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Built by Time Machines in Hudson, Florida, this 1971 Plymouth Barracuda started its life at the shop by combining it with a chassis from a 2001 Dodge Viper complete with its 450-hp V10 powerplant and 6-speed manual transmission. From there, the entire body was refinished to stock form, using 100-percent Barracuda sheetmetal and no fiberglass. Giving the car new life, it was aptly painted Dodge Viper Red.
Subtle details on the outside of the restoration project include Viper logos and a forward-tilting hood, a tribute to the original Dodge Viper setup. Hardcore Barracuda fans will notice that all of the original chrome and trim remain intact while the stock hood sports a set of “Viper Powered” badges from an SRT-10 pickup donor. This gives the Barracuda a clean look similar to its factory form but clearly hints that it packs a real punch.
In order to accommodate the Viper’s chassis, the Barracuda got custom fabricated floors and the suspension was beefed up with a set of Aldan coilovers. To enhance the natural throaty note of the Viper’s V10, a custom dual exhaust was built for the Barracuda. To retain the whole factory-theme of the vehicle, stock Viper SRT 6-lug wheels can be seen on all four corners, wrapped with Michelin Pilot rubber in stock Viper sizing.
All the impressive custom fabrication didn’t stop with just the outside and the chassis, the interior received an impressive 5-passenger to 2-seater conversion. A custom all-steel dashboard was built housing original Viper gauges. Even the seats are factory Viper bucket seats.
The entire build is thoroughly remarkable and can be had for $199,900. The Barracuda only sports 40,319 miles on it.
GALLERY: Viper-Powered 1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible
[Source: RK Motors]
Some of you might not have even heard of Jensen’s Interceptor, a hand-built car from the UK that was produced between 1966-1976. The Interceptor was powered by a Chrysler V8 that ranged from a 6.3L to a massive 7.2L. So when we caught wind that Brook Anderson was restoring a Jensen Interceptor with a Dodge Viper 8.3L V10 powerplant, we were all sorts of giddy.
There aren’t many details on the build, but the video reveals that it’s coming along nicely with a completion date sometime in July. The powerful V10 will be mated to a four-speed automatic transmission and the restoration will also include suspension and brake upgrades.
Check out a video of this awesome restomod after the break.