If you can’t wait for Chrysler to resurrect the Barracuda nameplate, consider this concept.
Plymouth may have dispersed back in 2001, but the Barracuda is a nameplate Chrysler is considering reviving for the Dodge Challenger replacement, due out in the next couple of years to do battle with Ford’s all-new Mustang and GM’s sixth-gen Camaro. In the meantime, those desperate for a Cuda have an option, albeit an expensive one. In 2008, Chrysler unveiled the Concept Cuda at SEMA, inspired by the 1970-74 “E” bodies and handcrafted by the Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters in California, renowned for their work on Dodge’s 2006 Concept Challenger.
The Concept Cuda is based on a modified 2007 Charger SRT8 with a custom carbon-fiber two-door body, grey leather interior and fitted with 22-inch Xenetti “Fives.” The Lamborghini Pearl Orange paint is the perfect complement to the 425-hp 6.1-liter HEMI under the Shaker Hood scoop. With just 57 miles on the clock the Concept Cuda remains in showcar condition and was last sold for $159,500 back in 2008. So if you like what you see, consider offering Exotic Classics somewhere in the region of $200k and you might get lucky.