Issue: Jan 2010


One of Seventeen 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible 440/6 at Russo and Steele’s Anniversary Auction



by Steve Barclay

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions, one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions, specializing in European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this January 20-24, 2010. It held its first auction event in January 2001 with only 45 automobiles; today it offers over 600 of the finest automobiles in Scottsdale over a five day span.

This 1971 Plymouth Cuda 2003 underwent a nut & bolt, rotisserie restoration to factory specs and retains all of its rare, correct parts. The original, matching numbers motor, transmission and Dana rear-end were professionally built to factory specs. Since its creation, this automobile has always been totally rust-free and, to this day, still has all of its original body panels, floor, trunk, doors and sheet metal. In fact, it still wears its original convertible top and rear glass!

This 1971 Plymouth Cuda Convertible is one of only seventeen 440-6pak Cuda convertibles built in 1971 and the only one finished in Tawny gold. It is also the highest optioned Six Pack Cuda Convertible known to exist and one of only two that came from the factory with the highly desirable shaker hood and bill-board stripes! Aside from the history and provenance on this car, it is further distinguished by the preserved original paperwork that fully documents how this automobile was delivered from the factory. A part of this original documentation is the original build sheet, the original window sticker, original fender tags and the original invoice from the dealership that sold the car new! To further add value to this particular automobile, consider that it has gone through a complete bumper-to-bumper inspection by Mopar expert Galen Govier. Mr Govier authenticated it as a complete, matching numbers, fully documented, ’71 Six Pack Cuda Convertible and a genuine 1 of a kind car! With its superior quality restoration and bullet proof documentation, this is truly one of the most significant Mopars ever produced and certainly one of the most coveted collector cars in the world!

The tenth anniversary celebration will be held at Russo and Steele’s traditional auction site located at the intersection of the loop 101 freeway and North Scottsdale Road. In honor of this momentous occasion, Russo and Steele is inviting everyone out whether you are a bidder, consignor or fellow enthusiasts for what is going to be the biggest celebration in Scottsdale this January 20-24, 2010. Check the Russo and Steele website for updates and additional information.
For additional information or images please contact Stephanie Quinn at Stephanie@russoandsteele.com or 602.252.2697.

About Russo and Steele Collector Automobile Auctions

Russo and Steele Collector Automobiles is one of the nation’s premier collector car auctions; specializing in the world’s finest European sports cars, American muscle cars, hot rods and customs. Its two auctions each year attract clients all over the globe not only because of its reputation for stellar collector automobiles, but also unique auction experiences unattainable at any other collector car auction in the world. Its auction events take place with its signature auction in Scottsdale, Arizona every January, and Monterey, California in August. Additional information please visit www.russoandsteele.com or call 602.252.2697

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