan color!) award at the 2015 MCACN event. Martin credited the folks at RAARE FINDS Restorations in Kenton Ohio for the outstanding work on his car.  :2thumbs:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2201.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/DSCN2201.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code Hemi E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on November 16, 2016 - 08:45:26 PM
Another past MCACN participant was this Hemi Challenger RT representing Ken Mosier and the Finer Details Automotive Restorations out of Danville Indiana. JS23R0B221736 is 1 of only 287 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 137 with a 4-speed. It is finished in EV2 Hemi-Orange with a V9X black Bumblebee Stripe and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077.jpg.html)

Fender tag showing this Hemi Challenger's options including the A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package. :burnout:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077_FT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077_FT.jpg.html)

This elephant was prepped to the max - everything on it just "glowed". :bigshades:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077_ENG.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077_ENG.jpg.html)

The interior was equally as nice as the exterior. :drool:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077_INT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-077_INT.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on November 19, 2016 - 11:16:48 PM
With the 2016 MCACN show in full swing today, I thought that I would post up one of the stars of last years Hemi E-Body Convertible Invitational. The "crown jewel" of Wade Ogle's collection, and quite possibly the penultimate Hemi E-Body convertible of all made - BS27R1B337604. This amazing car is 1 of only 11 1971 HemiCuda convertibles ever made. 1 of only 7 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 5 made with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Rallye Red with a SRX9 black leather interior and a V3X black convertible top.

(http://i303.photobucket.com/albums/nn154/72hemi/Ogle%20Mopar%20collection/hemi11.jpg)

Shown with the car was a placard listing the cars impressive options that include the A01 Light Group Package, A32 Super-Performance 4:10 geared Dana axle pkg, A62 Rally Gauge pkg, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 Six Way Seat, G15 Tinted Windshield, P37 Power Top, R35 AM/FM Radio and S77 Power Steering among other things. As the placard describes, this car was the last of the 11 1971 HemiCuda convertibles to "surface" and the story behind it is almost surreal.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-6_info_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-6_info_1.jpg.html)

A Phoenix Arizona resident named Morgan was seriously injured and paralyzed from the waist down in a motorcycle accident. As part of his insurance settlement, Morgan went to the Bill Luke Chrysler Plymouth dealership in Phoenix Arizona and ordered himself a loaded 1971 HemiCuda convertible to be fitted with hand controls. The car became a somewhat of a fixture at the Luke dealership. On Monday mornings Morgan would bring the car in for some sort of warranty repair, quite often with the interior filled with empty beer cans. Morgan would then pick the car up on Friday, tear it up over the weekend and then drop it back off on Monday to repeat the cycle.
 
In 1972 Bill and Bob Graham bought the car from Morgan for $1700. Bill and Bob were not easy on the car either. They took it on a road trip to Reno, and somehow wound up leaving the Shaker bubble at a gas station. They wound up filling the hole in the hood with a homemade tunnel ram setup. Then inspired by Vanishing Point, they fitted the car with off-road tires and turned it into a desert dunebuggy of sorts, and took some pictures of the car out in the desert doing its thing (still looking for those pics). In early 1973 they traded the car for a '67 tripower Corvette convertible. The new owner took the ‘vert to the east coast but almost immediately brought it back. In late 1973, again in Phoenix, the car was for sale again, this time for $1900. The Graham's considered buying it back, as it looked the same except for a hole in the rear convertible window, but they couldn't come up with the money.
 
Charlie Grant then bought the car, drove it for about 2 years, and then parked it in 1975. It had just 20K miles on the odometer. Being a car guy Charlie thought the car might be rare, perhaps one of a hundred or so, and therefore might be worth something someday (boy did he get that right!).

Dave Blake, who had the foresight to buy these cars in the '70s and early '80s, when they were still just used cars, was also a resident of Phoenix. In 1977, when Dave set out to buy any and all of the Hemicuda Convertibles, he encountered the Graham brothers, as they were both street-racing types. The Grahams said they used to have a HemiCuda convertible and they showed Dave an old insurance slip with the VIN showing that this was in fact legit. Dave went to the Phoenix DMV and, armed with the VIN and a single dollar, the DMV gave him a printout of Charlie's name and address. Dave contacted Charlie and tried, but Charlie would not sell. Try as he might, even though this one was born in and still residing in his own backyard, over the next 30 years he could not pry this one out of Charlie's hands. When Dave wanted to buy it for $20K, Charlie wanted $40K, and so on.
 
By the early 2000's the values of these cars were going into the stratosphere. As that happened, all of the other ten 1971 Hemicuda Convertibles surfaced - all except for this one. Everybody dreamed about finding this renegade car in a barn somewhere, but because the prices were already so crazy mostly everyone believed it had to have been destroyed and crushed over the years. Charlie, being a very quiet and reserved guy, didn't say a word to anyone. Dave also kept quiet - if you knew where treasure was buried would you tell everyone?
 
By 2005, Dave was getting crazy offers for his '71, and Charlie knew this. So Dave realized there was no way he could actually afford to buy Charlie's car anymore. After nearly 30 years of keeping his valuable secret, Dave finally leaked the existence of the red convertible to noted collector Bill Wiemann. Bill then hounded Charlie, but for several months Charlie flatly denied the car’s existence. But Bill's persistence paid off, and after about 6 months of effort Bill landed the big fish. Its public announcement in the August 2006 edition of Mopar Action Magazine shook the world, as the "Missing" 1971 Hemicuda Convertible had finally been found.
 
Bill only had the car for about 2 months before he "flipped" it to Wade Ogle. Some unsubstantiated reports indicate that the private sale from Wiemann to Ogle may have been "north" of the $3.5 mil brought for Kevin Suydam's blue '71 HemiCuda convertible at the 2014 Mecum Seattle auction. However, before selling the car to Wade, Bill had made a commitment to debut the car at the 2006 Chryslers at Carlisle which was only a few weeks away. Wade agreed to meet the show obligation, but to do so, the car was hastily thrown together with only the ropes surrounding it keeping the onlookers from realizing it was basically held together by half of the necessary hardware!

(http://i198.photobucket.com/albums/aa47/02borakid/IMG_0110.jpg)
 
On the trip back from the Carlisle show the 'Missing' Hemicuda went missing again.  Wade had 3 cars, this convert and two '71 Hemicuda hardtops on a transport going back to California from Carlisle. Two days into the delivery the transport company, Goldrush Motorsports, went bankrupt. For about two weeks, Wade got the run-around and did not know where his cars were! When he was finally able to get in contact with the truck driver, the driver was abandoning the trailer at a TA truckstop outside of East St. Louis, because he was out of fuel, money and the feds were coming to impound everything! Wade was able to recover his cars, but his story about it is a tale unto itself. Bang it here to read his first hand account of the event http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=440332&page=2 (http://www.yenko.net/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=440332&page=2)

After Wade recovered from nearly losing his prized HemiCuda convertible in the Goldrush Motorsports fiasco, he had the car properly restored by Apex Autosports in Grafton WI. The car is restored as original except for he chose to put on billboards instead of the vinyl side moldings, and added the roadlamps and dual painted mirrors instead of the single mirror as a matter of personal preference. Because it is so highly optioned it is a 2-tag car, and has both original tags. It also fortunately has its original broadcast sheet, but because the car was sitting outside in the Phoenix desert for decades, with the sheet still in the car, the paper is intact but baked to a potato-chip crispness. Even though the car was abused early in its life it did not suffer any major damage, and due to the friendly weather in Phoenix it still has nearly all of its original sheetmetal. Much of the original paint was still on the car when Bill bought it, but while one side was red the other side was orange, heavily faded from facing the Phoenix sun for all those decades. Today, even though it has now been restored, the car still has its original Rallye Red paint under the interior door panels and carpet, and the underside of the floorpan is untouched, with just a fresh undercoating over the original factory undercoating. It also still proudly wears its original Arizona license plate PTE-971.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-6a_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cuda%20convertibles/71CUCON-6a_1.jpg.html)
 
With its original motor, original metal, original paperwork, detailed ownership history, heavy performance and convenience options, desirable color combination, and colorful history the "Missing" 1971 Hemicuda Converible is one of the best of its breed, and one of the most valuable musclecars in existence.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Topcat on November 20, 2016 - 12:04:18 AM
Great story.

I've been lucky to see it twice but never knew all the history behind it till now.

This and the Reynolds Cuda are really unique.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on November 27, 2016 - 11:03:13 PM
How about some pink?

Or Moulin-Rouge to be more exact.

This weeks representative is BS23R0B296096, 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in FM3 Moulin-Rouge with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-296096b_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-296096b_1.jpg.html)

This Moulin-Rouge beauty still retains its original numbers matching driveline, build sheet, fender tag and it's lineage is fully documented. Besides it's pedigree, it also has quite an impressive resume to include being used in BF Goodrich tire commercials, the model for the BF Goodrich banner poster, and is a three time Grand National Champion at the World of Wheels car show!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-296096c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-296096c.jpg.html)

Here is the fender tag to this very accomplished HemiCuda

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-296096ft.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-296096ft.jpg.html)

Did you catch it? There is something that really stands out on the fender tag, and there are a couple of things that are less noticeable. Look again.

Yes, that is it! As beautiful as this car looks, it is a bit of an imposter! Yes it IS an original HemiCuda, but no it IS NOT originally Moulin-Rouge - it was originally EW1 Alpine-White! Additional examination of the fender tag reveals that it was originally an executive lease car (as indicated by the "Q" as the first character of the VON) and as far as HemiCuda's go, it was actually kind of minimally equipped. Although the car now has the Rallye Gauge Package, center console with Slap-Stik shifter, Go-Wing and "hockey-stick" stripes, the fender tag does NOT indicate that those items were original to the car. Despite it being a real HemiCuda it really was a rather "vanilla" looking automatic on the column car when it originally rolled off of the line at Hamtramck versus being a "high-impact" attention grabbing car that most of these HemiCuda's were.

