• Nov 5, 2008


Click above for a high-res gallery of the Foose Terracuda

Only Chip Foose could make brown look so good. The story goes that one of his customers brought in a Breitling watch and asked Chip to make his car the same color. This was the result, a 1970 Plymouth Barrauda painted in Terracuda Brown with California Gold stripes, both of which are part of Foose's new line of paints developed with BASF. The Terracuda is much more than just the paint, however, and is up to the high standard that is common among all Foose vehicles. The unibody of the original car was removed and replaced with a custom frame designed by Chip and built by Art Carr, and every panel of the car has been changed in some way. The front axle has been moved forward three inches to create less of an overhang, and the rear bumper has been cut down and tucked in. Under the hood is Mopar's 392ci crate engine that is mated to a Tremec 5-speed transmission and a Ford 9-inch rear end. The interior is completely custom as well, with Ferrari leather covering carbon fiber seats. Last of all, a set of Foose-designed wheels were added and painted to match the rest of the car.



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      • 6 Years Ago
      I don't care for the wheels or the paint color. The bulge on the hood is overdone as well.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Pass.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I love everything except the wheels, the design is great but what's with foose going DUB size'd these days on muscle cars.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I havent seen this "Bastard Eleanor". But I have seen the mustang "stallion" and the gone in 60 secs mustang/Eleanor. Both of those had some descent wheels paired to em but these on the terracuda, are just a bad pair.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Nice Car, except for those fast and furious crowd rims.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It is ok, but those wheels need to go.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I respect and admire Foose. The brown is OK but I'm not a fan of brown. The wheels and stripes are terrible. Downright horrible.

      Certainly not Foose's best work.

      No stripes and brushed aluminum wheels would look ten times better. Do that and then paint it black with a black interior and it'd be perfect.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Trendy or not this color combination is offensive to the eye. The only worse combination I can think of is red and gold.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I have to disagree. Looking at the close-up of the wheels, and it comes together. The brown and gold isn't as "trendy" today as when the car was new, but it's very distinctive and beautifully executed. The wheels fit the overall package. What's the point of a custom if it's not custom? This is brilliant, unique, and stylish. Best of all, it's a complete package, and everything ties together well. Great work by the Foose team.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dang, that Terracuda is sahhhweeeett.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have been "done" with Foose's work for a long time!
      • 6 Years Ago
      If the real thing don’t do the trick
      You better make up something quick
      You gonna burn it out to the wick
      aren’t you, Terracuda
      • 6 Years Ago
      Those wheels are horrendous.
      I'm beginning to wonder, were any Challengers actually sold to regular people, Joe the Plumber maybe?

      It seems that anyone who has ever applied Bondo has their own special edition Challenger at Sema.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Read the article much? this wasn't a modified new Challenger - it was built off a 1970 Barracuda.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It's missing one last finishing touch... The fuzzy dice... Lookslike something a pimp would drive to pick up his money from his ho's. lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'd love it if it weren't for the wheels. They look like giant Hot Wheels wheels.
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