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Among the consignments at Worldwide’s Houston Classic Auction Weekend is this 1970 Hemi ‘Cuda Convertible with buttoned-down looks that conceal a wild drag-racing past.
The car is a stunning triple-black automatic and has spent the last few years preening for visitors at Phil Silva’s Muscle Car Legends Museum in Idabel, Oklahoma.
But back in the day, this ‘Cuda sported a full-on Super Stock paint job (along with 1971 sheetmetal) and scored some impressive wins to back it all up.
In 1973, that paint job set owner Steve Bagwell back a whopping $5,000. But it was apparently a worthwhile investment as Terry Earwood drove the Hemi ‘Cuda to an NHRA Super Stock title that included a win at the prestigious Indy meet. Earwood also set a Super Stock/E Automatic record at 11.09 @ 125.17 MPH.
In addition to the ‘Cuda, Worldwide will offer some of Silva’s other museum-quality muscle cars at Houston, including a a factory-documented four-speed 1969 Chevrolet Camaro L78 Convertible, a fully documented 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 convertible and a rare 1970 Oldsmobile 442 W-30 convertible, four-speed.
The Houston Classic Auction Weekend takes place on Saturday, April 30, at The Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, and will run in conjunction with the Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance.
In addition to the usual festivities, the concours is celebrating 100 years of Indianapolis Racing, and will run from April 30 through May 1.
Worldwide is still inviting significant individual entries and collections to the Houston Classic Auction. For more information, call 260-925-6789.