This 1966 Barracuda, nicknamed "The Gasser Passer," is a fully documented, custom-built Plymouth Barracuda changed into a gasser-style rod. It has been rotisserie restored with several body and frame modifications to incorporate the power and capability of a performance Chrysler engine. It has been driven less than 250 miles since its completion in 2009, and has been entered in several local shows.
It is powered by a 440ci RB big-block engine with an overbore, mated to a 4-speed manual transmission obtained from a 1970 HEMI ‘Cuda. It has a competition clutch, Hurst linkage and a narrowed 8-3/4” Chrysler rear end utilizing a mid-60s factory Super Stock setup. A set of 4-wheel Wilwood power disc brakes with custom power boost setup provide the stopping power. This Barracuda features a custom-fabricated frame modification to strengthen the unibody factory design to enable a bigger boost in power.
The front axle was converted to a straight axle with power steering and the elimination of hundreds of pounds of excess weight. The frame was also fabricated with a built-in driveshaft safety loop and new frame rails. The tubbed rear end has huge Sportsman tires. The whole package has a wheelie bar setup to keep the front end down on the road. The body has been modified to eliminate the stock gas tank and fuel door as well as the battery location.
The rear trunk area has a 15-gallon fuel cell with electric fuel pump and yellow-top battery. The interior has been completely replaced with new fabric imitating the original black bucket seat interior. It has a new black headliner, carpet, door panel and kick panel set. The factory dash was removed and replaced with a custom set of Stewart Warner gauges. The body has been painted in Fiesta Red. Over 200 photos and all parts receipts are included.