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#2297619 - 05/02/17 08:08 AM Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black
blacksunshine Offline


Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 9
Loc: ohio
Hi All,

I'd like to find my Dad's triple black 1970 hemicuda. I have a partial VIN code, B_23R0_217789. I think I can fill in the blanks but I thought that I'd post this message to get the ball rolling.

History: Originally ordered by David Hart (my Dad) near Gallipolis, Ohio. It was a highly optioned 4 speed car that he ordered late in 1969. He took delivery in early 1970. That summer, he wrecked into a building (small grocery store) driving like a 22 year old. He sold the car and several parts to a man named Cliff. It is believed that Cliff went on to rebuild the car, possibly with the stock motor. It is also believed that cliff was the owner/operator of a scrap metal business in the southern ohio area years later.

Dad has an interesting car history that I'd like to fill out the blanks and write a story about.

Thanks for any help.

Dave Jr

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#2297692 - 05/02/17 10:54 AM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
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Well the second digit is DEFINATELY an "S" as its a Cuda, not a Barracuda. I believe the 7th digit would be a "B" to designate the Hamtramck Michigan assembly plant (I THINK all hemi Cudas were built in Hamtramck, but Barry and others can confirm or refute this...)

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#2297720 - 05/02/17 11:34 AM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
blacksunshine Offline


Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 9
Loc: ohio
Thank you.

BS23R0B217789

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#2297733 - 05/02/17 12:00 PM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
blacksunshine Offline


Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 9
Loc: ohio
It's crazy what you can find when you look.

I just spoke with the car's second owner Carl Clifford Stapleton, goes by Clifford. Cifford did rebuild the car with a 426 Hemi from a 1969 roadrunner. Clifford sold the car to a teacher in Gallia County, Ohio named James (Jim) Bennet. The car was sold again, possible to a new owner in Texas.

BTW, Clifford bought the car for $350 and a running Hemi for $450, pretty good deal even back then.

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#2298734 - 05/04/17 07:04 AM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
blacksunshine Offline


Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 9
Loc: ohio
I haven't been able to track down owner number 3. That is my only lead for now.

Sadly, these are the only pictures my Dad has of the hemicuda. Thank God no one was seriously hurt in the accident. I'll post the entire story sometime.


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Edited by blacksunshine (05/04/17 07:10 AM)

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#2298986 - 05/04/17 02:35 PM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
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Registered: 01/20/03
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Loc: Las Vegas, NV
sad pics blush ,
but excellent reference for "no-size" POLYGLAS GTs on a mid-December '69 built hemi'cuda

summer of '70?
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#2299002 - 05/04/17 03:01 PM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
jeff968 Offline


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 3322
Loc: Connecticut
Amazing that you have those pictures AND the vin. If it is out there I'm sure you will find it. But one of the reasons they are worth so much now is that many never made it this far. Good luck. I hope you find it.
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#2299019 - 05/04/17 03:22 PM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
blacksunshine Offline


Registered: 03/13/14
Posts: 9
Loc: ohio
6bblgt, It was the summer of 1970. It took 6 months for delivery and showed up with low oil pressure and a messed up clutch. Dad always thought that some chrysler exec abused it for awhile or maybe the transporter beat on it during loading/unloading.

jeff968, Thanks for the well wishes. This car only kept it's original sheetmetal and motor for six weeks! You're right, low supply and high demand...

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#2299023 - 05/04/17 03:26 PM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
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Registered: 11/19/07
Posts: 18214
Loc: Kirkland, Washington
It was really saved after that wreck?

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#2346559 - 08/01/17 05:00 AM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
Morty426 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/08
Posts: 6682
Loc: Sacramento CA
Why does the driver's mirror look like a 71?

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#2369258 - 09/12/17 06:34 AM Re: Looking for 1970 hemicuda - triple black [Re: blacksunshine]
TobiasM Offline
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Loc: good ol' Germany
Thanks for sharing this great story, Dave Jr., and all the best wishes to your research!!
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Toby

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