what was the outright quickest factory muscle car of the ‘60s and ‘70s?

Let’s say I posed the question to you, “what was the outright quickest factory muscle car of the ‘60s and ‘70s?” How would you answer? The 1969 Chevrolet Camaro COPO ZL1? The ’70 Chevy Chevelle SS 454 LS6? Or maybe the 1970 Buick GSX Stage 1? All very good, educated guesses, of course, but you would be wrong on each count.

This is the Barracuda B029 Super Stock that won the 1969 NHRA Winternationals, the factory-associated Super Stock Barracuda campaigned by Don Grotheer during the final two major seasons before Pro Stock was introduced.

While there were many cars of the era that aspired to hold that title, and a fair number that came close, there could only be one, true apex predator amongst them. In actuality, the most brutal, quickest-accelerating car of the Golden Age of muscle was an extremely low-production vehicle issued by Mother Mopar in the most halcyon year of the American sixties. Figured it out yet?

Well, if not, I’m here to tell you that the title goes to the 1968 Plymouth Barracuda B029 Super Stock. And in this chapter of Rare Rides, we’re gonna take a deep dive look at this all-conquering, lightweight missile of a muscle car. So let’s get to it! Read more >

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