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1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible #2700899
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Ok I saw this posted on FEBO and I am thinking what is the story on this car? Does anybody know this car or it's history?

https://www.forebodiesonly.com/foru...eadloom&utm_medium=email#post-110410

If this is a true V code Cuda convert it has to be one of the biggest finds in the last few years as far as Cuda go. This is one lucky guy who scored this car if it is legit.

Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: Droop69] #2700907
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Indeed, especially if he can get the drivetrain back, which it sounds like he is finalizing.
At least he got it out of there before it got modded to death.


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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: MONC] #2700951
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Yep, saw it too...incredible score if legit...monster! Congrats if he’s reading...👍

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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: shakerjoe] #2700976
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Wow. WOW! I'll lay $$ that there was no other convert. V car in this color combo, or even B7 for that matter. It is SHARP!


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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2700979
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Also just noticing in the "old" photos - how did it have white seats with black door panels??? Something was changed there.


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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2701027
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I was wondering how many of the big E body collectors knew of this cars existence? Or was this car just under the radar for so many years?

I guess the old saying goes " They are still out there"!!

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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2701031
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Originally Posted by Sunroofcuda
Also just noticing in the "old" photos - how did it have white seats with black door panels??? Something was changed there.


My 70 Challenger has the same interior color combo - white seats, black dash, panels, console, and carpet. It's correct per the fender tag - H6XW if I remember it correctly. A lot of people have asked me if I am in the middle of converting from one color to the other so it appears it is not a commonly seen option.

Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: KGorney] #2701037
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Originally Posted by KGorney
Originally Posted by Sunroofcuda
Also just noticing in the "old" photos - how did it have white seats with black door panels??? Something was changed there.


My 70 Challenger has the same interior color combo - white seats, black dash, panels, console, and carpet. It's correct per the fender tag - H6XW if I remember it correctly. A lot of people have asked me if I am in the middle of converting from one color to the other so it appears it is not a commonly seen option.


In all my years on every E-Body I've ever seen, when you ordered a white interior, you got white seats, door panels, rear seat panels, & seat backs. Console, kick panels, carpet, & dash were all black.


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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: KGorney] #2701043
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Originally Posted by KGorney
Originally Posted by Sunroofcuda
Also just noticing in the "old" photos - how did it have white seats with black door panels??? Something was changed there.


My 70 Challenger has the same interior color combo - white seats, black dash, panels, console, and carpet. It's correct per the fender tag - H6XW if I remember it correctly. A lot of people have asked me if I am in the middle of converting from one color to the other so it appears it is not a commonly seen option.




I've parted out several hundred E bodies over the decades, and have run across a few/handfull of white seat/black panel interiors, more Cuda than Challenger though that I've seen with that combo....

Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: DAYCLONA] #2701044
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A 70 convert in the same colors https://www.instagram.com/p/B2zrSEVlQTQ/

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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: 4263rdGen] #2701055
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I would have guessed the seats were recovered white, not factory combo.
Also, do we even know that is the original color?
Don't think we have seen a fender tag yet.


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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: MONC] #2701059
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Originally Posted by MONC
I would have guessed the seats were recovered white, not factory combo.
Also, do we even know that is the original color?
Don't think we have seen a fender tag yet.


I think a likelier occurrence is that the white interior panels chalked and crumbled, and were replaced with good used black ones.

Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: 318 Stroker] #2701064
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Originally Posted by 318 Stroker
Originally Posted by MONC
I would have guessed the seats were recovered white, not factory combo.
Also, do we even know that is the original color?
Don't think we have seen a fender tag yet.


I think a likelier occurrence is that the white interior panels chalked and crumbled, and were replaced with good used black ones.


I agree & think this is most likely. Dayclona, it's possible this is the scenario on the ones you've parted with the white/black interiors I'm guessing?

When you ordered a new E-Body in 1970, you checked off an interior color & there was no option for white seat covers w/black door panels - it was white interior, red, black, gold, blue, etc. The ONLY other possibility is that when the car was coming down the line, they ran out of white panels & used black instead, but I've never heard of that happening!


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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2701069
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Originally Posted by Sunroofcuda
[quote=KGorney][quote=Sunroofcuda]
In all my years on every E-Body I've ever seen, when you ordered a white interior, you got white seats, door panels, rear seat panels, & seat backs. Console, kick panels, carpet, & dash were all black.


Agreed, I've owned a 70 conv and that is the way it was. sunvisors would be white as well. It has black sunvisors so maybe it is a black interior car and the owner redid the seats 'cause those black seats would get so HOT! smile

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Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: Sunroofcuda] #2701126
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Originally Posted by Sunroofcuda
Originally Posted by 318 Stroker
Originally Posted by MONC
I would have guessed the seats were recovered white, not factory combo.
Also, do we even know that is the original color?
Don't think we have seen a fender tag yet.


