Auction Scottsdale 2014
Lot 5040
Reserve Type RESERVE
Status Sold
Year 1970
VIN 1190020
Exterior Color YELLOW
Interior Color BLACK
Cylinders 8
Engine Size 426 HEMI
Transmission AUTOMATIC
Description Original restoration of the only remaining Mattel Hot Wheels 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Funny Car as made famous during the "Snake vs. Mongoose" match racing promotion. This yellow 1970 Barracuda Hot Wheels "Snake I" Funny Car is the only one remaining from the original two Funny Cars ever produced. The Hot Wheels 'Cuda was an integral part of Mattel's legendary Hot Wheels "Snake vs. Mongoose" promotion, which saw Prudhomme and Tom McEwen square off in match races across the country while also making countless appearances at toy stores, retail outlets and other locations. The car made appearances on Plymouth's 1971 Rapid Transit Tour. Many years later, Prudhomme acquired the car and began an extensive in-house restoration, which was overseen by Prudhomme and with long-time employee Willie Wolter as project manager and was finally completed in 2008. Originally built by Ronnie Scrima at Exhibition Engineering in Van Nuys, CA, the original restoration features the original 446cid motor, original body and original rolling chassis. It also includes an original 671 blower, original front Cragar and rear Halibrand wheels. **NOT STREET LEGAL, SOLD ON BILL OF SALE ONLY** **LOTS 5040, 5041, 5042 & 5043 SOLD AS A PACKAGE**
*Includes Buyer Commission
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