We’ve been tracking the progress on the four-door Plymouth Barracuda prototype re-creation that ECS Automotive Concepts and company president David Walden has been working on for a couple of years now, simply because it’s one of the most interesting builds we’ve heard about in a bit. Based on the eyewitness accounts of a former Chrysler employee who saw the factory-built four-door concept on a loading dock at the Auburn Hills campus in late 1969, where it sat for a couple of days before receiving a thumbs-down and a one-way trip to the crusher, the project utilizes a very stripped-down 1971 B-body shell and a lot of NOS sheetmetal.
The setup is as the car was seen, hence no stickers, no Hemi, no Shaker scoop, or anything else like it. Shown as a 340-4bbl automatic on the column car, it’s as a basic Barracuda would’ve been spec’d out in early 1970. We had been expecting to see a luggage rack on the trunk, but that has been omitted. The red with black Gator grain top, however, is exactly as we were told by Walden.
If you want to check out the car up close and in person, there are a couple of events coming up where you can do just that. If you missed it’s first show at the Mopar and Muscle Cars At The Strip last month, you can catch the car at the Carlisle Chrysler Nationals in Pennsylvania (July 14-16), the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Chicago (November 18th-19th), or at the 2017 SEMA show.