Perhaps this ’67 Barracuda by Schwartz Performance isn’t what the band, “Heart,” had in mind when they made the ever popular song of the same title, but it would certainly garner the same reaction. “Oooh…Barracuda!” At least it seems fitting when you find out what is slated to power yet another wild animal from the Schwartz camp. We’ll just ask our readers, “What do you get when you cross a Barracuda and a Hell Cat?
Barcat? Hellcuda? Hellfish? We’re not sure, but what we do know is, it will be equipped with a 707hp Hellcat drivetrain, and a Schwartz Performance bolt in G-Machine chassis. A new departure from the many GM and Ford bolt in chassis’ that Schwartz has offered for years, comes a 108’’ wheelbase A body Mopar chassis. That’s right, all you Valiant, Dart, Demon, Duster, and Barracuda fans are in luck.
Schwartz has been keeping it under wraps, but they have been hard at work developing an all new option for those of you with the venerable Mopar A body. As you can see in the photos below it is as stout as can be expected from the house of handling that is Schwartz performance. According to Dale Schwartz, “The chassis requires just minor floor modifications, custom fuel tank, steering column, and inner fender and front frame rail modifications.”
Like all of their B and E body Mopar offerings, the chassis is built tough. As it should be, to handle the 707hp monster that is fixing to sit between the frame rails. Schwartz Performance sourced the drivetrain from Mopar Performance, and the beast of an engine will be backed by a built 4L80E transmission feeding power to a Moser full floating 9-inch rearend.
The details for the, “Hellfish,” are still being worked out, but word around the campfire is it will be sitting on RideTech Coilovers and Forgeline wheels. Of course, it will get the full treatment of custom interior, mini-tub, and a few minor exterior modifications, and we’re sure the owners Willie, and Cathy will be more than satisfied.
For those of you who are wondering how you can get a chassis for your own A body, hit schwartzperformance.com or their contact info below. The chassis are not yet listed on their website, but they are available for order.
If you’re anything like us, you’re frothing at the mouth to see the finished product. This teaser is just to wet your appetite, check back in with us at streetmusclemag.com for a full feature once the build is complete.