I purchased a 1970 AAR Cuda with the original numbers matching drive train, but it needed a restoration. I wanted the restoration done by a shop that knew Mopars and had a good reputation, so I selected MCR. My initial meeting with the MCR staff was very collaborative. They wanted to understand what my intentions were with the car after it was completed. I said I was interested in driving the car in autocross events, but with the original suspension geometry and drivetrain. They made numerous constructive suggestions and we agreed on a restoration plan. Even though I live in the northwest, I was very involved during the restoration due in large part to weekly progress pictures posted my MCR and their responsiveness to my many emails. During the restoration, MCR impressed me with their extensive fabrication skills (custom sway bars, custom engine brace, starter heat shield, unibody structural reinforcements, reinforced suspension components) and their high tech diagnostic equipment which allowed them to identify and resolve car operational issues. I got along extremely well with John Balow and Ben Peotter (one of Ben's hobbies is driving race cars) and since the restoration Ben described additional high tech diagnostic equipment owned by MCR and recommended that I purchase some to help me resolve a vibration issue. The entire staff was easy to work with and accommodated any request for last minute changes or rework.

MCR agreed to set up a thorough road test at Road America after the restoration was completed. It was extensively documented with pictures in a very comprehensive Hot Rod Network article (https://www.hotrod.com/articles/1970-plymouth-barracuda-aar-cuda-road-america-test/). We discovered and MCR subsequently fixed numerous issues with the car. Ultimately, I got exactly the car I wanted!

Bob Thim, owner of this MCR restored 1970 AAR Cuda

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Engine Size
340 V8
Transmission Type
5 Speed Manual
Body Color
Rallye Red
Interior Color