This 1968 Plymouth Barracuda convertible restomod has a cool/classic look, but it also doesn't take much to recognize the heart of a true street-eating beast. Oh yes, this has a well-built 5.7-liter fuel-injected Hemi V8 and the control of a five-speed. And more than just powerful, this restored drop-top has plenty of added luxuries, including air conditioning.
Before diving into the beastly side of this Barracuda, let's appreciate this car's first impression. When you know classics, you're always looking for a Mopar convertible. After all, Chrysler made the least of The Big Three, and drop-tops are always a rarity. So this Barracuda is already desirable for being one of less than 2900 made in 1968. And its distinctness is furthered by a radiant respray of Lime Gold paint. It has a nice metallic glow in the sunshine, and the color also provides a nice backdrop for the darker elements like the folding roof, grille, and Formula S-style racing stripes. It has the clean look of a good classic, right down to the panels' fit and the bumpers' shine. So it's desirable for more than just the beast under the hood.
The black roof powers down to reveal a full black interior. So you get a tasteful color combo with the op on or off. Like the exterior, the interior wants to give the first impression of a clean and nice classic. Even the factory AM radio is still there for display. It's a well-done black package with plush carpeting, a smooth dash, and good door panels. Plus, we love the look of the front bucket seats with wide headrests. But this also ensures you mix the right modern upgrades into the classic style. You have nice comforts like cold-blowing air conditioning and an AM/FM/CD stereo with USB input hidden in the glove box. And the driving experience is upgraded with AutoMeter auxiliary readouts, a Budnik steering wheel, an Ididit tilt column, and an extra gear on the shift pattern.
The upgraded motor is the heart of this car's unique appeal, so they ensured it was ready for primetime. You have smooth color-matched inner walls, carbon fiber-dipped valve covers, custom engraved chrome HEMI coil-pack covers, and plenty of polished components. This is an awesome 5.7-liter fuel-injected Hemi V8 that was professionally rebuilt only about 10k miles ago. It includes Wiseco forged pistons, Wiseco chromoly GFX rings, Wiseco connecting rods, a Comp Cams street/strip camshaft, a 6.1 intake, and long tube headers. It's a terrific all-around power package, and the Tremec TKO 5-speed manual transmission puts you in the center of the action. Plus, features like subframe connectors, Mickey Thompson Street SS rear tires, and power front disc brakes all add to this feeling of confident control.
The sale includes restoration photos, spare components, and a Diablo tuner module. This is the rare drop-top classic that has some severe muscle within. Call now!