1968 HEMI Super Stock Barracuda
This Cuda was owned and raced by Arlen Vanke -- a name is synonymous with Mopar. Full documentation proves it, including the original title (showing it was bought new from Wilkes Motor sales in Zanesville, Ohio under Arlen Vanke's name), the
full Galen Govier inspection (including photos of all numbers and components), several photos of the restoration, and the owner history.
Arlen was personally involved with the restoration and was kind enough to supply some of the car's original parts. This car has been in several magazine publications and most recently was the cover story for Muscle Car review May 2008, which states:
As the muscle car craze took off in the '60s, so did the notoriety of vintage, historically important race cars. Arlen owned several Hurst-style Barracudas during the '68-'69 racing seasons. One in particular, the '68 Cuda, would change hands in the racing industry several times before it finally rested in 1972. It wasn't awakened until 2002 when Mopar restorer Le Hodges learned it was still alive, but in pieces in Nebraska.
If you know vintage racing then you know finding a restored race car from this era that is truly restored is quite the find. Now it's for sale.
This car is often referred to as the cornerstone of any serious collector's automotive portfolio. With this status in the muscle car circuit it has also led to many fraudulent cars being made over the last 20 years. But rest assured; it is well known and documented that "Akron" Arlen Vanke's '68 Cuda is the real deal and documented by Galen Govier.
Specialized equipment specs on Hurst package cars built by Chrysler:
426 cu.in. 12.5 compression race Hemi engine
Dual 4 BBL Holley carbs, steel heads
Aluminum or magnesium Cross Ram intake
Street Hemi camshaft, oil pan
Hooker headers and single-pipe Cherry Bomb mufflers from each head
Reworked A833 manual or 727 TorqueFlite transmission and shifter
4.86-geared 8A (automatic) or 4.88-geared 9A Dana 60 differential
Sure Grip differential
Roller timing chain
High capacity oil pump
Front disc brakes 4A bolt circles
Heavy-duty radiator with aluminum 7-blade fan
Reworked right front shock tower
Reworked brake mounting pad
Reworked K-frame engine support
Heavy-duty fuel lines
Reworked front suspension components
Heavy-duty high-control rear suspension
Super stock springs
14x5 steel wheels and blackwall tires
Reworked rear wheel opening for tire clearance
Fiberglass fenders and hood with hood scoop
Thin-steel stamped front bumper
Accessories (window wiper, battery tray, and so on) deleted
Acid-dipped doors with no mechanisms or outside mirrors
Chemor side glass, opened via 27 inch strap on door
Battery located in trunk over right rear tire
Prestolite transistor ignition box
Lightweight aluminum seat mounts
Low-profile lightweight bucket seats
Rear seat replaced with cardstock panel
Radio and heater delete plates
Galen Govier Inspection:
1968 S/S Plymouth Barracuda 2D Sports Hdtp VIN B029M8B299126 now in S/S Hemi registry. There were 80 1968 S/S Dodge Dart Hdtps and 70 1968 S/S Plymouth Barracuda Sport Hdtps built. As of the above date, it is #13 of 52 1968 S/S Barracuda Sport Hdtps registered, built at the Hamtramck, MI Assembly Plant. All of the 1968 S/S Hemi cars were scheduled to be built at the Hamtramck, MI Plant between Feb 23, 1968 and May 23, 1968. There were 2 scheduled production dates for Darts (218 & 521), and there were 2 schedule production dates for Barracudas (218 & 419).
NOTE: Make sure to look over and read the pictures of the Galen report or call for more information.
This is a rare opportunity to own the ULTRA RARE 1968 SUPER STOCK HEMI RACE CAR raced by "AKRON" ARLEN VANKE!
See all 185 pictures of the documentation and the restoration of this car below with slide show or enlarge photos individually.
Call for more details: