383 ci 4-bbl big-block with Edelbrock 'Torker' manifold, Holley 750, TTI extractors, Mopar electronic ignition and a mild cam.
727 Torqueflite automatic transmission and 8.75" Chrysler diff with Auburn LSD.
Original Limelight 'high-impact' exterior and white interior.
15x7 and 15x8 Crager Keystone Klassic wheels with 235 and 275 BFG radial T/As.
I purchased the car in 2005 from a Melbourne importer. The car was a one-owner California-car and I have been able to contact the original owner and keep him informed of the progress on his car.
Restoration took 3 years to complete and featured all the usual delays and cost-blowouts that you discover on your first restoration.
Car was originally a 318 car but I couldn't justify going through the whole restoration process and not ending up with a big-block muscle car.
I had access to a 383 engine and this ultimately drove the decision to build an up-spec Barracuda rather than a Cuda.
If someone had offered me a 440 early on then the car might have been very different.
Since its completion in 2008, I've taken the car to quite a few show and won a few trophies along the way.
The car goes on the occasional cruise and has been driven to Albury for Chryslers on the Murray for the last three years.
I recently added the bigger wheels, changed the gearing from 1:3.55 to 1:2.94, and added the optional 'Tuff' steering wheel, all of which made a huge improvement to the driving experience.