Seldom Seen! 1967 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible

Everyone goes kind of ‘Cuda crazy for 1970-1974 E-body Barracudas, especially the Hi-Po models that were offered in ’70 and ’71. But it’s the preceding generation, 1967-1969 that always caught my fancy, especially a rare convertible like this 1967 example. But that’s not all, besides its stellar condition, this 2+2 has experienced some nice upgrades, let’s look closer. Located in Boynton Beach, Florida this Plymouth Barracuda is available, here on craigslist for $20,000.

According to Muscle Car facts, first year (1967), second-gen Barracuda production volume hit 62,534 units but only 4,228 were convertibles. Sixty-two thousand units sound like a healthy volume, and it is, but compared to the Ford Mustang’s 472K (44K convertibles) and the Chevrolet Camaro’s 220K total (25K convertibles), the Barracuda is pretty well overshadowed. And that being the case, I’m thrilled to review a convertible version.

As far as the condition goes, what’s not to like? The finish, which appears to be code PPP, “Desert Gold” shows as flawless and is perfectly complemented by the lighter shade (beige or white) folding fabric top. The black-painted later model Rallye wheels with white stripe tires just round out the package perfectly in my subjective view – gives this Plymouth a real “sleeper” vibe. The seller rates his Barracuda as being in “very GOOD condition” – hard to say why he doesn’t hold it in higher esteem – what’s unseen perhaps?

Under the hood is a 340 CI V8 of unknown provenance that has been bored .030″ oversized which adds about five cubic inches to the total displacement. There are no details surrounding this non-1967 Mopar engine, other than the increased size, but it is certainly impressive looking, to say the least. Note the exhaust manifolds, they appear to be wearing a ceramic coating of some sort – very sharp looking! One would have to imagine that this 340, with its TorqueFlite three-speed automatic transmission, is a stout performer, but mum’s the word on operational maneuvers – how unfortunate.

The goodness continues inside with beautifully upholstered vinyl bucket seats, in an exterior matching hue, separated by a center console. There is only one interior image provided but from what can be seen, the environment shows as original or restored to original condition with a steering column-mounted tachometer as the only non-stock item. Nothing looks out of place or in need of attention!

I’m knocking myself out over this convertible! Assuming that it runs as well as it looks, this Barracuda is one to seriously consider. The price? I’m down with it, how about you?

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Comments

  1. DrillnFill

    Nice find, and if it’s rust free and everything works as it should, it’s a decent price. A-body Barracudas are my favorite ‘Cudas, and with that 340 it should scoot pretty good. I’m not so sure about the painted Rallyes or white stripe tires, but that can easily be remedied. I’d probably also replace the aftermarket air cleaner with something more original looking, but that’s just me.
    She seems to have good bones, nice ride

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    • Martin Muller

      Hey Ray Hoffmann ! I am the last owner ! There is a huge f up with the title . Want to clean the mess up ! Contact me pls !

  2. Car Nut Tacoma

    Awesome looking Barracuda. I’ve always loved the 1965 to 1970 Cuda. I love the condition. I hope it goes to a good owner.

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    • Jim ODonnell Staff

      Well, it’s definitely gone to a new owner, hopefully, a good one. I spoke to the seller today and he sold it on the 27th.

      JO

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      • Ray Hoffman

        Hi. Can you contact me via messenger? Ray Hoffman
        I am the original owner and I think we have a title problem. Can’t remember the name I sold it too. Car is currently impounded

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  3. S

    I’d have to agree – this is an awesome car! Not as popular as the later Barracudas, but who cares? This looks sort of like a smaller version of a 68 – 70 Satellite convertible. I like the console, steering wheel, and dash on this, as well as the exterior & interior color! It appears to have been upgraded to power disk brakes as well, judging by the master cylinder – which is a good upgrade.

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  4. Steve Clinton

    I don’t recall that color, but it (and the car) is absolutely beautiful.
    Oh, to be young, single, and rich again!

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    • Don

      I had a 67 coup in that color. I ended up using about the same amount of oil as gas in the 273 hipo and the transmission slipped in 3rd gear. I replaced the engine with a 318 and lived with the transmission till I traded it in for a 74 challenger.
      I’d love to have this but my wife would divorce me.

    • Dave

      I actually had a Hot Wheels Custom Barracuda, one of the original Sweet 16, in this color and it was the first thing this car reminded me of.

  5. Dave

    This will handle the same with a 340 as it did with the 273. It’ll just get there quicker!

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  6. Chuck Dickinson

    The color is not “Desert Gold”, it’s Medium Copper, an uncommon color on 67 Plymouths.

  7. Len

    Had a 67 fast back formula S, 4 barrel, 4 speed. Loved looking up at the stars through that big rear window. Sold it when I went in the Navy and always regretted letting it go.

    • KarlS

      I too bought a 67 Formula S fastback before I went into the Navy in 1970 but I kept it while I was in SE Asia. I sent money home every payday and my Dad would drive it to where he worked at the Goodyear plant in.Los Angeles. At least I got free tires!

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