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6.1L 1972 Pro Touring Cuda

1972 Pro Touring Cuda

Supercharged 6.1L Hemi

Sphyraena Hemius Maximus

Sphyraena Hemius Maximus, Latin for "Ultimate Hemi ‘Cuda". This ‘Cuda was built by Muscle Car Restorations in Chippewa Falls, WI with the help of many great suppliers including Year One and PPG. This car features a supercharged SRT 6.1 Liter Hemi engine from PFC Enterprises, linked to a Keisler-prepared Viper 6-speed manual transmission. In other words, this ‘Cuda is a killing machine! Over 7,000 labor hours went into creating this ultimate Pro-Touring machine that features a host of carbon fiber parts all created by Muscle Car Restorations. The hood of the car is a one-off variation of the AAR ‘Cuda hood, made purely from carbon fiber right down to the frame! The car also features a competition-style roll cage tied into the chassis that was designed and built by Muscle Car Restorations. The idea behind this ‘Cuda was to meld classic muscle car styling while utilizing the latest and greatest parts available in the aftermarket. Muscle Car Restorations would like to thank all of the suppliers that helped make this car a reality. Without the help of these companies, this car could not have attained the level it has.

You can view over a thousand photographs of this build by clicking this link.

Mopar Collector's Guide

May 2007 Mopar Collector's Guide

From the article: "John Balow and the entire crew at Muscle Car Restorations in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin have done it again. In the last half dozen years, we've come to expect great things from these guys, be it in the restored OEM-style old Mopars, or with radical customs. Last summer, however, we were taken aback by something so complete off-the-wall and unexpected it even left us speechless for while, pondering it's complexity and craftsmanship. Yes, we know it's hard to believe anyone here at MCG would ever be speechless, because usually you can't shut us up, but the yellow E-body staring us in the face caught us, and everyone else, off guard."

Cover scan, article scan 1, article scan 2, article scan 3

Dyno Video

A chassis dyno session video is now available featuring this Cuda! 3 formats available (they are all the same video)
Watch: High resolution Flash version (best quality)
Watch: Medium resolution Flash version
Watch: Medium resolution WMV

Sema Show - Weld Wheels

Check out this video from the SEMA show Weld wheel display for a little more information about the wheels on this car!

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PPG Platinum Calendar Photo Shoot

This past Monday, May 21st, Muscle Car Restorations was again honored when PPG, MCR's exclusive paint supplier, selected one of MCR's most cutting edge projects for inclusion in their 2007 calendar. The car picked out to have the privilege of representing PPG and there outstanding line of products was Wayne Tunis' 1972 Pro-Touring Cuda. Covered with PPG 1970 code Y1 Lemon Twist, Wayne's Cuda virtually glowed for the camera and the creative team from Maux Creative Studio, of Chippewa Falls, Wi. The full-blown commercial shoot took about three hours to complete using state of the art digital imaging equipment.

Year One Tube Technologies, Inc. Auto Vision Center Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool Auto Meter Classic Auto Air GS Motorsports Fine Lines - Brake Lines Mopar Muscle Magazine Pioneer Electronics BFGoodrich Tires Grant Racing Wheels QA1 PRECISION PRODUCTS Sounds & Visions Rock Valley Antique Auto Parts Hotchkis Performance Auto Top Shop Stainless Steel Brakes Pauls Chrome Plating Stainless Works Weld Racing Plum Floored Magnum Force PPG Year One

You can view over a thousand photographs of this build by clicking this link.

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