Barrett-Jackson 2011: Mr. Norm's Cuda Convertible melds classic style with modern metal
You've seen the car featured on Autoblog before... Mr. Norm's 426 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible is a modern Dodge Challenger taken to an extreme level. Under the hood sits a 6.1-liter Hemi that pushes out 650 horsepower at the crank. The steel roof has been replaced with a drop-top and the black and yellow paint scheme screams classic muscle. The large "HEMI" graphic on the rear fenders helps a bit too.
The 426 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible uses actual parts from the classic 'Cuda. The taillights, rear panel and fender gills are from a 1971 model. Inside, Mr. Norm's two-door convertible sports all the modern amenities you would expect in a new Challenger, such as Bluetooth connectivity and a Boston Acoustics sound system.
Check out the official listing page for Mr. Norm's 426 Hemi 'Cuda Convertible and be sure to keep an eye on the live streaming feed at Speed.
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