1966 Plymouth Barracuda on 2040-cars
Pound, Virginia, United States
Drive Train: Engine: Bluprint Engines 408 stroker short block, Ebelbrock Performer heads, Harland Sharp roller tip
rocker arms, Mopar 3 duce manifold, Holly 340 6 pack carberators, Mopar purple cam shaft,double row timing chain,
Dougs long tube ceramic coated headers and Pertronix electronic distributor. Has high torque mini starter.
Transmission: original rebuilt and beefed up 904 tourque flight with 2500 stall converter. Rear End: Mopar 8 3/4
with Eaton Nitro Powerlock differential with 355 gears.
Suspension: Air shocks on rear. Complete front end rebuild completed just months ago. All suspension and
undercarriage of car sand blasted and painted. Hellwig front and rear antisway bars. Willwood drilled disc brakes
on front, drum rear. Cragar 15" X 7" wheel with BF Goodrich TA radials.
Body: Completely original except hood. Hood modified with 70's style SHAKER scoop. All original trim. Rechromed
original bumpers. Plymouth letters are aftermarket replacements. Most of the door weather stripping on this car is
Interior: Dash instrument bezels have been rechromed and detailed. All new Legendary Interiors interior, headliner
to carpet. Arm rests have been rechromed.
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Auto blogWed, 30 Jul 2014 09:31:00 EST
The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased from any ill-gotten gains. Still, one man's loss is another's gain, and if you're in Lodi, NJ, on September 12, you stand the chance to buy some of the ultimate muscle cars from the US Marshals in what is being gruesomely nicknamed the Blood Muscle auction.
The grisly moniker was earned because all of the vehicles belonged to the president of a blood testing company who is facing prison time for alleged bribery, according to Hemmings. After all, they are muscle cars bought with actual blood money. The seven-vehicle collection includes some of the ultimate muscle cars ever made, and the original buyer clearly had an eye for rarity.
This cornucopia of V8 power includes a teal 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429, a 1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang, an orange 1970 Plymouth Superbird, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS convertible and perhaps most prized of all - a trio of 1969 Yenko Chevys with a Chevelle, Nova and Camaro all represented. From the included photos, all of them look to be in fantastic condition.
The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.
Before Chrysler had Street and Racing Technology, it had Performance Vehicle Operations. What the two entities have in common, before SRT became its own brand, of course, is that each was created to take Chrysler and Dodge (and Plymouth, before it was unceremoniously killed off) vehicles to the next level of style and performance.
We'll leave the question of whether or not the old Plymouth (and later Chrysler) Prowler was ultimately a stylish, performance-oriented car to you, but the boys and girls currently leading the SRT charge at the Pentastar headquarters are keen to accept the retro-rod into the fold.
According to the automaker, all of SRT's current high-performance models owe a debt of gratitude to the old Prowler, due mostly to that car's use of lightweight bits and pieces and innovative construction techniques. If nothing else, the fact that the Prowler's frame is "the largest machined automotive part in history" is pretty cool. Read all the details here.