Record holding Land Speed Barracuda

1965 Plymouth Barracuda

Technical specifications of Plymouth Barracuda 1965

Price: US $112,000.00
Item location: Roseville, California, United States
Make: Plymouth
Model: Barracuda
Type: Comp Coupe
Year: 1965
Mileage: 50
Color: Red
Engine size: 528" Hemi
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Boost
Fuel: Gasoline/Methanol/Nitro
Transmission: Lenco 5 sp
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety options: Fire Suppresion, Roll Cage, Parachutes
Options: Twin Turbo, Hemi, Land Speed Record Holder
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1965 Plymouth Baracuda

Land speed race car

If you have ever dreamed of setting a record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, this may be your chance! This car has only been run at two Speedweeks and has set records both times. The car was built with the intention of beating both records previously held by David Frieburger and Hot Rod magazine. On its very first outing the car exceeded the existing record by 40 mph.

The car was built by the professionals at Eddie's Chop Shop. Eddie has been responsible for building several record setting land speed vehicles and has been featured in many magazines including Hot Rod Magazine. Many considerations were built into the car to make it as safe as possible as well as enough potential to make it the fastest Competition Coupe to ever run at Bonneville.

The car has run a top speed of 291 Mph to date, and has much more potential in it. The car is capable of putting the new owner and their crew into the Bonneville 200 MPH club and possibly the 300 MPH chapter. This is an accomplishment that people can spend years chasing and not achieve. When the car ran 291 MPH it was only running a maximum of 13 psi of boost briefly in top gear. With the potential to run 40 plus psi of boost it has a huge amount of untapped potential left in it.

During the build process the car was taken to the Darko Wind Tunnel facility and was set up for the best combination of safety and stability while also reducing the aerodynamic drag coefficient. The testing proved the car to be extremely stable at high speed.

The car has had success with every outing. It is in race ready condition and could be driven at any of the upcoming LSR events across the country. After the 2016 season an upgrade was made to Indy aluminum block to get a larger journal cam bearing. The cam bearings were the only thing to show any wear after the initial running of the car. The new motor has 4 total runs on it all at low boost and low rpm's. The car was built to be able to run at low rpm and low boost to insure reliability. But with the potential to turn up the boost to make a historic run.

The car was initially set up to accommodate two drivers ranging up to 6'3 280 #s. This car can accommodate nearly any size driver comfortably. The current owner had no previous racing experience and drove the car to a record. The car inspires confidence due to its great handling and stability.

An internet search of Turbo Hemi powered land speed Barracuda will take you to an article done by Hot Rod Magazine upon completion of the car.

Car has passed all SCTA inspections without requiring any re-work.

The car was ran in a wind tunnel to collect information regarding drag coefficient's as well as downforce numbers to aid in suspension settup. A spreadsheet with all wind tunnel data is available with the car.

The car was tuned and settup by Ed Umland from Eddie's Chop Shop. Eddie holds multiple land speed records and has built several record setting land speed vehicles including this car as well as the worlds fastest gasoline powered pass at 403 mph. Initial dyno tuning netted 1763 rear wheel hp at only 15 psi of boost. With potential to turn the car up to 40 plus lbs of boost there is a ton of untapped speed still in the car.

Dyno sheets, run logs, efi logs etc are all available with the car.


528” All Aluminum Hemi 4.5 Bore x 4.150 Stroke

Indy Max Aluminum Block Water block (to run on gas)

Indy Big Valve Heads. 16Ral

Callies Dragon Slayer billet crank

Oliver rods Aria Pistons (coated tops and skirts)

60 MM Cam Isky Roller lifters

T.D. Roller Rockers Titanium Intake Valves/Inconel Exhaust

Missle Dry Sump oil system


2 88mm Precision Turbos Precision Turbo 60mm wastegates

Custom Intake manifold 2 Injectors per cylinder

Fast Efi XFI with traction control AMS Boost Control

Aeroquip fuel system Custom Intercooler/Ice water tank

MSD ignition Fast data acquisition


Lenco 5 speed CS4 Crower Sportsman 3 disc clutch

ACD computer controlled shifting

Winters extreme liner quick change with upgraded input shaft


Rear four link with coil overs Front is radius rods with coil overs


Original steel 1965 baracuda chopped and modified within rules for Comp Coupe. Removable fender skirts for tire change/maintenance. Hand formed one pc removable aluminum front nose. Roof rails, window modifications etc all custom made to class requirements. Custom wing by Eddie's Chop Shop.


Custom built to exceed SCTA requirements for LSR. Full belly pan with functional diffuser for additional down force and stability. Front and rear belly pans removable for service.

Any buyer should be aware that Land Speed Racing is dangerous. Although every effort was made to build a safe car, NO guarantee of safety is given or implied. The buyer acknowledges that their safety and understanding of the cars operation will be their responsibility.

Any questions regarding the car can be directed to.

Richard 916-759-4060

Please do not disturb with casual questions if you are not serious about purchasing the car.

Car is available as is. NO warranty or guarantee of performance or condition is implied. Car is sold on a bill of sale as a race car only. No title is available.

For an additional amount the trailer is available. The trailer is a 2015 Essex, All aluminum 35' gooseneck two axle. Purchased new for this project. Has only been used 3 times total.

Please do not bid on this auction unless you are serious and capable of completing the purchase. Please have funds in place and be prepared to complete the sale in a timely manner. A deposit of $2000 is required within 24 hours of the close of auction. Final payment will be required with 15 days or the deposit will be forfeit and the car re-listed.

The car is for sale locally and the auction may be ended early or without notice. Delivery is the responsibility of the purchaser. We will help to load and insure proper handling of the vehicle on this end.

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