The Plymouth Barracuda is a member of the pony car category, created by Chrysler cooperation to add a little bit of zest to their otherwise courteous lineup of vehicles at the time. The two-door muscle car entered production in 1964 and stayed for ten years, spanning three generations before retiring in 1974. The Barracuda shared a lot of its DNA with the Plymouth Valiant but was undeniably the more playful one of the two. The second-generation Barracuda entered the scene in 1967 after a redesign. This 1968 Plymouth Barracuda comes from California with 72,000 miles on the clock and is reported to be a numbers-matching car.
The heavy redesign of the second generation brought Coke-bottle contours, as well as a revised front and rear end. Chrysler designers decided to add a touch of elegance to the Barracuda as well, giving it wider wheel openings, curved side glass, and S-curved roof pillars on the hardtop variant. This 1968 Plymouth Barracuda wears a suit of mist-green and is reported to have repainted in its original color, with the dazzling chrome trims, notably farming the split grille up front, along with the front and rear bumpers. It is a convertible and features its factory green vinyl top. It sits on period correct. Period-correct chrome Cragar wheels complete the look, and the original wheels are included in the sale as well. The interior of this Barracuda is a treat in itself. The cabin is welcoming, with pristine leather seats, subtle chrome trips and period in-dash radio. The armrests have been replaced, and the instrument clusters have been treated to a restoration too.
Under the hood, this 1968 Plymouth Barracuda is mostly original with its aforementioned numbers-matching engine and transmission. The powerplant is a 318ci (5.2L) V8 that produced 230 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, driving the rear wheels through an automatic transmission. The car has been fitted with a new radiator and battery and is reported to have all service records up to date.
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