Golden Survivor: 1972 Plymouth Barracuda

This 1972 Plymouth Barracuda appears to be a clean survivor having traveled approximately 136,000 miles over its 49 years. The car is listed for sale here on eBay with 3 days remaining in the auction. The reserve has been met and after 74 bids, the current bid stands at $22,100. The car is gold with a green, yes green, interior. It is located in Carnegie, Oklahoma where apparently the leaves are changing color.

While the car has bucket seats, there is no center console. I am not sure if the carpet is gold to match the exterior or if the carpet has faded from green to gold over time. The seats, door panes and steering wheel look to be in great condition. While some of these pictures are not in the eBay ad, I was able to go to the users photobucket site to get a number of good pictures of the interior and engine compartment. Most of the pictures in the eBay ad are of the undercarriage.

The car is equipped with is original, numbers matching 318 cubic inch V8 engine with factory air cleaner. The engine is backed by a column shifted automatic transmission. The car is said to be all original with one repaint since it left the factory. The glass looks good and the car is still riding on its original rally wheels. The body is said to be in excellent condition with no dents. However, these is some bumps under the vinyl top which may be rust bubbles.

The car is equipped with power steering which today we take for granted but in the early 1970’s, this was still an option. The pictures of the undercarriage indicate the car is very clean and has been well maintained over its lifetime. The seller states that the 1971 Plymouth Barracuda starts and runs well. The car still has its original spare and the trunk looks very tidy. This will make a great cruiser and has survived well.

Comments

  1. Skorzeny

    That first photo, where it’s under the Maple (I think) tree? THAT is a perfect example of what every seller should have in their ad! Beautiful! I like this car, but that interior is an assault on the eyes, maybe go all black. The gold color goes nicely with the black vinyl top. I would be tempted to change a lot on this one, but I think just build the heck out of that little 318, or pull it and put it on a stand somewhere and go with a 340… I guess I would even leave the auto so as not to change too much. I think this is a nice car for the current bid.

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  2. Steve R

    Search the VIN, bh23g2b473247.

    This car was featured on this site in January of this year, the seller was in Gresham Oregon, listed as 94,000 miles with a BIN of $28,900. Now the seller is located in Oklahoma and mileage is shown as 136,000 with a no reserve auction and a current high bid of $22,101. Something doesn’t add up.

    Steve R

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    • Skorzeny

      Oh well…

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    • mark

      Yes, I remember that ad.

    • Steve Clinton

      And this one has the same leaves on it!

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    • Frank Sumatra

      Yep. Trunk was covered in leaves first time we saw it.

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    • Jimmy H.

      I’d be concerned about the high mileage IRT the engine and tranny. The Torqueflite’s last a while but 49 yrs and 136 k miles says both (engine & tranny) would need some kind of “refresh”, if not a rebuild. If the body is truely solid this would be a good car to “Cuda-size”, with installing a 340, rallye scoop hood, the AAR duck tail spoiler, the rear vacelence, and dual exhaust tips. I’d also get a set of either the rallye wheels or the 5-spoke ones. It would cost some coin to do it right, and not be original, but I don’t care about that stuff too much. I think that company “Year-One”, or something like that is still around..

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      • Moparman Member

        This car currently has rallye wheels on it! Personally, I prefer the :-)

  3. Autoworker

    I owned a Rally Red, black vinyl topped ’72 Barracuda. 318 dual scoop car with black interior and console. The car was only 3 years old when I got it, but the front fenders were already bubbling up with rust. Had the body and paintwork done, and put 10″x15″ Cragars on the back and 7″x15″ front. (M50’s and F70’s tires.) Man, that car was a looker, but it was SLOW! Sold it for $1500.00 in the late 70’s.

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  4. Chester

    I can not stand the silly carpet on the dash. Either replace it or live with the cracks, my opinion of course. I like this, keep it as it is, even the white walls. But, 20 grand and climbing? Not for me. I could buy a new one for what this will cost and it will be multiples better. This is my era, just the kind of buyer the seller hopes is dumb enough to want one before the undertaker closes the lid, but I will only pay so much for fuzzy memories that will prove to be wrong once the car is in my garage. I remember Chryslers factory fit and finish to be pretty lacking back then, add in a half a century and I bet it hasn’t improved. That power steering he mentions? Well, that is maybe the worse feature of the car. No road feel at all, it would be so much better with standard manual steering. I guess newer shocks and radial tires would help the so so handling, but why bother when I can order a rust free, fully loaded one in my favorite color that I even get a warranty with? Of course, this is nicer looking than the new design, but the pros out weigh the cons, again, just my opinion.

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  5. Richard

    426 Wedge

  6. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $26,180.

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