First Gen Barracuda Restomod Gets a Hemi
Many consider the early Plymouth Barracuda to be a bit visually challenged, but this '66 is certainly pleasing to the eye.
When you think of the Plymouth Barracuda, you probably think of the later, early '70s cars. But every now and then, we see a cool first-gen 'Cuda worth a look. And that certainly applies to this awesome restomodded '66 that recently crossed the block at Barrett-Jackson.
Blown Hemi Power
No matter how you feel about the early Cuda's looks, no one will have qualms with what's under the hood. And that's a Hemi of course. Thanks to an Edelbrock E-Force Stage 3 supercharger up top, it also produces a healthy 700 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque.
The inside of this brute is pure luxury and modern technology, however. Things like custom seats wrapped in plush leather, power everything, Vintage Air A/C, Autometer gauges, and a booming stereo system coddle the driver and passengers in comfort not seen in the '60s.
Shaved and Smoothed
On the outside, that theme continues as Axalta brown-black paint covers a shaved and smoothed-out body, LED headlights, custom taillights, a handmade hood scoop, Road Runner backup lights and turn signals, and 18" Cragar wheels wrapped in Michelin tires.
To handle the prodigious power provided by the new Hemi, this Cuda has been treated to a Magnum Force suspension kit, front tubular arms, a 4-link out back with Vikings double adjustable coilovers, PSC rack & pinion steering, and Wilwood 4-piston brakes.
With all of this modern goodness packed into an unconventional model, this '66 Cuda has certainly raised the bar for a largely unloved car. But perhaps the best thing about it might just be the way that it drives!
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