Tuned 1970 Barracuda: Performance Upgrades for Modern Driving Experience

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Tuned 1970 Barracuda
Tuned 1970 Barracuda

Amidst the glitz of the auction floor, a 1970 Barracuda, meticulously enhanced in both visual allure and performance prowess, found itself on display. Despite its striking red exterior, accentuated by bold black ‘Cuda graphics, a sleek rear spoiler, and subtle yet defining black accents, this classic failed to command the desired attention.

Even with aftermarket headlights illuminating its path and ZE Forged wheels wrapped in Toyo Proxes 4 tires, the bidding failed to reach the pinnacle of its potential. With an offer of $56,500 on the table, the owner, unsatisfied, ultimately opted to withhold this machine from its next chapter, awaiting a more fitting destiny.  The car also has rack-and-pinion steering, tubular front control arms, and coilovers.

Tuned 1970 Barracuda
Tuned 1970 Barracuda (Plymouth)

Inside, it boasts modern bolstered black leather seats, a center console, a pistol-grip Hurst shifter, air conditioning, carbon fiber trim, a Lecarra steering wheel, and AutoMeter gauges. Transformed with a robust 6.1-liter Hemi V8 crate engine swapped in back in 2015, this vehicle originally boasted a 318 ci V8 under the hood.

Paired with a custom air intake and an aluminum radiator, this powerhouse propels the rear wheels through a Tremec five-speed manual gearbox. Despite its performance upgrades, the car exhibits signs of wear and tear, evident in its chipped paint along the rear bumper.

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