1968 PLYMOUTH HEMI BARRACUDA FACTORY RACE CAR BO29

Sale price: US $75,000.00

1968 PLYMOUTH HEMI BARRACUDA FACTORY RACE CAR BO29
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  • *Owned and raced by Billy the Kid Stepp *Real BO29 factory Super Stock racer prepped for SS/AA *Fiberglass fenders and hood with special scoop and pins *Lightweight steel doors and front bumper *426 CI race Hemi engine, M-Code VIN *Dual Holley 4-barrel carburetors on cross ram intake *Aluminum solid motor mounts, electric cooling fan *Dual 16-volt batteries with electric shutoff switch *Electric fuel pump with fuel pressure regulator *Trunk-mounted fuel cell, tube headers *Heavy Duty Torqueflite 3-speed automatic *Cheetah SCS ratchet shifter with line lock *8 3/4 rear end with heavy duty axles, coilover shocks, multilink suspension and wheelie bars *Full roll cage, lightweight front bucket seats *Lexan side windows with seatbelt hold down straps *Full Auto Meter gauges, Pro Comp tachometer *Aluminum wheels, Goodyear Eagles and Phoenix F/X drag slicks *Black with Black interior *Sold on bill of sale In a sport populated by edgy and colorful characters, there has never been anyone quite like William Elias “Billy The Kid” Stepp, a genuine outlaw whose drag racing exploits were only one part of his notoriety – the other part being the fact that he was, in the words of Cruisin’ Times writer John Shapiro, “considered the most famous mobster, gangster and notorious hoodlum the Miami Valley (Ohio) has ever known.” Former Dayton Daily News staff writer Wes Wills covered many of Stepp’s exploits, which included parking one of his Pro Stock racers in front of the Dayton Court House while facing indictment inside before a judge! Like others whose paths crossed with Stepp, track owners and booking agents soon learned that it was a mistake to mess with him. His fearsome reputation ensured he was the first to be paid any time a gate purse came up short of full appearance money. And yet to those who knew him, his greatest strengths were his personal charm and his ability to keep the law at bay, most likely, Shapiro wrote, “because of his long-standing cooperation with the FBI and other law enforcement.”Before rising to national prominence in 1970 with his first Pro Stock race team, Stepp most notably competed in this 1968 Plymouth Barracuda BO29 Hemi racer, one of 70 built by the factory for Super Stock competition. Prepared for NHRA’s SS/AA (Super Stock “A” Automatic) class, it has all the elements that have made these cars perennially dominant. The first step is saving weight, a task accomplished by the use of fiberglass front fenders and special scooped hood, lightweight steel doors and front bumper and Lexan side windows with seat belt hold up straps replacing the winding mechanisms. The car’s M-code VIN denotes its 426 CI race Hemi engine complete with dual Holley 4-barrels on a cross ram intake manifold, tube headers, Accel ignition and electric cooling fan, here mated to a Cheetah-shifted heavy duty Torqueflite 3-speed automatic and an 8¾ rear end with heavy duty axles, coilover shocks, multilink suspension and wheelie bars. Phoenix F/X drag slicks handle the Hemi’s thunderous output, with aluminum wheels all around and Goodyear Eagle drag tires up front.Full competition prep is also evident in the full roll cage, lightweight bucket seats, Auto Meter gauges and Pro Comp tach, dual 16-volt batteries with electric shutoff, trunk mounted fuel cell, electric fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator.Finished in sinister-looking Black with a Black interior, this BO29 factory Hemi racer remains as desirable as ever with the added benefit of ownership by one of drag racing’s most intriguing and infamous figures. This is your opportunity to own a piece of drag racing history. Buyers are encouraged to come see this car prior to purchase. Please call Larry or Eric 866-403-7034 to set up a private appointment. Sold as is as shown with NO warranty whatsoever.

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