My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

My Classic Car: Jeff’s 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Plymouth Barracuda (1964 - 2014) , as well as the Ford Mustang.  Both are great classic muscle cars.

This '68 is the second 'Cuda I've owned | Jeff Ernst photos

This ’68 is the second ‘Cuda I’ve owned | Jeff Ernst photos

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Plymouth Barracuda (1964 – 2014) , as well as the Ford Mustang.  Both are great classic muscle cars.

I happen to own a 1968 Barracuda Fastback, 318 V8, original factory air conditioning.  I purchased it while “fishing” for barracuda on Long Island last Thanksgiving.

After 33 years, I landed my second fish

After 33 years, I landed my second fish

It took me 33 years to “land” my second awesome fish: My first car was a 1967 Barracuda fastback, purchased way back in 1973 near Hershey, Pennsylvania, for $874.00.  That one had only 74,000 miles on a 273 V8 and ran like a dream.

I’d just got her re-painted when a couple T-boned me near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  I was heartbroken.

Long story short: I now am a proud owner of my ’68 and just took her to our first car show.

This car was restored in 2001 and was owned by a collector with 17 classic automobiles on Long Island.  It was kept in dry storage in a garage, so thankfully there is no rust.

The exterior is Mopar Alpine White with Blue interior and an automatic on the console.  A mild racing cam adds to enjoyment of an awesome ride in what I call my “Blast from the Past.”

Look out: ‘Cuda comin’ through!

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