Four Million Dollar Cuda

January 19th, 2007 by William

This weekend Barrett-Jackson will be opening its doors to some of the fattest pockets in the automotive world to bid ridiculous amounts of money on lumps of steel with four wheels and an engine. Sorry I get a little upset when I hear about Richie Rich paying six or seven digits for a car that rolled off a Detroit assembly line, and that is exactly what is expected to happen when a 1971 Plymouth “Hemi” Barracuda Convertible crosses the auction block this weekend.

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The car is rare, one of only eleven built, has only 282 miles on the ticker and was raced on the pro-stock drag circuit so it certainly is a unique vehicle, but is it unique enough to fetch the four million dollar value that was given to it in the pre-auction inspection? I guess we will have to wait and see if the trend of spending absurd money on rare muscle cars will continue. But honestly folks, if you really feel like all that money is burning a hole in your pocket, give me a call I’d be happy to look after it for you.

-Bill Mertz

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2 Responses to “Four Million Dollar Cuda”

  1. bc Says:

    did you mean “richie rich” metaphorically, or does the actual richie rich plan to buy that car to serve at the side show?

  2. William Says:

    Well I haven’t heard an album from him in awhile so I’m guessing he’ll be at the drug lord auction not the Barrett-Jackson auction.
    -Bill

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About William

I am a twenty something car enthusiast. I spend most of my days working in a small restoration shop in Northern California that specializes in vintage Alfa Romeos. I also manage to do some freelance writing for a handful of automotive publications. When I'm not at the shop I can usually be found working on one of my own project cars, out driving on a good windy road or good jeep trail. Despite what my girlfriend says cars aren't what defines me, they are only what I do. When I have a chance I also love to go camping, play sports or generally do any type of outdoor activity. I don't take myself to seriously, so I hope you don't either.