Drop Top Mopar: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

I’m not sure if this is a shed that just happens to have enough space for this Plymouth or a made to size barn, but this Barracuda Convertible has been snuggly stored away here for the past 34 years. Plymouth didn’t build too many convertible Barracudas in ’67, 4,228 to be exact. The seller has owned the car for the past 40 years, but there’s no word as to why they parked it. There’s also no word on the condition of the engine. This looks like it could be a project, so be sure to take a closer look at it here on craigslist in Plattsburgh, New York with a $4,800 asking price.

While the Barracuda was relatively sporty from day one, they certainly weren’t the flashy muscle cars that they eventually became. It wasn’t until 1967 that they started to offer them with serious power options. Sadly, this car wasn’t optioned with the 273 V8 or 383 V8, rather it received the base 225 cui slant-6. It’s a durable and smooth engine but doesn’t produce huge amounts of horsepower. It’s a Super Six, so it’s rated at 110 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. A swap might be in order, although there are upgrade options for the six that could make it more fun. We don’t get a look at the engine and it hasn’t been started for a while, so you will want to wait to buy any parts until you know what condition it’s in.

This seems like a sweet find, but it would nice to get a better look at it. The limited photos show what appears to be a solid project, but it’s hard to know for sure without a closer look. This is one you’ll definitely want to have an inspection done before making an offer. What do you think? Is this one rare enough to justify restoring?

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  1. local_sheriff

    I’d never say (quote)’sadly’ it’s equipped with a /-6 – it’s probably the best suitable six to hot up coming from the big 3.Need I mention Hyper Pak? It will of course never beat a BB car , however there’s alot of potential enjoyment with this drivetrain.This one is also a stick already making the drive even more enjoyable , and a drop top is never wrong.

    Personally I like the 60 Barracudas much more than the 70up. My brother’s neighbour owns a 67 notchback and it is such a lovely compact ride – much more true to the original ‘pony car’ heritage. This is one great find at a seemingly reasonable price given it’s as good as the pics tell

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    • TinCanSailor

      I’ve had several vehicles with the ‘leaning tower of power’… it is torquey and bulletproof. And you can get anything for it if you wish to go fast – 4bbl intakes, headers, cams, and even a turbo.

      This turbo’d 67 Barracuda runs in the low 9s! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPm0POxQuNk

      The price is good for a Mopar… they are usually priced sky high for cars in worse condition than this.

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  2. Gaspumpchas

    Steal–why couldn’t the guy bring it out? grab the trailer and head for Plattsburgh~
    Cheers
    GPC

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    • local_sheriff

      Steal- that’s the word. It’s some 10 hours since it was posted and I just checked back to verify it’s still unsold. How much wouldn’t a similar b-body be advertized for?? It’s either much worse than it seems, or are simply the Pentastar guys too busy preparing the weekend’s BBQ meal – charred Superbird?

      I’d much rather go for the sushi variant here – long term fermented Barracuda. As of writing there ought to be traffic jam in the Plattsburgh area with Rams towing trailers hoping to get this catch

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  3. Farhvergnugen

    Maybe it’s like Animal House and the whole structure moves with the vehicle in one piece?

    this is my favorite year for barracudas. i say drop a 340 and a 4 speed in it and have some fun.

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    • Sandy Claws

      And you can;t have fun with a slant six? I thought the whole idea of a convertible was to enjoy the open air as you casually watched the world go by, not to lay rubber like a juvenile Plus the six is going to be dependable, something not so much in your engine choice. A break down away from home, kind of ruins a Sunday afternoon..

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      • Steve R

        Didn’t 340’s come with the same 5 year 50,000 mile warranty as the slant six? Reliability won’t be an issue with a mild or stock rebuilt 340.

        Steve R

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    • cold340t

      My thoughts exactly, plus upgrade the brakes. Have donor already. Just too far from cali. Still good fun with 6cyl. too.

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    • Mark Dunlap

      Love mine

  4. Stevieg Member

    This is a bucket list car for me! A drop top, slant 6, stick on the column, white interior so you don’t burn your buns when you leave the car sit in the sun with the top down (I never understood a black interior in a convertible…that has gotta hurt lol). I would restore it to original, add the “buddy seat” with the folding armrest (comfort while ya cruise) & just drive it. Never gonna be a race car but I don’t live on a quarter mile track. Could be absolutely beautiful. Really making me rethink that 1951 Pontiac convertible I am paying off!

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    • Del

      Crying for a 340

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  5. Woody

    Very good deal for this drop top but be ready to do some repairs and body work,plus rid it of rodents! Slant 6 would stay between the fenders and cruise this classic!

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  6. Del

    It has rodents ?

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    • Steve R

      Maybe I’m missing something too. I’m using my phone and the small screen doesn’t show me the signs of rodent damage they Woody sees. Could someone tell me where I can find it?

      Steve R

  7. geezerglide85

    I remember back in high school (1975) a science teacher had a ’67 convertible, yellow, 318, auto. The school’s body was always patching it up. He traded “up?” for ’72 Vega, he said he could hear that one rusting his driveway. The barracuda really wasn’t that bad by today’s standards. I think I would have kept that one and skipped the Vega.

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  8. Gaspumpchas

    You can get some cool speed stuff for the slant 6, one of the toughest 6 bangers ever. Good luck to the new owner!
    Cheers

    GPC

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  9. stillrunners

    Just should check it out before getting real happy. Production of conerts went down hill from there to about 1442 units for 1969.

  10. Woody

    Stored away? For past 34years it has seen more than rodents.and damp conditions I would guess! just saying.Nice paint color with the white top!

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  11. Ben T Spanner

    My Wife’s first new car, we were married in 1970. Her’s was a dark blue Fastback with a 273 and auto. My friend had a Dodge dart convertible with the slant 6 and a four speed. It was a nice combination.

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    • Del

      I see no sign of rodents ?

  12. Terry Bowman

    The storage room was built for the Barracuda, it appears. 70′ and up were known as “Cuda”. I think the asking price is a little low. It will sell and we will again see it for sale again soon with a 340(not in 67′) or 383 which could be had in 67′.

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    • KarlS

      The ‘Cuda designation started in 1969.

  13. Big Doc

    IF I changed anything about the engine it would be an ultra reliable 318. But that Slant 6 would be a great little engine.

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  14. Brian

    I found one up here in Vermont about 10 years ago, looked just like this one. It was solid, slant 6 automatic, top was in great shape and everything worked. I paid $500 for it just to flip it. I put it on EBay hoping to make a few hundred. I woke up the morning of the auction end and it was at $4000 and climbing. It ended up going to Texas for $4500.

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  15. Richard j Martin Member

    There’s one thing that people leave out when they talk about “Tower of Power” slant six, “Terrorist Tuner”.

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  16. moosie moosie Member

    1990 or there abouts a friend told me about one of these, it could have passed for this ones twin, Blue body, White top &bucket seat interior, console, it was a Formula S, 273 V8 Automatic, probably a very nice car at one time but it was stored out in the open , top was in shreds, pine needles & leaves all over it, Shreds of a blue plastic tarp “protecting” it, the body was decent but you could see earth where the floorboards once were. Little old lady whose field it was on wanted 2 K for it, I had to pass, back then there weren’t too many people making sheet metal for these,

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  17. Chebby Member

    The Super Six was a late-70’s evolution of the slanty to cope with emissions, if this car has one it’s a retrofit.

    http://moparconnectionmagazine.com/gallery-factory-super-six-wakes-up-our-1967-dodge-dart/

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