Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Won't Last: 1966 Plymouth Barracuda

The (Plymouth) Barracuda pre-dated the release of Ford's Mustang, but they don't call the sporty 2+2 genre the 'Flesh-eating-fish-car'...it's the Pony-car, probably because the Barracuda was not nearly as successful from a sales perspective.  However, driving a classic Barracuda todays says you've got taste and didn't just hit the "easy" button when selecting your ride.  Find this 1966 Plymouth Barracuda offered for $8,000 in Western MA via craigslist. Tip from Jim H.


This Barracuda has been modified to be all business -- to the tune of $20k invested according to the seller.  Oooooo--EEEEEEEEEEEE!  There ain't no money better spent on your classic ride than that from the previous owner.


Under the hood is what appears to be a variant of Chrysler's LA-V8, a 273 cubic inch overhead-valve thing that pushes something in the range of 180 horsepower when stock/original....more money thrown into the engine = more power.  


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5 comments:

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  2. OPM! The best kind of money! Rather have an OEM Barracuda since we're talking acronyms.

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  3. When i first looked @ the Motor thought it had the correct Hipo black krinkle valve covers but the factory had no name on them. 273 Hipo came with a carter 4bbl chrome air cleaner and dual point dist.Great buy if body is good not rust other issues that back glass is hard to find and very pricey.

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  4. I've always liked these. This seems like a decent price at first glance too.

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  5. Very nice. The M/T valve covers are an improvement - the stock ones looked like somebody had bolted a pair of aluminum heat sinks to them. I have a '66 Dart myself, but it might be nice to have a closer to stock early A body. The urge to mod these can get out of hand.

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