64-66 Barracuda Race Cars Post your Pictures

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  1. Valiantjim

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    I like the looks of your 66 Bonneville Cuda btw, the 66 is actually my favorite. I thought of one more thing to add, this car set me on a path of deep appreciation for the integrity of MOPAR suspension design, A-bodies in particular, probably attributable to Scott Harvey's engineering discipline and influence. MOPAR was the poor third cousin of the Big Three and pragmatically decided to apply limited competition resources to stock-car and drag racing. Sports car racing was unfunded and nearly unsupported. Ironic considering they had the best platform. (See Bob Tullius). When I drove this car (and other "sports car like" MOPARS later), I was always being asked "what's it do in the quarter?" Too which I could only say zero to a hundred really fast on the speedometer while sitting still. I have always regretted on behalf of circumstance that the full dimensional representation of acceleration/turning/braking that define a high performance automobile escaped appreciation.
    Doh! I can't stop... everybody please stop with the bogus trash coil spring conversions! ARGHHH! (Editorial comment)
     
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    • Kern Dog

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      Not a race car but sort-of related:

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      Check out the Corvair with the "Barracuda-esque" rear window....
       
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      • Valiantjim

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        Wow! With all the added space and airflow, were they trying to bring on a bigger engine? A Lycoming helicopter powerplant perhaps?
         
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        • Hyper_pak

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          As if that vintage corvair was not ugly enough. Makes a toad look GREAT.
           
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            • Kern Dog

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              I'm pretty sure that you mean the C pillar. On hardtops, there is no B pillar.
              Interesting use of the glass though.
               
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              I think this Austin Grassi Fuel Cuda is in this thread already (painted gold). I didn't realize what I was looking at though. You see it here from a different time period in much detail. Wicked :)
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              • Hyper_pak

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                Looks like a stock class car, Paul Rossard.
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                  65-Plymouth-Barracuda-17-1960s-Detroit-Cars-in-the-24-Hours-of-LeMons.jpg
                   
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                  • Hyper_pak

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                    Here is another one ..... not a good ending. Tom McEwen
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                    But they built another one!
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                    • Hyper_pak

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                      Blue 65
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                      • Hyper_pak

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                        Another, kinda racy....for 1965. 65 Commando 273.jpg
                         
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                          Hey Stan, that poor hood ain't liking the weight. But everyone else is happy. :)
                           
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                          Up in smoke at Dinwiddee VA 20 years ago:
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                            A least she isn't wearing shoes!
                             
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                            Sorry fellas not a Barracuda but his little brother Valiant.

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                                No problem with the Valiant, Barracudas are built on Valiant floor pans anyway!
                                Todays image. Dave Koffel, father of the B1 and the Ex Sox and Martin 66 Barracuda far lane.
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                                  Thanks, Oh, Ed's car get's with the program. A mini stroked 340. 367? Just guessing

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                                  • Hyper_pak

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                                    Another Killer Cuda '66
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                                      Call me crazy But I really like the side pipes on this... I never would have thought "sidepipes" would look as good as they do ( to me) on the early A-body Barracuda...
                                       
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