1970 Plymouth AAR ‘Cuda


This fantastic 39,000 original mile, Tor Red, 4 speed, Rare Factory Quick Ratio P/S, P/B, Rallye Dash AAR ‘Cuda has been in my collection for over ten years.

It unrestored with the exception of one very high quality repaint and engine compartment detailing of a superior quality original car. It does have a factory warranty replacement block that was really installed under warranty in 1970 with the warranty tag still riveted on the side. Blank VIN pad, correct (warranty) date code, real TA casting block inspected in person and confirmed in writing by Galen Govier as the real deal. Original numbers matching transmission and 3.91:1 rear. Of course it also has all of its original factory fender tags and VIN tag as well. Everything on the engine is original, carburetors (just concours restored by Custom Rebuilt Carbs of NJ), air cleaner, distributor, exhaust manifolds, etc.  Original sheetmetal, interior, even original factory installed exhaust (with replacement Chrysler 1975 dated mufflers installed in 1977) still in place. Original (not reproduction) tires. All original glass with the exception of the windshield which is a old (period) PPG replacement.

Runs, drives, looks and sounds as new. And I don’t mean “like new” I mean like new. Everything works as it should, every light, every switch, the radio, you name it. It starts, runs, and drives like 1970. The shifter is tight, the brakes and clutch perfect, and it goes down the road like a new car. Featured on the cover of (and road tested in) Automobile Magazine’s July 2006 issue (the two artsy photos posted here are from that article.) Featured on MuscleCar TV May 2007 with yours truly driving for the “MuscleCar Flashback” segment. Use this link to check it out (the AAR segment starts at the 10m10s mark, you only have to suffer through two 15 second ads to get there!): This AAR on TV

Again, other than the repaint and maintenance items the car is an incredibly original 39,000 mile car that feels like it should, something that can never be duplicated with a catalog full of Chinese parts hung around the rusty remains of an original AAR ‘Cuda VIN. I think you can see how good this car is in the video witnessed by me throwing it around on a road course. I have the original books, including the warranty book, but have not torn the car apart to locate the Broadcast sheet. Galen Govier did a visual inspection on the car for me in 2005 or 2006 but since a decade has passed I just paid him to do another in-person inspection with a written report on July 1st, 2016 that is on file for any interested buyer.

Again, I have a long (10+ year) history with this fantastic AAR and assure you it will not disappoint. I am simply selling it because I am starting to “tighten up” my collection to a more manageable number. This AAR deserves to be somewhere it will be exercised regularly and shown off more than I have been able to lately. It is certainly not your average AAR- even if there is such a thing! Its color combo, options, and integrity are the reason I love it so much and expect you will as well.

For what it is worth Hagerty’s Valuation Guide (available on the Hagerty website) lists a 4 speed AAR in #1 “Concours” condition at $172,700, in #2 “Excellent” condition at $136,200 and #3 “Good” condition at $95,370 and also shows that Mopar values are again trending upward.

In summary finding a extremely original multi-carb, low production E Body such as this with original sheetmetal and even its original exhaust is not a common occurrence. Plus, this isn’t some rattle-trap old pieced together UFO, it is a totally dialed in, ready to use, needs nothing AAR from a very good home. Add in the history, great color, no vinyl top, options and 4 speed and I think it is safe to say this car is hard to duplicate at any price. Isn’t it time to live out that Dan Gurney/ Trans Am Wars Walter Mitty thing you’ve always wanted to?


Price: $ 105000
Year: 1970
Mileage: 39,000 mi
Condition: Highly original
Exterior Color: Tor Red
Interior Color: Black
Transmission: 4 Speed
Final Drive: 3.91:1
Engine: TA 340 6 Pack
Drivetrain: RWD

Price: $ 105,000