I think a likelier occurrence is that the white interior panels chalked and crumbled, and were replaced with good used black ones.


I agree & think this is most likely. Dayclona, it's possible this is the scenario on the ones you've parted with the white/black interiors I'm guessing?

When you ordered a new E-Body in 1970, you checked off an interior color & there was no option for white seat covers w/black door panels - it was white interior, red, black, gold, blue, etc. The ONLY other possibility is that when the car was coming down the line, they ran out of white panels & used black instead, but I've never heard of that happening!




As you know Mopar did a lot of weird things over the years, not everything was written in stone, and I'll agree when parting out old cars over the decades, you see some odd options/color combos that "shouldn't" exist, but do, and who knows what may have happened in the cars early life?.... but just to confirm the black/white E body interior... my neighbor when I lived in RI had/still has a 72 Cuda 340 all original to this day, never touched, bought it brand new, black hdtp (no vinyl) white stripe, black interior with just the seats in white....

My 73 Cuda is a B5/black top, black interior with red inserts in the seats, when I bought the car (I'm the 3rd owner) I thought the seats were changed out, but the original owner tracked me down to see if the car was for sale many years later, after talking with her, this the way the car was delivered in 73 when her and her Father ordered it, I've since reupholstered the seats in all black, but when I dissected the seat covers off their frames, the upholstery had all the usual factory stencil markings present and showed no signs of having been "custom" upholstered...black with red vinyl inserts don't "exist" supposedly.... as I've been told?

Mike

Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: DAYCLONA] #2701180
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Lucky bast*rd! So jealous!


Had several white/black cars and they all had white panels.

The only thing I was never sure of were the kick panels. All those white interior cars had black kick panels.

Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: DAYCLONA] #2701183
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Originally Posted by DAYCLONA
Originally Posted by Sunroofcuda
Originally Posted by 318 Stroker
Originally Posted by MONC
I would have guessed the seats were recovered white, not factory combo.
Also, do we even know that is the original color?
Don't think we have seen a fender tag yet.


I think a likelier occurrence is that the white interior panels chalked and crumbled, and were replaced with good used black ones.


I agree & think this is most likely. Dayclona, it's possible this is the scenario on the ones you've parted with the white/black interiors I'm guessing?

When you ordered a new E-Body in 1970, you checked off an interior color & there was no option for white seat covers w/black door panels - it was white interior, red, black, gold, blue, etc. The ONLY other possibility is that when the car was coming down the line, they ran out of white panels & used black instead, but I've never heard of that happening!




As you know Mopar did a lot of weird things over the years, not everything was written in stone, and I'll agree when parting out old cars over the decades, you see some odd options/color combos that "shouldn't" exist, but do, and who knows what may have happened in the cars early life?.... but just to confirm the black/white E body interior... my neighbor when I lived in RI had/still has a 72 Cuda 340 all original to this day, never touched, bought it brand new, black hdtp (no vinyl) white stripe, black interior with just the seats in white....

My 73 Cuda is a B5/black top, black interior with red inserts in the seats, when I bought the car (I'm the 3rd owner) I thought the seats were changed out, but the original owner tracked me down to see if the car was for sale many years later, after talking with her, this the way the car was delivered in 73 when her and her Father ordered it, I've since reupholstered the seats in all black, but when I dissected the seat covers off their frames, the upholstery had all the usual factory stencil markings present and showed no signs of having been "custom" upholstered...black with red vinyl inserts don't "exist" supposedly.... as I've been told?

Mike


Do the red inserts have the correct 73 vinyl pattern?

Re: 1971 "V" Code Cuda Convertible [Re: Droop69] #2701227
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Originally Posted by Droop69
Ok I saw this posted on FEBO and I am thinking what is the story on this car? Does anybody know this car or it's history?

https://www.forebodiesonly.com/foru...eadloom&utm_medium=email#post-110410

If this is a true V code Cuda convert it has to be one of the biggest finds in the last few years as far as Cuda go. This is one lucky guy who scored this car if it is legit.


I have not herd of a GB7 BS27V1B, but there is a GB5 automatic one build for USA Specifications that is listed in the Convertible Registry.


1970 `cuda340 convertible 4-speed Rallye Red with Red interior cudaized.com 1970-71 Plymouth and Dodge E-Body Convertible Registry ebodyconvertibleregistry.com /////AMG
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My guess is that the white chalked out panels were replaced with black panels from another car at some point.


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FWIW, the B7 in 1971 was a new color, hence GB7. Completely different from the previous B7. It was cancelled in the middle of the model year:

See factory docs HERE!

I doubt the interior was mismatched from the factory unless it was a goof.

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