1971 Plymouth ViperCuda Packs a Venomous V10 Punch Under its Hood
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One of the great things about classic American pony and muscles cars is their simplicity, which pretty much allows you do anything your mind sets out to do, with the only restrictions usually being the amount of time and cash you are willing to spend.
Found for sale on eBay, is this 1971 Plymouth ViperCuda, which as the name suggests, is powered by a V10 engine sourced from the modern day Dodge Viper. But there's more than meets the eye to this creation that started life as a four-seater 1971 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible with a 318 cu.in. (5.2-liter V8) engine.
The comprehensive conversion was performed by Time Machines from Hudson, Florida, which begun by acquiring the intact chassis and V10 engine from a wrecked 2001 Viper with 23,000-miles on the odo.
After stripping the Barracuda's body from the original chassis, they then fabricated a hybrid platform incorporating most parts of the Viper's chassis components including the fully independent suspension.
As part of the conversion, they also removed the rear seat bench and created a custom interior.
The 450-horsepower V10 is linked to the Viper's 6-speed manual transmission, while the drop-top 'Cuda even rides on stock Viper SRT 6-lug wheels, size 18 inches in the front and 19 inches in the rear, shod in 275/35/18 front and 335/30/19 rear Michelin Pilots tires.
The good thing about the Plymouth ViperCuda is that the car is ready to roll, the bad is that it has a "Buy it Now" price on eBay of $179,900…
That's a very cool combination!