This dream was rekindled a bit when I watched an episode of West Coast Customs where they took a 1967 6-banger, customized it and dropped in a new 6.1 Hemi into it. I'm more of a hot rodder than a custom guy but this one turned out really nice.
Just for reference I'm including a picture of what an original Barracuda looks like the same year. As you can see they did change a lot but I love the super clean lines with all the trim and crap removed. The original car certainly isn't ugly though.
I have a lot of loose ends to tie up before I get to a point where I can even worry about it however it's nice to dream