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WTB "H" CODE CUDA OR CHALLENGER CONVERTIBLE

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  1. JEJJ

    JEJJ Member

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    I am looking for an original "H" code BS27 Cuda convertible 1970 or 71 any condition. Let me know what you have and what you are looking to get for the car. For the right car, I would consider trading up or down my BS27U0B
    1970 "U" code Cuda convertible if that is of interest.

    I would also consider a real "H" code 340 Challenger convertible, any condition.

    Thank you,
    Jim
     
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  2. aussiemark

    aussiemark Well-Known Member

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    Why do you want to swap a 440 convertible for a 340?
     
  3. budascuda

    budascuda Well-Known Member

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    If both engines are stock; 340 is more zippy, imo.
    Also easier on a roof-less uni body...
     
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  4. paharamia

    paharamia Well-Known Member

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    The 340 small block in a Challenger with HD suspension will handle better with less weight over the front end! Less over steer.
    My own experience, having owned both 440 & 383 Challengers and my current small block vert.
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  5. krazykuda

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    I just sold my H code challenger convert to my brother...
     
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  6. paharamia

    paharamia Well-Known Member

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    Your brother is a lucky man; glad you kept it in the family!

    The A66 Challenger convertibles were pretty unique in the sense that they were really "RT" cars with the 340 engine. (most came w all the RT goodies minus the big block)

    They are also relatively rare with only 264, 1970 Challenger 340 convertibles made. 178 with automatics like my car.
    They only made 66 4 sp examples.

    Been working on my A66 vert over the last 2 1/2 years after taking her out of storage (put into storage in 1984)

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  7. budascuda

    budascuda Well-Known Member

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    Looking goooooood!
    She has all original (straight) panels and would that be a nos fender?...
    If the front bumper is original, and it looks like it is, that tells me that the car never impacted anything or took a hit, now, that by itself is rare!
     
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    paharamia Well-Known Member

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    "Looking goooooood!
    She has all original (straight) panels and would that be a nos fender?...
    If the front bumper is original, and it looks like it is, that tells me that the car never impacted anything or took a hit, now, that by itself is rare!"



    I was lucky enough to pick up two NOS fenders in 1980 from two different Dodge dealerships. L and R sides. I sold off the driver's side original fender way back then, not thinking about it (nothing wrong with it) Would never do that today.

    Interesting enough, more recently I checked the part numbers and stickers still on the back of the fenders; they come out as Challenger TA fenders. Part numbers 624 and 625. Additionally, they have the 71 Challenger fender "notch". I would guess they were Late stamped examples to be replacements for all 70-71 applications.

    3419878-9 1970, except F60x15" tires
    3579380-1 1970, with F60-15" tires
    3579380-1 1971, with F60-15" tires
    3579624-5 Trans. Am, w/F60x14 tires

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  9. aussiemark

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    Only 28 1970 Cuda U code auto verts and 6 manual, strangely there were 12 V code auto and 17 V code manual. Is your U code a manual or auto? I would keep it and buy a 340 Cuda or Challenger as well, you may regret swapping or selling it latter at least if you keep it no regrets, you only get to sell or trade once and then it will be gone forever. Please post some photos of the car, I would love to see it.
     
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  10. DetMatt1

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  11. JEJJ

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    "Only 28 1970 Cuda U code auto verts and 6 manual, strangely there were 12 V code auto and 17 V code manual. Is your U code a manual or auto? I would keep it and buy a 340 Cuda or Challenger as well, you may regret swapping or selling it latter at least if you keep it no regrets, you only get to sell or trade once and then it will be gone forever."

    I do prefer to buy a 340 Cuda convertible ( I prefer Cuda's, but love Challengers too!!) but if I could work a deal on a 71 340 Cuda convertible, I would offer my 70 in trade if that would pry a car loose from the owner.

    As for my 440 car, it is actually 1 of the 5 export cars, and the only 4:10 Dana auto car out of all the "U" code 70 automatic Cuda convertibles (US or export)....all the rest came with the standard 8-3/4 rear. I have the original broadcast sheet,a fender tag, original dealership in Quebec where it was sold, the salesman's name and the original owners name...kind of cool.

    As I said, I prefer to keep it, but I have 2 teenagers(1 in college, the other going in 2 years) so to get a 71 Cuda 340, it would probably need to go,though I would be perfectly happy with a 70 340 Cuda convertible.
    I made a mistake and waited too long a few years ago on a 71 GY3 340 Challenger convertible and kick myself at least once a week for not buying that one. I guess there is a reason for everything, just not sure what it is :)