Well Documented: 1965 Plymouth Barracuda

1965 Plymouth Barracuda

This Barracuda has a pretty amazing story and while it isn’t necessarily low mileage, with 112k miles, it is extremely well documented and in great shape! Clearly the previous owner loved this Plymouth, as they wrote down every service and each time they added oil. They even kept track of how much oil they put in and when the next oil change was due. If that wasn’t the kind of attention to detail of a loving owner, I don’t know what is! You can find this all original Mopar here on eBay in Henderson, Nevada with a high bid of $8,356.

 

1965 Plymouth Barracuda Documents

I’m glad to see that this owner actually drove their car. So many survivors have been parked and forgotten, which is always interesting, but it also usually means maintenance was never done. This car wasn’t just driven, it was obviously meticulously cared for.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda 273 Engine

After spending plenty of time behind the wheel of our Dart, I can attest to how much fun this era of Mopar can be! They aren’t sport cars, that’s for sure, but they are a great balance of handling, straight line power and noise. This Barracuda is more of a cruiser, but I’m sure the Commando 273 still makes a great sound and can chirp the wheels just fine.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda Survivor

So do you have any fond memories of this generation of Barracudas? We would love to hear about them in the comments!

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Comments

  1. Blindmarc

    One of my first licensed to drive cars was a baby blue 4speed formula s of this year. The 273 hipo is easy to build, as are all “la” mopar motors.

  2. Roselandpete

    Man, this car looks nice. $8k seems low.

  3. JeffPS

    Front fender looks more like Bondo crack and even a rust hole and more on that side .
    There are no real good shots of that driver side fender .

  4. Bill

    In my 50 years of buying used cars, high mileage cars require less work to be daily drivers. I’ve had worse luck with “garage, barn queens” Most low mileage seldom used cars get oil changes based on mileage rather than time and rarely get any other fluids replaced. Once brought back, they require all the brake hydraulics replaced, radiators and gas tanks repaired/ replaced as well as hoses en mass all at once.

  5. Rocco

    Very nice example of a ’65 Formula “S”. Too bad it’s not a 4-speed.

  6. Tom Member

    ok sorry but I have to comment. about 20 photos down is the close up shot of the Barracuda emblem, that cracked paint on the top edge of the photo is NOT minor….and it says “never been in a fender bender”…….well, the cracking and condition of that paint is VERY indicative of a repair that is failing and repaint NOT TO MENTION if you look closely the paint which does not appear original with some pock marks and what are those tiny dots on the fender?? Dirt in the paint or???? Why not include a nice close up of the paint damage????….unless I missed it.

    Show photos of the car (like that orange mustang fastback that just came out earlier) that tell it ALL…..the buyer is going to find them later and if I were the buyer……., I wouldn’t want to be you!

    Don’t get me wrong….nice car, cool car but please don’t include information that is PROBABLY not 100% true. NOTE: doing this makes me look even closer at the rest of your info, story and car and expose the real truths of this car.

    thanks. IMO.

    PS thanks for not saying it has 12K original miles.

    • Doc

      Often times body work is done at the factory prior to paint This might be the case. Ditch the exhaust tip..

      • guggie

        Doc , The exhaust tip is part of the formula S package .

  7. Mike

    This man reminds me of my Dad. In his later years he also could be seen out and about wearing short with a pair of suspenders. LOL
    Nice looking car, I just never really had a desire for the Barracuda.

  8. JW454

    It always surprises me how many people can’t spell QUARTER… As in quarter panel.
    Anyway, this is a nice car even if it is being hyped up by the seller. I think maybe 11 to 14K would be it’s fair price range. At least around my neck of the woods.

  9. Will

    I grew up absolutely hating these cars.They may be the biggest reason I have a psychological aversion to fastbacks. My uncle drove one like this for many years. Our parents were very close and we went with them often. Being the youngest (I was about 4 years old when the car was new) meant I had the joy of riding all the way in the back under all that glass. We lived in Los Angeles at the time. No AC. Needless to say it was miserable. It was still better than riding in the back of Dad’s pickup where we had to sit in the center of the truck bed for “safety”. That floor got hot from the exhaust. All on L.A. freeways. Today it would be a chargeable offense. That being said a friend of mine in Belton Mo. has a chocolate brown one I love.

  10. CAR CRAZY

    seller has alot of bad feedback.

