1970 Plymouth Cuda AAR Survivor
“I really enjoy this car,” says Tim. “Compared to the other Mopars, it handles like something modern, and it responds; it’s definitely the most fun car in my collection. I normally keep a set of radials on it so I can take it out when I want to just drive. I bought it thinking I’d resell it; after driving it, now I will never sell it.”
Production: 2724 (1,120 four speeds)
Color: FE5 Rallye Red paint with accompanying A22 elastomeric bumpers, black interior
Standard Equipment: A53 Trans Am package (15x7 Rallye wheels, AAR graphics, fiberglass hood, rear fiberglass spoiler, side exit exhaust, heavy duty suspension, E55 340 engine, D21 four speed, D56 3.55 Sure grip, U01 Goodyear tires - E60 front/G60 rear tires front, V6H tape stripe, W34 collapsible spare)
FE5 Rallye Red was not a High Impact color (EV2 Tor-Red was), but the color works perfectly on this terrific survivor car, especially with the color-matched elastomeric bumpers and mrrors. Many AARs were not heavily optioned due to the high initial price; this one is an exception.
Options: (A22) Elastomeric front and rear bumpers (includes outside mirrors (left remote control) and deck panel treatement) * (A62) Rallye instrument cluster group * (R22) solid state AM / 8-track * (R31) dual rear speaker * (S74) power steering fast ratio (Y16) sales group * (A67) rear window louvers * (C16) console *(G15) tinted windshield * (J55) undercoating * (J78) front spoiler package.
Helping boost the sticker price to over $4700.00 were the optional rear window louvers.
The Pistol Grip was one of the highlights of the 1970 model year; it looks right at home in the AAR.
The AAR hood used a scoop designed by National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA); created due to issues with aircraft approaching the speed of sound, it was not as functional on an automobile. It looked cool, though…
This air cleaner sealed the Six Pack carb layout to the scoop to keep cool air moving into the engine.
From behind, the car takes on the classic appearance of an American street machine, yet is completely stock as sold to public.