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Offline 4406v

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #30 on: March 17, 2015 - 03:31:39 PM »
O.K. this IS a small world we live in. I know Wayne Bender and a little about the 74 Cuda he has. Somewhere along the way someone started trying to clone a 70 out of the 74. They also cut a hole in the roof for an aftermarket sunroof.He is still trying to correct a few of the cars issues and hope to have it back on the road soon.

WOW!!! 10 year old post and the car is still owned by Wayne. Just talked to him this morning.
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Offline Dfr360cuda

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #31 on: March 18, 2015 - 07:45:10 PM »
I went to Keystone Oaks
I have seen the Hemi Challenger on FABO
He has several cool Mopars

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #32 on: March 18, 2015 - 10:46:21 PM »
I graduated from KO in 77 ..

Had the '64 Rambler Classic and 71 Matador wagon to drive back then.

Actually i still actively look for either of those rides to buy.

My 73 Barracuda vapor locked a month or so ago and while trying to get it started , a guy stopped and helped , found out he had recently purchased a nice '64 Rambler Classic.
67 440
73 Barracuda w/ 68 440
65 Plymouth Fury III , I sold ,was my Nana's car till 92 yo.
51 Ford F1 239 Flathead, flipped , new cab , stolen
59 BelAir 283 4 door original patina
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06 Crown Vic Police Interceptor
75 HD Ironhead converted to RH shift
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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #33 on: April 11, 2015 - 06:55:47 PM »
I owned a '74 back in '81-'84, was a 318 auto car, my dad and grandfather paid $1500 for it, I remember I was so excited i could not sleep for days looking outside my window at it all night..haha after a few year's I restored it removed the white stripes and spent the whole summer doing body work thanks to a master tech neighbor that helped me paint it with Centauri enamel paint I recall.
I got a '70 340 engine for $90 all rebuilt, somebody welded the cam cup for the fuel pump and it rubbed the timing cover so the guy must have freaked out removed it and that's where i came in and bought it, tore it down in my basement and found the problem, got a free 727 small block torqueflite built by Fairbanks transmission It had yellow paint with black zebra stripe's, had a blown one way clutch in the bottom of case, my first auto trans rebuild.
Got a 4.10 sure grip for $50 and that car flew, sold it for $2100 in 'early '84 to a local kid in Windsor Ct, i have no documentation on the vin or build date today........have missed that car for many year's
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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #34 on: April 16, 2015 - 05:57:57 AM »
This might help.. Your car is a TX9/TX9/A6XW D21 car.. I have an old SIAC membership form with prior owner info. And as you can see I have info on the car right after yours and several others.

BS23L4B336441
BS23L4B336442
BH23G4B348808
BS23L4B354816
BS23G4B354897
BH23G4B358808


and Challengers

JH23L4B360007
JH23G4B364745
JH23L4B373131
JH23G4B375355
JH23G4B397584

These are from old SIAC membership forms and not an exact list. Some I have fender tag info for some don't. I highly doubt Galen has any info other than people who had theirs decoded on the later cars as there was no money to be made from them. I didnt read all the posts so I dont know if Barry beat me to the punch and messaged you.  ;)

Dont forget to register your AAR at the AAR Registry only at www.transamcuda.com Over 1350 AAR's on file. Also info on 70 thru 74 E-Bodies. Ask me about yours!!

Offline Dfr360cuda

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #35 on: May 31, 2015 - 05:20:55 PM »
I checked mine...
It's a TX 9   TX 9

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2016 - 06:42:43 PM »
For the record.....
I spoke to Dave and Wayne not long after my May 2015 post.
Wayne still had the car. 
Dave had a Chevy HHR that he races at Keystone. 


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Offline Aracer

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #37 on: August 05, 2016 - 11:35:44 PM »
I read a article in Hot Rod that claimed the last Barracuda rolled down the Hamtramk line on April 1, 1974. To an Aprils Fools celebration at the lines end.
          Mine was ordered and built as one of the first 1974 "Sold" on Nov. 13 1973. It took a month from Oct to get it, and they were willing to build another, since it was dinged up. We needed it for Holiday deliveries so I got stuck with it. I always figured since I ordered no trim and an FM MXP stereo @ $280., it pissed off the trim guys while it waited in the radio turn out.  I wanted the no trim and no holes to rust out later. I paid $3700 cash out the door. The auto trans.998, power steering, power disc brakes were a waste of money, since the base price was $2900.00 + tax and shipping. I should have got the free 3 speed on the floor and bought the Cuda wheels instead.
      Still shinny, no rust, radio still works great and now a 440 automatic. I could use some fresh paint to finally get what I wanted, back then.
A low build #BH,,G,, 202830  I still store the #" matching 318 and complete axle housing, 999 Trans. is a 1977. 
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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2016 - 12:56:38 AM »
I read a article in Hot Rod that claimed the last Barracuda rolled down the Hamtramk line on April 1, 1974. To an Aprils Fools celebration at the lines end.
          Mine was ordered and built as one the first 1974 "Sold" on Nov. 13 1973. It took a month from Oct to get it, and they were willing to build another, since it was dinged up. We needed it for deliveries so I got stuck with it. I always figured since I ordered no trim and an FM MXP stereo, it pissed off the trim guys while it waited in the radio turn out.  I wanted the no trim and no holes to rust out later.
      Still shinny, no rust and now a 440. I could use some fresh paint to finally get what I wanted, back then.

That's really cool you know all the history on your car.
So few here do.

I have documents on mine since it was bought new.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2016 - 10:58:54 AM »
The car in question is on Pittsburgh Craigslist right now. 
$35,000
I'm not sure how to post a link. 
Very nice car. 


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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #40 on: August 08, 2016 - 11:51:06 AM »
The car in question is on Pittsburgh Craigslist right now. 
$35,000
I'm not sure how to post a link. 
Very nice car. 


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this is all I found

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/ctd/5683388535.html

https://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/5691244421.html
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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #41 on: August 08, 2016 - 02:39:16 PM »
 Use keywords... Plymouth Cuda Mopar. 


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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #42 on: August 10, 2016 - 07:42:53 AM »
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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #43 on: January 11, 2017 - 11:04:34 AM »
I was a member of SIAC, for 2 years before they decided to try to be a magazine.  The 'Cuda I had at that time, a 71, was stolen, but just got another one, a 74.

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Re: Was my CUDA the last one made... ??
« Reply #44 on: January 11, 2017 - 05:33:36 PM »
I was a member of SIAC also back in the early 80's.  My old  '74 should be on their list: BH23G4B354683
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