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Is this really a ’70 Hemi ’Cuda? Yep, the VIN reads BS23R0B187998, and the R in the fifth position confirms factory-installed 426 Hemi status. One of 652 ’70 Hemi ’Cuda hardtops built (and one of 284 with a four-speed transmission), it was originally ordered in Deep Burnt Orange Metallic—instead of a more typical high-impact hue like Sassy Grass or Tor-Red. Apparently a stripe-delete car, this sleeper must have lured plenty of street action. But is the original Hemi still sitting under that N96 Shaker hood? The mini padlocks keep the hood shut—and we do not condone touching other people’s stuff. That said, a quick look underneath the ’Cuda revealed what appeared to be a Hemi-specific, 6-quart, steel oil pan, and the Shaker pokes through the hood perfectly. We’d bet there’s still an elephant in this thing.