Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda (1970 Chrysler of France) - 1:18 Scale Diecast Model Car by Acme
Musclecars, particularly monster-engined intermediates like the Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda, are supposed to be good at one thing and one thing only: covering the standing quarter-mile as quickly as possible. But to Henri Chemin, director of Chrysler Corporation's racing efforts in France, the Hemi 'Cuda had all the makings of a successful circuit racer and hillclimber. To make the heavy, overpowered American monster suitable for European-style competition, Chemin utilized a secret weapon: Matra, Chrysler's French joint-venture partner and seasoned constructor of endurance racing machinery. Working their magic on the Hemi 'Cuda, Chemin and the Matra team produced a musclecar that turned and stopped nearly as well as it accelerated, resulting in three consecutive French Group 1 Circuit championships from 1971 to 1973, as well as the French hillclimb championship in 1972. Following its racing career, Chemin's Hemi 'Cuda slipped into obscurity until 2012, when it was found in a French barn and restored to concours condition.
The fascinating Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda French touring car champion has been replicated in 1:18-scale diecast metal by Acme Trading Company, the leader in high-quality musclecar models. It features a tremendous level of detail, from its purposeful interior to its beefy 426 Hemi and shaker hood. It includes a certificate of authenticity signed by Henri Chemin himself, as well as a DVD that features historical information about this unique race car.
SPECIFICATIONS: 1:18 scale (approximately ten inches in length). Diecast metal body, features opening hood, doors and trunk lid. Poseable steering. Limited edition of 696 pieces worldwide.
PERFECT FOR: Mopar enthusiasts. Racing historians with a taste for the unusual. Those who don't want to choose between European elegance and American muscle.