1971 Plymouth Cuda

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1971 Plymouth Cuda

We have lots of Mopar fans and customers. Here’s one where the customer purchased a painted shell and sent it to us to fill in the blanks. We’ll start with a Schwartz G-Machine Chassis made to fit the customer’s modern SRT-8 Hemi. This engine’s computer and harness requires a lot of electrical handiwork by our expert technicians to mate it to a 46-year-old car that didn’t come with any electronics. No problem for Schwartz Performance, we’ve done this before. This one will be a normal left-hand drive ‘cuda, but that’s where normal ends. See our award winning right hand drive 'cuda HERE.

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance bolt-in G-Machine Chassis
  • Ridetech single-adjustable Shockwave air ride system
  • Power steering rack
  • Baer 14" 6-piston front brakes, 4 piston rear
  • Heidts independent rear suspension modified for Schwartz chassis


  • Chrysler 6.4L Hemi, low mileage from 2016 Challenger
  • Chrysler NGC computer & custom wiring harness
  • Magnuson 2300 supercharger kit
  • OEM style serpentine drive system
  • Milodon low profile rear sump oil pan
  • Custom 1.875" stainless long tube headers
  • Custom 3" dual exhaust with electric cutouts


  • Tremec T56 Magnum 6-speed transmission
  • Custom driveshaft w/1350 U-joints
  • Nodular iron third member, 31 spline axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.70 gear

Wheels and Tires

  • Forgeline DE3P finished in black pearl. 19x9 front, 19x12 rear
  • Nitto Invo tires:  • Rears: 325/30-19 - Fronts: 255/35-19


  • Recaro Sportster CS seats
  • Leather-wrapped dash with green stitching
  • Dakota Digital HDX Gauges 
  • Nu-Relics power window systems

Other Features

  • BeCool aluminum radiator w/electric fans
  • Optima YellowTop battery
  • Stainless steel EFI fuel tank with internal fuel pump

This '71 Lime Light green 'Cuda arrives at our shop

Mini-tubbed for 12" wide wheels

G-Machine Chassis fit 

Finished Chassis

Engine fitment, metal fab and mock up

Exhaust fabrication

Interior & upholstery

Final Assembly