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#2377878 - 09/27/17 05:00 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: 6bblgt]
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Plymouth E-body "announcement promos"

BH27L1B100001 - BH27L1B10000? * GB5 Barracuda convertible CANADA
BH23G1B100010 - BH23G1B100011 * FC7 Barracuda hardtop CANADA

anyone know any Gran Coupes or 'cudas for CANADA?

BS23V1B100100 - BS23V1B100120 * GY3 'cuda hardtop US

anyone know any Barracudas or Gran Coupes for US?
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#2378200 - 09/28/17 09:53 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: 6bblgt]
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Originally Posted By 6bblgt
'71 "pilot" & "promo" cars on Moparts

what I think I know realcrazy

1971 model year HAMTRAMCK "CAR" fender tags are for PRE-PRODUCTION / "pilot" cars - built during spring/summer 1970 well before '71 production started around August 3, 1970 (they have 801-SPDs)

their VINs were assigned after the "promo" cars had their VINs assigned and appear to be quite "random" unlike prior years

1971 model year HAMTRAMCK "DEALER ANNOUNCEMENT MEETING" show / "promo" cars were built in multiples of nearly identical cars (some believe 21 units based on the number of dealer shows across the US with an additional 7-9 CANADA spec. units built for shows in Canada) most of these have 802-SPDs (again the UAW wasn't working Saturday/Sunday) but the cars were built during the month of August in preparation of shows scheduled for late-August/early-September before the cars went on official sale.

1971 NEW CARS DEBUT 10/6/70 (Dart & Valiant DEBUT 9/15/70)



Good info - thanks Dan.

FJ5_Fish in that older thread is me. I have been on here since Tom started the board...but I always forgot my user name and password...so I always had to come back with a new handle - Lol.

So - it is possible that there may have been up to 30 of these made including Canada?

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#2378328 - 09/28/17 01:32 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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no, the Canada "promos" were built to different specs.
- the '71 'cudas for Canada appear to have been 383HP hardtops

WAG - CANADA "announcement units" Plymouth e-body (multiples of 8)
1B100001 - 1B100008 Barracuda convertible (BH27L)
1B100009 - 1B100016 Barracuda hardtop (BH23G)
1B100017 - 1B100024 'cuda hardtop (BS23N)
1B100025 - 1B100032 Gran Coupe hardtop (BP23N)
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#2378548 - 09/28/17 09:29 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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Who were these demo dealers?

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#2378763 - 09/29/17 10:15 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Morty426]
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The cars could have been sent to the regional offices then to a dealer?

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#2378842 - 09/29/17 11:56 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: 6bblgt]
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Originally Posted By 6bblgt
Plymouth E-body "announcement promos"

BH27L1B100001 - BH27L1B10000? * GB5 Barracuda convertible CANADA
BH23G1B100010 - BH23G1B100011 * FC7 Barracuda hardtop CANADA




BH27L1B100005 was the infamous fraud car that emerged as a BS27N 'Cuda after restoration 10+ years ago.
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#2379117 - 09/29/17 09:48 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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6bblgt, what about 1B100237 serial number on another Hemi block. I think I could have other serial numbers that have CAR in the serial number but can not retrieve that information because my PC is not near me right now. I have seen a lot of those early Canadian Plymouths, what about the Dodge promos in 1971.
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#2382268 - 10/05/17 01:00 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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There were many changes from 1970 to 1971 when it comes to E Bodies. There must be an avenue for Chrysler to test the changes both with the car and with the assembly plant. These changes have to be set up in plant and the mix of the line workers job might have to be changed or work moved around from one worker to another. Looking at just the Hemi build. The Hemi Carbs used Manual Choke. Exhaust manifold were different on a Hemi with less parts lot of routing changes of the fuel system front to back. This is just a few things that are different and would effect all engine sizes. The Cars basically look similar from 1970 to 1971 but they are very different build and it kept changing over the year. Why would a Challenger in 1971 have three different front bumpers and two different back bumpers. Change continued over the year with the implication of Body panel changes. You have to test or maybe the change would not work.
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#2382280 - 10/05/17 01:58 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: hemicar1971]
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Originally Posted By hemicar1971
6bblgt, what about 1B100237 serial number on another Hemi block. I think I could have other serial numbers that have CAR in the serial number but can not retrieve that information because my PC is not near me right now. I have seen a lot of those early Canadian Plymouths, what about the Dodge promos in 1971.


I have both 1B100236 & 1B100237 recorded, but no pics of either & wasn't sure if one or both were correctly "reported" from memory

CANADA spec. Dodge e-body "PROMOs" appear to be VINs around:
JH23H1B100139
JH27N1B100149
JS23N1B100156

USA spec. Dodge e-body "PROMOs" appear to be VINs around:
JH23H1B100232
JH27N1B100374
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