Wheel Standing 1970 Plymouth Barracuda

In 1970, the Plymouth Barracuda transformed from a sporty compact to a full-fledged “pony car” thanks to a new E-body platform supplied by Chrysler. The changes were met with public enthusiasm and sales increased by 50% from the prior year. Many of these reborn Barracudas found their way out to racetracks, like this one which was converted for ProStreet use. In the same family since 1974, this hot Mopar is in Kokomo, Indiana, and available here on eBay. Only a single bid of $25,000 has been cast, the reserve is unmet, but it can go home right away for $50,000.

According to the VIN provided, this Plymouth started life as an ordinary model with a 318 and manual transmission, of which just 2,800 of 48,000 cars were so equipped. The automatic was much more popular at 19,000 copies. Most of the remaining production was focused on performance, like the ‘Cuda 340. We’re told this Barracuda has had the same owner since 1974, so that’s probably the party who took this vehicle from mild to wild.

Photos offered include one showing the car on the tracks in its current state about 10 years ago. It had enough sheer power to raise the front end (and wheels) way off the ground. It looks like it was a capable ProStreet racer, a style of street-legal custom car popular in the 1980s, usually built to imitate a Pro Stock class race car. ProStreet cars are usually more at home on the drag strip than on Maple Street, still street legal and not gutted like a race car.

We get the impression this automobile may be for sale by a family member because there is very little information about the car’s ProStreet history. A pure racer would do a little bragging and that’s not the case here. The seller says it has a 512 V8 under the hood with an automatic transmission, but no details on the power or set-up of the drivetrain are provided. Fortunately, the body looks to not have been mutilated to make this ProStreet happen, and we’re told it can “go back to the street fairly easy,” though I’m not sure how much that would entail. Once a racer, always a racer?

Comments

  1. Jolly Joe

    Far out.

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  2. Karl

    Getting the car recertified for racing would take some doing. Turning it back into a street car would certainly take a lot of doing. Both equal a fair bit of cash.

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  3. Howie

    $34,850 now, not much info. on it listed.

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  4. Jay E. Member

    Ended at $35,050.00. That is pretty cheap for a fully sorted car that runs this strong. Doesn’t say sold, just ended.

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    • Howie

      Reserve was not met.

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