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#2399404 - 11/06/17 12:38 PM Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte
AeroMonte Offline
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I think I've located a nice Cuda and ready to pull the trigger with an offer. It's at a dealer in Charlotte NC called Streetside Classics. The 71 Cuda is purple with billboards. They have really good pics and video but I would like an honest opinion about the car, especially for 62 grand. If anybody could help I would be happy to pay for your time. Text me if you can help. 573-four two nine-4056 Thanks, Ed

They also have a blue 71 Cuda I would consider but from pics I think the purple car is better.

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#2399423 - 11/06/17 01:09 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Yes, you must REALLY have a good look at anything coming out of Streetside. ChrisH can probably go over there, he is retired now... biggrin Better yet, have OrangeCrush head over! boogie


Edited by Rhinodart (11/06/17 01:09 PM)
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#2399493 - 11/06/17 03:21 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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I may be totally out of touch, but for those prices I'd sure want the undersides of those cars to look better than they do! Comparing the underside photos to the other photos of the car screams perfumed pig to me...


Edited by rrbrucea (11/06/17 03:22 PM)

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#2399497 - 11/06/17 03:31 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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For that coin, you may consider hiring someone to fly down and look at them on your behalf. I had an acquaintance hire me to look at a 69.5 super bee that just needed to be put together. He knew I was into mopars and knew a lot about the lift off hood cars. He paid for my airfare ($500 and my time, another $500). I wrote a report and took hundreds of pictures. Turns out the car was a rebody. I saved him a ton of money and heart ache even though he was out $1000.
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#2399515 - 11/06/17 03:58 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: rrbrucea]
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Originally Posted By rrbrucea
I may be totally out of touch, but for those prices I'd sure want the undersides of those cars to look better than they do! Comparing the underside photos to the other photos of the car screams perfumed pig to me...


iagree



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#2399528 - 11/06/17 04:26 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Well, I see a bunch of things that would drive me nuts if I were paying $60k plus on the purple car. First, and my biggest pet peeve, is that the car was not disassembled when the engine bay was painted. The upper control arm hardware and inspection covers are purple. Looks like the brake line too, but hard to tell. Right rear frame rail where the rear seat floor pan sits looks like there is some expanded foam or something oozing out of the seam. I don't think the factory used seam sealer there. Steering wheel is obviously cracked. Hardware for door mechanism is painted so that wasn't taken apart either. All leads me to suspect the quality of restoration. Pretty car though. Just my two cents.
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#2399531 - 11/06/17 04:32 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: RoadRunner]
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Originally Posted By RoadRunner
Well, I see a bunch of things that would drive me nuts if I were paying $60k plus ...


Did you notice the exhaust system on the blue one? Looks like something my grandson put together. wink
Sorry, Monte, just having a little fun at your expense. blush



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#2399535 - 11/06/17 04:35 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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62k would warrant a personal visit.....does not look close to a 62k machine.
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#2399549 - 11/06/17 04:55 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Its not the 340 car with the wrong vin rivits is it?

Before anyone replied I seen that joints name, considering the underside, the untouched steering wheel that car looks like a rough car with decent paint.

I hope it works out but id look for a private seller vs a place, that place.

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#2399643 - 11/06/17 07:15 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Paint looks good but not the bottom, for 62 grand i would pass by a mile.

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#2399663 - 11/06/17 07:41 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: crlush]
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I found it entertaining that the blue cuda has a blue engine which should be orange, and the purple cuda has an orange engine which should be blue! devil

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#2399667 - 11/06/17 07:51 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Overpriced

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#2399840 - 11/07/17 06:21 AM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Thanks folks. That's why I asked for more eyes. You caught things I missed. Keep picking it might save me a trip. It not easy to find a 71 Cuda for sale for a decent price. I find projects or perfumed pigs, no happy medium.

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#2399957 - 11/07/17 11:51 AM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Originally Posted By AeroMonte
Thanks folks. That's why I asked for more eyes. You caught things I missed. Keep picking it might save me a trip. It not easy to find a 71 Cuda for sale for a decent price. I find projects or perfumed pigs, no happy medium.


With a project, you at least know what you have...


Edited by minivan (11/07/17 11:52 AM)

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#2399985 - 11/07/17 12:34 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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https://www.cars-on-line.com/gen3-cars/col1/posting/76257
Pretty but need more pics
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Plymouth-Cuda-Big-Block-383-New-Paint-WINTER-CLEARANCE-SALE-4/122755227483?hash=item1c94c81f5b:g:mS8AAOSwTZtZps94&vxp=mtr
resale red
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Plymouth-Cuda/162624110205?hash=item25dd26fe7d:g:9IAAAOSwk1hZ-kcV&vxp=mtr Consignment?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Plymouth-Barracuda-Barracuda-Hemi-Tribute/382274941444?hash=item59015cb204:g:ekEAAOSwSQFZ~3NN&vxp=mtr

Wonder what reserve is here on real BS N code with hemi?

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#2400507 - 11/08/17 11:39 AM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: minivan]
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Originally Posted By minivan
Originally Posted By AeroMonte
Thanks folks. That's why I asked for more eyes. You caught things I missed. Keep picking it might save me a trip. It not easy to find a 71 Cuda for sale for a decent price. I find projects or perfumed pigs, no happy medium.


With a project, you at least know what you have...
and you don't realize what you don't have until you start reassembling it.. I'm also considering a car in Ohio that has all the chassis and bodywork done but it's apart and missing parts but about the same money. Six of one half a dozen of the other. I have the wrecked hellcat already, and the funds are ready for the right car. Orange crush is going to look at the car in NC tomorrow.

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#2400516 - 11/08/17 11:57 AM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Good luck. Hopefully you get good news. I wouldn't buy an oldie, especially on east coast, with out pre paint pics..


Edited by p d'ro (11/08/17 11:58 AM)

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#2400546 - 11/08/17 12:47 PM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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that FC7 'Cuda looks very nice in the photos.
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#2400946 - 11/09/17 09:46 AM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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The purple Cuda fits what we are looking for as long as it's not perfumed too bad. The underside is a non issue for me. I will be removing all the suspension for the conversion, adding subframe connectors, new Kframe with rack and pinion steering, new exhaust and fuel tank and independent rear suspension. I will clean the floors up then. Engine and trans will be removed and the few detail items in the engine bay will be addressed then. We are going to use Hellcat seats and try to use the Hellcat gauges and steering column modified to fit the Cuda dash. They are asking 62 for the car but will offer much less and see where it goes. I'll wait to hear from Orange Crush later today and if the car isn't nice, then I'll keep looking.

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#2400960 - 11/09/17 10:21 AM Re: Can someone look at a Cuda in Charlotte [Re: AeroMonte]
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Nice cuda,low miles but a bit overpriced I think. drive twocents
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