Written by Tom Jensen
When you’re looking for classic American muscle cars, look no further than The Lindley Collection, an amazing assortment of vintage Detroit iron that will be hitting the block at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Collector Car Auction, June 30-July 2 in the West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Of the seven cars on offer from this collection out of Georgia, each offers matching numbers, documentation and plenty of horsepower. All will be offered with No Reserve.
LOT 734.1 – IN THE LIME LIGHT: 1970 Plymouth 426 HEMI ’Cuda
One of the most highly coveted muscle cars ever built, this 1970 Plymouth HEMI ’Cuda was the top Mopar performance offering of its day. Just 652 of these ultra high-performance cars were built in 1970, including just 284 with a 4-speed manual transmission.
Power is supplied by the legendary 426/425hp HEMI V8 engine, a true icon of the muscle car era.
This impressive example features a numbers-matching engine and transmission, which have been verified by Mopar expert Dave Wise, who prepared a Wise Vehicle Inspection Report for this car. Also, this HEMI ’Cuda has been recorded in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.
Cosmetics include the dazzling original color combination of High Impact FJ5 code Lime Light green paint, black “Hockey Stripes” on the rear quarter panels and a matching black bucket seat interior. The popular Shaker hood scoop adds visual appeal, as do the body-colored wheels and “dog dish” hubcaps.
Making this HEMI ’Cuda even more special is its lengthy option list, with power disc brakes, Rallye gauges, Rim Blow steering, AM radio and center console with woodgrain top.
This beautiful HEMI ’Cuda has undergone a high-quality professional restoration and comes with its warranty document and owner’s manual. If you’re looking for a classic matching-numbers, 4-speed HEMI ’Cuda, this is definitely a car to watch.
LOT #770.1 – GO GRABBER ORANGE: 1970 Ford Mustang Mach I
Another matching-numbers muscle car from 1970, this Ford Mustang Mach I was trimmed in the vibrant Grabber Orange paint with a white bucket seat interior, making for a striking color combination.
With only about 100 miles on the odometer since undergoing a full restoration by Ohio-based Boss Auto, this Mustang checks all the right boxes: Power comes from a 428ci Cobra Jet V8 engine producing 335 horsepower. The engine is topped by a Shaker hood scoop that’s accented by a white hood stripe.
The rear window louvers and rear deck spoiler give the car a great look, especially with this color combination. In terms of documentation, the original window sticker is included, as is a Deluxe Marti Report.
LOT #771 – 413 CUBIC-INCHES: 1961 Chrysler 300G convertible
In the late 1950s and early ’60s, Detroit’s muscle cars were its big-bodied models powered by big engines. And this rare and heavily optioned 1961 Chrysler 300G convertible is a perfect representative of its time. One of only 337 300G convertibles built in 1961 and one of only 124 accounted for today, it is powered by Chrysler’s 413/375hp engine with the famed cross-ram intake manifold and a pair of four-barrel carburetors.
Styled by Chrysler design legend Virgil Exner, the 1961 300G was the first to feature canted headlamps and the only one of the various 300 models to match this front end with Exner’s signature tail fins.
This show-quality example was recently serviced and is ready to be shown, driven and enjoyed. It is documented by the 300 Registry and is recorded in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.
WITH A TWIST: 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda Convertible
This classic example of Mopar muscle is a rare 1970 Plymouth ’Cuda convertible, powered by a matching-numbers drivetrain consisting of a 383ci V8 engine with a 4-speed manual transmission, which is topped by a Hurst pistol-grip shifter. Professionally restored, his one of only 68 examples of this combination of engine, body and transmission.
The cosmetics on this car are stellar, as it is painted in High Impact Lemon Twist Yellow, with an added Shaker hood scoop. A multiple show winner, it is highly optioned with power steering, a power top and AM radio with a built-in 8-track player.
Documentation includes a Wise Vehicle Inspection Report, a production broadcast sheet and a spot in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.
LOT #770 – CLASSIC CALYPSO CORAL: 1970 Ford Boss 302 Mustang
When Ford Motor Co. decided to go Trans Am racing, they created a unique Mustang variant called the Boss 302, in honor of its high-performance 302ci engine that pumped out 290 horsepower. The small but powerful V8 was available only with a 4-speed manual transmission.
This example is documented as one of only 156 1970 Boss 302 models finished in Calypso Coral exterior paint with a black interior and one of only 51 with the optional Shaker hood scoop.
Heavily optioned, this car comes with a Traction-Lok rear axle, power steering, power brakes, competition suspension, rear deck spoiler, sport slats, sport deck rear seats and Magnum 500 chrome wheels. It also includes a Deluxe Marti Report and owner’s manual, original window sticker and warranty card.
LOT #771.1 – TRANS AM: 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A
Like its Big Three rivals, Chrysler Corp. went Trans Am racing in 1970, when it created the Dodge Challenger T/A, which emphasized agility and handling over brute power.
One of only 2,399 units built, this one comes with a matching-numbers powertrain, featuring a 340/290hp Six-Pack V8 engine paired to a 4-speed close-ratio manual transmission and 3.55 Sure-Grip rear end.
This T/A rolls with original factory colors, red paint with a black bucket seat interior. Like all the Challenger T/As produced, this one was built during a five-week period between March and April 1970. It has been recorded in the MMC Detroit Global vehicle Registry.
LOT #460 – BIG FISH: 1969 Plymouth Barracuda convertible
The 1969 model year was the final one for the second-generation Barracuda, ending a three-year model run of this body style. Of the nearly 32,000 examples built during the 1969 model year, a mere 1,442 convertibles were made, making it the rarest of the three available body styles by a wide margin.
Even rarer were ’69 Barracuda convertibles equipped with the optional high-performance 340ci V8 engine. There were only 125 of those built and this is one of them, a matching-numbers example with the original engine and transmission.
Restored in beautiful red paint with a white interior, this Barracuda has an Elite-level Wise Validation Report documenting its authenticity. And it has been recorded in the MMC Detroit Global Vehicle Registry.
Matching numbers, powerful, colorful well-cared-for muscle cars. The Lindley Collection is a true find in a world of classics.