The Fast & Furious Plymouth Barracuda is worth a small fortune
Can you imagine having owned a Barracuda since before the movie?
I think it's fair to admit that the Fast & Furious franchise drastically changed certain segments of the automotive world. It single-handedly put Lykan Motorsport on the map, had an enormous impact in both the drift and muscle car culture and revamped the love for the Chevy Chevelle, the one driven by Dom Toretto-Vin Diesel throughout the entire series. If you'd bought one of the featured cars before the first release of the first film of the franchise, you'd now own a valuable asset. This 1971 Plymouth Barracuda is on a different level, it was featured in Fast Five and it is worth a small fortune.
It was built for the 2010 SEMA Show and it is powered by a massive 636 cubic-inch (10.4 L) Hemi V8 with an intercooler and Ultra Dominator carburetors, coupled with an ancient 3-speed transmission. Mind you, it is technically road legal.
They call it the Frankencuda because of the two-tone finish in PPG Snakeskin Green and black with a cartoon mural of Frankenstein covering the top of the vehicle. Inside you'll find leather seats with snakeskin inserts and a 3 DVD screens on a custom-made dashboard.
The Frankencuda only had some sort of automotive 'cammeo' in the actual film but the crew loved it so much that they all signed it. The dashboard features autographs by several cast members including Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, director Justin Lin and even Paul Walker.
It is going to be auctioned in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with Worldwide Auctioneers and even though an estimate price hasn't been quoted yet, it is fair to assume it is going to cost what even business executives would call "a lot of cash". In 2011, the Frankencuda was reportedly sold for $308,000.