What Did A 'BO29' Look Like When You Picked It Up At The Factory.

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    plumcrazy706606 I was wondering the same thing having noticed Frank's name. I remember like it was yesterday when he got that car. I first saw it run at Georgetown (high 10s) but within a few weeks he had it in the 10:20s. Frank's cars were always immaculate, not a fingerprint or speck of dirt anywhere. At the track he was always so well prepared, and he was dressed like he was going to a party. Truly a class act. I saw Frank last year at the car show in Wasaga Beach. He has built sort of a "tribute car" of the Baracuda, but street legal of course. Had a nice conversation about "old times". It was great to see him again after all these years; he was always kind of a hero to me.
     
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    Okay, nobody yet.
    What color were the fenders on the first 9 or 10 sold and what was missing?
     
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    First batch of fiberglass fenders was blue. They had some problems with them. But I dont believe I have ever been told exactly what it was. I had suspected supply problems. The rest were supplied by another vendor and were black gelcoat.
    Missing? I will guess marker lights? But I thought none of them had the holes for markers
    in the front glass.
     
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    Awesome! yes
    On the fenders, I believe they were done by another company. The hoods were missing also. Who was the first two to order there cars before the news letter?
     
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    Sox & Martin would of got the first car. They were the highly publicized dream team for Chrysler. Not sure if they got their other car at the same time.
    If we were talking another racer they would have been factory sponsored.
    Landy would be up their pretty high on the list but not sure if he recieved the second.
    A lot of racers were factory sponsored to various degrees. Some for cars and parts where others bought their own car but were given support with info & parts.
     
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    DANG! I was just about to let everyone know that the radio antenna was missing! LOL
     
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    Hey Big Dad, That is my cousin's car! He bought it brand new. Do you know him? I have worked on that car.
    :glasses7:
     
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    awesome picture
     
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    How Much For A BO29 ?

    OK,

    The prices were all over the place.

    1} The 'selected' Factory-backed Racers got their {primary} car for $1.00.

    2} If they wanted a '2nd' Barracuda, they had to pay the 'Racer' discounted
    price of $4200 if there was one available, or go through a Plymouth Dealership who
    had placed an initial order.

    3} The 'special' Racer Discount price for a BO29 was {$4200}, and you had to pick up the
    car at the Hurst Facility, or the Plymouth U-Drive' lot.

    4} Some Racers were set up with Regional Plymouth Dealer Associations, who
    bought the BO29 for $4200 {Dealer Price}, and signed a 1-Year contract deal
    with the Racer to drive it. At the end of the 1-Year Contract, the Racer was given
    the 'right of first refusal' to negotiate a purchase deal on the BO29.

    5} A few 'individual' Dealerships bought the BO29 outright for $4200, and then
    had their own driver handle the driving chores.

    6} A few 'individual' Dealerships bought the BO29 outright for $4200, and
    hired 'Professional Drivers' to drive and promote the car. At the end of
    1-Year contract, many of the Racers bought the car from the Dealership.

    7} Several of the BO29 cars were sold for the retail price of {$5214},
    which were purchased through a Dealership, and signed off by the
    Plymouth Regional Director.

    Note; Many of these BO29 cars were picked up at the Hurst Facility
    or the Plymouth U-Drive lot.

    8} A few Dealerships who had BO29 cars, held out for 'top dollar' from
    the highest bidder, and received the List Price of $5700 for a Barracuda.
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    A} There were a 'few' exceptions to the 'Rule'

    B} Bill Stiles of {York, Pennsylvania} got his car for $3700 - when it
    was offered to him at a 'discounted price' by Dick Maxwell.
     
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    see below.
     
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    I guess Frank hasn't been able to sell his clone. His old bo29 came out of hibernation last year or earlier this year. Frank still has some stuff of interest for the car I understand. I looked for the car a bit and got tired of being sidetracked in the search. When I was looking, the price bouncing around was something around 100k. I hope the new owners bring it up to specs (without cutting it up) and run it as a piece of history. It should never be made into a SS car of today's age.

    avid of the coming out in case anyone missed it.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDen_xpdPzo"]garage find, 32 years in the making - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    $5214. I'll take one at that price!
    Too late to order one?
     
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    Interesting to see the motor plates, passenger inner fender, mirror delete plate and Something looking like a VIN tag on the dash
     
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    plumcrazy704406 Wow that is amazing! So glad you posted that video. Incredible that the car is still intact after all these years, right down to the mechanical tach drive distributor Lol Like you, I hope the car is restored in it's original "as raced" configuration. These original cars are so rare now and truly are a historical artifact. Thanks again.
     
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    The rear wheel openings have been enlarged in this picture :glasses7:
     
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    Victor,

    The cars were shipped from the Hamtramck Plant to the
    Hurst Performance Facility at;
    1191 East Eleven Mile Road
    Madison Heights, Michigan

    It was a 'makeshift' assembly line type plant.

    Despite what some have said, the Hurst Group did 'not' assemble the
    426 Hemi Engines.

    They were 'prepped' at the Chrysler Marine and Industrial Plant in
    Marysville, Michigan.

    And yes, several of the first BO29 had different Fiberglass Fenders. They
    came from 'Anderson Industry', and there were imperfections in the
    mold.
     
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    Who tested the cars before they were released?
     
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    Dave

    "The Skunkworks Team"

    * Dick Maxwell
    * Tom Hoover
    * Bob Tarozzi
    * Ted Spehar
    * Dan Knapp
    * Larry Knowlton > 'Chief Mechanic'
    * John Bauman > 'Fuel Systems Engineer'
    * Richard 'Dick' Chrysler > 'Project Director for Hurst Performance Research'

    Once the cars were completed, John Bauman would 'dial-in' the Holley 770 CFM
    Carburetors.

    Jerry Gross of 'Plymouth Sales and Marketing' was the 'Test Driver' for Plymouth.

    Jerry Gross performed test runs on 'most' of the completed BO29 cars in the 'lot'
    at the Hurst Facility at;

    1191 East 11 Mile Road
    Madison Heights, Michigan

    Initially, the BO29 was to be offered at a Retail Price of $5495 for
    'approved' racers.



    Below, is the 'Test Mule' in complete form {February 20, 1968}
    with the Fiberglass Hood Scoop and 'single' center support pin.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-_p9DcQCK5BE/UO8EJqku7II/AAAAAAAACuw/r97OflXkvAs/s400/SS+cuda+a.jpg
     
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    Where exactly was the Hurst Facility on 11 Mile in Madison Heights?
     
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    Is it true that every set of headers were damaged when the loading and unloading them on the transport car carriers? Also, was the Dana used, one from a 68 B-body or from a 65-66 B-body?
     
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    pishta I know I'm right....

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    I thought there was a pic floating around of a entire car carrier loaded up with those, might have been Darts...

    Old Man Mopar, I saw Carltons Wire car when it was in a warehouse in Lake Forest, CA. Was that yours? Sold the man an SS hemi water pump housing..
     
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    Hurst Performance Research

    Main Office
    1755 East 11 Mile Road
    Madison Heights, Michigan

    Conversion Facility
    1191 East 11 Mile Road
    Madison Heights, Michigan

    Here is a copy of a 1968 Dart 383 {for 440 conversion}, that was sent to Hurst-Campbell, Inc.

    http://img36.imageshack.us/img36/9018/retailpricing.jpg
     
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