My wife and I have been enjoying the mopar hobby
for years. She really had no particular favorite
until we went to the Mopar Nationals approximately
7 years ago. We were walking thru the show area
and went into a tent filled with 71 Cuda convertibles.
One Cuda left a lasting impression on her and
I. It was a sassygrass green with a white convertible
top and white billboards. She fell in love, we
asked around to see who owned this beautiful machine.
With a little detective work, we were introduced
to Bill Flynn, from Florida. He was very kind,
letting us admire his treasure. We asked if the
car was for sale, He quickly answered, no. He
gave me his phone number and I've called him a
few times over the years, with the same reply,
no. It's not for sale.
Now that the prices on these rare fish have
skyrocketed, I knew it was very unlikely I'd
own this convertible. Well, accepting this fact,
I thought a hardtop would do the trick. So the
search began, little did I know how rare this
color combination was, We found a sassygrass
with black interior, but it just not what we
wanted. Last June, my best friend and fellow
moparion, called me with news that would change
our life. He told us to look on e-bay, so I
quickly hopped on my trustee computer at work
and couldn't believe what I found.
A 1971 Cuda, sassygrass green, white interior,
white billboards, (Holy Mother of Mopar) we've
found are dream car. Now for the hard part,
I wasn't about to let this car get away. So
I emailed the owner, a gave him my sappy story
about the convertible, and asked him what it
was going to take to own his car. After a week
of phone calls and e-mails a deal was stuck
and I was off to Houston Texas. I was picked
up at the airport by owner in the Cuda. It was
hot, (the car) and outside, but the air conditioning
blew extremely cold. This was the first time
I appreciated a/c in a muscle car.
After paying for the car, the owner took me
out for dinner, then drove me back to my hotel.
After about 4 hours of sleep, I was on a plane
for home. A week later the Cuda showed up in
an enclosed trailer and we unloaded our diamond
in the ruff. Don't get me wrong, It's an awesome
Cuda, but it will need paint eventually, not
due to rust, it's rust-free. It's just old paint
that's been touched here and there. The interior
needs seat covers, dash pad, door panels re-dyed.
Now for the good stuff.
It's an all #s matching, 340, console automatic,
rally dash, a/c (blows cold), ps, pdb, tuff
wheel, light group pkg, tinted glass, color
keyed grill, dual painted mirrors, w/o mldgs,15x7
ralleys, new Goodyear eagle GT II's, new center
caps, trim rings, lug nuts, new headliner, new
sunvisors, re-chromed rear bumper, repainted
tailpanel (correct organisol), it also has rear
window louvers (added), front & rear spoilers
(added), road lamps (added). It is documented
with 2 fender tags, 2 broadcast sheets, dash
vin, door jamb sticker, cowl & radiator
support vin #s, original operators manual w/
braking distance card with vin#,
The Cuda runs, and drives great. Draws attention
every time I take it out. Unfortunately a new
business venture may be someone's lucky day
to own this extremely rare color combo Cuda.
The price is not negotiable. 35,000.00. This
is not an easy thing to do, so please don't
call or e-mail to say it too much money, I know,
but try finding one that needs absolutely no
metal replace (from what I can see) with these
options and #s matching.