Am starting this thread to document my trip . I have been looking for a new project and really wanted a Cuda, 71 be ideal and to get it in 4-speed be fantastic. Been looking on craigslist and here on CC. Had just about settled for a 70 when the perfect car came up for sale here on CC. Due to the fact I live in New Zealand meant my friend saw it while NZ was awake and USA was asleep (Different time zones). He contacted me and I emailed the seller to say I was calling. I had my fingers crossed as I watched the clock count down to midnight our time ( 8am USA).
I rang, car was still for sale, I asked questions, loved the answers, made an offer,
I was now the proud owner of a 1971 Cuda 4 speed
Now to get it to it's new home in NZ.
Friend and I fly to USA , rent a U-Haul truck and trailer, take a week to drive across 2/3rds of USA and end up in Long Beach , Calif. where we drop car, parts and anything else we buy at a Kiwishipping who will put everything in a container and ship it to NZ.
We flying to USA in 2 weeks (17th Aug). Hope to confirm our trip route and maybe anyone with suggested highlight stops or trip tips can post them. Just found out we miss out on Mopar Nats by 7 days, bugger. Do plan to visit Mo-par City , rang and spoke to the guy and he happy for us to view on a Saturday.
To be continued, photos to come if my computer skills up to it. Hope to take photos on the trip and post each day.