OK, I LOVE this website!!!!! I'm super new here and have been a MOPAR fan since I my first car was a 73' charger; that was when I was 16, and today, 18 years ago.....I still love em' and nothing compares to them as far as character and class and the sound of a MOPAR. Why? Because you never see any on the road (where I'm from), plus they rule!!!!
So....I bought a 70' Barracuda last week, not a dream car, but a nice project. Pretty much all there BH23GOE w/ worked and really fresh 340-5/904 combo. Not a numbers car and a little ragged out, but the driveline is solid and proven. 3/4 rear w/3.73 posi, cooked tires and all came for free. Clean car on the bottom, exception trunk pans (patch job performed). No rot anywhere on the frame, wheel wells, floor boards, towers, and nothing else underneath! Disks up front, hooker comp headers, electrical in order. It really seems to be a really clean Los Angeles, CA manufactured car. Drove it for 2 hrs today, and seems to be reliable. Runs a little hot(190F cruising and 210F at a light), needs a HE 3 core rad and a shroud, which is on the way. Has a trouble starting when hot.....you know the bit....
RR Qtr (Correction LR) was hit and mud from front to back. 99% trim still there. Replacement front windshield, all others original. Clean panels everywhere else except for normal bumps and bruises; plus lower qtrs are starting to bubble. Valances, bezels, bumpers, straight and intact. Interior is shot/modified, windows work, headliner sagging. needs a couple gaskets here and there. No fender tags, sticker or build sheet that I know of.... Not a restorer, but will be a great driver to me someday. Suspension is good, steering is ok and the box is loose. A bunch of rattles at 3-3.5k rpm, but I don't care, I still love it!!!!
Asking $9500, I got it for $8500 plus tax; and to me worth every penny! it's tough to find a good driver(if driven?) like this and the motor/trans is strong. Body needs some TLC, but I'm a body guy, so no biggie. Yes sir, I'm stoked!!!!! Not a gem, but it's a great starting point!
Here are some pics: and yes the SS stripes will be gone soon!