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Mopar Lowliner Concept

1968 Dodge D200 Sweptline Customization of classic trucks continues to be a hot trend in the aftermarket world, so Mopar designers rescued a 1968 Dodge D200-series heavy-duty pickup truck to transform it into the

1959 Imperial Speedster

A snazzy luxo-sport Vette and T-Bird stalker in the Exner style of design. Story and photos by Paul Stenquist It was several years ago that Murray Pfaff and his father peered into the dark recesses of a crumbling carriage house in

The First Hemicuda

This documented 1970 prototype ’Cuda shows its pre-production quirks. Fender tag indicates sport (hockey) stripe delete. The car was built without road lamps and chrome hood pins. Being hand-assembled, there was never any blackout

C’mon Baby Flite My Fire

 Ed Britz takes the ’55 DeSoto’s “advanced styling” and Hemi power to the next level and beyond. Photos: Paul Stenquist Ed Britz built this ’55 DeSoto Fireflight all by himself working daily for two years and eight months.  The

THE CHI-TOWN HUSTLER

The most famous funny car of them all--the Farkonas, Coil and Minick ’69 Charger. Story and photos by Paul Stenquist Screaming across the starting line with a huge cloud of smoke in its wake came the Chi-Town Hustler of Farkonas,

‘Cuda Creation

Reflections on designing the A-body Barracudas The stories are the neat part. Personal recollections and insights of folks on the front lines of Chrysler racing, engineering and designing back in the day. John “J.R.” Samsen in

Hartbreaker

Comedian Kevin Hart was in no joking mood after driver Jared Black put Kev’s custom ’70 ‘Cuda through a fence and down an embankment on LA’s notorious Mulhulland Drive. Kevin had bought the ‘Cuda as a 40h birthday present for

’36 Plymouth Rat Rod

We love rat rods. But then we love a lot of things. We'll just stick to Mike Reichard's '36 Plymouth on this page for now. Mike's dad bought the stock Plymouth back in 1978 for a grand. Mike was 8 years old at the time. Beginning a

‘Cuda Girl

Joy Curran from North Brunswick, NJ was hunting for a 4-speed Plymouth 'Cuda AAR when she ran into Joe O'Cone who had one. Joe took Joy for a ride and she said that she had to buy the 'Cuda. The product of a 17-year restoration, the