1967 Plymouth Hurst Barracuda Stops by Leno’s Garage

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The Plymouth Barracuda was a pretty sweet muscle car back in its day.

1967 Plymouth Hurst Barracuda front
Although it seems today the second-generation cars get overlooked by the third-generation cars, they shouldn’t. This 1967 Plymouth Barracuda, prepared as a Hurst Edition, recently stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage and he shows you exactly why the ’67 Barracudas shouldn’t be ignored.

The 1967 Barracuda came with three body styles: the fastback, a notchback hardtop and a convertible. The engine bay was widened so the big block 383 would fit.  A 225 slant-six was the base offering in most of the ’67 Barracudas.

Jay Leno and 1967 Plymouth Hurst Barracuda
There were V8 options, and those ranged from the 2-barrel and 4-barrel versions of the 273, to the rarely ordered 383 big block.  The 383 big block would later only be available with the Formula S packages.

1967 Plymouth Hurst Barracuda with open hood
This black and gold Barracuda also has matching interior colors to complete the Hurst color scheme. Under the hood is a 360 engine punched out to 408 cubes includes NDX heads producing 500 horsepower, and that’s without the nitrous kicking in. When needed, a 150 shot nitrous kit is in on hand.

1967 Plymouth Hurst Barracuda engine
The engine is coupled with a TKO 600 5-speed trans, so it has no trouble on the get-up-and-go. The body sits atop a well-sorted suspension, accredited to Hotchkis and the centerline wheels give it a more traditional stance.

As Leno takes this beauty on a drive, he is very honest and forthcoming about the car. He states that it has some rattles and squeaks, but this is to be expected from a car built in the 1960’s. The steering on this car is still stock, so it makes for a dead feeling at center, that will extend out until the rack catches up.

1967 Plymouth Hurst Barracuda interior
This is a beautifully built car, done by guys in B&M (the parent company of Hurst), people who knew what they were doing and they did it right.

1967 Plymouth Hurst Barracuda stops by Jay Leno’s Garage
Watch the video below and enjoy.

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