Despite it being somewhat of an imposter, it is nonetheless a show winning HemiCuda and I certainly wouldn't mind being in the pink with this beauty!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Topcat on November 27, 2016 - 11:10:31 PM
Wade's Moulin Rouge Hemicuda is the best example I'v ever seen
It had a white top and is a survivor.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Hamtrak on December 03, 2016 - 04:54:19 PM
The coolest hemicuda of all time. Is it still MIA?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on December 12, 2016 - 10:42:47 PM
The coolest hemicuda of all time. Is it still MIA?


Haven't heard anything new about it ... so I would assume that it still is


Speaking of Steve Juliano ... here is another rare member of his collection ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-9.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-9.jpg.html)

I do not know the VIN of this particular car, but it is 1 of only 75 1971 Hemi Challenger R/T's ever made and the only one with the M51 Sunroof. It is finished in EV2 Hemi-Orange with V6W white RT stripes, a V1W white vinyl top and a H6XW white interior. The all-in Mopar decorated garage can only be one place - noted Mopar collector and restorer Steve Juliano's shop.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-xxxx03b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-xxxx03b.jpg.html)

This Hemi-Orange Hemi Challenger is loaded with goodies that includes the A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana Axle Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, A45 Aero (front and rear spoilers) Package, C16 Center Console, the ultra cool M-28 wide wrap-around grill mouldings (love those mouldings!), N96 Shaker Hood, P31 Power Windows, R35 AM/FM Radio and S77 Power Steering among other things. Between the Hemi, the Shaker and the sunroof, this is one very rare and exclusive Challenger. :2thumbs:

Hopefully this one doesn't also wind up going MIA like the Mod-Top HemiCuda ...
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on December 18, 2016 - 11:42:27 PM
Here is an interesting update ...

Back in May I posted this about the long-lost '70 HemiCuda convertible BS27R0B290994 ...

(http://www.2040-cars.com/_content/cars/images/89/144489/001.jpg)

May 26th

Well since we are talking about long-lost HemiCuda convertibles, there probably isn't one more mysterious and enigmatic than BS27R0B290994. It was one of three Canadian spec HemiCuda convertibles sold new in 1970 and allegedly it was a Limelight over white automatic car. The two other Canadian spec cars are relatively well known - the Lemon-Twist over tan car being owned by Peter Klutt and the Lemon-Twist over black car being recently acquired from Brett Torino by the Two-Brothers Collection (who are those guys?). All three of the Canadian spec cars were coincidently sold new out of British Columbia with 290994 reportedly being sold new out of Port Alberni.

But what ever happened to 290994? There are some obscure rumors to it having been wrecked and junked. Another rumor has it being over on a Saskatchewan farm with a blown engine. Wherever it is, it apparently hasn't been seen by anyone since the 1970's - it has simply vanished and nobody knows what really happened to it.

Or do they? Anyone want to ad to the rumor mill, or ad a clue to solving the mystery of 290994?


Then a few weeks ago I received this ...

I was looking at a post from back in May regarding info on the 70 Cuda converetble BS27R0B290994.  I was working at the dealer when that car was sold. Dealer was Pollard-West Motors. Sold to Don Rewakowsky from Port Alberni BC. Car was limelight with white top and interior, column shift auto, 3.23 8 3/4 rear if I'm not mistaken. the thing had top speed like crazy!! The car ended up smashed and partially sunk in Cameron Lake about 15 miles out of Port Alberni. Seemingly his girlfriend lost control passing some cars. The car was towed to a garage in Parksville where it sat for some time before it was taken away...to where who knows. It was smashed severely. I had heard a rumor that it was possibly in Ontario or Quebec and that it was still in it's totaled condition. That's all I know...hope this helps.

Richard Spencer
Port Alberni BC.


Interesting indeed ... from the sound of it, my money would be on it having been stripped of usable parts and the rest scrapped for junk ... which in all likelihood is probably what happened. :crying:  Thanks for the info Richard! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on December 26, 2016 - 11:12:23 PM
All I want for Christmas is a ... HemiCuda ... a Santa-Suit Red one will do quite nicely, thankyou!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146415.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146415.jpg.html)

BS23R0B146415 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made and is 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market. It is finished in FE5 Rallye-Red V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. From it's surroundings, it appears that this car now leads a pretty pampered life. This HemiCuda is equipped with the A22 Elastomeric Bumpers Package; A34 Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana axle Package; A62 Rallye Gauges Package; B51 Power Disc Brakes and a C16 Center Console among other things. When this picture was taken in 2011 the odometer showed just 2,479 miles - hard to believe that it was driven that little in 41 years!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146415b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146415b.jpg.html)

Catalog ad from Russo and Steele's 2011 Scottsdale auction where this Rallye Red beauty sold for $151K.

Ahh (sigh) ... oh well ... maybe next year ...

Title: Re: Random R-code Hemi E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 01, 2017 - 05:37:11 PM
Happy New Years!  :woohoo:

Here's hoping that all of your New Years resolutions and dreams come true!  :cheers:

Speaking of "dreams", perhaps there's none bigger than a Hemi E-body convertible ...
and if I were "dreaming" perhaps there would be none better than Wade Ogle's '70 Challenger 'vert ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-03_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-03_1_1.jpg.html)

JS27R0B171594 is 1 of only 12 1970 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles ever made. 1 of only 3 made for the Canadian market and of those, 1 of 2 with a 4-speed. It is finished in FJ5 Sublime with V6X black longitudinal stripes, a HRX9 black leather interior and a V3X black convertible top.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-03a_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-03a_1_1.jpg.html)

Nice interior view showing off the HRX9 black leather seats. The car is loaded with options that include the A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Pkg, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 Six-Way Seat, G31 RH Chrome Sport Mirror, G33 LH Chrome Sport Mirror, P37 Power Top, R22 AM/8-Track radio, S77 Power Steering and a S83 Rim-Blow Steering Wheel among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-03b_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-03b_1_1.jpg.html)

The V6X black longitudinal stripe is the perfect complement to the Sublime exterior and black leather interior. The Shaker hood is not original to the car and was added at some point - but who cares it looks great! The Sublime and black color combination, leather interior, and features of this car make it look absolutely fantastic! This car would be a New Years dream come true for just about anyone! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 08, 2017 - 05:50:55 PM
A new year, new resolutions and a time for change ...

Change is good ... if you are not happy with something ... change it!

Like this HemiCuda for example ... when it rolled off the assembly line at Hamtramck it was a column-shifted automatic bench seat car ... but that wasn't good enough for somebody ... so they changed it into a 4-speed bucket seat car. Change is good sometimes don't you think?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-315070.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-315070.jpg.html)

BS23R0B315070 is 1 of only 702 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made. 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic (but now has a 4-speed). It is finished in EB5 True-Blue with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H4X9 black vinyl bench seat interior (but now has a H6X9 black vinyl bucket seats).

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-315070ad.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-315070ad.jpg.html)

Sales ad as posted in March 2016 on CollectorCarAds dot com. From the ad, the seller tells us how the car was converted from an automatic to a 4-speed; and from a bench seat to buckets.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-315070d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-315070d.jpg.html)

Automatic? 4-speed? Bench seat? Bucket seats? Who cares it's an R-code HemiCuda! Great natural lighting, along with the black accents, really makes the True-Blue paint "pop" on this car! This HemiCuda is a beautiful keeper no matter how you look at it!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Chryco Psycho on January 08, 2017 - 09:40:38 PM
 :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: BIGSHCLUNK on January 09, 2017 - 12:28:10 AM
For a second there I thought NIKKI was in that upper thread. Then I saw the spoiler.  :faint:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 16, 2017 - 06:01:26 PM
Say hello to "The Penguin", or as it is sometimes referred to, "The Tuxedo"

(http://images.carpictures.com/media_07_full/07D8D440913418B.jpeg)

BS23R0B216465 is one of a total of 704 1970 HemiCuda's made and of those one of 368 built with an automatic for the U.S. market. It is finished in TX9 Black-Velvet with V6X black Hockey Stick stripes and a H6XW white interior - hence the nicknames of "Penguin" and "Tuxedo".

(http://images.carpictures.com/media_07_full/07D8D440913418E.jpeg)

This multi show winning Cuda is nicely optioned with such things as the A01 Light Group Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 Six-Way Seat, H31 Rear Window Defogger, P31 Power Windows and a R35 AM/FM Radio among it's many options. Whoever ordered this car wasn't afraid to check those option boxes on the order form!

(http://images.carpictures.com/media_07_full/07D8D440913418F.jpeg)

That white interior is unbelievably bright ... it's like Mr Clean bright! Wow!

(http://images.carpictures.com/media_07_full/07D8D440913418H.jpeg)

Not to be upstaged by the flawless exterior and interior, the engine bay is equally impressive with King Kong hisself meticulously detailed. With all the attention to detail, it's no wonder that this black and white HemiCuda is a multi show winner.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 18, 2017 - 06:41:19 PM
Haven't posted here for quite a time...
I have a picture of JS23R0B252665 from page 7 on my PC. Can't remember where I found it. Dates from 2004.


Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 18, 2017 - 06:47:27 PM
Concerning the FJ6 1970 Cuda from page 7:
I really doubt that this one is legit. FJ6 was available after Feb. 24th, 1970. Though the SPD says the car was to be built on 4th of March, the VIN sequence doesn't fit to the SPD. The VIN would date it to early January, when FJ6 was not yet available.
The fender tag has other mistakes as well.
Although of course.... the car looks gorgeous!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 18, 2017 - 08:19:13 PM
I have a picture of JS23R0B252665 from page 7 on my PC. Can't remember where I found it. Dates from 2004.

That's great! Do you have any info on it? Thanks for your contribution!


Concerning the FJ6 1970 Cuda from page 7:
I really doubt that this one is legit. FJ6 was available after Feb. 24th, 1970. Though the SPD says the car was to be built on 4th of March, the VIN sequence doesn't fit to the SPD. The VIN would date it to early January, when FJ6 was not yet available.
The fender tag has other mistakes as well.
Although of course.... the car looks gorgeous!

