HomePick of the Day1969 Plymouth Barracuda convertible

1969 Plymouth Barracuda convertible


$18,500 is the asking price for this 1969 Plymouth Barracuda convertible
$18,500 is the asking price for this 1969 Plymouth Barracuda convertible

Before there was a Hemi-powered ‘Cuda muscle car, there was the Plymouth Barracuda, a coupe introduced in 1964.

The Barracuda was based on the compact Valiant rear-wheel-drive chassis (much as Ford had based the original Mustang coupe on the compact Falcon chassis). While the Barracuda shared the Valiant’s hood, windshield and some other components, it had a stunning fastback design with perhaps the largest piece of glass ever used in an automotive application; the glass curved to wrap down to the rear fenders.723607_21488950_1969_Plymouth_Barracuda

The second-generation Barracuda was introduced for the 1967 model year, now with fastback, notchback and convertible versions.

Our Pick of the Day is a 1969 Plymouth Barracuda convertible, which the seller in Tyrone, Georgia, says has its original 318cid V8 engine and automatic transmission, as well as its factory power steering and power top.

According to the advertisement in ClassicCars.com, the car was purchased new by a Mr. Pearson, who kept “a detailed record of everything he spent.… Every time he put gas in it, changed the oil, bought tires, and the gas mileage.”

Two notebooks of such detail will go to the next owner.

The car, one of 1,442 Barracuda convertibles built for 1969, was purchased in Memphis, Tennessee.723607_21488964_1969_Plymouth_Barracuda

The car has been restored inside and out. and nearly 50 photographs in the ad show an immaculate vehicle.

“Not a #1 show car but a very nice car that runs and drives great,” the ad says.

The asking price is $18,500.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.






Larry Edsall
Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.
  1. Would like to know if this 69 cuda convertible is still for sale. My wife has always wanted a car similar to this one.

  2. No sir, this car is no longer for sale! I was fortunate enough to buy this 1/16 at Mecum auction in Kissimmee, Fl. I, too, have wanted one similar for a long time. Am really enjoying it! Sorry!

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