Please check the following AAR 'Cuda FAQ to see if it answers your questions regarding the AAR 'Cuda or the AARchives Registry. If not, feel free to send email to .
Q1. What does AAR stand for?
A1. Dan Gurney's All American Racers. 1970 was the first year for the newly redesigned E-Body Plymouth Barracuda and Dodge Challenger to compete in the famed Trans-Am racing series. Dan Gurney was named the primary driver of the Plymouth Barracuda for the 1970 season. Dan's racing team was named All American Racers and as a result the Barracuda was named the AAR 'Cuda. For more info on Dan's All American Racers organization which remains to this day check out http://www.allamericanracers.com.
Q2. How many AAR 'Cudas were built?
A2. The generally accepted production of 2,724 AAR 'Cudas started on March 10, 1970 and ended five weeks later on April 17, 1970. This is based on a known percentage of Barracudas that were built as AAR 'Cudas.
Q3. How many AAR 'Cudas remain
A3. It is impossible to determine exactly how many AAR 'Cudas escaped the crusher but the commonly quoted number is around 900. Some are shells or a T/A engine without the chassis. AAR 'Cudas with original equipment are rare and garner well deserved attention at car shows.
Q4. Which are the rarest AAR 'Cuda
A4. The 1970 Barracuda was available in 24 colors. 4 of those colors were not available to the AAR 'Cuda making the AAR 'Cuda available in the remaining 20 colors. Below is the current breakdown in the AAR Registry.
|Plymouth Color Name||Extrapolated to
|121||11.9||Lemon Twist *||323|
|91||8.9||In-Violet Metallic *||243|
|75||7.4||Deep Burnt Orange Metallic||200|
|70||6.9||Ivy Green Metallic||187|
|67||6.6||Lime Light *||179|
|67||6.6||Blue Fire Metallic||179|
|61||6.0||Vitamin C Orange *||163|
|53||5.2||Lime Green Metallic||142|
|47||4.6||Moulin Rouge (late 1970) *||126|
|41||4.0||Sassy Grass Green (late 1970) *||110|
|2||0.2||Jamaica Blue Metallic||5|
|2||0.2||Burnt Tan Metallic||5|
|1||0.1||Citron Mist Metallic||3|
|0||0.0||Ice Blue Metallic||0|
Q5. Where can I find my broadcast
A5. Most AAR 'Cudas came with 2 broadcast sheets, check the Found Broadcast Sheet page for locations and details.
Q6. How many fender tags should my
AAR 'Cuda have?
A6. The typical AAR 'Cuda comes with two fender tags, one with the basic vehicle information and options and another that is stamped TRANS AM. Heavily optioned AAR 'Cudas are rare and have three fender tags.
Q7. Is the AARchives Registry the
same as the AAR Registry run for many years by Dennis Holly?
A7. Yes. Currently, the AAR Registry info collected by Dennis over many years is being merged with the online AARchives Registry. The website is periodically being updated as AAR VINs are being cataloged electronically.
Q8. Does the AAR Registry website
represent all of the VINs that are in the AAR Registry?
A8. Not at the present time. There are two versions of the AAR Registry. There is a database that is maintained on a daily basis from the large volume of email that I receive. Periodically I make updates to the website to reflect VINs that have been sent in. There is a priority to the website updates:
1. Owners that have emailed their AAR
registration information including photos.
2. Owners that have mailed their AAR registration info without photos.
3. Information from the previous AAR Registry mentioned above.
Eventually the website will reflect the infomation in the Registry database. In the interim if you have specific questions, please email the Registry directly.
Q9. How do I open my AAR fiberglass
hood without cracking the scoop?
A9. Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to open the AAR fiberglass hood. If you continually open the AAR fiberglass hood by lifting the scoop, it will crack. After removing the hood pins here is the correct way to lift your AAR fiberglass hood:
|The key is to place your hand into the opening, palm down and grab the structural part of the hood. Pull towards you and the hood will open. With a little practice, your hand won't even touch the scoop!|
Warning - Do not install a hood spring, the spring will eventually punch a hole in your fiberglass hood!
http://www.aarcuda.com/faq.html -- Revised:
February 1, 2005
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