Two rare Mopar convertibles are set to hit the auction block at Mecum’s upcoming Kissimmee 2017 auction, both of which should sell for more than half a million USD.
One of the cars, a 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda Convertible, is one of the first ‘Cuda convertibles to be graced with the 440 six-pack V8 from the factory. Bearing VIN #100004, it is thought to be an initial pilot model and as such wears unique factory options such as a side-stripe delete and an interior adorned with amenities. Mecum experts think it will sell for anywhere between $400,000 and $600,000.
The second is a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T Convertible – another pilot car that was intended for use by the automotive press. It’s similarly well equipped as the ‘Cuda, boasting the 440 six-pack V8, the Trak Pak option group, a Hurst pistol grip shifter, a six-way power driver’s seat and a Rallye dash with a tachometer. It recently underwent a restoration and is today presented exactly as it was when it left the factory. Again, Mecum experts place its value at $400,000 to $600,000.