You are correct on the correlation of the VIN to SPD. However the VIN does check out against a Canadian spec HemiCuda that was sold new in Gatineau Quebec. I don't know why it is like that. A theory is that perhaps it was ordered in January when FM3 and FJ6 were announced, a VIN assigned and then the SPD delayed until the colors were actually available at the plant? Maybe someone like Culvers or KissAlien would know as those guys seem to have all the poop on this kind of stuff. 
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 18, 2017 - 11:57:03 PM
To go along with "the Penguin" we have it's "polar" opposite which is nicknamed "the Polar Bear" (I'm not making this stuff up)

(http://cdn1.mecum.com/auctions/fl0116/fl0116-229833/images/fl0116-229833_11.jpg?1453556332000)

BS23R0B349154 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made. 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 284 with a 4-speed. It is finished in EW1 Alpine-White with V6X black "hockey stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-89_info.jpg)

Auction ad from Barrett-Jackson's 2007 Scottsdale auction. In the body of text note the nickname references for this particular car - The Polar Bear", and when paired with the Black-Velvet with white interior HemiCuda 216564 (I assume at one point both cars were under the same ownership) they are known as The Checkered Flag HemiCuda Pair. Cool stuff!

(http://cdn2.mecum.com/auctions/fl0116/fl0116-229833/images/fl0116-229833_1.jpg?1453556332000)

It may be colloquially known as "the Polar Bear", but like it's namesake, this white beauty may look benign, but make no doubt about it that it's an extremely powerful and ferocious beast!  :burnout:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 19, 2017 - 05:35:36 PM
Sorry no other info on JS23R0B252665.
I have the owners name, nothing else. As I don't know if he'd like to read his name here I'll not write it down.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 20, 2017 - 07:57:07 AM
You are correct on the correlation of the VIN to SPD. However the VIN does check out against a Canadian spec HemiCuda that was sold new in Gatineau Quebec. I don't know why it is like that. A theory is that perhaps it was ordered in January when FM3 and FJ6 were announced, a VIN assigned and then the SPD delayed until the colors were actually available at the plant? Maybe someone like Culvers or KissAlien would know as those guys seem to have all the poop on this kind of stuff.

It seems to me that the VIN itself is legit. I have a VIN of another Canadian Hemicuda that is very near being BS23R0B226991, just 5 cars away. Maybe some Canadian Hemis were built as a batch? That car is a plum four speed, no stripes. Was on ebay some years back.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 22, 2017 - 10:27:01 PM
Since we kind of have a black and white theme started, I will continue that with our next participant ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-317914.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-317914.jpg.html)

BS23R0B317914 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made, 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 284 with a 4-speed. It is finished in TX9 Black-Velvet with V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. I would like to give a shout out to our very own Murray, aka "Blown Motor" for viewing this car in person at Mecum's Kissimmee auction and spying me the VIN number for it.  :cheers:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-317914c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-317914c.jpg.html)

Adding to it's stealthy all black exterior is a shiny black Shaker (other than the standard Argent Silver). Under that cool black Shaker sits a Ray Barton built monster that makes this HemiCuda live up to it's menacing all black appearance.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-317914d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-317914d.jpg.html)

Void of almost all shiny trim and extraneous options, this HemiCuda is very understated, yet very menacing looking all in black. In fact the entire car is pretty basic, yet very purpose built, with the Hemi, 4-speed, and A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana Axle Package, and "ghost" V6X Hemi "Hockey Stick" stripes as it's only options.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 24, 2017 - 11:59:45 PM
Well continuing with the black and white theme, we have another car from the Mecum Kissimmee auction. Like with our previous entry, 317914, our friend Murray, aka "Blown Motor" helped with positively ID'ing the VIN on this one too. Thanks Murray! :cheers:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-xxx042.jpg)

BS23R0B145107 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made, 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in EW1 Alpine-White with V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes and a H4X9 black vinyl bench seat interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-xxx042b.jpg)

Another bench seat column-shift automatic HemiCuda! It amazes me just how many of these cars rolled off the assembly line in this configuration. Backing up that column-shift automatic is the A32 Super Performance 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package to give this bench seat cruiser plenty of get-up-and-GO!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-xxx042d.jpg)

I love the "Hockey Stick" stripe and this is a great photo of one.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 28, 2017 - 05:10:14 PM
We started off the new year with a great run of some awesome cars. Now we are going to change direction for a moment and dig deep into the archives.

However, before I do, I want to pause to give our friend Murray, aka "Blown Motor" some recognition for scouting out some VINs for me while he was at the Mecum Kissimmee auction. Give it up for Murray!  :clapping: :woo:

With that I just want to put it out there again, that this is an "open" thread. Any and all contributions are always welcomed. Know of a Hemi E-body that hasn't been presented here yet - post it up! If you have a VIN even better so I can cross-check it against what I have to see if it's new (to me) or something I already have. I could always use some VIN "scouts" (like Murray) at the big auctions too so I can correlate and cross-check the auction ads to what I have in my little database.  :chatting:

Anyway, back to the archives. Had to dig deep and go all the way back to 2004 to find this one on Moparts. It's a post from "Dan" looking for the original engine and transmission for BS23R0B159424 a 1970 Tor-Red HemiCuda. The thing I like about Dan's post is that he lists the last registered owner of this HemiCuda as a Mr "Surf Savage". "Surf Savage?" ... how cool of a name is that?! Sounds like the name of someone whom you might meet at Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu or something and not the name of a guy from Sellinsgrove PA! :rofl: Anyone know of this car? Anyone know of Mr "Surf Savage?" PM me or post it up! :thumbsup:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-159424.jpg)

P.S.  Found this old image from Pipeline ... I think the arrow may be pointing to "Surf Savage!"

(http://energyxzone.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/MCSurfingFeature.png)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: 1BADFISH™ on January 29, 2017 - 02:37:09 AM
Haven't posted here for quite a time...
I have a picture of JS23R0B252665 from page 7 on my PC. Can't remember where I found it. Dates from 2004.

Cool Car! I seen one nearly identical to this at Russo and Steel in Scottsdale last weekend but 1971. Black on Black 4spd Hemi Challenger survivor.  :2thumbs:

JS23R1B242313
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 29, 2017 - 05:30:21 PM
Hey 1BF, thanks for posting those pics of JS23R1B242313 up! Appreciate your input on this thread!  :cheers:

With 1BF's lead-in, we'll make JS23R1B242313 the next Hemi E-body of the Day (or Week)  :clapping:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-242313b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-242313b.jpg.html)

JS23R1B242313 is 1 of only 75 1971 Hemi Challenger R/T's ever made. 1 of only 70 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 58 with a 4-speed. It is finished in TX9 Black with a H6X9 black interior.

The original owner owned and operated a Speed-Shop in Joplin MO and parked this car prominently in front of the shop as an advertisement of sorts - what better car for that purpose than a Hemi Challenger RT! From this angle the Challenger looks very unassuming - could be just another car on the road - a real street "sleeper". The original owner must of wanted the car to have a low profile so that he could blend in and sneak up on his prey - or avoid attention from law enforcement!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-242313_Int.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-242313_Int.jpg.html)

This car is advertised as being an original "survivor". Remarkably it still retains it's original factory TX9 Black finish, numbers matching driveline and interior to include the seats, door panels, headliner and even the carpet! From the appearance of the carpet in this pic, I would say that it must be true, as it looks a little worn, but still very serviceable. The astonishing thing is that this is not a car that sat in a climate controlled display for most of it's life - with 64,000 miles on the odometer this Hemi Challenger RT was driven and driven quite a lot!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-242313_FT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-242313_FT.jpg.html)

The Fender Tag shows that this Hemi Challenger RT is equipped with the A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana axle package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, G11 Tinted Glass and G31/G33 Dual Chrome Sport Mirrors among other things. It is nicely equipped but it is also void of any attention getting items such as High-Impact paint, RT stripes (note the V68 stripe-delete code), spoilers, or a Shaker hood. Like I said earlier, this Hemi Challenger RT was built to be a "street sleeper" and I'm sure it fed quite regularly on many unsuspecting opponents! :burnout:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 30, 2017 - 04:26:14 PM
I have a very similar one on file. Also survivor TX9 four speed stripe delete. Has added red pinstripes. VIN is JS23R1B228932.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 30, 2017 - 04:29:08 PM
Some more, same car.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 30, 2017 - 05:48:51 PM
Hey, thanks for the picture posts there JS23U! That is almost like a twin to the aforementioned JS23R1B242313. It looks as if the only difference between the two are the Rallye Wheels and the red pinstripes. Wonder if those red pinstripes are V7R factory pinstripes (or were they only available in 1970?)? Is that the little ebay photo icon in the lower right hand corner of those pics? Do you have any additional info on this dark beauty? Tag info, numbers matching, miles, etc.?Thanks again for posting those up! :clapping: :woo:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 31, 2017 - 12:27:27 PM
Yes, looks like ebay. I have saved these pics in 2008 and 2013. So it was for sale at these times. I didn't write down any additional info except that it was told to be a survivor. Has Illinois plate on the 2013 photo.
Here is the tag:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 31, 2017 - 12:35:26 PM
As you can see it is a V68 / stripe delete. As far as I know no V7_ pinstripes were available on R/Ts. Also, this car has wheel trim moldings, which shouldn't be on a Hemi e-body after about January 1970. Nevertheless, a gorgeous car!  :ylsuper:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 31, 2017 - 04:51:28 PM
Wow! You have a virtual treasure trove of great pictures on that black beauty! :ylsuper:  Thanks again for the great picture post-ups on this one!  :2thumbs:  Have any other cool Hemi E-body pics in your photo library?? :chatting:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on January 31, 2017 - 06:21:00 PM
Sure!
Stay with "one a day"?  ;)

Ok, here's another JS23R1 in TX9. I personally saw that car in 1999 when we visited R&R salvage yard in southern Missouri. Ron Slobe had died some years before and this is one of the cars that still were at his home back then. I didn't write down a VIN or fender tag info, wasn't smart enough back then... :banghead:

I remember that some things were added but I can't remember what exactly. For sure the stripes had been added, maybe even the vinyl top. I would really like to hear what became of the car. And of course get VIN and tag info  :naughty:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on January 31, 2017 - 08:06:37 PM
Stay with "one a day"?  ;)

One a day ... one every couple of days ... one a week? It's all good as long as we keep posting and don't let the thread become stagnant. :thumbsup:


Ok, here's another JS23R1 in TX9. I personally saw that car in 1999 when we visited R&R salvage yard in southern Missouri. Ron Slobe had died some years before and this is one of the cars that still were at his home back then. I didn't write down a VIN or fender tag info, wasn't smart enough back then... :banghead:

I remember that some things were added but I can't remember what exactly. For sure the stripes had been added, maybe even the vinyl top. I would really like to hear what became of the car. And of course get VIN and tag info  :naughty:

Wow! I don't know who Ron Slobe was and I can't say that I have ever seen this Challenger of his before either. I like the V6V orange side stripes ... even if they are not original to the car. I'll tell you, it looks really authentic to my amateur eye ... even has the appropriate amount of "dust" from being stashed away for years as these cars often were. So, do you believe it to be "the real deal"? I mean do you remember getting "eyes on" the R-code? Maybe some other C-C member knows of this car and can chime in? Anyone?

