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AJ's Car of the Day 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

Car: Plymouth AAR 'Cuda

Year:  1970

What makes it special: Plymouth's AAR 'Cuda was only produced in 1970. "AAR" stood for "All-American Racers." It was built to race in the SCAA road racing series to compete with Ford's Mustang. 

What made it famous: The 1970 AAR 'Cuda varied from the regular ‘Cuda in many ways. Under it's flat black hood, all AARs' were equipped with a 340 cu in, 6-barrel V8. The AAR 'Cuda also sported a unique "Strobe stripe," that displayed the AAR logo. The AAR's functional hood scoop actually took in fresh air, and came with  front "eyebrow" and rear "duck tail " spoilers. Also, unlike standard ‘Cuda's, the AAR’s exhaust came out the sides near the back wheels.

Why I would want one: This to me is by far the coolest of the Plymouth 'Cudas. It not only screams race car, but also just has so many famous 1970's styling cues, not too mention that it's a blast to drive.

Fun fact:  The '70 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda's 340 V8 could accelerate 0-60 in 5.8 seconds, 0-100 in 14.4 seconds, and a quarter mile time of 14.4 seconds at 100 miles per hour.

( 1970 Plymouth AAR 'Cuda photo from wordpress.com )

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