1970 Plymouth Cuda Convertible Could Make for Perfect Post-Christmas Present

Who cares if it's cold outside?

Today's vintage muscle marketplace is busier than ever mostly because of rare mechanical gems like this auction-ready 1970 Cuda Convertible.

It's one of the 17 Six Pack E-body Plymouth convertibles produced for the 1970 model year, so you'd be getting a muscle icon but also a limited-edition car.

According to the attached Mecum Auctions card, this drop-top Cuda wears Black Velvet body paint with factory stripes and blue vinyl interior for an added touch of eccentricity.

The car's bio also mentions they call it the "black widow car" in the Mopar community after black widow spiders were found inside prior to its restoration, a nickname accurately reflected by its powertrain credentials.

Under the hood lies a Chrysler developed 440 cu in/ 7.2-liter V8 powerplant pumping 390 hp through a four-speed manual transmission and a Dana 60 Sure Grip differential.

A silver Shaker engine scoop, dual exhaust tips, and chromed wheel wells are just some of the eyesight delights offered by the all-black-everything (except interior) Cuda convertible.

Along with other 3,000 sports and muscle cars, this Plymouth Cuda hopes to find an owner at Mecum Auctions' ten-day event scheduled in Kissimmee, Florida, between January 6 and 15, 2017.

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