Hi everyone, I'm a Charger guy with 3 fastbacks and one R/T. Today I met a friend with a '68 Hemi Charger, and he told me about an AAR Cuda he has that he would be willing to sell cheap. So I went back to his place to take a look at it, here are some specifics...
straight for the most part, needs a little body work
no engine or trans
has non-AAR hood
no AAR spoiler
looks like it has been off the road for a LONG time
He had it pretty well covered, but I managed to peek inside, and it had no dash, no seats, hole in the floor pans, and I believe he said the trunk was rusted as well.
He also said there were no fender tags (as you know, the AAR and T/A cars should have two). And that the VIN had been taken off and lost, but he did have a title, and that someone had made their own VIN plate and stamped the VIN into it (incorrectly, with a B523JOB... instead of BS23JOB...) and applied it to the door jamb, which I noted.
So three questions....
1) IF the car was a real AAR, which I believe it probably is, what is it worth in it's condition? The guy has no reason to trick me, he is a friend of mine.
2) If he was mislead that it was an AAR, then how would one go about finding that out. Are there numbers on the radiator support that can prove or disprove anything? Did any of the 1970 build documents from Chrysler historical survive the warehouse
fire way back when? It would be a shame to have an AAR and not know it's original paint colors or options.
3) If I did buy it, what is the cost of the parts that I would be looking at?