1973 Plymouth Barracuda
Barracuda are snake-like in appearance, with prominent,
sharp-edged, fang-like teeth, much like piranha, all of different
sizes, set in sockets of their large jaws. They have large, pointed
heads with an underbite in many species. Their gill covers have no
spines and are covered with small scales. Their two dorsal fins are
widely separated, with the anterior fin having five spines, and the
posterior fin having one spine and 9 soft rays. The posterior
dorsal fin is similar in size to the anal fin and is situated above
it. The lateral line is prominent and extends straight from head to
tail. The spinous dorsal fin is placed above the pelvic fins and is
normally retracted in a groove. The caudal fin is moderately forked
with its posterior edged double-curved and is set at the end of a
stout peduncle. The pectoral fins are placed low on the sides. Its
swim bladder is large. Speedy and dynamic, they are slim, with
small scales. Barracudas also have two well-separated dorsal fins,
a protruding lower jaw, and a large mouth with many large, sharp
For consignment, a fully restored 1973 Barracuda, ground up
restoration with now a mere 1,100 miles, and nearly 70K invested in
the redux. All is very special...from the purple paint in metallic
form, to a spiced up engine, rally hood, fender gills, restored
interior, and the hits just keep on coming! Just like its namesake,
fast and lethal, so aptly named, and this car all buttoned up
awaiting your catch.
Fish ON!! Fish ON!! From its rally hood in matte black, to 1972
bumpers and the chromed 1971 fender gills this car looks just
swimmingly. The deep inset dual front grille with more gills at the
middle separator and flanking single headlight on either side with
matching black matte paint to melt seamlessly into the hood, it is
just great! A thin chromed bumper separates the upper grille from
the lower opening which is bordered by the purple, and has the turn
signals inserted within. The front quarters show the matte black on
top and a bathing of purple metallic on the Coke bottle shaped
sides, with those chromed gills just prior to the doors. Speaking
of which, the doors are straight and have well minded gaps, and are
also bathed in purple with a matte black sport mirror hanging from
either side. An inset handle saves on the aero drag, and it's on to
the rear quarter with more purple and framing the purple trunk lid.
The rear panel is flat black and houses the 4 round
taillights/backups, is topped with a black spoiler, and below
another thin shiny bumper are the custom exhaust throughputs in the
rear roll panel below the bumper. A pristine black vinyl top is now
on, and all trimmings around the roof area are like a shiny fishing
lure...attractive! Center Line custom machined wheels chromed to
the nines are wrapped by TOYO radials on all 4 corners.
Flipping the purple door inside is a nice black vinyl panel with
some embossing and a window crank and mirror joystick. The 'Cuda
badge is there just to remind you of what you're are in for. Inside
has been restored to the gills and is just beautiful. Nice black
buckets flank the styled wood applique and black vinyl center
console which houses the automatic "T" bar shifter. Carpet and
headliner are new, and the original dash is clean and presenting in
black. Deep inset round gauges are in front of the original
steering wheel, and a new Sony AM/FM/CD is now neatly installed.
Some aftermarket gauges now hang below the dash and float above the
center console. Snappy 'Cuda embroidered in red floor mats protect
the new carpet. Definitely nothing fishy going in here.
With a flip of the hood, and the consigner specs I can tell right
away any competition is going to get "schooled" in the art of
power. In an immaculate engine bay sits a completely rebuilt 440ci
V8 with some real snazzy extras. Now sporting aluminum heads,
roller rockers, and forged crank and pistons inside. A 509 lift
cam, and an 850 Race Demon carburetor, and all balanced rotating
assembly. A 727 Automatic with Kevlar clutches, and a Cheetah valve
body, 3200 Stall converter all pushing power rearward to an 8-3/4
inch sure grip rear with 3.91 gear ratio. Exhaling is done through
ceramic coated Hooker Headers, and ignition is powered by MSD.
Under the belly of this beast it looks like the showroom floor, but
it is actually the no rust, all black restored undercarriage. Some
highlights are "firm feel" power steering, hydro-boost brakes and
front and rear sway bars with urethane bushings on all suspension
components. Very clean and very impressive.
After the above deep dive into the facts of this 'Cuda, it was time
for the test drive. It fired right up and ran over to the test
track and I thought I was in a new car. Smooth shifting, neck
snapping acceleration, great handling, and bias free stopping in a
panic, this car performed just great!
Ok, I admit, I'm hooked with all the extras and original looking
interior and purple the exterior with the matte black. This is an
awesome job overall, and you can tell there was some serious bait
put into this rebuild. This is a car you should show up to Classic
Auto Mall and sea...uh...ummmm...see!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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.