1970 340 ’Cuda

We would like to think that the muscle car hobby is made up of honest, earnest, like-minded enthusiasts who will willingly help out their fellow hobbyists, especially when it comes time for a vehicle to change hands. Unfortunately, horror stories abound of dishonest transactions orchestrated by some lowlife seller. True bargains are scarce, but bogus sellers seem to lurk around every corner. 

Please consider a few friendly suggestions.If the purchase of a project muscle car is imminent, make sure you become an informed consumer if you aren’t one already. Decide on a model, then become an expert on the equipment offered, the most desirable version of the car, and the production numbers built by the manufacturer. This information and more is readily available on just about any flavor of muscle car. You would be wise to get your hands on all the information you will need to ascertain the provenance, authenticity, condition, and value of your potential buy. 

Consider hiring an expert to accompany you to check out your muscle car project prospect.For example, take this wannabe 1970 AAR ’Cuda painted sometime back in the early 1980s. Paul Kilker purchased what is actually a 1970 340 ’Cuda a number of years ago. Though aesthetically challenged, the ’Cuda is, in fact, an excellent candidate for a full rotisserie restoration. It retains its complete, born-with drivetrain, including the 340ci/275hp engine, fourspeed transmission, and High Performance Axle Package, which includes a 3.91 axle ratio and Sure-Grip differential. 

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