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.


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      sampson
      • 10 Months Ago
      So sick… I personally prefer the 64-69 Barracudas over the larger more well known 1970-74..
      jnbcressy
      • 10 Months Ago
      My own experiance was with the 1970 340 CI Plymouth Duster, Dual Exhaust, Bench Seat, Hurst 4-speed, 3.23 Sure-Grip Differential, E-70/14 Goodyear Poly-glas tires, 650 AVS Carter, Dual point Distributor,Clutch fan, Drum Brakes all around, No power steering, No Power Brakes, No air conditioning, Nothing to rob you of power. Pure muscle and a 21 cubic foot trunk to boot. 16 MPG on a good day burning premium fuel. Had it new for almost two years and put over 60,000 on it. Just about lived in that car when I was 19-21 years old. I'm so happy today I am still alive after owning that car. Like the guy said in the video "try not to lock the breaks in a turn".
      justgoawaymad
      • 10 Months Ago
      Best line ever...........IN TORQUE WE TRUST
      throwback
      • 10 Months Ago
      My first car was a '67 yellow Barracuda notchback. No where as nice as this one, but I miss that car.
      Bill W
      • 10 Months Ago
      My first car in high school in 1975 was a 67 barracuda fasback in dark brown, a repaint over the original cream color. It had a 318 and a two barrel, It had 80k on it and I bought it for $350. The back window leaked. I put a B&M shift kit in it and it would chirp the tires at every shift, not that it was a screamer by any means. I had an unfortunate encounter with a pole at a gas station and ended up selling it. My friends said "get a Chevy, " I did, a 1973 Vega GT but that is a whole nother story.
      dmcquillen
      • 10 Months Ago
      My first car that I bought in 1973 was a 1965 Formula S 273 comando with an automatic. Silver with black interior and have only seen one in Phoenix at a car show.Very Very rare. Oh what fun it was !!!
      gnix1979aforce
      • 10 Months Ago
      Got a 67 Cuda; would love to restore it by this summer, saving money but funds will not allow a complete restoration. Bought while in service before retirement in 1999 and still attempting to start but things continue ti happen. Lord willing it will be done in the near future!
      Lachmund
      • 10 Months Ago
      such a gorgeous and classy american muscle car....one doesn't see that very often
      Alfonso T. Alvarez
      • 10 Months Ago
      In 1967, this was called a pony car, not a muscle car. At that time Chrysler Corps 'muscle' cars were the Road Runner and GTX. Please make a note of it.
        Aaron N
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Alfonso T. Alvarez
        This was larger than the Mustang and Camaro of the time, and actually put it almost the same size of the Charger. Hell, even the 1970 'Cuda was almost the same size at the same year Charger. It was actually in between the size of a Charger and the size of a Mustang.
        Aaron N
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Alfonso T. Alvarez
        This was NOT called a pony car in 1967.
          Alfonso T. Alvarez
          • 10 Months Ago
          @Aaron N
          Really?? So you think denying reality is some kind of valid response? Were you there? Did you have friends who had Mustangs, Camaros, Firebirds, Barracudas or a 1968 Cougar like I had? Yes, they were pony cars. Each OEM had muscle cars in addition to their pony cars - GM - Chevelle SS, Pontiac GTO, Olds 442, Buick GS Ford Fairlane/Torino GT (friend had a 1968 Fairlane two door with a bench seat, four speed and 428 engine), Mercury Cyclone Chrysler had GTX, Roadrunner and Charger. Get over yourself and try to learn sometime - it's fun and educational!!
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