By   August 5, 2015

1970 Plymouth HEMI 'Cuda Convertible

1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda Convertible

The numerous auctions that happen around Monterey Car Week often have some million dollar+ cars up for sale. Normally these are very rare machines from the likes of Ferrari and Porsche.

American muscle cars can fetch large sums of money as well, but normally we are talking in the $50,000-$150,000 range. However, this year one very special 1970 Plymouth HEMI ‘Cuda Convertible could fetch much more.

Just how much more? The estimate for this open-aired Barracuda is between 2.5 and 3 million dollars. Yes, you heard that right.

So, what is so special about this particular muscle car? It is a very rare machine. Only 14 ‘Cuda Convertibles were made in 1970 and of these only 9 had an automatic transmission. But it becomes even more rare when you add the fact that it was the car once owned by the car’s designer, John Herlitz.

The convertible was a reward to Herlitz for his hard work designing the machine. It has since been fully restored in 2002 by Cummins Restorations.

The ‘Cuda will go up for sale at Mecum’s annual Daytime Auction held at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in the Del Monte Golf Course on August 13th-15th.