1973 Plymouth Barracuda
You lying so low in the weeds
I bet you gonna ambush me
You'd have me down, down, down on my knees Now wouldn't you,
As the song by HEART goes, so goes the overall look of the
Barracuda, so named after a species of fish that are drawn to shiny
objects. So too you may be with a beautiful example here at Classic
For consignment, a tribute car with a ground up restoration from
2000-2005 the additional finishing touches put on in 2018. Wrapped
in very nice paint, some badging from the era, and sexy interior,
this is now a fine tribute, so let's pay tribute...by reading this
The beneficiary of an all panels stripped, then sprayed with
Vitamin C orange with iridescent black decals. Panels are straight,
gaps are well minded and overall the exterior is straight and true.
The black belt line decal begins as thin up front then widen toward
the rear. The black rear deck panel houses 4 round taillights and
is framed below by a small chrome bumper in good condition. Badging
back here shows a little wear but is period correct. Up front a
black and argent split grille and dual angled rearward intake
snouts are covered on the ends with the black highlighting if you
will. 15-inch Mopar rally wheels are on all 4 corners.
Excellent would best describe all surfaces in the passenger
compartment. All black vinyl shiny buckets, and a rear bench
feature tuck and roll inside panels and smooth vinyl bolsters. A
wood grained applique is on the center console which also sports
black vinyl and a slap stick shifter. Like new carpet in black
floats the seats, and a very clean dash is noted with a Tuff Wheel
style steering wheel. Headliner is like new as is the dash top with
no cracks or markings. Door handles, locks, Plinkington door
windows and 1/4 windows, widow whiskers, and windshield are all
newly installed in the 2018 restoration continuation. (is that like
conjunction junction?). Noted are 1970/71 Barracuda Gran Coupe Door
panels that add a luxury touch.
The circa 1970 340ci engine has been refreshed, and a mild Erson
cam has been added (specs .447i .450e lift 222i, 232e duration @
.050). A 4-barrel Edelbrock carb feeds fuel to the mill through an
Edelbrock intake manifold. A 3-speed A727 Torqueflite transmission
with an 11 inch converter has a 2800-3200 RPM stall. An 8-3/4-inch
3.55 sure grip rear throws power out to the rear tires and makes
you go forward...fast!
Peering underside, I'm in Halloween heaven, with orange floorpans,
toe kicks, and rockers peppered with black shiny frame and
suspension, and shiny silver glass pack style exhaust free flowing
rearward. Torsion bar front suspension, and leaf spring rear
suspension are seen under here. Also, front disc brakes and rear
drum brakes are mechanically sound. No runs no drips no errors as
An overall good experience with the added horses, nice interior,
and all working inside and out. A quick starter, a quick
accelerator, and smooth slap shifter this one is a quickie.
A tribute muscle car very well done, with little fault to be found
throughout. Excellent paint, iridescent black stickers, new
interior, and Vitamin C colored paint, this is now right out of the
early 1970's muscle car history book.
H-High Price Class
23-2 Door Hardtop
G-318 ci V8 2bbl
B-Hamtramck, MI Assy Plant
292322-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.