Edit: Don't I feel silly for not knowing who Ron Slobe was. I just "Googled" him and discovered that his R&R Salvage was one of the largest, if not thee largest, Mopar salvage yards in the country. That would have been something to have cruised that yard back in it's heyday ...
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on February 01, 2017 - 05:11:06 PM
Yes, sorry. A friend and me had Mopar holidays in the US twice, in 1999 and 2000 (we are from Germany). Both years we went to R&R. It was still in business more or less. Ron Slobe, the owner of the yard, had died in the early 90s. We mostly spoke to his employee John, who was a very nice guy. He showed us the remains of the car and parts collection. There were about 1500 Mopars of all years on the yard. The valuable cars were put into buildings. When we were there there were about 60 cars in the buildings, IIRC. These were mostly Hemis and Six Packs. Nearly none was in turn-key condition, most were resto candidates in various conditions.

The black Challenger was a legit Hemi, that is sure. But I didn't write down VIN or Fender Tag info. It was one of the few driving cars. AFAIK it was an automatic.

Ron's widow drove the 70 Cuda convertible pilot car at that time, a white one, BS27V0B100004. I think this car had been sold after a few years as I found some pics of it in the net.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 07, 2017 - 06:15:17 PM
Well that was an interesting run of posts! However, with all that "black and white" I think it's time to add a little "color" to this thread. I was going to go with a really eye-popping High-Impact color, but the legion of loyal fans of this thread ... ahhh, okay, a bunch of people wanted .... ahhh, okay, it was just one guy, who wanted to see the following Hemi Challenger as the next Hemi car posted up in this thread!


(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-33.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-33.jpg.html)

JS23R0B376234 is 1 of only 307 1970 Hemi Challenger RT's ever made. 1 of only 287 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 150 with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Bright-Red with V68 Stripe Delete has a H6X9 black vinyl interior and has a very rare feature to it that makes it very unique.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-376234c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-376234c.jpg.html)

This Hemi Challenger RT is equipped with the A32 Super-Performance 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A45 Aero Package (J78 Front Spoilers and J81 Go-Wing), B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console and the rare (for a non-T/A Challenger) N94 Fresh Air T/A hood among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-376234b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-376234b.jpg.html)

Outside of the T/A Challengers, the availability of the N94 Fresh Air T/A hood was little known and rarely ordered option. Only a small handful of non-T/A Challengers were ordered from the factory with them. This car is the only known Hemi Challenger RT equipped with the N94 Fresh Air T/A hood from the factory which makes it very unique.

The Brothers Collection now owns this rare Challenger and you can bang it here to see it in one of their "Muscle Car of the Week" videos

http://youtu.be/pOs34SoBF3w (http://youtu.be/pOs34SoBF3w)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Chryco Psycho on February 08, 2017 - 11:25:08 PM
I am almost certain I took pictures of this car back in approx 83 @ the Nats I remember the Red Hemi Chall with the T/A hood & immediatly thought it was wrong until the owner explained that the hood could be ordered on a Non T/A car 
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: moparman82 on February 08, 2017 - 11:56:32 PM
wasn't this car for sale for a looooooong time too on Los Angeles craigslist?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Topcat on February 10, 2017 - 12:19:50 AM
yeah I was the one guy.

This car I find is amazing.

Because what is the mystery how it ended up with that hood?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 10, 2017 - 02:46:44 AM
yeah I was the one guy.

LOL! Thanks Mike for the great suggestion! :cheers: Sometimes all it takes is one guy to make a difference. :grinyes: That N94 Chally certainly is an unusual and very unique car. Got to love it! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on February 10, 2017 - 11:37:09 AM
I like just about any Challenger but that one is about top of the list with the colour and hood.

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 13, 2017 - 12:06:06 AM
That was a pretty long run of Challengers. Time for a Cuda!

I was in Indianapolis two weeks ago and I tried to stop in and visit The RPM Collection. The RPM Collection from what I can gather is a private collection of cars that I came across on the internet and facebook. From what I saw on the web, it seemed that they opened their doors to the public on occasion and I wanted to go visit them as they have (or at least had) at least one Hemi E-body in their possession. I called, I emailed, I messaged and I facebooked, but I never received a reply from them. Took a chance and drove out to where they were suppose to be but could not find anything at the address listed. It wasn't my day.

As for The RPM Collection, has anyone ever managed to reach them and get inside to see the collection?? Shout out if you have!

Anyway, todays Hemi E-body of the day (or week) resides (or resided) within the confines of The RPM Collection. It is 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market. It is finished in EW1 Alpine-White with a V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. I think that this may be BS23R0B111658 but I'm not completely positive about that.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658.jpg.html)

Nicely appointed interior with Rallye Gauges and Center Console and a R22 AM/8-Track tape player too!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658b.jpg.html)

This HemiCuda currently resides (or at least did) within the climate controlled confines of The RPM Collection, and from the looks of it, has some other fine looking Mopars to keep it company.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658d.jpg.html)

Air Conditioning? Ahhh - no! However it is equipped with the A01 Light Group Package, A21 Elastomeric Front Bumper Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G31 chrome RH Sport Mirror, G33 LH chrome Sport Mirror, R22 AM/8-Track Radio and S77 Power Steering among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-111658c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 21, 2017 - 12:17:27 AM
A "swing and a miss" on The RPM Collection ... and he's outta there!

Sometimes gathering some details on a particular car can be rather difficult ... if not impossible. Other times you just get lucky and it kind of falls into your lap when you least expect it. Better lucky than good they say, and that is certainly the case with our next entry.

Completely out of the blue I was contacted by Markus Brantschen of Switzerland who wanted to share with me a 1971 Hemi Challenger RT that he owned until recently. What he unveiled to me was nothing short of incredible as you will soon see. Thank you Markus for bringing this ultra-cool Hemi Challenger to my attention and sharing it with the Cuda-Challenger members. Give it up for Markus!  :clapping: :woo:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938_Swiss_Shaker.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938_Swiss_Shaker.jpg.html)

JS23R1B199938 is 1 of only 76 1971 Hemi Challenger R/T's ever made and is the only "export" 1971 Hemi Challenger RT known to exist. This incredible Hemi Challenger RT was sold new in Basel-Stadt Switzerland and has been in Europe for almost it's entire existence thus making it relatively unknown to North American enthusiasts ... until now!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938b_Swiss_Shaker.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938b_Swiss_Shaker.jpg.html)

This incredible Hemi Challenger RT was brought to my attention by it's fifth owner Markus Brandtschen of Switzerland. Markus owned the car from 2003 thru 2016 and is responsible for performing the beautiful restoration you see before you. Per Markus, this Challenger has spent the first 45 years of it's life in Europe, primarily in Switzerland, and is the only known export spec 1971 Hemi Challenger RT known to exist. In 2016, after 13 years of ownership, Markus decided to let someone else enjoy it and it left Europe for the very first time bound for North America and it's new owner.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938d_Swiss_Shaker.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938d_Swiss_Shaker.jpg.html)

This Hemi Challenger RT is just loaded with options! On the inside it has the A01 Light Group Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C26 Overhead Console, C62 Six-way seat, H31 Rear Window Defogger and P31 Power Windows among other things. Also note that the speedometer is calibrated in kilometers per hour for Europe vs miles per hour for North America; and that it is a "radio delete" since European radios operated on a different frequency band.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938c_Swiss_Shaker.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938c_Swiss_Shaker.jpg.html)

The Shaker hood is not an "upgrade" as it is coded on the fender tag for the car - along with a lot of other fantastic options such as: the A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana Axle Package, A45 Aero (front and rear spoilers) Package, A46 Molding Group Package and the A78 Formal Roof Package (now that's rare on a 1971 Hemi car!). Also note the "export spec" data placard attached to the RH inner fender.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938ft_Swiss_Shaker.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938ft_Swiss_Shaker.jpg.html)

Didn't I say this Hemi Challenger RT was loaded with options? Just look at the fender tags! I don't think I have ever seen so many codes on one set of fender tags - not even the Zach Reynolds 1971 Hemi Cuda has more codes then the "Swiss Shaker" Challenger has. Whoever originally ordered this car in Basel-Stadt Switzerland check off what looks to be just about every possible option you could have selected for a 1971 Hemi Challenger RT. Simply amazing! On a side note, did you notice that although the car has Elastomeric bumpers on it, they are not coded on the fender tag (or the build sheet)? Per Markus, the dealership installed the Elastomeric bumpers before the original owner took possession of the car. With all the other option boxes the original owner checked, perhaps he thought that he checked the "A22" box too and was disappointed when the car showed up without them and had the dealer install them for him?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938e_Swiss_Shaker.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938e_Swiss_Shaker.jpg.html)

This is one incredibly beautiful and unique 1971 Hemi Challenger RT that has been out of sight of the North American enthusiast for a very long time ... until now. According to Markus, the new owner plans to debut this gorgeous Hemi Challenger RT at the 2017 MCACN show in Chicago. I plan on being there to check it out ... will you?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on February 21, 2017 - 01:31:27 AM
Wow! That car is insane.

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: LRTexpress on February 22, 2017 - 12:05:33 AM
Sheldon you will have to swing by and check it out, as the Swiss Shaker will be enjoying our sunny Okanagan days shortly.

