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#2373855 - 09/20/17 10:29 AM 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars
Maxwellwedge Offline
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I have heard these being called "Show" cars and "Announcement" cars.
The 71 440-6 Curious Yellow 'Cuda....loaded with Billboards, rubber bumpers, spoilers, shaker etc.
I am bringing mine to MCACN this year for the "Shaker" display. I have heard different answers on how many were made...like 7, 8 or 10 of them. How many real ones are known to still exist?
Has anyone done any research on these cars and can help with whatever they know.
I want to make up a display board and don't want to hear the "show whispers" - Lol.
Thanks
Jim


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#2373882 - 09/20/17 11:38 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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Originally Posted By Maxwellwedge
How many real ones are known to still exist?



There's one in these parts...

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#2373892 - 09/20/17 12:04 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
Maxwellwedge Offline
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Ok - now there are two smile. Roger Gibson had two going in his shop a few years back...mine and one for John Hadjis....I need to get the VIN on that one.

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#2373894 - 09/20/17 12:12 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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I know there was one in Mopar Action magazine years ago.

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#2373967 - 09/20/17 02:45 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
Morty426 Offline
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Dan is probably the best guy to answer this.

IIRC these cars are by region - so the Canadian Promo cars are different than the US ones.

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#2373975 - 09/20/17 03:05 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
Maxwellwedge Offline
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I believe mine had it's debut in Texas

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#2373987 - 09/20/17 03:28 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
mccannix Offline
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Cant help you on numbers Jim, but another one was supposedly here a few years back.
However the owner told me it was a 4 speed and Dana, and I was under the impression they were all automatics, 22 inch rad, (open ?) 3:23 rear.

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#2374060 - 09/20/17 05:28 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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Show boards are commonly referred to as 'lie boards' at shows, so it is great that you are trying to find some facts.

What is the reported VIN range for these cars?

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#2374347 - 09/21/17 02:30 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Alaskan_TA]
mymcodebee Offline
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Steve Klein had one in mid 90's that my dad nearly bought up here in Maine. In hindsight really screwed up not buying it for 45k!

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#2374430 - 09/21/17 09:43 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
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for some reason i recall hearing 10 or 12 were built

they started with vin BS23V1B100100 + went to vin 100112??

not sure how accurate that is but thats the best i recall
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#2374435 - 09/21/17 09:49 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: mccannix]
Maxwellwedge Offline
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Originally Posted By mccannix
Cant help you on numbers Jim, but another one was supposedly here a few years back.
However the owner told me it was a 4 speed and Dana, and I was under the impression they were all automatics, 22 inch rad, (open ?) 3:23 rear.

Hi Terry. Yes - I heard they were all identical...auto, 3:23, 22" etc.

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#2374436 - 09/21/17 09:51 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: TONY_DAGOSTINO]
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Hi Tony
Mine is 100116 with an special order number of M01109

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#2374446 - 09/21/17 10:10 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Alaskan_TA]
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Originally Posted By Alaskan_TA
Show boards are commonly referred to as 'lie boards' at shows, so it is great that you are trying to find some facts.

What is the reported VIN range for these cars?


Thanks Barry - I learned decades ago to never paint yourself into a corner - Lol.
I was at MCACN 2 years ago and there was a car there that had on it's show board...the only '71 this with this option known. I asked the guy if he wanted to see another one 100' away...which was a car I brought.
But we digress..... :^)

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#2374464 - 09/21/17 10:47 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
Dilbert Offline
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please post the fender tag
If this car is what i think it is - i will share with you

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#2374472 - 09/21/17 11:04 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
superbeejim Offline
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Friend of mine in Oklahoma has one. Has kept it for over 20 years.

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#2374475 - 09/21/17 11:09 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: superbeejim]
Dilbert Offline
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can you get a pic of your friend's fender tag?

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#2374507 - 09/21/17 11:52 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Dilbert]
Maxwellwedge Offline
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Originally Posted By Tom_Q
please post the fender tag
If this car is what i think it is - i will share with you

Here is the tag. This is a reproduction of the original Roger Gibson did for the car. He always does a new tag up for his resto's. I have the originals....which are identical. I have the Broadcast sheet as well.


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#2374510 - 09/21/17 11:54 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
Maxwellwedge Offline
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The 2nd tag...


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#2375334 - 09/23/17 01:03 AM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: Maxwellwedge]
71redcuda Offline
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Its suspose to be BS23V1B100100 to BS23V1B100120 identical show cars being built.

Highest VIN i know of is 100116.

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#2375468 - 09/23/17 12:11 PM Re: 71 'Cuda Curious Yellow 440-6 Show Cars [Re: 71redcuda]
1971d21 Offline
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There was one in the Builder section of cars at Ron Slobes around late March/April of 91 when I was there.
I should have taken pictures.
70-80% of his rebuilder cars were better than what is at the car corrals now, except the running and driving cars.
Plus, he had the parts right on the property on other cars in the junk yard that you could have completed most of them.

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