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Offline DukeOfHazzards

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2010 - 02:34:30 am »
@BadJoey,
I wish I could say that I was the artist who molded the sculpture.  The artist's name is Bill Mack.  If google image search him you'll see that he specializes in nude "relief sculptures" which are 3D sculptures that come out of a picture frame.  I bought the piece of artwork from an art gallery in Vegas seven years ago.  There were only 95 reproductions made and mine was 23rd in the series.  Ninety-three of them have been accounted for but there are 2 of them out there where nobody knows what happened to them or who owns them.  It was my first time in Vegas and I played a little blackjack at the tables.  Well, needless to say I had very good beginner's luck and came across some extra cash, so I purchased "Melody" for well, let's just say a lot less than what the 'Cuda's worth.  I had her hung up in my furniture store and one of my good customers who has shopped with us for years would always come in and say that he was going to buy Melody one day.  Well that day came last February when he came in and asked me how much Melody was for sale.  I had Melody appraised last October for insurance purposes and she was valued at $50K.  So I told the gentleman $50K.  He offered $45K, I said no and that's when he offered to trade his 'Cuda then I said, "What's a 'Cuda?"  :clueless:
1970 'Cuda
2DR HT Lime Light Green
8 Cylinder 383 w/ Indy aluminum block heads pushing 465HP
3 Speed Automatic
2 Year complete frame off restoration, numbers matching, transmission and rear diff date code correct
2.5" Exhaust, white leather interior, new suspension
Condition: 1.1




Offline bb71challenger

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2010 - 07:09:41 am »
Super cool trade, welcome to here! That is a very nice 'Cuda.
1971 Challenger (OO==== ====OO) getting close!
1970 Challenger (OO########OO) long ways off
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Offline punisher72

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2010 - 05:31:25 am »
What an awsum thing to happen to a guy :clapping: Now your part of the MOPAR family  :cheers: Welcome  :2thumbs:

Offline DukeOfHazzards

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2010 - 06:11:10 am »
Thanks punisher72 and all the fellas for such a warm welcome here.  I can't wait to meet some of you guys who are local in the Seattle area.  Hey Punisher72, what kind of rims/tires/sizes did you put on your Cuda.  Looks sweet.
1970 'Cuda
2DR HT Lime Light Green
8 Cylinder 383 w/ Indy aluminum block heads pushing 465HP
3 Speed Automatic
2 Year complete frame off restoration, numbers matching, transmission and rear diff date code correct
2.5" Exhaust, white leather interior, new suspension
Condition: 1.1

Offline cudachall74

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #34 on: April 23, 2010 - 07:16:08 pm »
yes very nice car dukesofhazards punisher72's car is a challenger the cuda/barracudas ugly sister[hemiorange70] :poopoke: :poopoke:nearly as good :roflsmiley:
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Offline cwestra

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #35 on: April 23, 2010 - 07:25:18 pm »
Man that is just stunning to look at.  The Cuda is too.
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Corey - in Northern Indiana

Offline punisher72

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2010 - 04:00:26 am »
Cheers Duke, Yes it is a challenger as my friend cudachall74 pointed out :icon16: Not sure bout the ugly sister remark but :22yikes: Anyone help me out here  :villagers:  Anywho the rear wheels are 275*35*20 inch and front is 245*40*18 inch on Coy c5 rims  :cooldancing: I love em myself  :bigsmile: :burnout:  :aussie:

Offline 72 Cuda Replica

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Re: A free 'Cuda. What's a Cuda?
« Reply #37 on: April 27, 2010 - 01:18:43 pm »
I've watched a lot of musclecar auctions - mostly Mecum - and did a fair amount of looking online at prices before deciding to buy my 72 replica, which cost me $27k.  I'd say that the "free 'Cuda" is probably worth over $50k and even more depending on option, originality, documentation, etc.

Talk about the right place at the right time.   :wow:

And while Melody is beautiful, I wouldn't pony up anything like $50k for her.

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'72 Cuda Repli-mod-custom 340 with cam, headers, 10:1 pistons, ported factory heads, manifold and carb, hi-flow custom (loud) exhaust
A727, 3.55 Sure Grip
'11 Ranger 4x4
'03 Grand Marquis
'08 Sportster Stage 1