$100,000!? 1969 Plymouth Barracuda

We’ve seen crazy listings like this before where, at least initially, it’s difficult to tell if the seller is actually serious about the asking price of their car. Is it just a ploy to garner attention to the sale? Or is the seller throwing out a crazy number hoping someone is deranged enough to spend up to four, five, or even six times market value? Posted here on eBay at the BIN price of $100,000(!) we’ll have to keep tabs on this listing to see if after a few days the seller brings the price down to reality. Oh, I forgot to mention the car is located in Guatemala and it could take up to a year to clear paperwork and coordinate delivery. What could go wrong sending $100K to someone in Central America?

According to the seller the car has been in the same hands since it was purchased new in the U.S.A. back in ’69 by the matriarch of the family.  Grandma ended up transporting the car to Guatemala City in 1972 and that’s where it’s been quietly resting ever since.  Not forgotten, the Barracuda is started every so often although it doesn’t sound like any maintenance was performed over the years.  80,000 miles were put on the car before it was parked and rust is thought to be the biggest concern, although several unspecified repairs are likely needed.  This Barracuda is reported to be completely original inside and out and still wears it’s green (Ivy or Frost?) paint.  The only modification made to the car was the installation of an auxiliary propane fuel system to help boost fuel economy. The propane storage tank is located in the trunk but unfortunately, at this time no photographs are provided. Currently, there are only two worthwhile photos of the car in the listing but the seller promises to add more pictures soon.

If the propane fuel system doesn’t intrigue you enough to dole out six figures for this car then, unfortunately, nothing will.  And if you were hoping to see a 383 under the hood, sorry, no dice.  Rather, this Barracuda is powered by Chrysler’s small-block V-8 LA-Series 318 (5.2 liter) motor. You’ll have to forgive the seller for erroneously categorizing the 318 as a 5.7 liter Hemi V-8 in the ad. Dear seller: if you happen to be reading this on behalf of all Barn Finds followers I’d like to request some nice photos of the engine bay, interior, better quality exterior pics highlighting problem rust areas, and if possible, photos of the underside.  I don’t think that’s too much to ask before sending $100K to a foreign country to buy a car sight unseen, do you?!

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Comments

  1. MFerrell

    I saw an eBay ad once for a 2004 Toyota Camry with 100+ thousand miles with a Buy-It-Now price of $1,000,000. I made the offer of $1. The seller counter offered $999,999. This negotiation seemed like it was going to take a while, so I quit there.

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    • Jay S.

      Were you also one of the bidders who, at the Mecum Indy auction, bid up the price of a ’69 Barracuda with a paisley vinyl roof to a final hammered sale price of $440,000?

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  2. grant

    Maybe the price is in Guatemalan quetzal? As of today they’re each worth about .13 USD, which would come out to $13,051. (Thanks, Google) With the 5k included shipping fee, sounds about right.

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    • glen

      It says US 100,000.00, in the ad. It must be a VERY special, 1 of 1!

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    • Srt8

      I was going to say the exact same thing. The 100k must surely be in Guatemalan currency or whatever the seller is smoking makes him delusional.

  3. Del

    I think he meant 1000.00

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  4. Gaspumpchas

    Hmm profane conversion–sitting on what looks like a dirt floor lean to? gee , Honey, I put if for sale and nobody bought it. Big waste of time for everyone. Wonder why they bothered.
    Cheers I guess
    GPC

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    • Sal

      That’s not a dirt floor. That floor is made from old, crumbling pavers!!!!!
      Don’t you know quality storage facilities when you see them?

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    • grant

      Anyone who pays a million dollars for this, his wife’s going to have a profane conversion, for sure!

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  5. IkeyHeyman Member

    The seller says: “The car might need several repairs such as rust treatment, etc.” Might? It either does or doesn’t, ‘bro. No mention as well as to what the “SAT/VAT/DMV fees” (and bribes) might add up to, but, even if he gave you the car for free AND paid for shipping to a U.S. port, I’ll bet you a steak dinner you’d be underwater before it showed up in your driveway.

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  6. sir mike

    You can make your money back by selling the drugs hidden in the car…as long as you don’t get caught…..like the Whittington brothers

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  7. Will Fox

    Wow….that seller of the ‘electric’ `80 Ford Fairmont sure gets around…..

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    • Srt8

      He’s sharing his drugs far and wide.

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  8. healeydays

    If you look at this person’s other auctions, they are based in Conway, Arkansas

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    • Will Fox

      …..and he’s been sampling from the till, too I see……..

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  9. Dave

    Quietly resting or rusting ever since?

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  10. Chebby Member

    The “collector” thinking among sellers these days seems to go, “Old Volkswagens sell for 100k and this is way better than a VW, therefore…..”

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    • TimM

      what can you really say about a $100,000 barracuda with a 318 in it except no thanks!!!

  11. Chris M.

    Now there’s Guatemalan I would welcome to cross the border!

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    • Will Fox

      `Scuse me? The good—-put him up at YOUR abode; not mine!!!!!!
      PS: Count the silverware and hide your booze.

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      • Chris M.

        Relax Willy, I meant the Plymouth only. Sorry if I was moving too quick with the humor!

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  12. John S

    Am I the only one who smells “laundering” here?

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    • LARRY

      I definitely smell something lol

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    • Will Fox

      I trust this sale as far as I can throw it….

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  13. Woody

    I’ve owned Barracuda’s and the only thing going for this car is it looks pretty solid and has a 318c.i. cruising motor! If it could be shipped via sellers help it would make a nice driver……

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  14. Pat

    Must have a trunk load of “the good stuff”.

  15. George

    i requested of the seller a disclosure on how much crack they smoke

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    • George

      he gave me a wise guy reply, and thanked me for my feedback how can he be in Arkansas and be selling something in Guatemala…I’m thinkin he’s been talking to someone in Sudan about a bank account they need access to.

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  16. W9BAG Member

    With the economic & civil unrest in the country, I would imagine it would be difficult to retrieve the car at any price.

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  17. Mountainwoodie

    Well when you see that the lister has a ’69 penny, worth a penny, selling for 300 pennies……..you need to factor in his or her sense of inflation. So , translating that to the present ask of the car, it works out to approximately $330.00. Now that’s about right. Shipping included. Dios Mio.

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  18. Davey

    These clowns have their heads stuck in the glue bag.

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  19. steve

    Seller must be on “crack”……

  20. stillrunners

    Have my 69 coupe Cuda I drove for years to work with the three on the tree and slant 6 I’ll take a grand for…..same lucky green color !!!!

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  21. Woody

    The listing price with ad needs spell checked-misprint.

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  22. Del

    Surprised one these no show bidders has not bid the 100 grand.

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  23. Car Nut Tacoma

    Beautiful looking Barracuda. I’ve always loved the 1967-69 Barracuda. Assuming everything is there, I would think that restoration would be easy to do.

  24. Stevieg Member

    Stillrunners, you actually have a 1969 Barracuda for sale for $1,000? How rough is it? Does it run @ all? How do I reach you?

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