Rare 1 of 1 Cuda at Wellborn Musclecar Museum
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First Look! Rare 1-of-1 Billboard Hemi ’Cuda Resurfaces!
Written by Geoff Stunkard on July 26, 2017
Curtis Wellborn was looking through the extensive paperwork that had come with a car he and his better-known brother Tim had just purchased. He had been reading the options out loud—the ’71 Hemi ’Cuda itself was already headed to Roger Gibson’s Missouri shop for detailing. There, listed in between 2642969 (heavy-duty red-cap battery) and 1944154 (Hemi power brake vacuum fitting) on a broadcast sheet breakdown, was “V6W.” White longitudinal sport stripes. Billboards in ’71, and on a four-speed. Add in the black top and interior, and this is the only ’71 Hemi ’Cuda so equipped from the factory. So Curtis did read it again, and Tim instantly began to see what this car might be.
“We already had a 1971 Hemi ’Cuda here with black billboards, and we were buying this one really because it was so original,” says Tim. “When Curtis read that code off, it was like a shock: white billboards, red paint, black top, four-speed. It had to be one-of-one, and it is.”