Original restoration of the only remaining Mattel Hot Wheels 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Funny Car as made famous during the "Snake vs. Mongoose" match racing promotion.
This yellow 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Hot Wheels "Snake I" Funny Car is the only one remaining from the original two Funny Cars ever produced.
The Hot Wheels 'Cuda was an integral part of Mattel’s legendary Hot Wheels "Snake vs. Mongoose" promotion, which saw Prudhomme and Tom McEwen square off in match races across the country while also making countless appearances at toy stores, retail outlets and other locations.
The car made appearances on Plymouth's 1971 Rapid Transit tour. Many years later, Prudhomme acquired the car and began an extensive in-house restoration, which was overseen by Prudhomme and with long-time employee Willie Wolter as project manager and was finally completed in 2008.
Originally built by Ronnie Scrima at Exhibition Engineering in Van Nuys, California, this original restoration features the original 446 cubic-inch motor, original body and original rolling chassis. It also includes an original 671 blower, and original front (Cragar) and rear (Hallibrandt) wheels.