One of our favorite YouTubers, ScottieD, spotted another sweet Mopar – a 1967 Plymouth Barracuda 340-S – at the Street Rod Nationals in Louisville Kentucky. By the looks of her we can tell this sweet Barracuda was made from gold. To the serious hot rodder or drag racer this Barracuda may seem like nothing special. Save for a slightly lowered stance and new wheels she is for the most part stock. Without sounding too much like a Zen proverb, her simplicity is what makes her special. She is simple but has everything a gearhead could ask for.
She has jaw dropping, head turning looks created from her mean Mopar styling. Her contrasting lines make excellent styling cues, starting with the straight edge style front end which flows into an S-curve fastback rear made famous by a bubble rear window. This rear makes the Barracuda look like shes going fast even when she’s standing still. Her gold-bronze paint job with the white 340 rally stripe can draw attention and turn heads from a mile away. Her white letter tires gives her that classic, American muscle look that all of us gearheads love.
The Plymouth Barracuda was famous in the late ’60s for being Mopar’s premier pony car and it made a mark in Super Stock drag racing during that decade. Many men in the 1960s spent their youth trying to emulate their Super Stock idols by racing these machines at stop lights.
This ’67 Barracuda is simple but it’s the kind of car you want to hop in through through the window, find a long stretch of rural straight away, stomp on the throttle and listening to the 340 roar as you go for a wild ride.
As some of you die hard Mopar fans know, there were no 1967 340 Barracudas. Thought the 340 was introduced in late 1967, it wasn’t an option until the next year for the Barracuda. That means the 340 was swapped into this 1967 and had the unique stripe added. The 340 was a very popular swap to replace the anemic 273 in 1967; the Formula S model received the 383 big block as the other engine option.