It could never quite catchup with Ford’s Mustang, but the Barracuda came close. With many engine options and styling much like that of the Camaro, the ‘Cuda provided a lot of muscle for the money. This 1970 Plymouth Barracuda is claimed to run and is still wearing its original paint. Find it here on eBay in Riverside, California with bidding at $8,100 and no reserve.
When Plymouth introduced their updated Barracuda in 1970, it may have looked bland, but it helped them make more sales in the showrooms and win more races on the tracks. This Top Banana yellow ‘Cuda isn’t going to win many races, but the 383 V8 and automatic transmission should work fine at the stoplight. The seller mentions that it does run, but that it has not been driven for a while, so you can assume that it is going to need some work.
One of the most important factors when considering any project is the amount of rust. The nasty stuff can take a seemingly affordable project and turn it into an endless money pit. Luckily this car is claimed to be solid all except for a spot in the trunk. We would still want some more proof of those claims in the form of an inspection or at least high quality photos of all the potential problem areas.
Assuming that this car is solid, it should make for a great restoration project. The options list is long and the color isn’t too bad. We just hope that creased panel in front of the hood is the worst of the metal damage. ‘Cudas are great cars and make a nice alternative to the more common “pony cars” you see on the road everyday.