The tale of the Terracuda began the day owner Darren Metropoulos showed Chip his Breitling watch and asked him to build a car in the same colors. The distinctive golds and browns of the watch would become the featured colors of this heavily customized muscle car.

Starting with a stock unibody 1970 Barracuda, the vehicle was ultimately transformed into a full frame, body on chassis. Chip designed an entirely new frame and worked with Art Morrison to build it. This new chassis was actually submerged into the body, a process that involved turning the vehicle upside-down on a rotisserie, lowering the frame onto it and strategically cutting away the body while fully welding it to the frame. The result was a rigid body-to-frame interface, with no bodyflex.

A one-off steel hood was molded and stamped and houses a 392 HEMI crate engine. The front and rear fascias were reshaped and a new front grille and grille insert were built. Other significant changes included moving the front wheels forward 3 inches, the use of Corvette C5 front suspension, and the installation of a Ford 9" rear end with a four link.

Inside, the vehicle was transformed into a two-seater and Ferrari factory leather was used throughout. The graphic stripes are an homage to the Mopar's of the 1970's. The root-beer brown base color and gold stripes are accented by the gold one-off Fishtail wheels. It even includes a Terracuda fish logo in the styling of the Super Bee circular insignia.

Terracuda is the finest Mopar muscle car to come out of the shop.
Owner: Darren Metropoulos
Vehicle: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda


Frame / Manufacturer: Custom design by Chip Foose Art Morrison built
Wheelbase: Modified, front wheels moved forward 2"
Rearend / Ratio: Ford 9" by Currie
Rear Suspension: 4-bar
Rear Brakes: Baer 14" rotors, 4-piston calipers
Rear Shocks: QA1 Coilover
Front Suspension: Corvette C5
Front Brakes: Baer 14" rotors, 6-piston calipers
Front Shocks: QA1 Coilover
Master Cylinder: Corvette
Steering: Rack and Pinion, C5
Front Wheel Make, Size: Custom One-off Design by Chip Foose, Fishtail, 19" x 9"
Rear Wheel Make, Size: Custom One-off Design by Chip Foose, Fishtail, 20" x 11"
Front Tire Make, Size: Pirelli PZero 245/35R19
Rear Tire Make, Size: Pirelli PZero 305/35R20
Gas Tank: Stock


Make: 6.4L Mopar Hemi Crate Engine
Displacement: 392 cubic inches


Make: Tremec 5-speed
Shifter: Tremec with Pistol Grip


Body Style / Material: 1970 Plymouth Barracuda / Steel
Body Manufacturer: Plymouth
Body Mods: Front wheels moved forward 2", New Steel Hood w/ cowl induction style scoop, new front and rear valances, new grille insert
Hood: One-off Custom Steel
Grille: Custom insert by Chip Foose
Bodywork: Foose Design Team
Paint type / Color: BASF Terracuda Brown
Painter: Charlie Hutton
Headlights / Taillights: PIIA / Stock, frenched w/ LED
Bumpers: Reshaped, recut, matched to bodyline
Other Body Items: Rear quarter window trim smoothed


Dashboard: Stock
Insert / Gauges: Redline
Stereo / Speakers: Arc Audio Chip Foose Edition
Air Conditioning: Vintage Air
Wiring: Pete Morrell
Steering wheel: Julianos, Custom painted by Chip Foose
Steering column: Custom
Seats: Custom Cobra Carbon Fiber Seats
Upholsterer: Stitchcorp
Material / Color: Ferrari Leather / Distressed Brown
Carpet: Mercedes