Motor Authority has a piece on a 1967 Hurst Barracuda that recently paid a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage. Built by B&M (aka Hurst), the car is powered by a 360 that’s been punched out to 408 cubic inches and is pushing 500 hp. Coupled with a TKO 600 5 speed and working thru a Hotchkis suspension, it’s looks to be restomodded just enough. Video after the jump!
Barn Finds spotted this 1970 Barracuda on eBay. The 318 powered, somewhat plain Jane, E body shows some interior wear and lower body rust through but, overall, a very nice driver. We hope the new owner keeps it original and doesn’t turn it into yet another Hemi Cuda clone. Follow the energetic eBay bidding here. More pics and video tour after the jump!
Steve Oliveira purchased this 318 powered Barracuda in 1977. After a few, shall we say, modifications it has become the blown, 605 ci Hemi-powered, +1000 hp beauty that you see here. He describes the car with the following statement: “Whereas a modern car invites you to take it out for a drive, this one dares you to.” We like that! Find more info at Hot Rod. More pics after the jump!
While certainly not in the best of shape, this Barracuda is one rare fish. Formula S production in 1969 consisted of 2034 fastbacks, 100 convertibles and 423 notchbacks. Of the notchbacks, 325 were 340’s and 98 383’s. Total Mod Tops for all Barracuda coupes in 1969 was reportedly 937. (Numbers courtesy of Mike Mueller’s The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle). How many of those 325 small blocks were Mod Tops? Probably not a lot. We hope somebody brings this old girl back to life. Find it here on eBay.
Here are some highlights from the Russo and Steele auction from the Wednesday preview.
This is a 1970 Hemi Superbird and probably the best Mopar at Russo.
Tuesday is normally not a super exciting day at Barrett-Jackson, but since Barrett was selling the majority of the Ron Pratte collection that night, the room was full and the bidding was crazy. Ron is a big time collector in the Phoenix area and had been buying high end cars at Barrett-Jackson for years. He decided to liquidate his collection through BJ and it was very fun to watch. This included two Hemi Mopars that did very well. The first car up was a 1970 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi and a 4-speed. Bidding was furious and shot up to $190,000 right away–unseen levels for a Hemi B-Body. It ended up at $200,000. Here is a picture of the car:
Old Mopars, being the rarest of the Big Three (not to mention the best engineered), generally command a premium price, unless a unsuspecting Chevy salesman doesn’t do his homework first. Read how a clean E-body was a steal of a deal and slowly became the beauty you see here. Head over to Hot Rod for the full story. More pics after the jump!
Bring A Trailer recently highlighted this Hemi-powered Barracuda, which was built for endurance racing in Europe, including the Spa Classic. It’s currently for sale in France at the Ascot Collection. There must be some series in the US that she would be perfect for. More pics after the jump as well as a video of the car lapping at Nürburgring!