Chrysler upped their game on cars like this 1965 Plymouth Barracuda
so it could compete with Ford's Mustang. With a nice V8 under the
hood and distinct styling, this coupe is a combination of rolling
distinction and some nice upgrades.
There's nothing else on the road that looks like an early
Barracuda, with that massive wrap-around rear window (largest ever
of its era) and crisp creases along the tops of the fenders. So
while it was derived from the popular Valiant, the Barracuda
received enough of its own sheetmetal to be devilishly distinctive.
This example really turns the style up a notch with a glossy
respray of the factory-correct ivory paint. And the golden Formula
S-style stripe painted on top not only adds to the distinctive
look, but it also coordinates with the 17-inch XXR alloy wheel
upgrade. And if you like these gold accents, you'll love the
The Barracuda had a true sporty design, and this highly correct
interior shows it off perfectly. In fact, the gold color is the
kind of piece that can only come from the '60s. So it's great they
made a solid investment to keep this factory-correct style looking
terrific. The bucket seats have been recovered in the factory's
intricate pattern, that way you can feel it tickle your back as you
slip behind the wheel. This has a time capsule feeling with all the
right pieces like the fold-down trunk pass-through and AM radio
that's still on display. The steering wheel retains its cool
intricate design it got from the Los Angeles factory, and so this
truly feels like classic motoring.
The best Barracudas received the 273 cubic-inch Commando V8. It's
an important motor to the pony car wars, and so we're happy to see
this coupe start with the correct displacement V8. The bold red
block, ribbed valve covers, and bright air topper w/callout give it
a tidy and original-style presentation. But this one is harboring a
secret. The consignor states the motor was actually enlarged to
324ci total. Topped with a four-barrel carburetor, this has the
kind of displacement/power to really put Mustangs in their place.
While you can tell they have made a nice investment in the engine
bay by just the way it looks, you'll also be happy to know this
completed a 500+ mile rally to Las Vegas last year. So this
Barracuda is a true runner. In fact, you have great driving
features, like the three-speed automatic transmission, rear sway
bar upgrade, and the extra grip of modern performance tires.
Mopars are always the rarest of the bunch. So to find an
interesting V8 Barracuda with extra power and poise makes for a
very desirable classic. Call today!!!