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Buy Of The Day, 1971 Plymouth Barracuda

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Buy Of The Day, 1971 Plymouth Barracuda

I actually said ‘Ouch!’ out loud when I saw this Barracuda. deduct 10 points in coolness from me!
So it’s a very good job this ride is more than cool.
The present owner says it has been valued at $125,000 of cool, but due to the downturn in the market, it is at a buy it now price of $90,000 ( 11th of June 2015)

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The hemi engine and shaker hood are upgrades, the original engine – a 383 not included… maybe a deciding factor for you.

‘472 ci Hemi, 727 Torqflite automatic tranny, original 8 3/4 rear-end w/3.23 gears and Sure Grip posi, original Houndstouth, original front and rear elastomeric bumpers, and painted in it’s factory original Tor Red (Plymouth name for Hemi Orange) EV2 paint code. ‘

ag 1:

M21 M25 M31 M88 N41 CTD

J78 J81 L25 L31 L34

C55 G11 G36 H51 J45 J54

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Tag 2:

N42 R11 V61 26 EN2

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Restoration/Paint/Body: On a scale of 1-10 (and I’m a tough critic), this car is a 2+. Why is it not a 1……because I put my kids in it and drive it to local Mopar car shows…….it gets driven a little. Not banged on….cruised with 2 little kids in the back. In my mind, it would be a 1 if it were a total trailer queen. The paint job is 8 years old, but it looks awesome….as you can see in the attached pictures. There are 2 spots the size of a fingernail that we touched up because someone nicked the paint….nothing major. One is on the hood and another is back by the driver’s side back bumper. I’m telling you because I’m not the guy who likes surprises, not because they are a big deal. Most people may not even notice them. The car had all of the chrome re-dipped or replaced. Look closely at the pictures….the chrome isn’t pitted and it’s flawless! This is a rare rubber bumper car and they are in great shape. These grills and the gills on this car are typically broken or damaged….none of that here. The car was equipped with a space saver spare and the correct jacks are in the trunk as well. I have nothing to hide here….this is a beautiful car!

Interior: All original interior with new Legendary skins. All interior parts, decals, and knobs were replaced or re-chromed to look like new…..stunning. The gages were professionally rebuilt during the restoration and they are functional. Rare, orange Houndstooth bucket seats look awesome! The reverse light and dome light even work! Nothing is cracked, broken, etc. The dashboard is a new Just Dashes unit and not warped, etc. This was an automatic car so with that wood-grained console and Slapstick shifter, staring you straight in the face. This was a high-optioned, bucket seat car with new carpet, a rim-blow steering wheel etc. The window cranks are spotless, etc. All factory seat belts are in the car and functional. The radio is an original Chrysler AM/FM radio, rebuilt with modern electronics to handle the cd changer that he added in the trunk….and it all works too. The previous owner wanted to add the ability to take the car on long trips and cruise with a lot of tunes. This was a tastefully placed upgrade that gives the car an additional creature comfort.

Driveline: As stated earlier, this car does not have the original driveline. If you haven’t done so already, when you check the VIN you’ll find out that it was originally a 383 car. This wasn’t a BH car that had a 318….this was a factory issued, big-block Cuda that got a HUGE upgrade with the new Hemi. I have included a copy of one of the many receipts that shows the previous owner spent over $17k…just to buy the new 472 Hemi block and the parts. So, the car now has a Mopar crate 472 Hemi that was blueprinted, ported, and polished by Ollie Hellert Racing Engines. It now produces 557 horsepower with OE Dual quad intake and correct valve covers. This car rumbles with new TTI headers, 3” TTI exhaust, H pipe, and 3” TTI tips The 8 ¾”, Sure Grip posi rear end was rebuilt and does its job well. All suspension components have been replaced and the shocks were upgraded to KYB replacements with new bushings throughout and original sway bar. The front suspension was completely rebuilt with all new components. Steer and Gear ultra firm feel steering box performs well. Although the car is driven, it looks quite nice underneath with all of these new parts. The wheels and tires are new 15×7 ralleys in the front and 15×8 ralleys in the rear with 245/60/15 and 255/60/15 tires in the front and rear. This car is wicked fast, aggressive sounding, shifts hard enough to snap your neck, stops well, and handles smoothly.

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4 Comments

  1. Richard Sproull

    Richard Sproull

    October 28, 2015 at 2:10 am

    nice

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  2. Paul Chaske Sr.

    Paul Chaske Sr.

    January 7, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Good looking. Cuda

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  3. Tuco Salamanca

    Tuco Salamanca

    January 15, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Fantastico

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  4. Robert Pena

    Robert Pena

    August 2, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Sweet

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