1969 Plymouth Barracuda TURBOCHARGED SLANT SIX - Incredible car, unique, fast
Price: - Item location: Seattle, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Plymouth
- Model: Barracuda
- SubModel: "A classic collectible built to drive"
- Type: Coupe
- Trim: Correct side stripes
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 125,638
- VIN: BH23B9B298706
- Color: Yellow
- Engine size: turbocharged slant six
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Black
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Plymouth Barracuda "A classic collectible built to drive"Extremely unique Turbocharged Slant Six Barracuda! Purchased in bone stock condition from the original owner (our neighbor) 28 years ago and has been in our family ever since. Owned, uilt, nd maintained by former World Champion drag racer, l Young. Built for the street and occasional "show and shines," this car has never been raced - but it's performance is a surprise and pleasure to all who have driven it. Accelerates fast, ulls hard, orners flat. The Garrett turbocharger is the same size as used on Buick Gran Nationals, nd supplies the slant 6 with more excitement than most 340's. It is an experience of sheer joy and exhilaration to drive, hich is why I have kept it so long. 6 classic Mopars are one too many for me to keep, o I have to part with this one.
Original 1969 Plymouth Barracuda Coupe. Factory buckets. Color was originally a factory light yellow, epainted a factory Mopar "Y1" yellow. 4" bolt pattern axles and hubs.
Modifications: Offenhauser 4 bbl intake manifold with 500 cfm Holley 2bbl - fed by a modified boost referenced mechanical fuel pump and assisted with a rear mounted Carter electric pump, utomatic transmission, ower steering.
Mopar factory part upgrades: Complete Barracuda "Formula S" suspension = (HD torsion bars, way bar, D rear springs, elsey Hayes disc brakes; 8 3/4" Positraction 3rd member).
'73 Duster power steering box, teering column, nd pump; 10" rear drum brakes; custom long wheel studs front and rear; (6) Vintage 14" Crager S/S wheels (two extras included) designed for the original Mopar early A body 4" lug pattern; Hurst shifter; Chrysler Electronic ignition w/MSD Boost Controller; tinted windows.
Rebuilt parts (miles since rebuild listed): 225 Slant 6 (20,000 miles); 904 Torqueflite by Pat Blais (15,000 miles); torque converter (15,000 miles); 8 3/4" Positraction 3rd member with 3.23 gears, 89" case w/bearing spacer (20,000 miles); rebuilt and balanced driveshaft (15,000 miles); tie rod ends, all joints, itman arm, dler arm (15,000 miles); KYB shocks (20,000 miles); Kelsey Hayes 4 piston disc brake calipers (15,000 miles).
ENHANCEMENTS: Garrett Turbocharger designed for a 3.8 liter engine (the slant 6 is a 3.7L) - installed by Turbo Engineering; a Gale Banks air defuser is enclosed in a custom fabricated carburetor "power hat;" boost "Blow-Off valve;" MSD boost controller; Boost gauge (boost pressure is presently set at 5 lbs for street use).
What you should be aware of before bidding/buying: This car is not a show car, nd not in show quality condition. The transmission has been changed from a column shift manual to a floor shifted 904 automatic, nd the manual steering has been converted to power (hence the steering column is also changed). Although not readily noticeable, he paint is faded in places, ome small chips, ome small scratches, nd some small areas of rust or bubbled paint (see photos). However, t is in great driving and cruising condition and looks just like the photos. It will constantly turn heads (especially when you release the throttle, he Blow-Off valve "pops off," and people turn and see this cool, lassic, ellow 'Cuda); it is a joy to drive; and fun to show off it's uniqueness and power. And with care and maintenance, t will provide you with much enjoyment and a solid return on your investment.
Here are a few things that will demand some attention: interior panels are beginning to shrink and tear; parts of the aftermarket front bucket upholstery have opened at the seams; tires have tread but are old; small areas of rust on the lower panels (see photos); striker on driver's post is beginning to fatigue the surrounding metal and needs to be repaired, ut still works fine; the outside door handle on driver's side is pitted (a non-pitted one comes with the car); the rear window trim is missing as well as the front fenderwell trim; shifter works fine, ut the indicator arrow is non functional.
Buyers please note that this turbocharged car does not have a choke and therefore the engine needs to be warmed a few minutes before driving, ut after reaching operating temperature, t performs without issues.
Recent work: new door seals; new front carpet; sill plates; oil change.