Sunday, January 17, 2016

Needs A V8: 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

It's funny to think that Plymouth beat Ford to the pony car market in the mid 60s, but the original Barracuda hit showrooms (in April 1964) exactly two weeks before the Mustang. It was promptly slaughtered in the weekly sales figures but it offered a similar compact fastback with inline-6 and V8 optional power.  Find this 1965 Plymouth Barracuda here on eBay offered for $3,400 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Bakersfield, CA.

There was a nice factory original V8 Barracuda fastback that sold for $11,977 yesterday, but I missed the chance to feature it -- instead here is a garage find offered for a really low price.   It is missing an engine, but there are all kinds of old school Mopar options that should bolt right in, or you could go nuts and try to put in something newish.

The seller says that this car was given to him by his father and he was trying to restore it but has no time or funds, so you his loss is your gain.  

See another 'Cuda for cheap?


  1. To my eyes, there are few things sadder than a dirty, stalled project car. My theory is that the sellers don't dare wash them, for fear of losing the resolve to sell.

    Fastback 'Cudas are rare and cool enough to draw attention at cruise nights. Not really enough info or photos to know if this is a solid shell, but the mechanical bit should be pretty easy. In the mid 60s, you could climb into most engine bays and sit on the fender while you worked in comfort.

  2. I've never been wild about this design, but the '67-69 cars were gorgeous.

  3. So was the Car white or maybe all red with that color interior Mopar was better in the 60's and early 70's then there later years Just a valiant with a Fastback ....

  4. I've loved these cars from the first time I saw a shell at about eight years old. It is still on my bucket list of cars to own. A turbo charged slant six would be an ideal resto mod for this car IMO.


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