LOW OWNERSHIP, PROBUILT MOPAR, MONSTER 431 STROKER, 5-SPPED, 4 DISCS, BIG POWER!
If you want a slick 'Cuda, now is probably the time to buy. They continue to accelerate in value, and even upgraded cars like this 1970 Plymouth Barracuda are gaining value by leaps and bounds as the Hemi cars drive well into six figures. With a classic high-performance look, beautiful paint, a burly big block, and a 5-speed gearbox, this is one muscle car that truly delivers on the promises made by its awesome good looks.
There's a good argument to be made that this is the best-looking pony car ever made. Even if you're a GM guy or a Mustang fan, you have to admit that after standing back and watching Ford and Chevy figure out the formula, the Chrysler engineers got it exactly right when the brought out the revised E-bodies. This handsome Petty Blue 'Cuda appears to be wearing all its factory-original sheetmetal, which in and of itself is a rather rare find. The bodywork is very nicely done with that bright blue paint looking just about right for a car that's been driven and should be driven a lot more. The twin snorkel hood was added during the restoration, which you probably won't mind, and I can guarantee that nothing rolling out of the Hamtramck facility in 1970 ever fit together this well. Chrome bumpers fore and aft give it a purposeful, bright look, and between the hood scoop and the Go-Wing out back, it's an imposing sight, I don't care what you're driving. From any angle, this car is ultra-clean 'Cuda looks fast just sitting still.
The pretty white interior is another place where taking their time scored the Mopar guys serious advantages. The high-back buckets are beautiful to look at and every bit as comfortable as they look, and the cool center console with pistol-grip shifter remains a highly desirable option, especially when it's connected to a 5-speed manual transmission. The gauges offer bright, crisp markings and look fantastic in their individual round pods and the Grant 3-spoke wheel is a nice addition, too. An AM/FM/CD radio is in the dash and it was neatly installed so it doesn't stand out and there are a pair of auxiliary dials under the dash on the passenger's side. The seats, carpets, door panels, and dash pad have all been replaced or restored in the not-too-distant past and remain in very good condition thanks to careful ownership over the past few years The trunk is correctly outfitted with a reproduction mat that gives it a nicely finished look.
The engine is a built 431 cubic inch V8 made from a 440 crank inside a 383 block. With Forged .060 oversize pistons, a Crane hydraulic cam, 906 heads, an Edelbrock intake port matched to the heads, electronic ignition system, and a 650 CFM 4-barrel carburetor, it's plenty strong. No doubt, this car will be a handful for anything this side of a Hemi on the street. It's neatly detailed with Hemi Orange paint on the engine itself, a giant aluminum radiator up front, and a few chrome pieces to make it look flashy. Power 4-wheel disc brakes, the aforementioned Tremec 5-speed, and a Flowmaster dual exhaust system adorn the chassis and the 8.75-inch rear end features 3.55 gears that work well with the transmission's overdrive. Period Cragar SS mags are surrounded by fat BFGoodrich tires that totally fill the fenders.
You chances to own one of these are getting smaller by the day and it would be a mistake to overlook the mildly modified cars, especially a 5-speed with great colors like this. As this one so ably proves, great looks and high performance come standard. Call today!
- CD Player
- AM/FM Radio
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Vinyl Interior
- Restoration Photos
- Exterior Color
- Petty Blue
- Interior Color
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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