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Old 01-05-2019, 08:18 AM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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It would be called a Chrysler Cuda or just Cuda because if people donít know who makes the Cuda than they are not a car person or are Generation Y, or Millennialsóborn between 1977 and 1997.
Generation Zóborn after 1997.

Like it or not that sounds like exactly the groups companies will need to survive in the future.
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Old 01-05-2019, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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While I am with you, as far as liking the older muscle cars, I have to admit that the car makers are doing insane things with HP these days. The Mopar you show is far from stock, has an all aluminum 5.8 Hemi, not what we had back in the late 60's.

My now passed Nephew, John Toutkoushian, ran a Hellcat that he finally got into the low 9's, before he passed. His wife, Linda, teamed up with another rodder , and they got the car into the low 8's. Here is a little article on the car, with a video of the day he got it to run 9:46. I know Demons today are doing similar runs, but this was a non factory sponsored car.

https://www.torquenews.com/106/hellc...goodbye-topcat
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Old 01-05-2019, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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While I am with you, as far as liking the older muscle cars, I have to admit that the car makers are doing insane things with HP these days. The Mopar you show is far from stock, has an all aluminum 5.8 Hemi, not what we had back in the late 60's.

My now passed Nephew, John Toutkoushian, ran a Hellcat that he finally got into the low 9's, before he passed. His wife, Linda, teamed up with another rodder , and they got the car into the low 8's. Here is a little article on the car, with a video of the day he got it to run 9:46. I know Demons today are doing similar runs, but this was a non factory sponsored car.

https://www.torquenews.com/106/hellc...goodbye-topcat
Just like muscle cars of the 60ís and 70ís everyone tinkered with the stock motor to make them faster. I just love the looks of the vehicles i grew up with especially Chrysler they had the coolest looking muscle cars imo even today Chrysler chalanger is a badass looking car better looking than the Camaro, and the Mustang. Now if and when the Cuda comes out it will also be a badass looking car and will sell very well.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Just like muscle cars of the 60ís and 70ís everyone tinkered with the stock motor to make them faster. I just love the looks of the vehicles i grew up with especially Chrysler they had the coolest looking muscle cars imo even today Chrysler chalanger is a badass looking car better looking than the Camaro, and the Mustang. Now if and when the Cuda comes out it will also be a badass looking car and will sell very well.

I'm basically a Ford guy, but I have to admit that Chrysler nailed it on the new Challengers. Very close to the originals, unlike the Camaros and Mustangs. Chrysler also seems to have given their engineers free rein to go nuts on the hp and modifications.
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Just like muscle cars of the 60ís and 70ís everyone tinkered with the stock motor to make them faster.
If this car was built using 1970 tech, it would be one thing. But it's not.

It's an impressive car. But it's not really an "Old Hemi Cuda."
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Old 01-05-2019, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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Just like muscle cars of the 60ís and 70ís everyone tinkered with the stock motor to make them faster.
If this car was built using 1970 tech, it would be one thing. But it's not. I'd bet that not 10% of that engine is original Mopar or era aftermarket components.

It's an impressive car. But it's not really an "Old Hemi Cuda."
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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If this car was built using 1970 tech, it would be one thing. But it's not.

It's an impressive car. But it's not really an "Old Hemi Cuda."
Itís still a Mopar original body and frame.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Metro Detroit Michigan
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[quote=Quietude;54064625]If this car was built using 1970 tech, it would be one thing. But it's not.

It's an impressive car. But it's not really an "Old Hemi Cuda."[/QUOTE

Still the original body and frame.
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Old 01-05-2019, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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It’s still a Mopar original body and frame.
If that's good enough for you to consider it an "old Hemi Cuda" under these circumstances, I'll have to go find the '56 Studebaker wagon - original body and frame - that would blow it into the weeds.
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Old 01-05-2019, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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Many of us miss the days when we would drag race on week-ends. Those classics were pretty fast, fast enough by my estimation. Having watched videos on the newer Dodge Demon and Hellcat Redeye, I am somewhat amazed by what technology has enabled street cars to do. The numbers are pretty insane. At $100,000 and $80,000 there is ample budget for slick equipment.

Do I need to go over 200 mph? I hope not. 0-60 in three seconds? That is crazy.

Will be interesting to see how resale value holds up. I may be able to afford one when it hits the decade old mark.
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