Dave
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on February 22, 2017 - 12:30:54 AM
Oh good lord! That's great news, let me know when it's in!

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: gyman98 on February 22, 2017 - 09:26:49 AM
Sheldon you will have to swing by and check it out, as the Swiss Shaker will be enjoying our sunny Okanagan days shortly.

Dave

Very exciting that it's coming to Canada!  :canada:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 22, 2017 - 01:35:54 PM
 :wave: Hi Dave! Thanks for allowing me to post up your new Challenger - it's really awesome! :ylsuper:  I tried to represent it the best that I could with the info that Markus provided me, but if there is anything else that you would like to ad by all means chime in and post it up. Hope what Markus says is true and that you bring it to MCACN later this year as I would love to check it out in person. :bananasmi
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on February 22, 2017 - 02:38:12 PM
Ha, ha. I want Dave's old 71 Challenger now!

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 22, 2017 - 05:01:06 PM
Ha, ha. I want Dave's old 71 Challenger now!

Sheldon

The black one with the red pinstripes?? :dunno:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: swisshemi on February 22, 2017 - 05:07:00 PM
Very exciting that it's coming to Canada!  :canada:

That was also very nice to me. The car has spent 46 years on 47.5 degree of latitude near Zurich, the climate in kelowna with ~50 degree of latitude is just right for this beauty - she will feel very comfortable  :thumbsup:

Markus
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: swisshemi on February 22, 2017 - 05:31:48 PM

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938ft_Swiss_Shaker.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Challenger%20RTs/71RT-199938ft_Swiss_Shaker.jpg.html)

Didn't I say this Hemi Challenger RT was loaded with options? Just look at the fender tags! I don't think I have ever seen so many codes on one set of fender tags - not even the Zach Reynolds 1971 Hemi Cuda has more codes then the "Swiss Shaker" Challenger has. Whoever originally ordered this car in Basel-Stadt Switzerland check off what looks to be just about every possible option you could have selected for a 1971 Hemi Challenger RT. Simply amazing! On a side note, did you notice that although the car has Elastomeric bumpers on it, they are not coded on the fender tag (or the build sheet)? Per Markus, the dealership installed the Elastomeric bumpers before the original owner took possession of the car. With all the other option boxes the original owner checked, perhaps he thought that he checked the "A22" box too and was disappointed when the car showed up without them and had the dealer install them for him?



I think, the sunroof EV2 "Steve Juliano JS23R1" has more options. But I never saw the fender tags...

Markus
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 25, 2017 - 09:14:55 PM
All good things come to an end at some point or another. After zooming into the stratosphere with the Swiss-Shaker Hemi Challenger RT it's time to fall back to earth. The Swiss-Shaker took us pretty high, so the downward fall is going to be long ... and fast ... we'll have so much speed when we hit bottom that we will probably go deep underground!

And that might not be a bad thing cause from there we can only go up!  Or find something while we are down there ...

While were down there, lets dig deep and see if anyone can find some info on a quartet of sequential VIN Canadian spec '70 HemiCudas. On October 6th, 1969 these four elephants followed each other nose to tail (as elephants do) down the assembly line and then parted ways with three of them migrating west to the Vancouver area of British Columbia while the fourth took a different path to Pendelton Ontario.

Our four pachyderms are:

BS23R0B146391

BS23R0B146392

BS23R0B146393

BS23R0B146494

Ready? Lets see what you can find!  :chatting:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on February 25, 2017 - 10:44:35 PM
One's an FE5, black interior, column shift, 4.10 Dana car. Sorry, I don't know which one it is. I think I know 2 of the other ones as well but I don't have enough info to comment on them.

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Culvers on February 28, 2017 - 12:18:43 PM
BS23R0B146392
(https://i58.servimg.com/u/f58/12/18/65/27/bs23r010.jpg)

BS23R0B146391
I just have SPD A06 and VON C01965 in my list, but I don't know where I got these informations from
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on February 28, 2017 - 04:41:44 PM
BS23R0B146392 was on carsinbarns and has been exported to Sweden in 2006. See picture.
Edit: Car obviously got sold at B-J auction in Scottsdale this year fpor $302,500....!
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-PLYMOUTH-HEMI-CUDA--201805 (https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-PLYMOUTH-HEMI-CUDA--201805)

146394 is supposed to be an automatic car. But I don't know anything further about it.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on February 28, 2017 - 04:47:34 PM
A06 was Hemicuda day. I have 28 Hemicuda VINs with SPD A06, including the four mentioned Canadians and two Convertibles. I doubt there was any other day in the 1970 model year with these many Hemis built on one day. The first car is the Canadian #146391, the last (known to me) is 146775. There might be a lot more.
For some of those I have pics and/or fender tag info about. Some of those I just have heard or read about and don't have any further info.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Cudino on February 28, 2017 - 05:38:05 PM
BS23R0B146392 got sold at B-J auction in Scottsdale this year fpor $302,500....!
https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-PLYMOUTH-HEMI-CUDA--201805 (https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-PLYMOUTH-HEMI-CUDA--201805)
I saw BS23R0B146392 at B-J last month, the car looked nice.  There was a table in front of the car with its Broadcast Sheet on display, as attached.

- Wade
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 28, 2017 - 09:36:52 PM
Now we're getting somewhere! See, the synergistic collaboration of the whole C-C team is getting results that I alone could not achieve. I love teamwork! Lets keep digging and see if we can find out some more info on this quartet of Canadian Pachyderms!  :cooldancing:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on February 28, 2017 - 10:28:42 PM
Fish on! We got one! BS23R0B146392

Found this on the Mapleleaf Mopars website.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-22.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-22.jpg.html)

Apparently 146392 had been in long term storage somewhere in Canada for a very long time. From what I can gather, somewhere around 2003-04 the car was bought, pulled out of storage and restored by Les Baer. From there noted Swedish collector Ted Lindsten acquired the car and had it brought to Sweden to join his collection.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146392b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146392b.jpg.html)

In January 2016 Ted Lindsten had Russo and Steele auctions put up a part of his collection, to include this beauty, as a "no reserve" auction. http://russoandsteele.com/lindsten-collection-of-highly-desirable-classic-mopars-to-be-featured-no-reserve-offerings-at-russo-and-steeles-2016-arizona-car-week-auction-event/ (http://russoandsteele.com/lindsten-collection-of-highly-desirable-classic-mopars-to-be-featured-no-reserve-offerings-at-russo-and-steeles-2016-arizona-car-week-auction-event/)  Being a "no reserve" auction the car sold for $149K. A year later the car was at Barrett-Jackson's Scottsdale auction https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-PLYMOUTH-HEMI-CUDA--201805 (https://www.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1970-PLYMOUTH-HEMI-CUDA--201805) and this time the car sold for $302K? Wow! a 100% increase in valuation in only a year? Wow!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146392c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146392c.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on February 28, 2017 - 11:40:08 PM
I screwed up not buying that car in 1984. It had a 340 in it at that time and I had an unstamped 70 Hemi in my 383 Challenger R/T.

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 05, 2017 - 04:55:23 PM
Alright then, we found a lot of info on 146392 being that it has recently been for sale. As for 146391, 93 and 94, all we could find is a SPD and a VON on 146391 (courtesy of Culvers), and a possible ID of one being Rallye-Red with a black interior and a column shift auto trans (courtesy of Sheldon). Not a whole lot, but it's a start, and hopefully some more leads will surface if we keep digging. So for now, we'll put these VINs behind us - unless somebody has something else to contribute? Going once ... going twice ...
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: rUNCHARGER on March 05, 2017 - 06:44:19 PM
No: I wish. I know where two of the cars are residing but don't have Vin's of them as to which is which. But two more of them are alive for sure. The two I know of are still in B.C. I might find out this summer if I have some extra time.

Sheldon
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 06, 2017 - 08:57:22 PM
I use to think these Hemi powered beasties were territorial - sticking close to home and defending their part of the reef from all comers. But I've come to find out that these beasties are actually quite far ranging and you never really know where you might come upon one.

Case in point, remember that feel good story about Koby and his search for his Dad's long lost TA? Koby eventually found his Dad's TA at "Kenny's Automotive - in Tokyo Japan of all places! The proprietor of Kenny's Automotive is Kenji Okazaki. For those that followed NHRA drag racing in the 1990's, you will remember that Kenji use to drive Big Jim Dunn's Mooneyes Funny Car. Although Kenji doesn't drive fuel Funny Cars anymore, he's still involved with American muscle cars and has more than one Hemi in his garage to include this one ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-45.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-45.jpg.html)
(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-45a.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-45a.jpg.html)

BS23R1B166080 is 1 of only 118 1971 HemiCuda''s ever made. 1 of only 107 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 59 with a 4-speed. It is finished in GY3 Curious-Yellow (the first pic doesn't look it, but that is Curious-Yellow) with V6X black "billboard" stripes and a SRX9 black leather interior. And just in case you thought it may be a clone, here is a pic of the fender tag on Kenji's car

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-45_data.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-45_data.jpg.html)

From it's Fender Tag we can see that this HemiCuda came equipped with the A01 Light Group Package, A22 Elastomeric Front and Rear Bumpers Package, A34 Super-Track-Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauges Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, G36 painted Sport Mirrors J81 Go-Wing and the V6X black "billboard" stripes among other things. Sweet!!

Thanks Koby for not only bringing your Dad's TA back with you, but these pics of Kenji's awesome Curious-Yellow HemiCuda too!  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on March 10, 2017 - 12:55:06 PM
On page 5 you said you still have to find the third 71 Hemicuda in GA4. Maybe it is this one:
Found it on a page called "hemiverts" or something like that. That was in 2003, link doesn't work anymore. I haven't heard or know anything further about the car than what the Picture tells.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 12, 2017 - 09:47:24 PM
On page 5 you said you still have to find the third 71 Hemicuda in GA4. Maybe it is this one:
Found it on a page called "hemiverts" or something like that. That was in 2003, link doesn't work anymore. I haven't heard or know anything further about the car than what the Picture tells.

Thanks for the post and pic JS! I have no idea if there are in fact only three GA4 '71 HemiCuda's (including the 'vert) or not. Assuming that number (three) is true, I don't see why we could say this car you posted up IS THE third one. So until someone raises the b.s. flag and says it isn't, I say we give it the benefit of the doubt and say that it is!

