1968 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible
1968 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible
You lying so low in the weeds I bet you gonna ambush me You'd have me down, down, down on my knees Now wouldn't you, Barracuda? Oh……As the song by HEART goes, so goes the overall look of the '68 Barracuda, so named after a species of fish that are drawn to shiny objects. So too you may be with a beautiful example here at Classic Auto Mall.
We give you a fully restored, buttoned up, very good example of the 1968 Barracuda Convertible. This car has stunning paint, and straight panels, and is extremely clean and accurate to the original. Plymouth was not going to be left behind in the muscle car race, and this car proves that fact. Only 2,840 examples were produced this year…1968.
Take razor straight body panels, make sure they are nearly perfect (or as close to that as one can get) have them mind their gaps, and spray on a gorgeous coating of Dark Turquoise Metallic paint, button up all the chrome and brite work to immaculate condition, and you have the trimmings of a great classic in beautiful condition. Paint has a few scratches, but nothing unremarkable for a driver car from 1968. Oh, and I need to mention the pristine white canvas convertible top, with a black tonneau cover, which taking a gaze at our great photos, you'll see it truly is a stunner. And you cannot beat the Barracuda badging, truly classic.
A bit of liberty taken here with a change from the factory black to now white stitched vinyl, on the door panels, buckets in front, and rear bench. To add a little extra interest, black headrests were added to the front buckets, and when the top is down, the back appears similar with the black tonneau over the rear bench...genius! A fully restored two tone turquoise with black over top dash has all the essentials, and the gauges look like almost new. The original radio is still there and shows a slight cracking in the upper mounting. Interesting is the roller tuning in lieu of traditional knobs. Hanging under the dash is an aftermarket AM/FM/CD, for your listening pleasure. A nice “phallus” shaped center console houses the original shift lever, ashtray and storage, and is certainly meant to be subliminal, but is definitely there. Black carpet is in nice condition, and carpet floor mats are noted. As with any quality restoration, a look to the trunk yields near factory condition…niiiiiice!
All buttoned up under here with a completely restored engine and engine bay, right back to 1968. Insert a 318ci V8 and make sure it has a great coat of factory matching orange/red (police car engine) on the block and valve covers, plenty of supple black hoses, and a restored air cleaner. A single 2-barrel carburetor feeds the fossil and air mixture, and power goes back to a A727 Torqueflite 3-speed automatic transmission.
Overall as expected with slight surface rust on the typical areas, however on the ones that count (frame, toe kicks, and floorboards) it is structurally sound. Even lower door panels in the inside are very clean with no signs of rust.
H-High Trim Line
F-318 V8 2BBL
B-Hamtramack MI Assy Plant
149995-Sequential Unit Number
CAR: Plymouth Barracuda 2 Door Convertible
ENGINE: 318cid 2-bbl V8
TRANSMISSION: 3-Speed Automatic
TIRES: Unknown tire code
BUILD DATE: September 28.
AXLE: Unknown Axle Code
INTERIOR: High Trim Grade, Vinyl Bucket Seats. Black Interior.
PAINT: Monotone Dark Turquoise Metallic Paint.
OTHER: Black Upper Door Frame Color.
78: Wheel Lip Moldings
R1: AM Radio
Y2: White Convertible Top
b4: Bucket Seats
h7: Fender or Hood Mounted Turn Signal Indicators
u1: Sold Car When Built (Somebody Ordered It)
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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