383 4-Speed: 1968 Plymouth Barracuda

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After many years of part collecting, the owner of this ’68 Barracuda has decided to part ways. Packing a 383 4-speed combination, this is a sweet ride for sure. Appearing pretty darn solid, this Barracuda could likely be revived as is and enjoyed. For someone looking for a restoration platform, well this virtually rust-free car is a great start for sure. With less than a day remaining, this stick shift fish is currently bid up to $5,900. Check it out here on eBay out of Vancouver, Washington.

Although it is a factory 383 4-speed car, the engine is a 1968 383, but is not original to this car. The seller expressed that he believes the transmission to be original. It appears that this Fish has been stored for many years, but I would assume that there are no issues with the drivetrain. I would expect to refresh fluids, a tune-up, and some generalized checking. Fingers crossed that would be all that’s needed. Also, the seller is including a myriad of spares with this car, which is always a bonus with any classic.

Although a bit sparse, the interior looks to be a good starting point for a cleanup, and restoration. Door panels are included with this car, including a spare dash, and a lot of other stuff. If you had carpet, I imagine you could get this interior sorted out in an afternoon, or two. The big take away from this interior shot is the solid floors, and the 4-speed shift lever.

Personally, I am stunned at how solid this Barracuda appears to be. The seller mentions there is some Bondo in the quarters, but the body looks remarkably straight and rot free. One thing that is a pet peeve for me is the random use of spray paint to arrest rust. I am all for arresting rust, but I would have touched up any of the surface rust on this car in the least conspicuous way possible. The paint looks very reasonable, and for me, I would gently wet sand through the primer rust arrestor to give the car the best appearance that it can manage in this state of condition. To me, I see a great driver project that would age very well with the aid of a garage. Yes, I feel a restoration would be gorgeous, but let’s face it. Restorations are a huge chunk of money, and financially it needs to make sense in regards to the car’s value. With that being said, this is about as good as anyone can get for a starting restoration platform. Would restore of preserve this sweet V8 stick shift fish?

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  1. Classic Steel

    Bow this is a good project depending on ending prices.

    Good bones 🦴!

    Like 7
  2. Tom c

    It’s possible the spray paint will wipe off with lacquer thinner .

    Like 5
  3. jerry z

    I would leave the paint alone especially that the original color was green. This would be an e-ticket ride when getting it back on the road! Also would even leave the hubcaps on! It just makes the car look right.

    Like 4
  4. Woody

    The best looking fastback ever to roll off assembly line. This big block and 4-speed Plymouth is too far away unless delivered to east coast,I’ll take it now!

    Like 2
  5. Ken Jennings

    These were great cars with a six or small block, but the big blocks screwed up the balance. You couldn’t pay me to take this. Grown ups drive cars, not lay rubber like children.

    Like 1
    • Chris M.

      Lol. Wow.

      Like 1
  6. mainlymuscle

    Yea,if looks aren’t deceiving,this is a deal at anything under 12k.

    Like 3
  7. TimM

    Great project!!!

    Like 2

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