i cannot take credit for building the car, only owning it. I am the 4th owner, i bought it from a best friend who could no longer drive it due to a foot amputation. He bought himself a 2004 SSR with an automatic with the cash i paid him. He bought the car in 76' from the 2nd owner who had the body modified in a shop in lancaster ny (my home town). The 2nd owner had it done in 72'. My friend the 3rd owner took very good care of the car while he owned it, changed the paint every 6-7 yrs just for grins. He never drove the car in rain (no wipers) and it stayed stored mostly till summers in western ny, and came out on weekends. He couldn't keep the car when he lost his foot, and could not give it to his children as he had 2, and couldn't split the car in half, so selling it to me was the agreed upon answer he and his kids came up with as they considered me like family. i bought it in june 04'. Sadly, my friend passed away last yr in may 06'.
Purchased under at tree in Loveland, CO on Memorial day, 2001. This was 4 year project built on weekends during the winters. I do not have time during the summer. I work at a race track... It was nearly 4 years to the day, when I 'brought it home'. Had it out and about for 2 years now (2007). That is equivelant to about 250 miles! I am proud to have done everything except for the exterior paint and body. I had such a great deal from a friend (Custom Paint & Design - Fort Collins), that I had to let him do it all. Help from my dad and brother. Just wanted a fun street car. My Roadrunner is very streetable, but not that fun to 'cruise around' in anymore. Especially at $6 per gallon and 4 mpg. I always loved the E-bodies. My ultimate street/fun E-body would have, in the end, had a 6-speed and A/C. Maybe a swift little 360 crate. Maybe a 426 Hemi crate... It still turned out to be a very cool car. My brother and dad thought I was kiding when I told them it was a driver. It is. Just not as often as I had hoped.
Looking into a 5.7 crate Hemi from Mopar... how cool... a modern "Hemi Barracuda"! Some great deals on crate motors in Denver, plus a lead on a supercharged 5.7 out of V.Gaines (NHRA Pro Stock driver) personal Ddoge Magnum.
On Display at Pepsi Center 10/07 for the Hot Rods & Hockey Show, in conjunction with the Avs vs. Wild.
Talbot mirrors, rounded flared wheel wells, rounded raised tail, front bumpers removed, front parking lamps shaved off, flush grand prix door handles, Hooker headers & sidepipes, original numbers match sb 327 bored .02 over, performance cam, mallory ignition, magnesium wheels, 67' bb stinger hood, stainless steel brakes,aprox 60k miles.
Barracuda Gran Coupe
console, slap-stick shifter
FE5 Red, with black interior
No factory options listed.
No factory options listed.
No modifications listed.
440 - relative stock (love the torque!)
.484" mopar cam
Edlebrock 750 carb
1 7/8 coated headers
recently changed from 3.91 to 3.23 for better drivability
Stewart Warner gauges (tac, water temp, oil pres)
Alpine/Kenwood/Infinity stereo system
17" American Racing Hopster wheels
Nitto 450 tires
power buldge hood
added front sway bar
new fuel sending unit, wiring
lowered car about 2" from stock
fun car / handles tight
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