Vandalized 1972 Plymouth Barracuda

1972 Plymouth Barracuda

We have featured some angry ex-wife handiwork before, but this one might take the cake. This beautiful Barracuda has a 340 under the hood and is claimed to only have 38k miles on it. If you look closely at the photos here on eBay though, you’ll notice that the windows have been busted out, seats slashed, and many of the panels dented. The seller just says that it was vandalized and doesn’t mention who did it. Someone was obviously a little ticked off at them though. Either way, I hope the next owner is able to get it fixed back up without offending anyone!

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Comments

  1. Jason Houston

    He must not want to sell it very badly, as he put a reserve on it.

  2. Gary I

    Life is a bi–h sometimes!!!

    • Woodie Man

      He probably thinks he married one too

  3. Brian

    this is what happens when you get caught with your wife’s sister.

  4. Luke Fitzgerald

    … or her mom

  5. jimbosidecar

    At least it wasn’t vandalized by the tin worm

  6. Al

    Is it going to be safe picking up the car ?

  7. steve

    There is something fishy about this car………….

  8. jim s

    all that damage and still the reserve is not met with bid at $ 16100. interesing find.

  9. Dave

    Do you see what happens when you try to find a stranger in the alps? Do you see what happens?

    • Chebby

      Nice one Larry!

    • Steve

      Look, Larry. Have you ever heard of Vietnam?

  10. RoughDiamond

    Yikes! A spouse (if that is the culprit) has to be pretty dang furious to do something like this to their spouse’s vehicle. I’ve heard hell hath no fury like a wife scorned. Looks like she took the song by Carrie Underwood to heart and took a razor blade and Louisville Slugger to the husband’s car. Thank goodness though she did not touch the Husqvarna lawn tractor probably for the same reason she left the passenger side car alone. She could not get to it.

  11. G.P. Member

    How much do you think they collected on the insurance? And then sell the car.

    • PRA4SNW

      I guess that could be the case, he may not want to restore it because of the memories of what happened to it.

      It wasn’t totalled because he states it comes with a clean title.

  12. Marty Member

    The guy’s pet rabbit was probably in a pot on the stove when he got home too…

  13. JW

    I would sure love to hear the full HONEST story on this car and the incident that caused all the damage. Even though it’s supposedly rust free I wouldn’t give over 15K as Mopars are expensive to restore.

  14. fordfan

    Looks to me like a lefty cut up the drivers seat I think a righty would have cut to the right

  15. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Very sad what ever the story. Maybe he should just sell the cowl.

    • Chad O.

      Now that’s funny. I wonder if a Camaro firewall will match up to a ‘Cuda???

      Hmmm….

  16. The Chucker

    Coming up on the next Graveyard Cars episode…..

  17. Mark W

    To the editors: Early this AM I saw some comments on this subject that shouldn’t have there…now they’re gone…Thank you for doing a great job and keeping it respectable. Mark W

  18. Ed P

    Villagers, light your torches. We must band together and find the person that did this dastardly dead and burn them at the steak. Or, we could all get together for steaks…

    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      I am all in Ed, I’ll bring the beer.

  19. Chebby

    In high school, my cousin used to date a girl from a white-trash family. Her brother owned a 1980s Monte Carlo with T-tops, and one time he owed some guys some money, so he smashed all the glass on his own car with a baseball bat and reported it as vandalism to his insurance, which paid him the money to pay off his debt. He told me this story himself, and seemed quite proud of his innovative financial solution. I’m sure he became one of Wall Street’s finest….

  20. Robert White

    Chances are that a woman did not damage the car given that whomever damaged it knew enough to damage all the panels, and glass, to make sure that a full restoration would be needed to restore the car back to original specs. Women would not know enough to inflict this kind of damage in a strategic manner IMHO.

    Bob

    • leiniedude leiniedude Member

      I disagree Bob. IF it was a women, and I am speculating here, She was close to him. Heard him talk about the costs of this and that on the resto and perhaps saw some receipts. Easy to figure out where to strike. She might have even helped with the build. Like the ad said, vandalized. Maybe done by someone he refused to go out with. I have a debt to pay to a guy who owns a collector Monte that wacked me from behind seven years ago. I cannot pull the trigger on his car, but somehow his day will come. As for now, I am heading to Ed’s for steak!

  21. 64 bonneville

    could it have been Col. Mustard in the Library with a gun? yeah story smells fishy. If the insurance company did in fact pay off, why does the seller still have the vehicle? Or did he keep a lesser amount and keep it to try and sell for difference between what insurance company paid and “appraised value”. In that case, most states would require the title to show insurance loss or salvage, pretty much diminishing any value the car would have.

  22. BMW/Tundra guy

    I once had a co worker who was “hanging out” with a Lady other than his Wife. After he took his “Lady Friend”, instead of his Wife, to the company Christmas Party, (yes, we were allowed to call them Christmas parties and yes we actually had extremely nice ones waaaay back then) he came down to the hotel parking garage only to find his brand new Corvette convertible with every piece of fabric slashed, every section of fiberglass destroyed, and every piece of glass broken!! She did at least leave the tires alone so it could be towed to the junkyard easier! So, yes, I would easily believe that that amount of damage could have been done by an upset female!!!

  23. Rob

    A friend in high school had a ’68 Mustang 390 coupe, nice car. He also had a mad girlfriend who doused the exterior with gasoline and torched his Mustang.

    Me and my ’69 Torino stayed far away after that.

  24. piper62j

    That’s a nice machine.. Well worth restoring because Mark Worman on Graveyard Karz says these cars are..

    If I was a Mopar man, i’d be all over this puppy.. Big bucks if done right..

  25. Ronniecarlo

    Hey!!…you guys leave monte carlos’ out of this…lol

  26. Pete

    She must have big feet. Look at the dents. Dam shame.

  27. Paul R

    I witnessed a car bashing by a jealous wife at work once.
    The owner of the 1969 Plymouth GTX and I stood on a loading dock and watched his wife beat the car to pieces with a baseball bat. When I asked him if he was going to walk out there and stop her, his reply was “Not till she gets tired of swinging that Louisville Slugger” !!

  28. Joe

    If you look closely you can see a car painted Plum Crazy sitting next to it in the garage. Perhaps Plum Crazy got Plum Jealous?

  29. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Kind of surprised no one mentioned patina. Just trying to put a little good spin on a bad thing.

  30. PRA4SNW

    Okay, now the story gets stranger.
    I googled about the car, just to see if I could find more about the vandalism story, and I found this:
    http://www.cars-on-line.com/59168.html

    Unfortunately, there is no date on the ad, but he WAS trying to sell it before it was vandalized. If anything, that points the finger towards vandalism for hire.

  31. PRA4SNW

    And again, for sale, this time with about 100 more miles and more pics before it got bashed. VIN is also included:

    http://www.2040-cars.com/plymouth/Barracuda/1972-plymouth-barracuda-38-145-original-miles-738002/

    He used some of these same pics in his EBay ad, too.

  32. steve

    That drivers door and fender damage looks more like a parking scrape. I wonder if someone faked the vandalism in an attempt to cover up this damage?
    I bet a good PDR guy could fix most of the body damage? Replacing windows, taillights and seat covers would be pretty straightforward. Something is not adding up. Google angry wife car damage for some good examples.

  33. piper62j

    Soooooo…..!!!! What happened between the ad for $40k, and now? Disgruntled business partner??? Scorned Wifey??? Vandals?? Needs insurance money to finish the “other” projects???

    I didn’t say any of this…

  34. Steve

    Too bad it can’t “Christine” itself back in shape and do a number on the vandals.

  35. JD

    Back seat sure is pretty!

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