So what can we see in that pic? GA4 Winchester Gray, V1X black vinyl roof, A45 front and rear spoiler package, L34 road lamps, 450 "Steelies" and a single standard rearview mirror. Anyone see anything else?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 12, 2017 - 10:43:31 PM
Today I am throwing up one of my all time favorites! :cooldancing:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50b.jpg.html)

BS23R1B109833 is 1 of only 118 1971 HemiCuda''s ever made. 1 of only 107 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 48 with an automatic. It is finished in FE5 Rallye-Red with V6X black "billboard" stripes and a rare H5X9 black and white, cloth and vinyl "Houndstooth" interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50_int.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50_int.jpg.html)

This HemiCuda is equipped with the beautiful H5X9 black and white, cloth and vinyl "houndstooth" interior. Supposedly the last roll of original NOS black and white "houndstooth" material known to exist was used to restore the seats and they look fantastic! Love that "houndstooth" interior!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50_eng.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50_eng.jpg.html)

In addition to the might Hemi, this 'Cuda is also equipped with the A01 Light Group Package, A04 Basic Group Package, A62 Rallye Gauges Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C14 Rear Shoulder Belts (very rare), G33 LH Remote Chrome Mirror and S77 Power Steering.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1971%20Cudas/71CU-50.jpg.html)

This car is an early production car with a SPD (Scheduled Production Date) of 24 August 1970. Being an early build it should have the body colored steel wheels, but you have to admit, the black ones look great on this car. The billboard stripes are not original to the car, but like the black wheels, they look great with this color combination. Mike Mancini and the folks at American Muscle Car Restorations in Kingston RI did the restoration on this car and it is a stunning example of one of the most awesome American muscle cars to ever come out of Detroit and is one of my personal all time favorites!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on March 14, 2017 - 12:46:11 PM
Great one, for sure!
BTW, isn't it a too early car for black steelies?! Should be body color from what I know. Also, I have never seen a cowl blackout on a 71 car. This began to be omitted in the late 1970 model year.
Do you have a fender tag pic?  :naughty:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 14, 2017 - 11:07:48 PM
Correct, it is too early to have the black "steelies" and should have the body colored ones instead. But you have to admit, the black ones go great with the car and probably actually look better in this case.

Don't know about the cowl blackout issue.

Saw the fender tag in the ad, but failed to "capture" it before the ad went away.  :banghead:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: cudamadd on March 15, 2017 - 12:34:47 AM
Nice car interesting to see that the rallye dash is from a 72 -74 ebody .P.S not sure if this was in an earlier post .Nice car never the less  :2thumbs: :aussie:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 19, 2017 - 05:36:47 PM
Yep, that Rallye Gauge cluster sure does look like a 72-74 unit. Good eye there Cudamadd.

72-74 cluster, cowl blackout when there shouldn't be any (70 only thing), cowl weather stripping missing, black (instead of body-colored red) steelies - make it stop! With so many "errors" this car should be sold for pennies on the dollar ... to me!  :naughty:  Even despite a few issues, it's still one of my ATFs!  :thumbsup:


Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 19, 2017 - 05:55:33 PM
On to new business and a new contestant.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-98_tag.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-98_tag.jpg.html)

BS23R0B146563 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made. 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in EF8 Ivy-Green with V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes and a H6F8 green vinyl interior. This HemiCuda is nicely equipped with the A32 Super-Performance 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauges, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, C62 Six-Way Driver's Seat and a G33 chrome LH Sport Mirror among other things.

Oddly enough this is the only picture I have for this car. Surely others were posted with the picture of the Fender Tag, but I somehow lost them or failed to capture them? I did however capture the ad for it from the Monterey Sports and Classic Car auction from August 2005 when this car was sold. Does anyone know of, or have some pictures of 146563 that they would like to share??

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-98_info.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-98_info.jpg.html)

I don't know for sure, but I think 146563 could be the same car as shown in this Cars-Online dot com ad from a few years ago. In the auction ad it says that it is a two-owner car with less than 17,000 miles on it and has never been restored. In the Cars-Online dot com ad it says that the car has been restored by Roger Gibson. Besides the "unrestored" vs "restored" issue, looks like everything on the tag matches up with this car and they could be the same car, but I have no way of telling for sure.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-xxx005c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-xxx005c.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on March 21, 2017 - 04:17:40 PM
I don't have positive proof, but I don't believe these two cars are the same.
I have pics of an EF8 automatic survivor that was for sale at Legendary Motorcars in or about January 2005, half a year before the Monterey auction. The following are the pics I saved to my PC in Jan. 2005:
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqwwsqkqdkdxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/rbdkwbrrkxfbrrbrfbdxbrwbqgtbb/7/744804/6119194/S23R0EF8D32survivor0B146563_01-vi.jpg)
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqwwtrdswtwxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/tfbqggwtdxrqfqbsgwdxfbrrbrfbd/7/744804/6119194/S23R0EF8D32survivor0B146563_02-vi.jpg)
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqwwfqddkwgxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/brqsqrkstxfbrrbrfbdxkqkwqgtgs/7/744804/6119194/S23R0EF8D32survivor0B146563_03-vi.jpg)

I found this link https://www.americancarcollector.com/premium-auction-database/1564013 (https://www.americancarcollector.com/premium-auction-database/1564013) by the using the VIN (with an o, not a 0). This seems to be a pic from the Monterey auction.
I spy an V5F on the fender tag above. All the car pictures do not show the moldings. I wonder if these would go off without harming the original paint  :clueless:
Also, the pictured cars all have two chrome mirrors, not just one. Added?
On the other hand, how many EF8 D32 survivors are still left with 16.000/17.000 mls on the odometer? So I am pretty sure that the LMC car is the Monterey car and mathces the fender tag picture.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on March 21, 2017 - 04:20:09 PM
Picture of the Monterey link above:
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqwwgwbwdbtxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/brstgdrkkxrqfqbsgwdxbrwrrbfqw/7/744804/6119194/F8D32survivor0B146563_04082005-vi.jpg)
It is hard to see, but I'd say there are two mirrors again.
Also, the Monterey car has wheel well moldings and Polyglas tires without tire size, both making it an early car. This would again match both the LMC pictures and the fender tag.

If I didn't goof when saving these pictures, this is what 146563 looked like in 2008:
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqwsqqrwqtwxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/rbdkwbrrkxbrqggwgwsxkqkwqgtgs/7/744804/6119194/S23R0EF8D32survivor0B146563_05-vi.jpg)
The (new?) owner put on some Hockeys. Otherwise the car looks the same to me.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on March 21, 2017 - 04:34:23 PM
On the topic "Gibson restored" EF8 automatic cars I know of two of these. The following one is most likely the one you pictured, Tom.
BS23R0B159467:
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqtgqbkgqfwxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/brwbqgtbbxbsbqfkqtdxbrstgdrkk/7/744804/6119194/3REF8D320B159467Gibsonrestored-vi.jpg)
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqtgsfbqgrkxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/kqkwqgtgsxbrwrrbfqwxrbdkwbrrk/7/744804/6119194/BS23R0EF8D320B159467_01-vi.jpg)
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqtggkqwgtkxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/bsbqfkqtdxbsbfrdbrrxwrbgqqbtq/7/744804/6119194/BS23R0EF8D320B159467_08-vi.jpg)
Interior is black on this one.
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqtbrgqsffgxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/tfbqggwtdxbsbfrdbrrxswkqfbgff/7/744804/6119194/BS23R0EF8D320B159467_02-vi.jpg)
Looks to me as if there is a California license plate like on the cars-on-line-ad?!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on March 21, 2017 - 04:40:44 PM
And just for the records, here is the second (I know of) EF8 D32 Gibson restored BS23R0:
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqdwftwksfrxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/brqsqrkstxbsbqfkqtdxbrwbqgtbb/7/744804/6119194/3REF8D320B186483Gibsonrestored-vi.jpg)
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqdwqgrbrftxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/bsbfrdbrrxrqfqbsgwdxbsbqfkqtd/7/744804/6119194/83GibsonrestoredJackStewart_01-vi.jpg)
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtddfqdwwkgdwtsxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/wwrdgkqsxbrwrrbfqwxwrbgqqbtq/7/744804/6119194/83GibsonrestoredJackStewart_02-vi.jpg)
Sorry, no interior pic on this one. But the fender tag says it is a green one.
This particular car got quite a bit of interest in Mopar Muscle magazine of 1996 and 1997. It was a cover car of MM 08/1996 and was featured in a Gibson resto article in the same mag over that period, IIRC.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 25, 2017 - 09:29:02 PM
Wow! That is a lot of great info and pics you posted up. Thanks Jens!  :clapping:


Now for something a lot more vague - and with no pictures ...

Digging deep into the archives, I found this website called "thehemi" dot com http://www.thehemi.com/ (http://www.thehemi.com/)  Within it there is a registry, it looks inactive but it's hard to tell as there are no date / time stamps on any of the entries  http://www.thehemi.com/426hemiregistry.php (http://www.thehemi.com/426hemiregistry.php)  If you scroll on down to entry #5 you will see a very interesting post - it is posted by none other than our own Ryan Brutt (aka "Devil" here on C-C dot com) THEE "Automotive Archeologist" and Barn Finds author! In his post, Ryan states that he is looking for a 1970 HemiCuda BS23R0B256753 that was once owned by his Dad. Check out Ryan's post here ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-122_forum_post.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-122_forum_post.jpg.html)

I do not know how old Ryan's post is, but I can't help but wonder if Ryan ever found his Dad's old HemiCuda and if his search for it was the impetus that lead him to becoming THEE "Automotive Archeologist"??
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on March 28, 2017 - 11:07:03 PM
Was hoping that we would hear from the Devil himself, but Ryan must be out in the field following up some leads on a new barn find ...