    Like 1
  11. Lucy Spencer

    My dad owned one of these 1966. 318, originally a 273 4 speed red, black interior. My grandpa gave it to him as a hand me down, and he drove it for a little more than a year. After getting through collage, racking up more than 2500 miles. He drove it to his first job, until the transmission gave up. The car was pretty rusted out and was worth next to nothing. So he left it at the mechanic’s shop, and bought a 1977 Camaro. That car was a total piece of crap, 350 turbo 350 automatic transmission. Typical late seventies “custom”; metal flake paint, fuzzy interior, t tops that leaked like a screen door, and a CB radio. Kept it for less than a year and sold it for a loss. I currently own a 1973 Plymouth roadrunner 318 4 speed, use it as a daily driver. One of the best cars I’ve ever owned. just by replacing the heads, cam shaft and carb, it now makes close to 350 horsepower. Planning on dropping in a five speed and maybe installing a Paxton supercharger

  12. Dougm

    tempting but afraid of other hidden issues, kudos to the BF’rs previous observations

  13. charlie Member

    My father’s ’56 Chevy left the factory, and the dealer’s lot, with a half dozen body issues, plus thin paint on one door. Dealer leaded in the body, to dealer’s credit, the repair lasted the 14 years the family had the car. Paint was thin all around, and twice yearly polishing (by hand) wore it through in many places. They don’t build them like they used to, thanks to the Germans and the Japanese who proved you could build a car well to begin with at a reasonable price.

  14. Tom Driscoll

    112k is hardly high mileage! Love the old man pics…

  15. Paul Bellefeuille

    My first car was a ’65 Barracuda the same white as this one but mine had been repainted and the paint had “fish eyes” in various places. Mine also cost $150 back in December 1972. It was a wreck that my Dad and my younger brother and a friend of his had resurrected for me as a surprise. The car had hit a tree and needed a hood, radiator, grill and it needed tires. It had 66,000 miles on it and burned oil. 3 on the tree with a 225 slant 6. I managed to solve some of the oil consumption by using a number of oil additives of the day. The valve cover gasket needed to be replaced so I learned how to do that among other things. I also had to learn how to drive a standard shift.. that experience has stayed with me and helped me get a role in a major film.. “can you drive a stick??” “yeah of course” “Great they were worried about that”.. The car had a black interior that was in excellent condition. It was loads of fun to drive even with the oil consumption.. a little blue cloud followed me around.. I sold it after a year.. why? why? why???!!! And yes I do want another one..

    • Roselandpete

      What was the name of the movie?

      • Paul Bellefeuille

        It’s called “The Discovery” it will be out early next year. Starring Jason Segel, Rooney Mara, Robert Redford and Jesse Plemons. It was shot in Rhode Island this past April. The most fun I’ve ever had on a movie set.

    • Will

      Four IMBD listings. Very cool. An IMBD bio wouldn’t hurt. I like it when actors are also car guys.

      • Paul Bellefeuille

        Thanks Will. One issue for people on imdb is a fee of $20 per month to host a photo of yourself. To me that’s a little steep…for now at least. I’ll try to expand my bio.

      • Rocco

        What is an IMBD? Sorry, just trying to understand the lingo.

      • Paul Bellefeuille

        IMDB is the internet movie data base and you can find it by going to imdb.com where you also find TV info. It’s fairly complete.

      • Rocco

        Thanks, Paul. “Learning all the time”. Trying to anyway.

      • Paul Bellefeuille

        Thanks Rocco…I still try to learn.. some days I wonder..lol

  16. Paul Bellefeuille

    I checked the seller’s e-Bay feedback.. buyer beware seems to be the rule..

  17. Rich G

    Soft spot in my heart for these. First car my parents let me drive regularly was a 1965 Valiant Wagon – with 273 4v, Torque flute, and 3.55 Sure-Grip. Pretty fast for a 16 year old in 1974.

  18. RoughDiamond RoughDiamond Member

    Yes, the name of the movie please.

    I thought there for a second with the picture of the car pulled to the curb and the Mustang Mach I pulled over ahead we were going to see Danny from Count’s Customs show up in the picture. I wonder how much these flippers beat this man money wise out of his beloved Plymouth?

    • Paul Bellefeuille

      “The Discovery” see my full reply above. Thanks for asking!

  19. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    my first car should have been a 65 S 4sp that I would later wind up buying….funny dad wouldn’t go for it as we had had many A bodies….think it was the 4 speed….so I started out in a Studebaker like my older brother…funny dad would find me another 65 Cuda for my next vehicle with auto to make up for it…..had many an S but only the one 4 speed….currently have a 69 S 340…..

    think this one’s been listed before

  20. whiskey runner

    it reminds me of a car i bought right before i went to Vietnam.. i had just got married and i wrecked my 63 impala SS so i had to find another car.. one of the guys at the base had a green 66 cuda 273 4bbl with the four speed.. was a great little car and really fun to drive.. it lasted my wife for many years.. she kept it longer than she kept me for sure.. ha ha ha ha

  21. Jay Weber

    I bought my 65 in 75 and still have it. It is now a very pampered restored show car. 42 years of turning heads. You can have the keys when you pry them out of my cold dead hand!

  22. Fastlane

    My brother gave me a 65 with a slant 6 when I was 16. The windshield was shattered in it, and it burned 2 qts of oil a day driving 30 miles round trip to school and back. It was a real beater, but it handled great. You could take any corner in town at 60 mph. That car was a blast to drive until I got into a head on collision with a drunk driver,and totaled it. I replaced it with a 65 caprice with a 427, turbo400. I wish I still had either one of those cars.

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