A-53 AAR Cuda Package


  • “Hemi” Front fenders with radiused wheel openings.
  • Blacked out fiberglass hood with integral fresh air scoop.
  • Hood pins.
  • Rear deck lid spoiler.
  • “Strobe” stripe with AAR logo on rear quarter panel.
  • Radio antenna mounted on rear quarter panel.


  • 340 cubic inch 90 degree V8.
  • High Nickel, Stress relieved engine block.
  • Cast Iron heads.
  • Forged steel crankshaft.
  • Forged steel connecting rods.
  • 10.5:1 Compression Ratio
  • 290 Horsepower @ 5000rpm
  • 345 ft/lbs of torque @ 3400rpm.


Induction System:

  • Edelbrock cast aluminum intake manifold.
  • 3 x 2bbl Holley
  • Fresh air hood with scoop.



  • Hydraulic valve lifters.
  • Lift: .429 intake / .444 exhaust Duration: 268 degree intake / 276 degree exhaust.
  • 2.02 Intake valves 1.60 Exhaust valves.
  • Shaft mounted, adjustable rocker arms.



  • Cast Iron dual point distributor.


A-833 4Speed transmission – TorqueFlite automatic.

Rear End:

  • 8 3/4 Sure Grip differential with 3.55:1 gears. 3.91:1 available as a no cost option.


  • Power assisted front disc, 11 inch rear drums.
  • 15 x 7 Body colored steel wheels w/trim rings.
  • Goodyear Polyglas GT Tires. E60-15 front – G60-15 rear. Collapsible spare tire.
  • Rallye suspension.
  • Front and rear sway bars.
  • HD shocks.
  • Low restriction side exit dual exhaust.
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