Form January 3 to 13, over 3,500 cars will be auctioned at the yearly event, everything from classic hot rods to ultra-rare supercars. There are one-off styling exercises gifted to design executives, NASCAR champions restored to glory, and, of course, hundreds of muscle cars.
The catalog is deep, but these are the hottest Mopars on offer at Kissimmee.
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LOT F128 | 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA
ESTIMATE: $225,000 – $275,000
This Canadian-spec Plymouth is one of just 652 Hemi Cudas produced for 1970. It’s splashed with the desirable factory In-Violet color, better known as Plum Crazy to Dodge fans, and resplendent in white Hemi hockey stripes.
Under the hood is a non-original 426/425 Hemi V8, but the orginal mill was located and is included in the sale. To complete the quintessential muscle car look is a shaker hood and hood pins.
LOT F145 | 1970 DODGE HEMI SUPER BEE
ESTIMATE: $110,000 – $150,000
Just 21 four-speed Dodge Coronet Super Bee hardtops were produced in 1970, resulting in this one year only body style. This example is picked out in Dark Burnt Orange Metallic and has the desirable Super Track Pack installed. In addition to A833 manual transmission, out back is a 4.10 Dana 60 differential.
Barely hiding under the functional hood scoops is a 426 Hemi V8 equipped with dual 4-barrel carburetors.
The car is fully documented with its original broadcast sheet and a Wise Vehicle Inspection Report.
LOT F146 | 1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI ROAD RUNNER
ESTIMATE: $175,000 – $225,000
This Hemi Orange Road Runner is a one family car with an unbelievably low 4,200 miles on the clock. All the sheet metal is original, as is the vinyl top and rare Air Grabber hood.
The car was driven on the street for only 2,000 miles before being transferred to dragstrip duty. The original 426 engine was removed and a built for racing Hemi installed. Racing life over, the car was placed into storage until the family decided it was time to restore it to its original state.
Only 55 Road Runners were made in 1971.
LOT F158 | 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA
ESTIMATE: $170,000 – $200,000
This first year E-body Plymouth has undergone a rotisserie restoration on a rust-free body and is one of only three as-equipped models known to exist.
Power comes from a 426/425 Hemi and is paired with a shaker hood and hold-down pins. The A727 TorqueFlite sends the scoot to a bulletproof 4.10 Dana 60 Sure Grip rear.
The Citron Gold body is accented by a black vinyl top, rocker moldings, a Go Wing rear spoiler, and hockey stripes. The windshield has a slight tint, protecting the black vinyl interior and woodgrain trim.
LOT F161 | 1969 DODGE HEMI CHARGER RT
ESTIMATE: $130,000 – $160,000
The second-gen Charger has undergone a rotisserie restoration back to factory specs and has a date-code-correct 426 Hemi up front. The engine features a chrome-dome air cleaner with Hemi Head lettering sitting on top of twin four-barrel carbs. The engine is backed by a four-speed transmission and 3.54 Dana 60 Sure Grip.
The B5 Blue body and white tail stripe matches the blue interior with the the unique buddy-seat/armrest arrangement. There’s a Hurst shifter with a wooden knob and even an eight-track player.
LOT F165 | 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI GTX
ESTIMATE: $130,000 – $150,000
This B5 Blue 1970 Hemi GTX is one of just 43 produced with a four-speed transmission. Like all good Mopars, it has the 426/424 under the hood and a Super Track Pack driveline with an A34 4.10 Dana rear end.
On the flanks are the epic longitudinal stripes and GTX callouts, contrasting the white bucket seats inside. There’s a Hurst pistol grip shifter, 150 mph speedometer, and the the factory Tic-Toc-Tach clock/tachometer.
This car wears its original sheet metal and even sports its original fender tag.
LOT S187 | 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA
ESTIMATE: $300,000 – $350,000
This authentic four-speed Hemi Cuda has its original body numbers, floors, trunk and most of the sheet metal intact. Only 284 as-equipped models were produced for the year, and this one was sold new at Wills Motor Company in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has only done a remarkable 11,836 miles.
Outfitting the period-specific 426/425 Hemi are the correct carburetors, exhaust manifolds and radiator. The transmission is backed by a Super Track Pack 4.10 Dana.
The car is painted in B5 Blue over a white interior, with the desirable hockey stripes, lower ribbed rocker moldings, and chrome exhaust tips exiting the rear valance.
LOT T214 | 1970 DODGE HEMI CHALLENGER RT
ESTIMATE: $150,000 – $200,000
This beautiful Challenger R/T has a 426/425 Hemi paired with an automatic and is one of only 287 produced in 1970. It has the mean-looking twin-scoop hood and dog dish hubcaps over painted wheels.
The engine has an orange block and orange “426 Hemi” air cleaner.
LOT S234 | 1970 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA
ESTIMATE: $150,000 – $175,000
This shining red-on-red E-body Plymouth was sold new at Bales Motor Co. in Jeffersonville, Indiana. A 426 under the hood matches the Cuda’s fiery looks and is paired with a Hemi TorqueFlite and Slap-Stik shifter. The the A32 Super Performance puts a 4.10 Sure Grip axle in the rear.
The outside has all the goodies: hockey stripes, Rallye wheels, hood pins, Hemi callouts, rocker-panel moldings, and chrome exhaust tips.
The red interior is the star, though. The red bucket seats sit on red carpet, with a red steering column, red steering center, and red dash on top. It’s stunning.
LOT S247 | 1971 PLYMOUTH HEMI CUDA
ESTIMATE: $275,000 – $325,000
This final year Hemi Cuda is rare as hen’s teeth: only 108 were produced in 1971. The Goldleaf Metallic painted has the definitive Hemi billboard striping, and is accented by a Go Wing, shaker hood, and gills.
Completing the package is the necessary 426/425 and heavy-duty TorqueFlite paired to a Slap-Stik shifter. The drivetrain is completed with a Super Track Pack.
The example underwent a rotisserie restoration in 1998 and has a believed-original 17,000 miles on the odometer. Included in the sale is the original broadcast sheet.