About This 1972 Plymouth Barracuda
Posted: 18 Jun 2009
If your Plymouth Barracuda is not one of the ultra-collectible Cudas, then going all out on a resto-mod is a great way to go. Resto-mods are actually gaining ground in the collector market.
This Barracuda was totally disassembled, put on a rotisserie, and every nut, bolt and part was replaced during assembly. The underside of the car was treated with the same paint as the top side, and it shows unbelievably. There are only 1200 or so miles on the car since the car has been back together. There is absolutely no rust or bondo anywhere on the body, trunk, or floor. It is absolutely immaculate. The paint is a base/clear Bright White with very subtle pearl ghost flames. It also has the Hemi hockey stripe and a black spoiler added. The gaps on the car line up right and enhance this beautiful paint. You will also notice the car has shaved handles to truly complete the sleek look of the car. The car obviously has a tremendous stance which is accomplished via a full Hotchkis suspension including tubular control arms and rear springs. The car stops on a dime with huge vented disc brakes all the way around. The car is lowered two inches in the front and rear to give it the total pro-touring attitude. Boyd Coddington 17 inch front and 18 inch rear wheels with new BF Goodrich KDW new tread design tires further enhance the appearance of this awesome ride. When it comes to the powertrain, the original plan was to install a new 6.1 hemi to complete the pro-touring concept (hence the hemi hockey stripe). However, the XV Motorsports built 335 hp 318 grunts pretty well and is pretty easy on the gas if you keep your foot out of it. Given its power and sound, I..m not sure at this point I would make a change. SHHH...just don..t tell anyone what is under the hood, as they will never know when you hear the engine growl through the full x-pipe Flowmaster exhaust running out back with the quad tips. If you do decide to open the hood, everyone will be treated to a highly detailed engine compartment with all of the Mopar dress-up goodies. Equipped with power steering, power brakes, and ice cold vintage a/c, the underhood description is complete. The transmission is a strong built 727 that shifts flawlessly through the gears. Moving to the interior, you will notice that everything is new there as well. New carpet, seat covers, door panels, sill plates, and the list goes on. The instrument panel has been upgraded with modern Autometer gauges to match the theme of the car. The steering column is a Flaming River tilt column with matching steering wheel. The car has modern hood and trunk releases to go along with push button starting, power windows, and remote keyless entry.
Specs & Details
Exterior Color: white
Interior Color: black
Source: private party
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