1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda Convertible 383 Mopar's Finest Freshly Restored

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  • Condition: Used
  • Item location: Nashville, TN, United States
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Barracuda
  • SubModel: Convertible
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: Cuda
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 30
  • VIN: BS27N1B419388
  • Color: True Blue Metallic
  • Engine size: 383 V-8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clear

Plymouth Barracuda 1971 Description

1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda Convertible 383 Mopar's Finest Fully & Freshly Restored

I am pleased to offer this fully restored 1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible. Yes! Mopar lovers, his is a real BS27N1B Cuda convertible. It is arguably one of the most desirable Mopars ever produced! As you look at all the cars for sale, ou will start to find how many of them are “clones” or “recreations” that are build-up to replicate real cars such as this 1971 Cuda. Why you ask? One reason is that for 1971 model year, here were only a 128 Cuda convertibles built with the 383 Super Commando engine for sale in the U.S. Of these, 7 were equipped with the automatic transmission. Including all engine types (340, 83, 40-6, 26 Hemi) and exports, here were only 374 Cuda convertibles built for 1971 (292 for the US), ith around 265 of the 374 total known to exist today. There are approximately less than 90 of the 1971 383 Cuda convertibles known to exist today. Counting all 292 US Cuda convertibles built in 1971 cars, nly 21 were GB5 True Blue Metallic. Of the 21 GB5 True Blue Metallic cars, nly 4 cars had factory billboard callouts (3 cars with black billboard callouts and 1 with white billboard callouts.) This is 1 of those 3!

Available for the first time in two decades, ere’s a rare opportunity to actually own this Cuda convertible. If you are an E-body guy, ow is your chance. Most of the time, ars like this are exchanged behind the scenes with private sales between collectors. A total of three big block options were available in 1971. This 383, he optional 440-6 pack and the Mopar legend, he 426 Hemi. As we all know, he Hemi equipped convertibles are selling for millions of dollars today!

You will see in the pictures, his is a beautifully restored car from nut to bolt, op to bottom, nd bumper to bumper. The car underwent a no expenses spared seven-year restoration project that was completed in June of 2015 and ranks amongst the best in existence. This car looks like it just rolled off the assembly line when new (or better). Only the most trusted vendors, uppliers and many NOS parts were used in the build. The car only has 30 miles on it since completion and it is ready to be debuted and welcomed for the first time at any car show or event. To repeat, his is a fully and freshly restored non-original motor Cuda Convertible. The correct 383 motor with trans. has been sourced and installed and price adjusted accordingly.

When purchased by the current owner, he car was missing the original motor and transmission. Every effort was painstakingly made to use a dated coded replacement motor and transmission. All options have been restored and accounted for per the fender tags. A few liberties were taken to add the rubber bumpers, im blow steering wheel and internal engine modification enhancements. This particular car is loaded with many rare and desirable options. In fact, nly less than 10% Cuda convertible production run cars received this many options. It’s a true “two fender tag” car which includes factory air conditioning, illboard callouts, oad lamps, allye dash, ower brakes, ower steering, ower top, tc.

The car was purchased from Arizona and had a California title prior to 1996. The history search is ongoing. Documentation shows the original VIN tag on dash, lear Tennessee title in hand, actory body number on the cowl, eproduction door tag, eproduction fender tags made from the originals before the originals were unfortunately lost at a body shop at onset of initial restoration attempt in the late 90’s, o broadcast sheets were found during this restoration, o number on the radiator support. The car is registered in the 1970-71 Plymouth and Dodge E-Body Convertible Registry through Ola Nilsson. Full restoration documentation, ictures and receipts from rotisserie restoration available to validate workmanship, eans and methods. A car of this rarity is only deserving of this much attention to detail. No disappointments.


– Original 383 c.i.d. Car with Automatic Transmission – 1 of 87 produced with this Drivetrain Combination – 8¾ ” Rear End with 3:23 Sure Grip – Very Late Production Vehicle (1 of Last 10 Ever Produced) – Heavily Optioned 2 Fender Tag Car – Original B5 Blue Car True Blue Metallic – Original Rallye Dash Car – Original Billboard Car – Original Road Lamp Car – Original AC Car – Original Tinted Glass Car – Original Racing Mirror Car – Original Console Car – Original Disk Brake Car – Original Power Steering Car – Original Power Top Car – Professional Full Concours-Level Rotisserie Restoration by Troy Angelly with TA Restorations in Eldorado, llinois (Winner of Several Mopar OE Gold Awards) – Extreme Attention to Factory Finish Details – Complete Restoration Documentation Available – 30 Total Miles on Fresh Restoration – Clean Title in Hand


– Fresh 2500 Hour Professional Full Concours-Level Rotisserie Restoration, it and Finish Exceptional, ody Panels Were Ready-Stripped to Ensure 100% Rust Removal, ody Sealed with Epoxy Primer (Including Inside Frame Rails), K Urethane Primer Paint, PG Base Coat / Clear Coat, ut and Buffed with 3000 Grit Wet/Dry Sand Paper, ll Metal Work Done with Weld through Primer


– Overspray on Undercarriage on Gray and Red Primer, lating on all Metal Finishes, asteners Used Throughout, eam Sealer Throughout, ndercoating in Well Wells and Back of Quarter Panels
– Paint Drip Marks in Trunk, aint Drip Marks on Frame Rails, aint Drip Marks on Torsion Bars, listered Paint in Floor Pan Reinforcing Ribbing Valleys, actory Spot Welds Throughout, nspection Marks and Protective Finishes on Frame and Drive Train
– Fenders, ood, rille, ront Valance, ower Insert, ear Valance, ash Pad, allye Gauges, oor Panels, onsole and Seats, onvertible Top Frame, inted Glass, oad lamps, heel Well Trim, ail Lights, ide Marker Housings, etal Trim, iper Motor, adio Speaker
– Rocker Molding, urn Signal Lens, ead Lamps, oad Lamps Bulbs, eat Belts Nylon Straps, C Suction Lines, rivers Racing Mirror
Date Coded:
– Windshield, pare Tire Date, ack Stand, lower Motor, -Brake
– ECS Molded Carpet, egendary Seat Covers, egendary Top