So, without further ado, our next contestant hails from Wisconsin but now resides in sunny southern California. Say hello to BS23R0B146730  :clapping:

(http://dealeraccelerate-all.s3.amazonaws.com/fusion/images/2/9/29/2421_3b40be66ce_low_res.JPG)

BS23R0B146730 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made. 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 368 with an automatic. It is finished in FC7 In-Violet with V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes and a H6XW white vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146730WS.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146730WS.jpg.html)

Nice window sticker showing all of the cars features and options ... and all for less than $5,000 MSRP! I'll take it! (I wish!) This HemiCuda is nicely equipped with the A04 Basic Group (AM Radio, Power Steering and a LH chrome Sport Mirror), A32 Super Performance 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes and a C16 Center Console among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146730d.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146730d.jpg.html)

This HemiCuda became somewhat of a local celebrity when it was pulled from a dilapidated old barn where it had sat for decades and restored back to its former glory. So much so that it made the front page of the Eau Claire WI newspaper! Bang it here to read the article  http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150117/news/301179993 (http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20150117/news/301179993)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146730c.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146730c.jpg.html)

If you're in the market for a restored HemiCuda you're in luck as this In-Violet beauty is for sale at Fusion Motor Co in southern California. Bang it here to see more of it on their website http://www.fusionmotorco.com/vehicles/30/1970-plymouth-cuda (http://www.fusionmotorco.com/vehicles/30/1970-plymouth-cuda)

Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 05, 2017 - 06:11:36 PM
([url]http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-122_forum_post.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-122_forum_post.jpg.html[/url])

I do not know how old Ryan's post is, but I can't help but wonder if Ryan ever found his Dad's old HemiCuda and if his search for it was the impetus that lead him to becoming THEE "Automotive Archeologist"??


A little update on this one - I heard from Ryan, and amazingly he did manage to track down and locate his Dad's old HemiCuda. Okay, maybe it was a foregone conclusion that he would being that Ryan is THEE Automotive Archaeologist! Anyway, according to Ryan, when he contacted the current owner and asked if he could come see the car, the owner flat out refused to let him come see it - what a weenie!  :swear:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 05, 2017 - 07:10:54 PM
It was a year ago this week that a very unique and highly prized Hemi-car mysteriously disappeared. A year ago Steve Juliano's one of a kind Mod-Top '70 HemiCuda was taken from his garage in New York. A year later the mystery is unresolved as the Mod-Top has apparently vanished into the night like a ghost never to be seen again.

Hope Steve has put a bigger lock on his garage ... as he has more unique cars that need to be protected from a similar fate as the Mod-Top ... like this one ...

This 1970 Hemi Challenger RT convertible, more commonly known as The Yellow Jacket and later as The Diamante should be no stranger to anyone as it is very unique and stands out in any crowd. JS27R0B100022 was the first of what would be only 12 Hemi Challenger R/T convertibles ever made. Originally the car was a loaded triple-black (TX9 Black with a black leather interior and a black top) 4-speed car and reportedly the only one of the 12 to come from the factory with a Shaker hood.  It never made it to a dealership. When it rolled off the assembly line, Chrysler retained it and sent it off to be transformed into a factory concept car which at first was The Yellow-Jacket which is shown here.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-1_YJ_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-1_YJ_1_1.jpg.html)

The Yellow Jacket two-seat concept Chrysler show car on display at one of the big auto trade shows (Detroit? New York? Chicago?) in late 1969.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-1_YJ2_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-1_YJ2_1_1.jpg.html)

The original Yellow Jacket did not create enough consumer buzz for Chrysler on the 1969 show car circuit - apparently the models dressed in bumble-bee outfits garnered more attention than the car did! So in 1970 Chrysler decided to do a more extensive remodeling of the Yellow-Jacket and the end result was the Diamante show car as shown here.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-01_Diamante_W_1_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-01_Diamante_W_1_1_1.jpg.html)

The original Pearl White Diamante's paint was damaged in transit to a car show and the car was subsequently repainted in the Candy Tangerine shown here. The Diamante continued to tour the show car circuit through 1970 and into 1971 before it was retired. Note how the tail lights look very similar to those that would be on the '72-'74 Challengers. Chrysler placed the car into storage for several years before it was finally auctioned off in 1978. The car eventually found its way into the hands of noted Mopar restoration specialist and collector Steve Juliano who still owns it to this day. Bang it here to read more about The Yellow Jacket / Diamante  http://www.hotrod.com/articles/mopp-0008-1970-dodge-diamante/ (http://www.hotrod.com/articles/mopp-0008-1970-dodge-diamante/)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-01_Diamante_T_1_1_1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RT%20convertibles/70RTCON-01_Diamante_T_1_1_1.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 08, 2017 - 10:54:05 AM
Chrysler Performance West's "Spring-Fling" is happening this weekend. Since MATS is no longer an all Mopar show, Spring-Fling can be said to now be the preeminent Mopar show on the west coast. As a tribute to Spring-Fling, today's featured triple-blue Hemi Challenger RT is a long time attendee of the event.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-71.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-71.jpg.html)

JS23R0B339298 is 1 of only 307 1970 Hemi Challenger RT's ever made, 1 of 287 made for the U.S. and of those 1 of 137 with a 4-speed. It is finished in EB5 Bright-Blue with distinctive V6B blue longitudinal stripes with a H6B5 blue vinyl interior. Love those blue stripes - you just don't see too many of them.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-1a.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-1a.jpg.html)

This all blue Hemi Challenger RT is equipped with the A01 Light Group Package, A33 Track Pack 3:54 geared Dana Axle Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G33 chrome LH Sport Mirror and the thumping 2w R11 Music Master AM Radio among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-1b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-1b.jpg.html)

Love that license plate - "JS23R0B"! This car was featured in the August 2005 issue of Mopar Collector's Guide and if you bang it here you can read all about it  http://moparcollectorsguide.com/onlinemags/members/allonline/2005/aug2005/index.php (http://moparcollectorsguide.com/onlinemags/members/allonline/2005/aug2005/index.php)  At the time of the article, Jeff and Denise Lederman owned it and I can't help but wonder if the couple standing to the right of the car are them?? I should say "hi" just in case it is ...  :wave:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 14, 2017 - 10:17:32 PM
Today we have a bruiser turned beauty queen. This Deep-Burnt-Orange heavy-hitter was a dedicated drag strip fighter before hanging up it's gloves and slipping into retirement. After years of just hanging around the storage shed, it was coaxed out of retirement by the promise of a makeover and a comeback ... but this time as a beauty queen instead of a drag strip terror.

  (http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-63a.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-63a.jpg.html)

BS23R0B157065 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made. 1 of only 652 made for the U.S. market, and of those 1 of 284 with a 4 speed. It is finished in FK5 Deep-Burnt-Orange with V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-63_data.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-63_data.jpg.html)

From the fender tag we can see that this HemiCuda came equipped with the A34 Super Track Pack 4:10 geared Dana Axle Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes and a C16 Center Console among other things. Not a lot of frills here, but everything you would need for a bad-ass race car which this car was!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-63b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-63b.jpg.html)

Look how happy it now looks (almost looks like it is smiling doesn't it?)! This former race car was restored back to like-new condition and was for sale at Happy Days Dream Cars in MO in 2014
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 21, 2017 - 09:56:20 PM
Found this interesting looking Vitamin-C HemiCuda on facebook.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20G426%20fb0315.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20G426%20fb0315.jpg.html)

From the license plate I assume it's outside of North America somewhere - but I don't recognize the plate format so I don't know. If I were to guess, I would say Sweden because of the surprising number of Mopars that have migrated there from North America.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20G426b%20fb0315.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20G426b%20fb0315.jpg.html)

And one more pic. Anyone recognize the car or where that plate is from??  :dunno:

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20G426c%20fb0315.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20G426c%20fb0315.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Jousi on April 22, 2017 - 11:52:14 AM
I would guess that it is very old Norwegian plate, even from beginning of 70´s?

There are quite some hemi e-bodies in Northern Europe, most of them in Sweden of course...
In Finland we have 2 1970 hemicuda´s, and 1 1970 Challenger. At least to my knowledge.

This is mine:

(http://i11.aijaa.com/m/00196/14372432.jpg) (http://aijaa.com/vMokGN)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on April 22, 2017 - 06:45:10 PM
The VIN of the orange Cuda is BS23R0B291159. I heard it has original paint (with added custom paint job, of course).
Jousi, would you mind to share some details of your Cuda? Great looking car!
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 22, 2017 - 11:54:10 PM
Thanks for the info JS23U. Any interior details? Auto, 4-speed, rallye gauges, console, etc?

Thanks for the tip on the plate Jousi. Great looking car by the way. I always liked the way the Hockey Stick stripe looked in red on a black car. IMO, Ma Mopar should have made it available in that color (red) and white.

Jousi, I invite you to tell us more about your car as we all would love to hear about it, and of course, see more pictures of it! However, if you could, wait until Wednesday, April 26th, (4-26) so your car can be our International Hemi Day (4-26) R-code E-body of the day!  :ylsuper:
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: JS23U on April 23, 2017 - 06:08:51 AM
A friend of mine photographed the car in Västeras 2011. It's a column automatic.
(http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rtdbgdkrwbgbkdqxtssbffgtrdfw,vi/brwrrbfqwxbrwbqgtbbxbsssdrrfb/7/744804/6119194/FTBS23REK20B291159-vi.jpg)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on April 23, 2017 - 10:55:47 AM
Thanks! Surprises me just how many of these cars were (are) column autos...
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Jousi on April 24, 2017 - 02:29:20 PM
I would guess that it is very old Norwegian plate, even from beginning of 70´s?

There are quite some hemi e-bodies in Northern Europe, most of them in Sweden of course...
In Finland we have 2 1970 hemicuda´s, and 1 1970 Challenger. At least to my knowledge.

This is mine:

([url]http://i11.aijaa.com/m/00196/14372432.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://aijaa.com/vMokGN[/url])


Well, here are couple pictures and short story: I bought it from east coast couple years ago, and shipped it to Finland. It was and still are just a driver, I have been doing some detailing and overhauling/repairing stuff, like suspension,electrics etc. aiming to have a nice and reliable ride... It have just one 20 years old overpaint, and door jambs still have original paint.  Mostly original sheet metal, exept trunk floor. Original 450 wheels, and still holds factory exhaust and many other parts. Quite in a buildsheet condition, just that red hockey stripe, rim blow, and sport mirror are added. It has now 90s MP block, but I got a 68-block under work. 

