1968 Plymouth Barracuda


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Designer: Dick McAdam

Estimate: $175,000 ­ - $225,000

Chassis Number: B029M8B390678
Decoded: B=Plymouth Barracuda; 0=Super Stock; 29=Fastback coupe; M=Special Engine;
8=1968; B=Hamtramck, MI assembly; 390678=290,678th 1968 Plymouth scheduled for
production at Hamtramck
Engine: 426 cid Hemi­-Head V8
2 x 4­-barrel Holley 4160 Carburetors / 425 bhp (est)
3­-Speed Merc­O­Matic Automatic Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

● Factory B029 Super Stock
● Built by Respected 60 Year NHRA Veteran
● Only the Best Components Used

The Model: Imagine being able to walk into a dealership, fill out an order form to get the perfect racing vehicle delivered to you from the factory. In 1968, you could do that at your local Plymouth dealer, “if” you had been pre­-approved. That year saw just 55 such approvals for the “Super Stock” Barracuda’s, making them technically a production car, but one that had questionable legalities for the street. Given factory ID numbers, able be titled, they were delivered with the 426 Hemi V8s. These were bare­bones, no body sealer, sound deadener or non­essential items were included or available. Finished in primer gray, knowing each owner would want their personalized color scheme, a pair of lightweight bucket seats were included. These cars were meant to do one thing, go on short little rides, say about a quarter of a mile,
and do it in as quick as possible.

The Car: Documented to be the last “B029” Barracuda produced, well known authority Dell Jones verified this car was raced by Eddie Smith and campaigned as the “West Virginia Hemi”. Restored to perfection by long­time NHRA participant, Jim Hale, it has the best of everything and has actually competed recently in several Super Stock shootouts, plus the Dutch Classic and Sport Nationals. It is on a certified NHRA chassis and fitted with A833 automatic racing transmission fitted with a Precision Performance 9­inch sifter. Using Mark Williams steering and axles, it features a Ford 9” rear­ end while stopping power comes from a set of Lamb competition disc brakes. Riding on Weld Racing Magnum wheels up front, wide slicks to the rear. Ready for the strip in today’s competition, this is the best of both worlds, authentic and historical, and able to come out play today. has an NHRA certified chassis, automatic racing transmission, race convertor, Precision Performance shifter, 9" Ford rear end, Lamb brakes, Mark Williams axles, Weld racing wheels, Magnaflow fuel pump and Autometer gauges. This car is perfect in every respect, it is authentic and one of the nicest cars in the country.