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Offline lastCUDA

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Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« on: June 23, 2005 - 11:21:00 am »
BS23L4B336441

I ordered it during the gas shortage in spring of 1974.
A few weeks went by & the salesman called me to tell me that
they quit making CUDAs, & to come back for my deposit.
A few days later he calls back & asks me if I want one made, as they
have enough parts left to make the one I ordered. He said it would be
missing a few items, but that once the car came in, they would see what
was missing & order them thru the parts department. It came in the way
that I ordered it, & missing little things like the dome light cover, ashtray ect.

Thanks,
Dave




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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2005 - 11:31:19 am »
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Thats an awesome story!  Hopefully someone can determine from the vin

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2005 - 12:07:25 pm »
Very interesting.  Some more details on the car??  I just sold a 360 auto that was 293832 built 2/01 and still have a numbers 360 4 speed that is 294836.  If not the last, I would certainly say close to it.


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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2005 - 12:13:20 pm »
http://www.gvgovier.com/

Galen should know.



I would think so...  :o

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2005 - 12:25:53 pm »
I ordered it Black with a white interior, 4speed, $3,600 to have it built my way
 Hay, it was my 1st new car, & I loved Black ,
but thought if I ordered it with a white interior, I would be forced to be careful,
to not get it dirty. HAHA, it was a pain to keep clean.

Dave

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2005 - 12:27:16 pm »
http://www.gvgovier.com/ Galen should know.


Yeah but don't expect to hear a reply until the new Challenger comes out.  :yawn:  :laughing:


Can you post the last 2 lines of the VIN please.  :thumbs:

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2005 - 12:33:09 pm »
??
You mean the last 2 lines of the fender tag ??

TX9 A6XW 000 313 434438
E58  D21 BS23 L4B 336441

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2005 - 12:36:44 pm »


Thanks thats the one, at least you know what the scheduled build date was. :thumbs: (March the 13th 1974)




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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2005 - 12:49:04 pm »
8 posts in and nobody has asked........................
Do you still have it?
If so,................................................................
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Black with white interior is a sweet combo.
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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2005 - 01:06:47 pm »
No, I was cleaning out an old box today & found the fender tag. I had removed the tag when I had the car repainted true blue B5, the same color as a 1971 HEMICUDA 4speed with leather car I once owned too. I ran into the guy that has the 1974 maybe 5 years ago & at that time he told me that it was probaby the last one made. I would like to give him this fender tag if anyone knows him ??
Now the 1971 HEMICUDA I got in early 1977 for $5,000, I sold to a racing buddy, Roy Crownover,from Latrobe PA, in late 1977 for $8,000. It is a B5 true blue 4 speed shaker car, with black leather. Speedo was disconnected at 426 miles.I have'nt seen it since 1977, & I heard that Roy hasn't moved it from his garage since I sold it to him. Yes, he knows what it's worth,  as a year or two after I sold it to him, I heard he was offered $125,000 for it. It's probaby a million dollar car today.   

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2005 - 01:08:07 pm »
That would be sweet if it was. Love to see some pics!! :dogpile:

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2005 - 01:12:25 pm »
I heard he was offered $125,000 for it. It's probaby a million dollar car today.

Would you consider selling it to get a "more desirable" car (or three)?  :dontknow:  :D



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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2005 - 01:23:31 pm »
You mean would he, Roy Crownover, be willing to sell it ??
I wouldn't know.
Try a search for him in Latrobe PA. Maybe you'll get lucky ?

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2005 - 01:25:57 pm »


Sorry my bad, I do things to fast sometimes. Thought it was yours.  :banghead: ;D  :yawn:

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2005 - 01:32:54 pm »
as a year or two after I sold it to him, I heard he was offered $125,000 for it. It's probaby a million dollar car today.

NO one would offer anyone 125k for a hemi cuda in 1979, Im met a guy in phoenix with a 70 hemi challenger convertible they paid 12,500 for the car in 78 or 79 and he said they over paid. you probably got a very good price for it in 77, remember it was just an 8 year old used car.

Restored its worth more than that today, million dollars I doubt that maybe 1/4 million or 300k. maybe

there is a guy from Alaska with a registry who might put your name on a list if the owner comes up, or try govier. or another registry
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