Born That Way – 1964 Barracuda Valiant – Holley Hot Rod Reunion

Born That Way – 1964 Barracuda Valiant – Holley Hot Rod Reunion


I’m Phillip Huff, owner if this 64′ Barracuda. It was born this way, black with gold interior. Every piece of trim was original, but I put
a fender on it here and a lot of work but the interior is not original, but it’s custom,
but it’s close to the original, but that’s that I could afford at the time. Understandable. I didn’t work for Holley. Anyway, original motor, 273, I built it, put
flat tappets and hydraulic lifters in it. It’s a little smoother, little better to drive,
my wife drives it a lot. Does she really? Car shows and different things. I pulled it out of a barn and that’s the God’s
honest truth. A barn find? An original barn find. An original barn find. And how long did it take you to get it running? Let’s see… Yesterday. You’re kidding me. No, about, I had it on the road before I did
everything else to it, about seven or eight years it took me to get all the drive train
and everything like I wanted it. But it’s just a pleasure to drive, it drives
so well. I did modify, put the disk brakes on the front
and a bigger rear end for that 360 that I had in it. That was all Holley equipped thank you. So how long have you been coming to the Holley
Hot Rod Reunion? Well, about 12 or 14 years. Awesome. Yeah, it’s awesome, I’ve got two sons that
live here, and we live in Owensboro, Kentucky. Alright, right up the road. Yeah, yeah it’s a little hop, skip, and a
jump, but it’s awesome, it’s fun, it’s a fun car.