1968 HEMI BARRACUDA
This is my 1968 hemi barracuda.
It is my latest acquisition, and need less to say, my most prized car yet.
The car was built by the HURST facilities strictly for Drag Racing!
There were only 70 Barracudas, 9 with 4 speeds and 80 Dodge Darts.All
the Darts were shipped to Grand Spalding Dodge. They were built with a
light- weight fiberglass front end and hood, acid dipped front bumper,
and light-weight Corning glass. This was the first year Chrysler
put the monster 426 hemi in the A body car. They literally had to
take a hammer and pound in part of the inner body well near the right shock
tower to shoe horn the motor in the car. The motor was rated at 500
hp which propelled the car through the quarter mile at 150 miles per hour
with an et. of 10.30!
NOTE In the picture above the
roll cage was installed later in its life per NHRA rules.
The interior is sparse. The radio,
rear seat, and heater were deleted. Also, all sound deadening was
removed from under the carpet. Window mechanisms were replace by
straps. The original seats were taken out and replaced with light
weight A 100 van seats attached to aluminum brackets. The shifter
was supplied by HURST, of course. The role cage will be replaced
so it can go Nostalgia Racing.
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