Plymouth's muscle car was their long hood/short deck version of the Valiant, dubbed the Barracuda. In 1970, the dramatically restyled Barracuda and its high-performance brother, known simply as the 'Cuda, would become some of the most desirable muscle machines ever built. With a long list of options and an incredible color pallet, the 'Cuda demanded not only attention, but respect.
With performance being a high priority in 1970, the added weight of a convertible top meant that few people chose to order their muscle machines as convertibles. It is believed that about 155 1970 'Cuda 340 convertibles were produced. With the wide variety of options, each one can be unique in its build.
In the case of this gleaming B5 Bright Blue Metallic beauty, the original owner chose to check the box for the N96 'Shaker' fresh air package. Offering a unique air cleaner setup that protrudes directly through the hood, it indeed shakes when the accelerator pedal is depressed, and forces cold air directly into the carburetor. Due to production and safety issues that forced Plymouth to halt production on this particular option, this is the only known 1970 340 'Cuda convertible factory equipped with this option.