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.
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!