1969 Plymouth Barracuda 440 m code
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Barracuda
- Type: Fastback
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 24,993
- VIN: BH29M9B275XXX
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 440
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Red
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Plymouth Barracuda1969 Barracuda, 'cuda, CUDA 440 special or m code 'cuda call it what you want it all boils down to the biggest cubic inch motor in the lightest car for 1969 in the Plymouth lineup. It took some thinking, a few special parts and a big shoehorn to fit this massive motor down into such a small car.
Here are a few facts about these cars. They were scheduled to be built as 'cuda 383s by the Hamtramck plant then were specially handled through the "fleet build process" and then built as 440 'cudas . All were powered by the same Plymouth 440 Super Commando engine that was rated at 375 hp and 480ft-lbs of torque with the only transmission available was the A727B Torqueflite automatic with either theSure-Grip3:55 or 3:91 gear inside of the 8 3/4 rear axle. 10 inch drum brakes were the only ones available for this car. Two special parts unique to the 440 'cudas as well as the 69 440 Dodge darts were the left side exhaust manifold and the left side motor mount because of the 440 being taller and wider than the 383 it was being replaced with. They came with the same 12 month 12,000 mile warranty that the Hemi cars came with. 358 were built with 292 of them being fastbacks 9 were painted in the r6 Scorch red and this is the only one listed in the registry with a complete r6 Scorch red interior.
This fresh off the rotisserie restoration still retains all of the factory 440 'cuda parts it left the factory with. And has been restored back to as close to original as possible with the best NOS, used original or aftermarket parts available today. Just a few of the notables who had a hand in restoringand supplying parts for the car were Scott Smith from Harms Auto did an outstanding job with the carburetor, Rick at Dixie Restoration completely restored the alternator, Scott at Koffels Place home of the B1 head took care of going thru the engine,Tony's Parts for supplying the finest NOS parts, Halls interior recovered the seats with Legendaryseat covers, Accurate Exhaust built the factory style replacement exhaust and the metal replacement, bodywork, paint, component restoration and assembly was completed by my crew and myself.
Thecar came from the factory as you see it todaywith the r6 redexterior and r6 red interior andas far as I know it is the only one built witha complete red interior and matching red exterior. Thecar has been sitting since1972 when the original owner passed away and has only been driven a very few miles to make sure all components are working properly since completion and has been a local car within 30 milesfrom where it was purchased new in 1969.
The entire underside was blasted and recoated with the correct factory grey dip and the factory style of undercoating was applied to the wheel wells as it was from the factory with products from resto rick.
New Restored or NOS parts
8 3/4 rear end disassembled cleaned and reassembled with all factory parts
727 automatic transmission disassembled cleaned and reassembled with new fluid and filter change
Super Commando 440 was locked up from sitting had to go.030 over bore
rebuiltHD leaf spring pack with new rubber bushings
new emergency brake cables
Original correctradiator with new cores as original
correct appearing radiator hoses heater hoses and heater core
restored heater box with new seals
Original correct rebuilt and restored carburetor
all front suspension rebuilt with rubber bushings as original
original and correct air cleaner with a factory style replacement element
new old stockJ-11y champion spark plugs
correct regatta red suede dash paint same on steering column and rear divider trim
new headliner with new insulation and padding
new dash pad with correct factory dye color
new legendary seat covers front and rear
new flocking on the rear fold down divider along with new carpet throughout
restored instrument cluster with all gauges working properly
restored wiper motor, linkage assembly and seals
various date coded parts throughout such ashoses, belts and wires
The original fender tag is legible but is a little crusty so a replacement tag is on the car but the original one comes with the car.
Only 1 build sheet was inside of the car and I have what is left from it after the mice used the rest for bedding.
all original clear glass accept for the front has been replaced with a correct aftermarket onewith new seals front rear and doors.
correct ppg single stage dimension paint on the floors, exterior, engine bay, trunk areaand over sprayed correctly underneath
I cant stress enough every part on the car was taken off, taken apart andrestored or replaced with the best parts available. The title is clear and currently registered in my name. I would encourage anyone who is seriously interested in buying this car to come and take a look at it or have a 3rd party make an assessment of its condition prior to purchasing. Out of state or country buyers I will assist as much as I can with safely loading.
Trades + cash will be considered. Unique cars will be at the frontof the list. Mostly interested in mopars.