It doesn’t get more fastback than the first generation Plymouth Barracuda. With an acre (actually 14.4 sqft) of fixed curved glass, you could have a decent sized greenhouse going back there…which might be tempting, given the condition of today’s example. However, I contend that under the (substantial) layers of surface grime, there’s a lot of potential for this fish.
[sc:ebay itemid=”181055547726″ linktext=”1965 Plymouth Barracuda” ]
First off, we’re talking about a “Formula S” model, which means it sports a 273ci V8 with 10.5:1 compression and front disc brakes. That goes a long way to distance itself from the hundred-ish horsepower all-drum base modes. Second, it appears to be both complete and fairly non-rusty.
That said, it’s a non-runner and looks like it probably smells bad inside. This is a car you’d have to trailer home and basically take all the way apart as Step One. Depending on what you find and what the owner’s willing to take (as I write this it’s sitting at $50 with the reserve unmet), you could go in one of two directions: leave everything off, get the motor running and LeMons the hell out of it or paint it and put it back together as a relatively straightforward resto project.
Auction ends Monday: [sc:ebay itemid=”181055547726″ linktext=”1965 Plymouth Barracuda” ]
Also, 5 Hooniverse Points™ to anyone who can guess where Gerber, CA is without looking at a map.