The Plymouth Barracuda from Fast Five is up for auction--if you can afford it.
This car is quite obviously a beast, and not just because they call it the ‘Frankencuda.’ It’s got a 636 cubic-inch (10.4-L) HEMI V8 engine with an intercooled 14:71 blower and Ultra Dominator carburetors. It has an intake manifold that’s higher than the car itself, just to drive the point home.
Originally debuted at the 2010 SEMA Show, the Frankencuda made its film debut in the fifth Fast & Furious movie, Fast Five. There, it was signed by the film’s stars, Vin Diesel, the late Paul Walker, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, as well as the film’s director, Justin Lin.
For the fifth film, the Fast & Furious producers knew they needed to create something absolutely outrageous, so they contacted renowned car designer Murray Pfaff of Pfaff Designs and custom Mopar builder Troy Brumbalow. Then they got a 1971 Plymouth Barracuda and got to work.
First, they fitted it with an Art Morrison G Force chassis. Then came that towering engine, followed by a Turbo 400 3-speed transmission. Next came coilover suspension upgrades, Wilwood disc brakes on all four wheels, and a custom interior with Mopar gauges, 3 DVD screens, and a CD player in the center dash. They even gave it air conditioning to make it a little more comfortable in the California weather.
But what really sets the car apart is the exterior paint. To go with that huge blower, the car was given a two-tone green paint job with a cartoon mural of Frankenstein's monster covering the entire top portion of the car. It also extends inside the vehicle on the dash and whatever other flat surfaces you can find.
A leather interior with snakeskin inserts and a custom tilt steering column from Flame River complete the Frankencuda.
And now you can own it thanks to Worldwide Auctioneers. But before you break out your wallet, know that the last time this car was sold it went for over $300,000, according to Carscoops.