Unique Plymouth Cuda to Sell at Mecum Indy 2023
The Rapid Transit Cuda, part of the Plymouth Rapid Transit System Caravan set of show cars, was shown by Mecum in Houston as a preview for when it will be offered for sale in Indianapolis next month.
Designed by Harry Bradley and completed by Chuck Miller, the winner of the Don Rider Memorial Award in 1968, the Rapid Transit Cuda shows fewer than 1,000 miles on its odometer. The custom build was sponsored by Plymouth to become part of their Rapid Transit System Caravan that made its way across the country from 1970 to 1971.
This car, sporting serial number 0005, was equipped from the factory with a 440 CI V8 and a TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The modifications performed by Chuck Miller set this Cuda apart from all others.
Four identical were welded into a single insert and completed in steel to form the nose cone. The grille features Cibie headlights and the side exhaust helps make this an extremely attractive muscle car. Along with the original custom bodywork, the car still wears its lacquer paint that was the finishing touch to Chuck Miller’s work.
Included with the car is an original sign from the Rapid Transit System Caravan show. This is truly a one-of-a-kind car that is arguably the most unique “factory” Cuda ever built. It will hit the auction block with no reserve at Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic, scheduled for May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.