Ever wish your 1971 Plymouth Barracuda had just a wee bit more power and the ability to negotiate curves? Got an extra $180,000 laying around? That's what this Vipercuda will cost you on eBay.

Don't think it's just an expensive engine transplant, though. Beneath that 40-year-old, long hood, short deck 'Cuda body is all snake. The Viper's 450-hp engine, 18-inch front, 19-inch rear wheels, suspension and even the two-seat interior were modified, customized and rearrangeified to attractively fit into what was a four-seat '70s muscle car.

The transmission is a six-speed manual Tremec mated to a heavy duty 3.07 rear. Exhaust is a custom setup with dual pipes, glasspacks and resonators exiting the rear instead of the side. Dual Aldan coilovers assist the stock Viper suspension.

The hood is electrically operated to open and tilt forward for easy viewing of that massive V10. Topping off the package are the tastefully-done, flat black snakes on the rear quarter panels. It's an impressive build, to be sure, but is it worth its asking price?


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      jonnybimmer
      • 2 Years Ago
      Body of a Cuda and motor of a Viper is all good and everything, but why did they put it on what looks like polished R34 wheels?
      k_m94
      • 2 Years Ago
      450hp, isnt that the same as a normal HEMI in those cars? Thought it would have been an 8.4 with 600hp for that money.
        Mike Gaudiello
        • 2 Years Ago
        @k_m94
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Viper - Second generation Viper made 450HP. It's probably that motor.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike Gaudiello
          I know. Just seems like if you are going to the trouble of putting a Viper engine in a classic muscle car, why use one that produces only 25 horsepower more than standard equipment (426cid), and charge so much? Might as well keep the HEMI and just upgrade the other stuff. Sure, this one probably didnt have a 426 originally, but if you're going to do the whole "modern engine in classic car" thing, this seems the wrong approach.
          k_m94
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Mike Gaudiello
          I know. Just seems like if you are going to the trouble of putting a Viper engine in a classic muscle car, why use one that produces only 25 horsepower more than standard equipment (426cid), and charge so much? Might as well keep the HEMI and just upgrade the other stuff. Sure, this one probably didnt have a 426 originally, but if you're going to do the whole "modern engine in classic car" thing, this seems the wrong approach.
      jake
      • 2 Years Ago
      It does look a little cheesy.
      The Wasp
      • 2 Years Ago
      What no Prowler-Cuba with fwd V6 power?
        The Wasp
        • 2 Years Ago
        @The Wasp
        Whoops. I'm dumb. Sorry. Prowler was rear wheel drive...
      protovici
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wheels and interior suck for that kind of money. Keep all the performance parts in place, but dang it looks like a garage custom special in jimmys back yard single car garage that has been fixing up the car since the 80's and supports a mullet and acid washed jeans.
        jake
        • 2 Years Ago
        @protovici
        I agree with you on those wheels eeeek....
      Shiftright
      • 2 Years Ago
      Nice car, still crack pipe
      Car Guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      People are insane to pay that kind of money for a resto mod. You are in the ballpark of a real hemi Cuda for 180k.
      Jonas
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don't mind the exterior, but sweet baby jesus that interior is epically awful. The console, steering wheel, just all of it.... Looks like a 1995 Chrysler Cirrus threw up in there and no one cleaned it up.
        Mike Gaudiello
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Jonas
        Are you kidding? http://www.pinballrebel.com/misc/1995_viper/1995_viper_14.jpg Not that dissimilar from a first-generation Viper.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      ragtopdodge
      • 2 Years Ago
      Dash looks homemade. Horrible. Other than that, pretty neat. Not worth the money, even though they prolly poured $200k into it. I'd rather have a new Viper GTS and new SRT8 challenger for a daily beater.
      Making11s
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think the fact that I'd rather have a restored 'Cuda or a new Viper says it all.
      Thomas Duke
      • 2 Years Ago
      Although this car is every kind of wrong I will only touch on the major ofenses. 1. For the $$ it cost to say "viper" on the motor, I would much rather have a stock SRT-8 6.1. 2. As in any build spaceal relations are important as is keeping to a single "theme". This car has the wheels of an infinity g37 and are clearly the wrong offset for the "stanced" look, the chrome side vents look like they were stolen from a buick concept. 3. The interior....that's too easy, note to all those reading, just because it's in the JC Whitney catalogue doesn't make it on to put in your $200k show car (see gauges) 4. The snake on the door is a little loud for the already loudest paint scheme possible and the list goes on and on..... Nice try, next time let a pro do your restomod and save yourself 120k
        hp2tony
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Thomas Duke
        First of all you are wrong on most of your points. The wheels are the right offset they come from a 2009 Viper,not the 6 lug wheel patern.The interior gages are also Viper not from JC whitney. As far as having the car built by a professional the mating of the 2 cars were done by Time Machines of Florida who have built many Nation Car show winner. This car has won many awards at Mopar shows and at Good Guy shows. The 6.1 Hemi motor can not beging to run with the V10 under any condition. I know this for a fact. QWe raced a 1970 Challenger that had a 6.1 and blew his doors off.If you know anything about Mopars you would know that the fender vents are also stock 71 Cuda and the billboards are also 71 Cuda instead of the engine call out number the Viper head was used.I know everyone taste are differnt so I would like to see the car that you have built,I am sure it is the greatest Resto Mod ever built. Tony Maccar former owner of the Viper-Cuda
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