1973 Plymouth Barracuda
1973 Plymouth Barracuda
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 '73 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. Go ahead… take the hook!
Smack dab in the middle of the early 70's muscle car mayhem, we find this consignment swimming around in our hallowed halls with this Rally Red painted 1973 Plymouth Barracuda. This predator comes with its original block and heads for the 340ci V8. An Edelbrock intake and Holley carburetor, and nice black vinyl top, correct rear quarter striping, and sweet muscle car design, looking like it's right out of the 1973 Plymouth factory.
The beneficiary of all panels stripped, filled where needed, sprayed with Rally Red and iridescent black decals, I find myself in muscle car heaven! Panels are straight, gaps are well minded and overall, the exterior is straight and true. The black decal begins just behind the long doors and continues to the rear quarter where it takes a sharp downward turn, widens, then blasts a 340 designation before dying at the rear bumper. I'll call it 70's fab! The black rear deck panel houses 4 round taillights and is framed below by a small chrome bumper with rubber protection blocks on either side, all in good condition. Badging back here shows a little wear but is period correct and uses 'Cuda. Up front an original split grille with black inserts and dual angled rearward intake snouts funnel plenty of air to the underlying mill. Lest I forget the roof is covered in pristine black vinyl all being good for this finish, as well as all the glass and chromed surrounds just on the edges of the roof. 14-inch Mopar rally wheels are on front and 15 inch for the larger rears complete all 4 corners.
Excellent would best describe all surfaces in the passenger compartment. All black vinyl shiny buckets, and a rear bench feature tuck and roll inside panels and smooth vinyl bolsters. A wood grained appliqué is on the dash panel which is complete with a speedo, trio of gauges, (fuel etc), and chronograph clock. On the Michelin man like steering column, which is topped by a 2 spoked drilled black rimmed steering wheel is an aftermarket AutoMeter tachometer neatly mounted. Also below the dash are a new duo of gauges which show water temp and oil pressure. In front of this small new cluster is a Hurst wood topped pistol grip shifter. New like carpet in black floats under the seats while the headliner is like new as is the dash top shows with no cracks or markings. Door handles, locks, and smooth molded plastic with more 'Cuda badging are on both sides of the buckets.
The numbers matching 1973 340ci V8 engine has been refreshed and sports a 4-barrel Holley carb feeds fuel to the mill through an Edelbrock intake manifold. A numbers matching 4-speed A833 New Process transmission behind this healthy mill. An 8-3/4 inch 3.23 Sure Grip rear throws power out to the rear tires and makes you go forward…quickly.
Peering underside, black floor pans, toe kicks, and rockers peppered with black shiny unibody construction, framing, suspension, and black painted exhaust are all in for the fight. I see headers and Turbo mufflers all painted black. torsion bar front suspension, and leaf spring rear suspension are seen under here. Also, power front disc brakes and rear drum brakes are mechanically sound. No runs no drips no errors as they say.
An overall good experience with the nicely powered 340ci V8, nice interior, and all working inside and out. A quick starter, a quick accelerator, and smooth shifting from the 4-speed and this one is a quickie, as well as offering up a big car ride for the cruise section of the test drive.
A very well done, with little fault to be found throughout muscle car. Excellent Rally Red paint, iridescent black stickers, like new interior, and nice power curves, this is now right out of the early 1970's muscle car history book. Ooooooooh BARRACUDA! I'll dangle the shiny keys to lure you in.
S-Special Price Class
23-2 Door Hardtop
H-340ci V8 240hp
B-Hamtramck, MI Assy Plant
460600-Sequential Unit Number
E55-340-4 Barrel 69-73
D21-Heavy Duty 4-Speed Manual Transmission
23-2 Door Hardtop
H-340i V8 4bbl 240hp
B-Dodge Main, Hamtramck, MI,
460600-Sequence Number '460600'
6-Vinyl Bucket Seats
000-Upper Door Frame: Full Door Panel
427-Date Built: 4 / 27 / 1973
570788-Order Number: 570788
V1X-Roof Type Full Vinyl Top - Black
U-Built to Specifications for USA Order
B41-Front Disc Brakes Power
C56-Bucket Seats 1972 up
J54Hood Insulating Pad
M21-Roof Drip Rail Moldings
M25-Wide Sill Molding
M31-Belt & Hood Molding
M88-Quarter Panel Tape Treatment
N41-Dual Exhaust w/o Tips
N42-Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips
R11-Music Master Radio AM
EN2-End of Codes Assembly Line 2
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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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