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The tale of the Terracuda began the day owner Darren Metropoulos showed Chip his Breitling watch and asked him to build a car in the same colors. The distinctive golds and browns of that watch became the inspiration for this heavily customized muscle car.

Starting with a stock unibody 1970 Barracuda, the vehicle was ultimately transformed into a full frame, body on chassis. Chip designed an entirely new frame and worked with Art Morrison to construct it. This new chassis was subme ... more

The tale of the Terracuda began the day owner Darren Metropoulos showed Chip his Breitling watch and asked him to build a car in the same colors. The distinctive golds and browns of that watch became the inspiration for this heavily customized muscle car.

Starting with a stock unibody 1970 Barracuda, the vehicle was ultimately transformed into a full frame, body on chassis. Chip designed an entirely new frame and worked with Art Morrison to construct it. This new chassis was submerged into the body, a process that involved turning the vehicle upside-down on a rotisserie, lowering the frame onto it and strategically cutting away the body while fully welding it to the frame. The result was a rigid body-to-frame interface, with no bodyflex.

A one-off steel hood was molded and stamped and houses a 392 HEMI crate engine. The front and rear fascias were both reshaped and a new front grille and grille insert were built. Other significant changes included moving the front wheels forward 3 inches, the use of Corvette C5 front suspension, and the installation of a Ford 9″ rear end with a four link.

Inside, the vehicle was transformed into a two-seater and Ferrari factory leather used throughout. The graphic stripes are an homage to the Mopars of the 1970’s. The root-beer brown base color and gold stripes are accented by the gold one-off Fishtail wheels. It even includes a Terracuda fish logo in the styling of the Super Bee circular insignia.

Terracuda is the finest Mopar muscle car to come out of the shop.


Build Specifications
Owner: Darren Metropoulos
Vehicle: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

Chassis
Frame / Manufacturer: Custom design by Chip Foose Art Morrison built
Wheelbase: Modified, front wheels moved forward 2″
Rearend / Ratio: Ford 9″ by Currie
Rear Suspension: 4-bar
Rear Brakes: Baer 14″ rotors, 4-piston calipers
Rear Shocks: QA1 Coilover
Front Suspension: Corvette C5
Front Brakes: Baer 14″ rotors, 6-piston calipers
Front Shocks: QA1 Coilover
Master Cylinder: Corvette
Steering: Rack and Pinion, C5
Front Wheel Make, Size: Custom One-off Design by Chip Foose, Fishtail, 19″ x 9″
Rear Wheel Make, Size: Custom One-off Design by Chip Foose, Fishtail, 20″ x 11″
Front Tire Make, Size: Pirelli PZero 245/35R19
Rear Tire Make, Size: Pirelli PZero 305/35R20
Gas Tank: Stock
Engine
Make: 6.4L Mopar Hemi Crate Engine
Displacement: 392 cubic inches
Transmission
Make: Tremec 5-speed
Shifter: Tremec with Pistol Grip
Body
Body Style / Material: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Plymouth
Body Mods: Front wheels moved forward 2″, New Steel Hood w/ cowl induction style scoop, new front and rear valances, new grille insert
Hood: One-off Custom Steel
Grille: Custom insert by Chip Foose
Bodywork: Foose Design Team
Paint type / Color: BASF Terracuda Brown
Painter: Charlie Hutton
Headlights / Taillights: PIIA / Stock, frenched w/ LED
Bumpers: Reshaped, recut, matched to bodyline
Other Body Items: Rear quarter window trim smoothed
Interior
Dashboard: Stock
Insert / Gauges: Redline
Stereo / Speakers: Arc Audio Chip Foose Edition
Air Conditioning: Vintage Air
Wiring: Pete Morrell
Steering wheel: Julianos, Custom painted by Chip Foose
Steering column: Custom
Seats: Custom Cobra Carbon Fiber Seats
Upholsterer: Stitchcorp
Material / Color: Ferrari Leather / Distressed Brown
Carpet: Mercedes

Ride Information
  • Make:

    Plymouth
  • Model:

    Barracuda
  • Year:

    1970
  • Engine:

    6,4 Liters
  • HorsePower:

    1000 hp
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