This is just my opinion. But at anything close to 62K I have to ask ,,,Why ?
For the OPs intended purpose maybe look for a clean cuda body of any year and build your own
Even if you spent say $20K on a clean body. add the gilled fenders and tail light panel from AMD and away you go.
Again just curious. But then again, I am about doing what YOU want with YOUR money . Just seems like a bad idea. Again IMO only
First off, the OP can do what he wants, that's cool.
But I could not agree more with the above.
I would find a decent body and go from there, I think you could do better $ wise since those Mods are going to change the car so much.
Those cars have been for sale for a while.
71 Cuda's are very sought after.
I think both those cars are over priced by around 10K even if they check out.
I very recently sold a 71 340 4 Speed FJ6 Cuda. It was a very nice original car with tons of original paperwork.
That car went in the mid 60's.
However it turns out, good luck with your pursuit.