Long Live the “Savage GT”

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In 1968, AutoCraft engineered a modified second-generation Plymouth Barracuda branded as the “Savage GT.” After building only a few, the project was cut, leaving muscle car enthusiasts with nothing but a small taste. Intended to be track-ready straight from the factory and equipped with the finest suspension and brake upgrades, the Savage GT could corner as well as it could accelerate – a rarity among its competition. A tuned Magnum V8 engine, padded roll cage and “Laker”-style side-exit exhaust pipes are just a few of the modifications that went into this rendition. The light A-body chassis left the short-lived Savage GT front-heavy, and Plymouth moved its Barracuda to the brand-new E-body platform the following model year. While the exact number is unknown today, everyone is in agreement that there were no more than 12 of these produced. Here is a full list of the modifications that turned the Plymouth Barracuda into an AutoCraft Savage GT.

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