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'71 Barracuda Rides on Viper Chassis

Presenting what is likely the most perfect thing you will see all week, perhaps the entire month.

Why someone hasn’t thought of doing something like this before is simply beyond us, but we’re sure as heck glad to have discovered it now. Because while this may look like a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda convertible from the outside, it rides on a 2001 Dodge Viper chassis and running gear. Call it the "Viper-Cuda". This custom build of wonderfulness also has a steel dash complete with Viper gauges, steering wheel and 2008 SRT wheels. Its upholstery is custom suede and vinyl, covering the 2001 Viper seats.

Power comes from a 7.0-liter V8 - despite the apparent Viper V10 cam cover - and its owner/creator already put 13,000 miles on it since completion. Not surprisingly, he claims to drive it everywhere, much to the chagrin of tree-hugging hippy Prius owners and tears of joy and happiness to gearheads. And no, it’s not for sale.

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