NO RESERVE! 1969 Plymouth Barracuda 340 Convertible

Price: US $27,500.00 Item location: Poway, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Plymouth
  • Model: Barracuda
  • Type: Convertible
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 27,500
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 5.6L 340
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
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1969 Plymouth Barracuda

1969 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible 340

A rare high performance convertible. One of 91 built, and even fewer have survived with their numbers matching 340 V8 and 727 TorqueFlite Transmission. This great convertible has been restored to factory original condition, though slightly modified to resemble a 340-S in appearance, and all done correctly with an eye for detail. National winner at Plymouth Owners Club Meets. About 150,000 original miles. About 27,500 miles since the engine was rebuilt to factory original specifications by Ray Barton (should be able to be verified via Dave Ferro at Totally Auto, who remembers this car from nearly 20 years ago and provided old pictures from back when the engine was removed and the engine bay matched to the rest of the car). Deluxe upholstery has a few small tears in the seats. However, I have a complete set (front and rear) of reproduction Legendary upholstery ready for installation included with the sale. I have just not done it because the originals are not that far gone. Original SBP 14x5.5in wheels with Firestone Redline bias ply tires. Two three-inch binders of information with lots of documentation, history, and spare parts, and trophys included from across the last two decades.

Numbers Matching 340 V8 and 727 TorqueFlite Transmission, 3.23 Sure-Grip. Correct 066 radiator. Solid compression across all cylinders, 155-160 across all. Simply put -- one of the finest driven, restored 1969 Barracuda Convertibles, and it is a numbers matching 340, and correct from the carb to the oilpan!

Restored to factory original condition. Long-standing history as a national winner at Plymouth Owners Club Meets always taking first or second place in the Barracuda category. Trophied in four of five recent events, including Spring Fling in Woodley Park, and the Inland Mopar Club show in Riverside CA. This car was competing in the stock A body class from 67-76, and only came in second in both events behind true low-mileage survivor cars. It most recently took First Place in the Stock A Body Class at this year’s Spring Fling, and Second at the Inland Mopar Club’s show this year. This ragtop was driven to and from both events (500+ miles total), and performs flawlessly.

Condition would be considered a 1 if it was a trailer queen but I drive it about 1000 miles per year, primarily to cruise-in and Mopar Club events. Car is always ready for the long haul, and has a fresh tune up and oil change. Recently replaced a blown driver’s side engine mount, and repaired a vacuum leak at the intake manifold, and I had the original carb dipped, correctly finished and detailed, and rebuilt. Currently has an Edelbrock on it for driveablity.

Original steel wheels with reproduction Firestone Redline bias ply tires. For highway driving, I install a set of 1970 Rallye wheels with BF Goodrich TA radials. Car tracks straight down the road, and there was power steering that was added very early on the life of the car, in fact so early it is thought to have been a dealer add-on.

Three complete sets of wheel covers. Standard, wire spoke and the deluxe finned turbine blade (the latter were the originals delivered with the car).

Extensive history of previous seven owners. Simply put, one of the most well documented and thoroughly researched 1969 340 Barracudas I have come across, and I know that am unlikely to find one again given how long it took me to unearth this one (6+ years). This car gets looks, compliments, and draws attention of even the most discerning Mopar fanatic wherever it goes. This car is priced well below what it would cost to restore one to this caliber.

Some misc parts included with sale, including Mitchell Manual, various ads, magazines and brochures, Factory Service Manual, and small consumables like Mopar oil filters, spark plugs, correct KV hoses, heater hoses with Corbin clamps and Quanta belts.

Once the car meets the reserve and the auction ends, a $500 deposit will be due 5 days after, with the remaining balance requiring verification of funds before I will ship the car.

This is one fish you do not want to let slip off the hook! Put it in your garage before cruise season!