"When I found out how rare this car was, I said, 'That's it. We have to restore this car!'"--Greg King

Fast Facts:

1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S fastback
Owned by: Greg King, Scottdale, Pennsylvania

Mopar Power

  • Engine: Original numbers-matching 340 Magnum, breathing through a NOS Formula S dual exhaust system.
  • Transmission: Also original: The console-shifted 727 Torqueflite.
  • Rearend: Also also original: The 3.23-geared 8-3/4- with Sure Grip.

Sure Grip

  • Suspension: Restored original '68 Barracuda Formula S: (Front) Heavy-duty longitudinal torsion bars and tubular shocks with an anti-sway bar. (Rear) Heavy-duty leaf springs with tubular shocks.
  • Brakes: Restored original power-assisted front disc/rear drum.
  • Wheels and Tires: Original 14 x 5 1/2-inch steel wheels wear their OEM wire wheel covers and a set of P205/75R14 Coker Classic radials that look just like the factory's red stripe bias-plies.

High Impact

  • Body: Original '68 Plymouth Barracuda fastback unibody needed the right-side door replaced, but no other sheetmetal surgery. Body work and paint prep by George Santimeyer, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.
  • Paint: The same shade that went on in 1968: MM1 Turbine Bronze, sprayed on in basecoat/clearcoat form by George Santimeyer.
  • Interior: The OEM pearl white bucket seat interior was restored, thanks to Alice Kelly, Scottdale, Pennsylvania.