Plymouth AAR Cuda (1970)
The 1970 model year was undeniably the pinnacle year for classic muscle cars. Never before or since have there been so many muscle cars and memorable and sought-after machines on offer. The Pony car wars were in full swing with the brand new Firebird and Camaro, as well as the Dodge Challenger and the latest, much improved Plymouth Barracuda. One of the most interesting 1970 Barracudas was the rare AAR ‘Cuda (via Motor Trend).
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, a unique plastic hood in matte black paint with a hood scoop, a rear spoiler, and exciting side graphics, which included a big AAR logo. This version was somewhat more expensive than the regular 340 ‘Cuda, so only 2724 were made.