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Title: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 1973Bcuda on August 14, 2017 - 04:54:15 pm
Numbers matching 1973 Barracuda 318 auto

It is a solid car but needs a restoration. Has light rust on floor panels and in trunk, otherwise very solid.

Options Include: AC, bucket seats, power brakes, power steering, 318, automatic on the floor

It still runs and drives but definitely needs rebuilt because of a head gasket. It has been hit on the driver side door, and there is an extra door. The mirror is damaged and a little below the door on the running board and a little on the roof support thin metal part that connects to the windshield (it's broken as well - the windshield). There isn't any structural damage.

The interior has the dash but its cracked, and the center console is in in good shape, as are the guages. Has just over 100k miles. The seats need reupholstered but are all there and solid, and car has a white leather interior with orangish red exterior factory. It has been repainted white but you can tell that was the original color. They didn't do the jams or engine bay.

It is missing the factory wheels but every thing else is factory and original on the car. Has been in the desert covered so no moisture ever got to it.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 73_Cuda_4_Me on August 14, 2017 - 07:34:40 pm
It also has an original slap-stick... literally!

Lotsa work and $$, even for a driver, to bring it up to speed... 10-15k mebbee...

Mine was 12k, with two 340's... exterior still just as I bought it... 13 years ago... wow how time flies!!!
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 1973Bcuda on August 14, 2017 - 08:08:01 pm
Drivers are worth 20-25 right? So what would that make this worth?
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 73_Cuda_4_Me on August 14, 2017 - 08:32:51 pm
It is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it... if YOU like it, that's what matters... with that being said, here are some thoughts...

73-74 models not as desirable as 70-71 versions, but I like mine as much as others like theirs... mine is no show queen, though, I like to drive it!

Just my opinion, but for 20-25k, you should get a lot more for your money on a 73-74, even numbers matching... which is what mine is...

 :2cents:

You will have to spend almost that much just in sheet metal and paint... add your time and all the other things you will find, and decide if YOU think it's worth it... if so, go for it! (This is assuming you are thinking of buying it... if you are selling, good luck)
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 1973Bcuda on August 14, 2017 - 10:06:22 pm
I'm not quite following you when you say I should get a lot more for my money at 20-25k?

Just curious on what a good selling price is, even a ballpark range within 3k, could someone give me some insight?

Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: Katfish on August 14, 2017 - 10:26:36 pm
$5k max
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 7212Mopar on August 15, 2017 - 02:26:05 am
72+ 318 car requiring body work, agree not many will pay over $5k.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: Fern on August 15, 2017 - 06:34:02 am
The problem with this car is that it needs a lot more work than it will ever be worth. Not to say it dosent have value, but I think $3-5k ??
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: Racer57 on August 15, 2017 - 08:42:57 am
I'm not quite following you when you say I should get a lot more for my money at 20-25k?
For that much you can get a car with good metal and interior.
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 73_Cuda_4_Me on August 15, 2017 - 09:43:52 am
Your original post didn't specify if buying or selling, and I 'assumed' you were buying... that is what was meant by you should get more for your money... also said if selling, good luck (trying to sell for that)...

Not knocking it or anything, just there's a lot of work to be done to make it what I would call a 'driver'...
Title: Re: 1973 Barracuda Numbers Matching
Post by: 70chall440 on August 15, 2017 - 01:10:52 pm
Well on the plus side there is a lot there to work with meaning all of the things that would have to be rebuilt, restored, fixed are basically present so a person would have to search for them.

On the negative side, that hit on the drivers door was hard and I would be surprised if the lower rocker and frame are not buckled some. They can be fixed on a from rack but it will take a little bit of work.

As to the value; unfortunately it is probably work more in parts (but not much). If you are buying and want to build a car you will keep forever, then it might be worth around $5K, however if it is car you are thinking of "fixing and flipping", you will need to get it for $1-3K to make it even close to being a "deal". As stated, it is going to cost quite a lot to get it even close to right, especially if you are going to have to pay someone to do the work. If this is the case, save your money and find one that is done.

All this said, 72-74 Cudas (Barracudas included) are getting pretty good money if done right. I attribute this to the fact that other than the round taillights (which I personally prefer); there isn't huge differences between them and their 70-71 brethren. Yes I know the difference, but the causal buyer/investor doesn't seem to know or care as much.

Bottom line is that this car has a lot of hidden issues that will have to be dealt with, rust anywhere means there is rust elsewhere (might be minimal, but it is there). The hit on the drivers door could be a blessing as well as a curse; blessing in that it will scare off many, curse in that there are probably other hidden problems (buckled floor, buckled rocker, damage to the rear suspension attachment points, etc).

Hey, a beat up Cuda is better than no Cuda...  :bigsmile: Save the planet and restore/rebuild the car; its just money (I say this in earnest, I have of $45K in a 73 Barracuda myself and am not done yet).