16. Plymouth Cuda AAR
The 1970 model year was undeniably a pinnacle year for classic muscle cars. Never before or since were there so many memorable Mopar machines. The pony car wars were in full swing with the new Firebird, Camaro, Dodge Challenger and the new, improved Plymouth Barracuda. One of the most interesting 1970 Barracudas was the rare AAR ‘Cuda.
The AAR ‘Cuda was a limited production model to commemorate Dan Gurney’s All-American Racing team, which used ‘Cudas in the Trans-Am championship. It came with a 340 V8 small block and a special plastic hood in matte black paint with a hood scoop. They added a rear spoiler and interesting side graphics that included the big AAR logo. This version was more expensive than the regular 340 ‘Cuda. They only made 2,724 of them.