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.
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 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.