The Plymouth Barracuda has left an indelible mark on American car culture since its debut in 1964. Over three generations, this iconic vehicle evolved, peaking with the formidable 1970 model year. Among its standout versions, one variant stands tall: the legendary Barracuda B029 Super Stock.
In 1968, Chrysler aimed to dominate the Super Stock drag racing series with smaller, agile vehicles. Dodge went with the Dart, while Plymouth chose the Barracuda. Codenamed B029, this dragster was a marvel of engineering, born from a collaboration between Plymouth and Hurst Performance.
The B029 was all about conquering the quarter-mile strip. They shed excess weight by using fiberglass for the front fenders and hood, streamlined the doors, and stripped down the interior. This resulted in a lean machine, weighing just 3,100 lbs., a whopping 300 pounds lighter than its Road Runner counterpart.
Powering this beast was the thunderous 7.0-liter (426 cubic-inch) HEMI V8, a true powerhouse. Officially rated at 425 horsepower, insiders whispered about numbers well over 500 with the right tweaks. The engine bay, originally snug, was carefully modified to house this giant, showcasing Plymouth’s engineering prowess.
Sadly, only 50 of these drag racing titans were ever produced, making them treasured relics of automotive history. Over time, some fell into disrepair, leaving only a select few as highly sought-after collector’s items. At auctions, surviving B029s fetched staggering sums, sometimes reaching $300,000.
For those who appreciate the extraordinary, a pristine 1968 Barracuda B029 tribute is on offer. Located at the Volo Museum Auto Sales in Volo, Illinois, this black beauty faithfully recreates the original’s essence. While it may not match the exact specs of the B029, it exudes power and performance.
Under the hood roars a custom-built 8.2-liter (502 cubic-inch) V8, a modern marvel rooted in a 440 block, delivering an exhilarating 525 horsepower. It’s a symphony of raw power, announcing its presence with an unmistakable growl.
Every inch of this tribute car exudes authenticity, from the fiberglass hood with its imposing scoop to the purposeful stance on its narrow front wheels and muscular rear tires. Step inside, and you’re transported back to 1968, surrounded by an interior that bears the mark of meticulous preservation.
Priced at $82,998 USD, this tribute Barracuda is more than a car; it’s a testament to the enduring legacy of American muscle. A rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history, it stands as a fitting tribute to the indomitable spirit of the original Barracuda B029 Super Stock.
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