1971 Barracuda – Sold
Classic Car Fusion is excited to offer this fully documented Car Craft Magazine 1971 Hemi Cuda with a Dick Landy built 426 Hemi. This ground up 1998 restoration was meticulously documented across 4 issues of Car Craft Magazine culminating in one of the most featured magazine musclecar builds.
Assembled by renowned Ultimate Rides in El Paso Texas this stunning Curious Yellow Plymouth Barracuda was prominently featured in Year One’s catalogues and Year One magazine ads. Also featured in Performance Suspension Technology’s catalogues and ads, this Cuda is extremely well known.
Built in partnership with the above mentioned Year One and Performance Suspension Technology, this is not your typical clone. Fully laden with every part they make for the cars including all new suspension, leather interior, electrical wiring and harnesses and sheetmetal.
Other goodies include a B&M Built 727 automatic transmission putting power through a Drive Train Specialists built 3.55 geared 8 ¾ Sure Grip differential. But the crowning jewel is the Dick Landy built 426 Hemi pushing an impressive 510 horsepower and 505 ft/bls of torque. Landy was perhaps the leading expert and builder of the venerable Hemi. Unfortunately Dick Landy passed away in January of 2007, but the engine he built sounds incredible and reacts like only a Hemi can when asked to. The distinctive Top Fuel inducing cackle of the legendary motor is a mechanical symphony and brings a smile every time you get on the gas.
Although not quite restored in the 21st century a few modern upgrades include a Griffin aluminum radiator and Baer disc brakes on all four corners, 13” up front and 12” in the rear. To fit the new big brakes a gorgeous set of 17” Centerline six spoke billet wheels were fitted and wrapped in 275/40/17 and 255/40/17 Kumho Ecsta rubber.
Needless to say this is an absolutely stunning driving and handling Barracuda with a master built 510 horsepower Hemi rumbling under the telltale Shaker hood. This is an incredible chance to own one of the most iconic muscle cars of the 70’s not to mention a car that was heavily documented and featured.
A quick look at the pictures show the immaculate built quality and timeless beauty of this Hemi powered Plymouth Barracuda.