– Real Rear Rubber Bumper, eproduction Front Bumper, im blow Steering Wheel


ROW 1:
M31 body belt moldings M88 deck molding treatment N41 dual exhaust N42 bright exhaust tips N85 tachometer CTD CONTINUED ON 2nd TAG ROW 2:
J54 sport hood L25 trunk compartment light L31 turn signal light-hood/fender L34 road lamps M25 body sill moldings ROW 3:
C55 bucket seats G11 tinted glass all windows G36 lh rem/rh man dual sport mirrors painted H51 air conditioning w/ft heater J25 w/shield wipers 3 spd/variable J45 hood tie down pins ROW 4:
V3X black top U build to specifications A01 light package glove box light glove box lock map, sh tray, argo compartment lamps trunk compartment lamp hood/fender turn signals lights rear door dome lamp switch ignition switch lamp w/timer headlamp buzzer headlamp switch lamp w/timer A62 rally cluster B51 pwr brakes C16 console with wood grain ROW 5:
GB5 bright blue metallic paint H6X9 black interior 000 full interior door panels 608 mfg June 8th 038285 sequential production number ROW 6:
E65 383 8 cyl 1-4bbl hp 300 hp (B-family) D32 A727 3-speed automatic transmission BS27 BARRACUDA/SPECIAL (Cuda package) CONVERTIBLE N1B 383 4 BARREL, 971, amtramck, I assembly plant 419xxxx Vehicle Identification Number ROW 7:
P37 power convertible top R11 radio AM music master V6X black tape sport stripes 26 radiator diameter EN2 end of sales code on fender tags RESTORTATION PARTS USED IN BUILD:


– N.O.M. Date Coded G383 H.P. Block (Casting Number 2468130-7)(Casting Date Mar 22, 971)(Assembly Date Mar 25, 971), 83 (0.030 over) Stroked to 432 Cubic Inches, 40 Source Rotating Assembly, .75 Stroke x 4.28 Bore, ored & Honed w/ Torque Plates, lock Thermal Cleaned & Magna Fluxed, ew Cam Bearings & Brass Freeze Plugs, rilled Oil Pick-Up to 1/2 Inch, RP Main Studs, orged Flat Top Pistons, 0.3 Compression,440 Source H-Beam & Connecting Rods w/ ARP Cap Screws Up, ile Fit Moly Rings, el-Pro 1009 Head Gaskets, elling Oil Pump, emi 6 Quart Oil Pan, indage Tray, levite H Series Rod Bearings, levite Performance Main Bearings
– 440 Source Aluminum Heads 81.5 cc, omp Cams Extreme Energy (Grind XE274H-10,.488 Lift Intake, 491 Lift Exhaust), alve Springs 911-16, loyes Roller Timing Set,Hugh’s Performance Roller Rocker Arms and Spacers with Billet Hold Downs, ro Comp 3/8 “ Chrome Moly Push Rods, .14 Stainless Steel Intake Valves, .81 Stainless Steel Exhaust Valves, RP Head Bolts
Date Coded: – Alternator (Casting 3438 201, ssembly 19 71), tarter (Casting 2875553, ssembly 21 71), ires, oses, oltage Regulator, an Belts, istributor w/Vacuum Advance Concealed Pertronix Ignitor III Ignition, eproduction OEM Red Cap Group, 7 Restoration Battery
TRANSMISSION: – N.O.M. Date Coded 727 Automatic Transmission, 800 Stall Converter, ild Shift Kit, riginal Drive Shaft

Original: 8.75 Rear End, :23 Sure grip, eaf Springs 3400045, ear Anti-Sway Bar, rake Drums

Original: Calipers, etering Valve
Midland Brake Booster, aster Cylinder
Dust Shields
Rotors, rake Lines, -Brake Cables


4 BBL Holley R4668A
Date Coded:
Fuel Filter
Hemi Mechanical Fuel Pump, /8” Main Fuel Line
Fan Shroud, -Blade Fan Part Number 2863 216
Date Coded: “959″ Radiator
EXHAUST HPC Coated Exhaust Manifolds, xtrude Honed Exhaust Manifolds
Date Coded:
PS Exhaust Manifold (Casting 2899879)(Casting Date Aug 29, 970), S Exhaust Manifold (Casting 2951865-2)(Casting Date Oct 14, 970), ccurate Exhaust System
Exhaust Tips
K-Member, nti-Sway Bars, orsion Bars, pper Control Arms
Period Correct:
Lower Control Arms
Ball Joints, ie Rod Ends, dler Arm, itman Arm, ushings, umpers

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1971 Plymouth Barracuda Cuda Convertible 383 Mopar's Finest Fully & Freshly Restored
In Summary

– You couldn’t restore this car for the price I’m asking

– A great Mopar classic with tons of eye appeal

– A “Barrett Jackson” quality car without the 10% buyers premium

Vehicle Condition

I have not personally inspected or photographed this vehicle. I am relying on the pictures and descriptions provided by the seller. The owner has provided a lot of great information about the car. It is a very special car and one that would be the highlight of any Mopar collection. If you have any doubt or questions about the condition of this car, lease arrange to have it inspected.

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