That’s exactly what the “Scotts Speed ​​Shop” achieved with the 1968 ‘Cuda they bought in August 2022. The Mopar hasn’t been on the road for 40 years, with an empty engine bay and interior. barren loss. However, it did come with a roll cage and drag racing chassis. It is not clear if it was raced in the late 1960s or later modified, but the supplier said it had not been driven since the early 1980s. The men, who were somewhat accustomed to the jobs. Thus, it took less than four months to get Barracuda back on the road. They also don’t follow the basic purge method.

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Unsurprisingly, they opted for a large displacement V8 under the hood. The engine produces far more power than a regular HEMI and is much quieter than anything found in production cars today. They also redesigned the chassis and interior. The cabin now has a decent dashboard, steering wheel and bucket seats, but it still has the included roll cage. However, it is not ready for drag strip yet. It still requires minor tweaks, including pausing work, but it’s up and running now. And it’s reliable enough that the owner took it out for the first time in 40 years.

However, what’s really good about this build? That’s because they didn’t mess with the bodywork. War wounds, including dents and scratches, as well as surface corrosion and even rust holes, are proudly displayed on the case. Call me crazy, but I’m a sucker for barn racing cars with stocky rear tires, short front wheels, and big engines sticking out of the hood.

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Will the owner join this ‘Cuda’ drag race? It’s in the plans, but it won’t happen anytime soon as cars still need some development. However, the explosive V8 engine roared loudly in the video below. And by the way, did you know that Plymouth produced a tow-ready Barracuda in 1968?

It was named the B029, powered by a 426 cubic inch (7.0 liter) HEMI V8 engine and only 50 of those were produced for the Super Stock drag race. Hurst Performance puts it together and it’s not meant for public roads. In 2022, it is a six-figure collection and one of the rarest and most coveted Barracudas ever produced.


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