There are classic muscle cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro, and then there are rare classic muscle cars – vehicles like this 1967 Plymouth Barracuda. Walk down Metro Detroit’s Woodward Avenue on the third Saturday of August, and even in that sea of Americana that is the Woodward Dream Cruise, you’d be hard pressed to find many Cudas. What ones you did come across would likely be the larger third-generation cars.
This is not one of those. The second-gen Barracuda is a relative rarity in the world of American muscle, and Bob Gough’s 1967 Formula S is rarity among those rarities. The Barracuda Formula S was an attempt at the best of both worlds – a straight-line muscle car that could also handle the turns, and it’s earned a reputation as one of the more drivable cars to come out of 1960s America. Gough’s example drives even better, thanks to some aftermarket modifications that include a Tremec five-speed manual, 15-inch custom wheels and a Mopar 340-cubic-inch V8, in place of the stock 273.
It’s a gorgeous, and as muscle cars go, rare car that’s made all the better by the coverage from the team at Petrolicious. Have a look below for the full video.