Thursday, June 28, 2012

Plymouth from Nash Bridges For Auction

The 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda Convertible from the Cheech Marin/Don Johnson show, Nash Bridges is for auction on ebay.

Texas Classic Cars of Dallas is proud to present this famous 'Cuda convertible. This car is known as Nash Bridges #1, used in the filming of the Nash Bridges television series starring Don Johnson. Four cars were produced for the series. This car is actually the lone real Cuda of the group and the 1st acquired for filming. The other cars were 318s. From the factory, this car was one of approximately 85 4-speed 340 convertible Cuda's produced in 1970.


" Nash Bridges # 1 Filming Car "
426 c.i. crate Hemi V8 / 425+HP / Custom Exhaust / Chrome Tips / Rear Valence Exits
4-Speed Manual & Pistol Grip Shifter
White Interior / Bucket Seating / Center Console
Fog Lights
Shaker Hood / Hood Pins
14-Inch Rallye Wheels / Raised White Letter Tires
Front Disc Brakes

Excerpt from Mopar Muscle Magazine, February, '97 -

" Frank Bennetti, movieland car czar, was recruited by Don Johnson to acquire four matching Curious Yellow Cuda convertibles. Bennetti's frantic seach for 'Cuda convertibles was on . He found the first car (VIN: BS27H0B163146) in the Los Angeles area the next day. It was a decent restoration of a 1970 'Cuda 340 automatic. The owner had converted it from a four-speed, and had kept all the parts needed to restore it back to manual shift. Bennetti's team pulled the 340 engine and replaced it with a warmed-over 360. When the four-speed was installed, a Lakewood scattershield was fitted at Don Johnson's personal request. Other modifications include the installation of a '71 front clip replete with a Shaker hood scoop. This car turned out to be Johnson's favorite of the group and was not to be used for jumps. But, in the first episode of the fall '96 season, this 'Cuda rocketed through a San Francisco intersection at low altitude and upon landing, the front end collapsed. The front end was then rebuilt with a heavy duty K member with heavy duty torsion bars, and more. This car has a rubber front bumper, whereas the other cars are painted steel. "

Bidding is at 88k so far, but the reserve hasn't been met.

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