This is a 1965 Barracuda with original factory 4 speed transmission and Hurst shift. Only about 3200 Barracudas were made for 1965, The V* version came with the 273 commando engine. This car has been upgraded to the later model 318 Commando, and has a sport cam giving it about 325 HP.
The car also has all the upgrades bringing it up to the “Formula S” model specs., including front disc brakes and upgraded suspension.
Interior and headliner are all original and looks great along with a period correct tachometer added to the dash. New carpets were installed along with floor mats and trunk liner. Front suspension has also been restored and you get a smooth sporty ride. Seatbelts are present front and rear. Windows are tinted to reduce heat from the sun, and she has a new set of hard to find Redline BF Goodrich tires sporting the original hub caps. The car has manual steering and no heater or aircon. Starts right up, runs like a champ, shifts smoothly and stops straight, all as expected. Has original working AM radio (antenna is missing).
Looks great, is a blast to drive and attracts attention everywhere I go.
The Barracuda was introduced in 1964 in answer to Ford’s Mustang and Chevy’s Corvette. The “fastback” was produced from 1964 to 1966, with a total body change in 67. You won’t find a better example of this vehicle at a lower price! Current registration in California and clear title in hand.
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