(http://i7.aijaa.com/m/00628/14373823.jpg) (http://aijaa.com/koe7p1)
(http://i11.aijaa.com/t/00210/14373821.t.jpg) (http://aijaa.com/tQKMN4)
(http://i11.aijaa.com/t/00673/14373822.t.jpg) (http://aijaa.com/21t4gW)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 11, 2017 - 05:23:08 PM
Whew! Went on a short hiatus to recover from all of the excitement of international Hemi Day (4/26)!

Our next entry needs little introduction as it has probably been seen by just about anyone who calls themselves an enthusiast.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391pstr%20fb0317.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391pstr%20fb0317.jpg.html)

Now who can say that they have never seen this BF Goodrich ad before? Some of you probably had a poster, or a full size banner, of it hanging in your garage. But did you know that the car in the ad is not some clone, but is in fact a "real-deal" Hemi Cuda? Yes it is! It's not some Bruce Banner want-to-be, but it is none other than The Incredible Hulk hisself!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391%20fb0317.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391%20fb0317.jpg.html)

This is none other than BS23R0B146391, which is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made and 1 of only 44 made for the Canadian market. It is factory finished in FJ5 Limelight (a very Hulk-like shade of green!) with V6X black Hockey Stick stripes and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. 

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391ft%20fb0317.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391ft%20fb0317.jpg.html)

This Limelight green beast is a former SS/D Super-Stock drag car and from the fender tag we can see that it was made to "Hulk smash!" the competition with it's D21 4-speed transmission and A34 Super-Track-Pack Dana axle package.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391b%20fb0317.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391b%20fb0317.jpg.html)

This green monster is now owned by Marty Ahlgrim. Marty bought the car when it was still in it's full race configuration and restored it back into a street legal ride. One of the few things that it still retains from it's racing days is the rear wheel tubs into which Marty stuffed some huge Mickey Thompson Sportman Pro tires mounted on Weld Pro Star wheels (I love the look of those "steam-rollers" on this car!)

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391c%20fb0317.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-146391c%20fb0317.jpg.html)

How Marty's car came to be on that famous BF Goodrich poster was a matter of being in the right place at the right time. In the early 1990's BF Goodrich was working on a new ad campaign and they contacted Roland Osborne (RIP 4/18/2017) of NHOA, CPPA and Chrysler Power magazine fame for help with finding the "right" Mopar for them. Roland pointed them in the direction of his good friend Marty, and after one look at Marty's green beast the ad exec's at BF Goodrich knew they had found what they were looking for.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: cudagee on May 13, 2017 - 12:11:24 PM
Hi, I'm new to this forum. I was reading thru these interesting posts and came across my Canadian exported Hemi Cuda 146394. I like to gather more information regarding the car if possible.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: cudagee on May 13, 2017 - 12:31:14 PM
I think member RzeroB may have some information regarding some of the Cuda's
Thanks
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 16, 2017 - 04:17:09 PM
I meant to post this up on Mother's Day, but obviously I didn't git 'er done. So for all you mutha's out there, I present to you this Moulin Rouge HemiCuda...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-15.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-15.jpg.html)

BS23R0B283660 is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made and 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market. It is the first of only two HemiCudas finished in FM3 Moulin-Rouge (the other being BS23R0B292542). It is completed with V6X black Hockey Stick stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-15_data.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-15_data.jpg.html)

The "Y07" build-to spec code and the "C" as the first character of the VON show that this HemiCuda was built to Canadian specifications. The fender tag also shows us that this powerful pink HemiCuda was equipped with the A01 Light Group Package, A04 Basic Group Package, A62 Rallye Gauge Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G36 painted LH Sport Mirror, and the AM/8-Track Radio among other things.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-15_int.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-15_int.jpg.html)

Beautiful interior almost looks brand new! With the automatic, power steering, power brakes and the standard 3:23 geared rear axle, this pink HemiCuda is set to be a real power cruiser.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20FM3%20pair%20283660%20and%20292542.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU%20FM3%20pair%20283660%20and%20292542.jpg.html)

Cool pic showing the only two FM3 Moulin Rouge HemiCudas together. BS23R0B283660 on the left is (was?) owned by Greg and Allison Joseph while BS23R0B292542 on the right is owned by Wade and Aster Ogle. Kind of interesting in that they are similar by being the only two HemiCudas to have been finished in FM3 Moulin Rouge, yet they are almost opposite in what complements that High-Impact pink paint. BS23R0B283660 on the left is a Canadian spec car that has it's bright pink livery offset by a black vinyl top, black Hockey Stick stripes, a black vinyl interior and is an automatic. BS23R0B292542 on the right is a U.S. spec car that has it's bright pink livery complemented by a white vinyl top, a white leather interior and is a 4-speed. To-mat-o, to-mato, po-tat-o, po-tato, either way you just couldn't go wrong with either one of them. Bang it here to see more of both of these pink beauties http://www.pantherpink.com/fm3077.htm (http://www.pantherpink.com/fm3077.htm)

 
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: AARuFAST on May 16, 2017 - 10:11:10 PM
Wet Dream
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 19, 2017 - 03:45:58 PM
As is my style ... we go from the celebrated to the obscure. Next up is '70 Hemi Challenger RT JS23R0B213064. I know nothing about it other than it exists, and someone named Les, aka Super70Bee on Moparts, is looking for the fender tag and/or build sheet for it. Does anyone know this car and can fill me (and the rest of us) in on some of the details about it?

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-213064.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-213064.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 19, 2017 - 10:53:19 PM
Or how about this one ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-57_statement-1.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-57_statement-1.jpg.html)

I found this "Notice of Shortage and/or Error - New Vehicle Shipments" form on the Hamtramck Historical website. We can see the VIN showing the car in question as being a Hemi Challenger RT and that it came into the dealership missing it's 426-Hemi emblems. From what I can find, "Burholme Motors" was a Dodge dealership in the Philadelphia PA area. Unfortunately, the VIN, dealership and missing emblems is about all I know of this particular car.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 19, 2017 - 10:55:52 PM
Or this one ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-232721.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-232721.jpg.html)

Old Moparts post from 2005 from someone named Craig looking for the Build Sheet to this Canadian spec Hemi Challenger RT??
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 19, 2017 - 10:58:33 PM
Or this one for JS23R0B312517 ...

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-67_forum_post.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-67_forum_post.jpg.html)

Cuda-Challenger dot com forum post referencing a Hemi Challenger RT (among others) that Barry Washington from the Hamtramck Historical had the broadcast sheet to and was looking to reunite it with the owner of the car(s). No other information on the car other than the VIN is known.
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 26, 2017 - 06:10:32 PM
Nobody knows anything about any of those four Hemi Challengers? :dunno:

Alright then ... on with the show.

Next up is a HemiCuda that was found and featured in the Calgary Sun newspaper back in December 2007. I present to you BS23R0B216394 which is 1 of only 704 1970 HemiCuda''s ever made and is 1 of only 45 made for the Canadian market. It is finished in FY1 Lemon-Twist with V6X black "Hockey Stick" stripes, a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-19.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-19.jpg.html)

Unfortunately the hyperlink to the story is now dead and I can't seem to find another path to the story. From my notes, it's discovery was completely accidental. The author was in the neighborhood looking for a person with a rare Porsche. He couldn't find the address, so he stopped and asked a lady who was putting out the trash for directions. The lady helped him with the address and then quipped "if you're looking for a rare car, I have a HemiCuda in my garage". The author thanked her and then went off to find the guy with the Porsche.

After telling his story of the encounter with the lady who claimed to have a HemiCuda in her garage, his friends encouraged him to go back the neighborhood and try and find her and the car. He went back, started knocking on doors and after a few misses he finally knocked on the right door. After some small talk, they went to the garage to see the car. Initially he walked right past it not realizing that what looked like a storage shelf piled high with boxes was actually the car!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-19b.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Cudas/70CU-19b.jpg.html)

As the story goes, her husband took delivery of the car on Christmas Eve 1969 when they lived in Lethbridge AB. After eight years of terrorizing the streets of Lethbridge and later Calgary, the Hemi developed a rod-knock and was parked in the garage to be repaired over the '78-'79 winter. One thing after another kept the car from getting repaired and one winter turned into dozens of winters. Decades later in 2007, this is how the HemiCuda was discovered - as the caption says it "was well disguised as a pile of boxes!"

After it was published in the newspaper the word was definitely out on this car. Be interesting to know what ever happened to it ... did the original owners finally get to restoring it? Or did a fistful of cash persuade them to part with and let some else fix it up? Anyone know?
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: RzeroB on May 29, 2017 - 08:13:54 AM
Memorial day here in the  :wavingflag:

As a salute to all those who served past and present ... today's selection was ordered brand new by a serviceman while in southeast Asia and picked up upon his return to the U.S.

JS23R0B371978 is 1 of only 307 1970 Hemi Challenger RT's ever made. It is finished in EV2 Hemi-Orange with a V1X black vinyl top and a H6X9 black vinyl interior. The paint on this car is like glass and just glows!

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-082a.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-082a.jpg.html)

Nice closeup showing the details of the driver's side interior.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-082_INT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-082_INT.jpg.html)

From the Fender-Tag we can see that it is equipped with the A33 3:54 geared Track-Pack Axle Package, B51 Power Disc Brakes, C16 Center Console, G34 painted LH Sport Mirror among other things. Note the Y09 code indicating that the car was ordered as an "international sales" from overseas. The car was ordered by a U.S. military member in southeast Asia and picked up upon his return to the U.S.

(http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j479/tomravak/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-371978FT.jpg) (http://s1087.photobucket.com/user/tomravak/media/Hemi%20E-Bodies/1970%20Challenger%20RTs/70RT-371978FT.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: Chryco Psycho on May 29, 2017 - 11:35:14 PM
I remember seeing the story on the Lemon Alberta car
Title: Re: Random R-code E-body of the day (or week)
Post by: blown motor on May 30, 2017 - 07:59:55 AM
Tom, I sent you a PM. Did you get it?