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Jul 23

A 1967 Barracuda: before and after

This weekend I loaded up some camera gear and headed out to a car show in Carrollton, Illinois. I had several choices of shows but I figured in Carrollton I’d see our friends from the White Hall Drag O Way, which I did, and it gave me a chance to hang out with some family. As I got out of the car and looked across the park I spotted some Mopar in Sublime and Lime Light. Yep I picked the right show to go to. Before this turns into another Mopar gush fest from me let me assure you later in the week I’ll have lots of other makes and models from an awesome custom 1950 Chevy to a brand new Mustang. Carrollton offered the big crowd a nice variety of cars, bikes, and trucks. I digress, today our focus is a nicely restored 1967 Barracuda in Lime Light, one of my favorite “Hi Impact” colors of the muscle era.

hit the jump for more on the 67 Barracuda

You might remember our series we did on the Barracuda/Cuda a while back if not you might want to click over there and read about this legendary car and how it came about. Barracudas are pretty rare these days and finding parts to restore one can be pretty tricky. Such is the life of a Mopar fan. As you can see from the before pictures this fish needed a lot of restoration.

Floor pans tell the story of a cars history. As you can see this ones had a rough past.

Ah but never fear Mopar fans, with capable hands all that rust can go away and a classic is restored.

Details, details, details. I love how the hoods on muscle cars had a personality all their own, from scoops, to cowls, or even the simple chrome accents of the Barracuda.

Lastly another little detail.

Sadly most of my pictures were throw aways. The harsh mid day sun, 100 degree heat making the tar on the road super sticky, and near by trees and guard rails made getting pictures a challenge on all the cars. So today’s article is a little shorter then I’d like it, but that’s the typical challenge of shooting a car show. Check back later in the week for even more from the Carrollton show!