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158 Rolling Hill Rd
Mooresville, NC 28117
1971 Plymouth 'Cuda
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The Mopar E-body platform has been popular since it was new. Bringing in a smaller, sportier look than most previous Mopar performance cars, the Challenger and 'Cuda were an instant hit! Though all years of the 'Cuda are sought after, it is without a doubt, the 1971 year-model that seems to be the most sought after by collectors and enthusiasts. Why? Well it starts with the fact that less than 6,000 1971 'Cuda coupes were produced, compare that with the nearly 17,000 1970 'Cuda coupes that left the factory and you can start to see why you just never see the '71's pop up for sale, and why they bring a premium. This particular 1971 'Cuda is not only special as it was originally equipped with a 383 and an automatic transmission, which makes it one of 1/168 produced as such in 1971, but it also features a very unique set of options including factory A/C and a bench seat. Here's a complete breakdown of the fender tag:

Plymouth Barracuda
Special, 'Cuda
2 Door Hardtop

N1B: 383 300HP 1-4BBL 8 CYL
Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI, USA
204599: Sequence number

E65: 383 cid 4 barrel V8 300hp
D32: Heavy Duty Automatic Transmission
GB5: Bright Blue Poly Exterior Color
H4B5: Trim - High, Vinyl Split Bench Seat, Blue
000: Full Door Panels
B06: Build Date: November 06
018085: Order number

GB5: Bright Blue Poly Top Color
U: USA Specifications
A01: Light Package
G11: Tinted Glass (all)
G36: OS Dual Racing Mirrors
H51: Air Conditioning with Heater

J45: Hood Tie Down Pins
J54: Sport Hood
L25: Trunk Lamp
L31: Hood/Fender Mounted Turn Signals
M21: Roof drip rail moldings
M25: Wide sill moldings

M31: Belt Moldings
M88: Decklid Moldings Treatment
N41: Dual Exhaust
N42: Chrome Exhaust Tips
R35: AM/FM Stereo Radio (10 Watts)

V5X: Body Side Stripes, Black
26: 26in Radiator
EN2: End of Sales Codes

This 'Cuda has been repainted in its original B5 Blue which shines and shows very well. This is a nice paint job! It has some typical driver imperfections, but the exterior of this car is very straight. Additionally, this car is equipped with color-matched steel wheels and dog dish hubcaps. The added billboard decal adds an iconic look to this car. Like most Mopars of this era, this 'Cuda has had some common problem areas replaced, during the restoration, the car received new quarters and a trunk pan in it.

Under the sleek 'Cuda hood sits a period correct 383 V8. Though this is not the original engine, it is correct for a '71 model year
as it wears a 10/12/70 casting date and the correct 2468130-1 casting number. Visually, someone went to great lengths to make this engine bay look as authentic as possible. The correct air filter and lettering are present as well as the factory A/C unit, and if you look closely, you'll see a real authentic '71 Cruise control system from Chrysler that was added after the car was built. Bolted to the engine is a 727 Torqueflite that sends power to a Dana 60.

Open the door, and you'll be greeted with nothing but more blue! It is safe to say that the original owner had a specific vision. The door panels, dash, seats, carpet, and headliner are all blue. If you like blue, this is the car for you! The original radio has been replaced with a JVC cassette deck, and the gauges have been replaced with modern gauges that fit in the Ralleye gauge spots. Aside from the blue interior being an attractive combination with the blue paint, it is also very clean and complete with lots of nice original parts. The interior has minimal wear and imperfections throughout, with the only noticeable wear on touch items such as the steering wheel and various switches.

All in all, this is a nice 'Cuda that is sure to turn heads anywhere you go! To make it better, it features some very rare and desirable options. If you're looking for a high-quality, high-powered, high-impact weekend Mopar, this may be the end of your search!

Contact Shelton Classics & Performance at 704-663-0432 or for more information

Air Conditioning NO
Heater YES
Speedometer YES
Oil PSI Gauge/Light YES
Temperature Gauge/Light YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tachometer YES
Wipers YES
Horn YES
Radio YES
Headlights YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Keys – Ignition, Door & Trunk YES
Runs & Drives YES


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Engine Type
Engine Size
383 Magnum
Fuel Specification


Body Color
True Blue
Body Style
Paint Type




Interior Color
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console

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Engine Size
383 Magnum
Transmission Type
3-Speed Automatic
Body Style

Vehicle Options

  • Variable Speed Windshield Wipers
  • Power Brakes
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Cruise Control
  • Tachometer
  • Padded Sun Visors & Dash
  • Overhead Console
  • Heater/Defroster
  • Courtesy Lights
  • Clock
  • Center Arm Rest
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Air Conditioning
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Hood Pins
  • Fender Mounted Turn Signals
  • Chrome Exhaust Tips
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Accent Stripes
  • Cassette