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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-26-2011, 07:09 PM Thread Starter
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FS. American muscle anyone??

Well fella's this is NOT a mercedes as you can plainly see, BUT....BUT.....Chrysler and Daimler have shared some business throughout the years including sharing many design techniques even before they merged.

Sadly the Plymouth line has been dropped from the Chrysler line up and with it went some of the most intense muscle cars Mother Mopar ever produced.
For the life of me I don't know why Mopar dropped the Plymouth name as it was THE performance package car to have when it came to ordering a street bruiser Mopar back in the day.

That being said....This particular car is a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda coupe or (2 door hard top) as some call it....or "Notchback" to the die hard Mopar guys who want to differentiate between a fastback and coupe without using so many words.
This car was the successor of the Valiant body Barracuda that ran from 1964-1966 with the extremely large bubble glass rear window which to this day is the largest rear glass ever installed on an American production car.

The 1967-1969 Plymouth Barracuda was one of the sleekest, sexiest lightweight A-body cars Mopar ever offered.
This particular car was originally a 273 small block V-8, automatic on the column, with an open 7-1/4 differential.
It was a rust free, one owner car until I bought it more than 11 ago.

It sat in a garage for 15 years before I bought it from a coworker.

First thing I did was come up with a plan.........and that plan was to build this car unlike any other 67 Barracuda ever, period!

I wanted it to have different paint and stripes from factory, a different powerplant and driveline with tons of go fast goodies, great street manners, but with the power potential to hold it's own when matched up against overzealous Ford and Chevy guys.
I wanted it to be street legal, strip certifiable and show quality.

After ten years of saving up piece by piece as time/money allowed I finally got it finished.
Scored tons of car show trophies, plaques, and made it into several magazines.
I still have yet to take it to the drag strip to see what it will run in the quarter but I don't have the time and money for that stuff and I really don't feel like beating the crap out of it.

I am pursuing other interests which is why i am selling this car although all my friends think I'm insane for wanting to sell but I can always build another one some day, or year.

All the work was done by myself and the help of two of my good friends.

(The engine) is a professionally built 1978, 360 block bored .030 over
11.0-1 compression which runs on 93 octane with timing at 30 deg total unless race gas is used.
11.0-1 forged MP pistons.
Comp 260/260 duration @.050 .555/ .555 lift solid cam.
Comp timing set.
MP cast crank.
MP rods, and ARP bolts.
Fully ported J-style heads with 2.055/1.60 11/32 SS valves- flows 261/175 CFM. chrome moly retainers and correct springs.
Harland Sharp adjustable aluminum roller rockers.
Holley single plane Strip Dominator intake .
Modified 870 CFM Holley street evenger carb with street friendly vacuum secondaries.
6-QT Kevko racing oil pan.-fits standard K frame.
Balanced and blueprinted.
Dynoed 8 pulls before final tweeking with a consistent best of 441 horsepower @ 6100 RPM. 429 LB/FT torque@5000 RPM.

This engine loves the 4 speed transmission.

(Transmission) Chrysler bullet proof A-833 four speed.
Hurst pistol grip shifter with Hurst competition plus shift mechanism, bang, bang, bang, bang.

(Clutch)
McLeod diaphragm style competition clutch with bellcrank style factory pedal linkage to Z-bar- removed over the center spring as required.
Mopar performance flywheel with 10.5" clutch disk.

(Differential)
Mopar 8-3/4 (742) case clutch type sure grip with 3.23 gears.
Currently has 3.91 gear which do not go with car as they are not mine.
The 3.23 unit is bulletproof and does not leak. and have great highway cruising speeds compared to the 3.91.
Super stock springs/ pinion snubber/ rear disk brakes.

(Body mods).
Rear wheel opening massaged 1.5" forward for rear tire clearance.
Mini tubbed rear wheel openings which are massaged to look factory.
Sub frame connectors.
20 gal Fuel cell cradle in trunk.

(Suspension)
front end rebuilt with quality heavy duty parts, LCA's boxed for strength and rubber bushings installed.
Heavy duty torsion bars eliminate the need for a front sway bar and it hugs the mountain passes well.
Disk brakes/ front.

(brakes)
master power manual disk front/rear.
Line loc for nice burnouts, rarely used.

(exhaust)
Hedman headers.
X-pipe.
2-1/2" through flowmaster 40's, dumped before rear axle...sounds incredible!

(Body/paint)
EV2 Hemi orange PPG / heavy clear.
AAR stripes modded to fit.
Glasstek fiberglass bolt on hood with functional hemi scoop.

(Interior)
8 point roll cage.
Stock seats/ door panels.
Custom dash/cluster/ instruments/ wiring/ fuse panel/ console etc.

(notes) Turn the key and go anywhere any time.
drive it across country with no issues.
This car is built right, built to drive the crap out of and built to hold up just fine.

Have over $40-k invested, asking $30-k firm.

Too much more to list now lets get to pics and location.

I am located in the Atlanta area and can be reached at 404-723-1346.































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Thanks Aaron.

Daniel, it can be yours! ha, ha.

I may even entertain a trade for some private acreage in north Georgia.
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I forgot to mention:
This car comes with a warning.

WARNING: This vehicle is an extreme chick magnet.
Included with the purchase of this vehicle the new owner will be presented with a custom billy club to beat the ladies off of the car upon exiting car show and other gatherings.

The last picture was my very first maiden voyage after getting it road worthy that happened to get caught on film by a photographer taking pics at a church gathering.
As you can see, it's a head turner.














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It's funny, my friend (also a Benz mechanic) has 2 Cuda's. A '70 AAR and a '71 convt 340 4 bbl 4 speed. Good luck with your sale...it's a great looking car.
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An unsolicited btt for a very clean ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes me miss my 68 GTO 4spd I just sold
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It's funny, my friend (also a Benz mechanic) has 2 Cuda's. A '70 AAR and a '71 convt 340 4 bbl 4 speed. Good luck with your sale...it's a great looking car.
Yeah I know quite a few Benz techs that are into Mopars.

Most of them are former Chrysler techs that got tired of making no money with Chrysler flat rate and decided to switch to highline autos.
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An unsolicited btt for a very clean ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Makes me miss my 68 GTO 4spd I just sold
Sorry for your loss.

I will miss it but I can always build another some day.
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I never thought I would hear these words come out of my mouth, but that Cuda is one of the nicest cars I have seen in a very long time!
Actually got a serious itch in my wallet & that's the first time that's happened around a Mopar.
Really nice car! Don't know why you would part with it.
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