In 2002, a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda convertible generated a lot of talk in the media as one of the first muscle cars to sell for over a million dollars.
Collector enthusiasts, journalists, researchers and other car junkies as had hailed the 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda 4-Speed muscle car the Holy Grail of all muscle cars.
It was an intense eight minutes of bidding, but Mecum managed to sell this beautiful beast, the Plymouth Hemi Cuda Covertible, for an astounding $3.5 million dollars.
There are plenty of classic cars being sold for millions of dollars, take Mercedes-Benz, Bugatti, Lamborghini or Ferrari sports car classics – they absolutely break the bank!
The difference is, muscle cars are popular and they sell but this Hemi Cuda is a rare muscle car that is two of its kind in the four-speed examples, which makes its worth so much more appealing to serious car collectors.
Desirability subsequently dramatically changes the price, seeing it sky rocket as competition between bidders becomes intensified.
Check out this footage below to watch the auction yourself!