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 blogThu, 25 Sep 2014
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.
The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?
The example you see above, which was born in 1970, is one of the finest Superbirds we've ever seen. Combine its complete restoration with its original 426 Hemi engine, and it's no surprise that it managed to bring in a cool half million dollars (plus 10 percent in fees) at Barrett-Jackson. See it yourself in our high-res image gallery above, and scroll down below for the official auction description.
If you want to follow along with the coverage, check out the Hagerty Fantasy Bid online game here.
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.