Stored 30 Years: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda

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The second generation Plymouth Barracuda debuted with the 1967 model, with an all-new exterior design but still built on Chrysler’s A-Body and still sharing many of the same parts as the Valiant.  But the refreshed design offered a sleeker appearance than its predecessors and was a solid entry in the pony car market, with the run lasting until the end of the 1969 model when the car lost all of its association with the Valiant and was swapped to the new E-Body platform the following year for its remaining days.  Generally, the pre-1970 examples are considerably more affordable, and the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda here on eBay may be worth a look if you’re looking for a project.  It’s in Solo, Oregon, with bidding up to $9,100 but still shy of the reserve.

Jonny, thank you for finding this Barracuda and bringing it to our attention!  This one hasn’t been registered since the year 2000 and just recently came out of a lengthy storage that the seller says lasted for thirty years.  It’s stated to be a California car and is wearing black plates, with one older repaint at some point in the past.  The driver’s side quarter panel has some rust in the bottom and above the taillight, and the trunk lid has some corrosion on the inside, but overall the body is looking straight, complete, and fairly solid.  Hopefully, that’s just surface rust around the hood.

Available V8 engines in the 1967 Barracuda included displacements of 273 or 383 cubic inches, with the latter providing a tight fit under the hood and eliminating the possibility of A/C or power steering.  This one has the smaller 273, but the owner has tuned it up and added a new carburetor, and he says the car starts right up.  There’s also a short video included in the listing where the seller talks about the motor having good oil pressure and a dual exhaust system, complete with old-school Cherry Bomb mufflers.  The brakes have been also been given quite a bit of attention recently.

Not a whole lot is specifically detailed regarding the interior, other than it’s clean and will need a new headliner.  I’m guessing the dash cover may be hiding a surprise, but there’s some good news in the back seat, actually under the back seat- a build sheet.  We also get a couple of pictures from the Plymouth’s underside, and from the visible areas, it looks solid and well-preserved down below.  If you’re liking this one, there’s also the option of buying it today at the price of $15,000.  I’m thinking this 1967 Barracuda seems like a pretty decent project.  What do you think?

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  1. angliagt angliagtMember

    It’s actually in Scio,Oregon,just North of Albany.
    I knew a family who lived there.
    Looks like a nice Barracuda.

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    • Ken Northwest

      When will this car be available to bid on? Thanks, Ken

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  2. eyes4color62@gmail.com CooterMember

    These used to be good budget rocket ships. When I lived on Amelia Island, a friend of mine bought one of these with solid body and no drivetrain for 1,500 bucks. He stripped it, put a nice silver paint job on it, 383 stroker, 5 speed, nice Weld Wheel setup with bigs in rear and skinny’s up front. Upholstered the interior and didn’t have $15K in it. The car looked great and ran like a bullet. That was about 2007. This one has potential but you’re gonna drop at least 20K getting it back up to snuff.

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  3. Chuck Foster Chuck Foster

    2 years ago there was a pretty complete one of these fastbacks for $2,000, it was all I could do to resist, but I had a garage full.

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  4. Phil D

    The diamond-tufted seat cover is aftermarket, so there could be disappointment lurking underneath for anyone hoping to restore this car to an all-original appearance.

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    • OldNSlo

      That’s a Tijuana upholstery job right there.

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  5. RMac

    I know they were based on the valiant and I have seen quite a few with auto on the column but this is the first 2nd gen I have seen with a bench seat probably as rare as the mustangs firebirds and Camaros with bench seats
    . Although I love this body style Bench seats just not my cup of tea and the diamond tuft is horrendous

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  6. stillrunners

    It’s a rust bucket – not sure if that is the orginal color. I’ve owned these A body Cuda’s since 1975 – this is at $10,000 already which is about $6500 to much. Nice payday for the flipper………

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  7. JGD

    During the late 1940’s through mid-1960’s Chrysler products seemed to be bulletproof. Unfortunately, my midnight blue ’67 Barracuda fastback, (273 cid.V8/PS/AC/bucket seats/AT console) was not. I liked the looks but, not the experience. Too many small problems. I suspect it was built on a Friday afternoon. Shiney, small trim pieces around the windshield and rear window had a habit of falling off. The A/C was noisy and had an annoying CLICK whenever the compressor kicked in. The center mounted front license plate bracket blocked air to the radiator causing overheating on hot days. Ditching the bracket and relocating the license plate to the driver’s side front bumper (like my old Alfa) solved that problem.

    The 180 bhp engine was a gem, the Torqueflite 3 speed, drum brakes and body assembly not so much. After having a torque converter repaired then replaced, having rear brakes lockup while cruising, out of round drums (Chrysler’s Regional Service Rep’s explanation: “that was the year the factory used green castings for the drums”) and chronic water leaks around the cowl and windshield (all repeat warranty claims), I traded the Cuda after 2 years and with only 27K miles on the clock for a new BMW2500.

    The bench seating and no console of the seller’s car is a major turnoff and the upholstery redo is ugly. The under dash auxiliary gauges are tacky. Sorry, too many bad memories, I’ll pass on this one. I hope the buyer has a fat wallet.

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    • Greg

      My dad had a 67 notchback Barracuda and he had that same issue with the ‘chrome-like’ trim around the windshield and rear glass. The dealer told him that it was a common problem that Chrysler fixed in 1968. The trim was some kind of plastic that shrunk almost immediately so Chrysler went back to real metal window trim but, my dad was told the rear window had been changed just enough that the new trim would not fit on a 67. Imagine that.

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  8. Barry

    My first vehicle was a green 68 Cuda fastback. It was a good drive in movie car due to the fold down rear seat. Loved it but the build quality was poor and I moved on to a 70 Camaro Rally Sport which was a much better car. Still I miss my Green Monster!

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