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Title: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on August 31, 2013 - 03:42:54 pm
My dad sold the only car I ever knew when I was 9.   I still miss it and have never loved another car since.  Now that I can afford to get something I WANT (not need), I'm looking to replace that 1969 Barracuda Fastback.  I'm not too picky, I know it's a 45 year old car, so anything 1967 - 1969 might do.  It needs to run good and be as reliable as possible.  I don't need a show car with matching numbers, but I do want something that looks good going down the road.  Looking to spend <$20K, but it all depends on the car.  Thanks guys, I miss my lil fishy!
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: anlauto on August 31, 2013 - 04:00:02 pm
Where you located ? A buddy of mine is trying to sell his 68 Fastback...340 4spd in it. Car is in Ontario Canada.

http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1968-Plymouth-Barracuda-Fastback-W0QQAdIdZ499904967 (http://ontario.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-classic-cars-1968-Plymouth-Barracuda-Fastback-W0QQAdIdZ499904967)
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on August 31, 2013 - 04:19:52 pm
I'm right between Oklahoma City, OK and Dallas, TX.  Ontario is a little far at the moment (hard to find someone to cover for me at work right now) but that car looks like it might be worth the trip if we can get away while he still has it.  We've already been to Chicago, St Louis and Houston looking at Barracudas.  Once we got there, Chicago told us it overheats when the temp gets above 90 - it rarely gets below 90 here during the daylight hours all summer.  Houston invited us to come drive it but it had no plates and just driving down the cul de sac the cops stopped us (no idea how fast we were going as the speedometer did not work).  St Louis was in pretty rough shape, we didn't even want to drive it.  I guess I shouldn't have assumed that a "daily driver" would be drivable when I went to look at it.  Now I know better of what to ask! 
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Oldschool on September 06, 2013 - 08:41:19 am
Welcome aboard...   :wave:  Good luck in your search. Keep us posted...   :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: TorOrange on September 07, 2013 - 09:51:11 pm
 :wave: just wanted to say in my opinion the 1969 is the best year of the 67-69 so that's what i'd stick to if I were buying. Good Luck
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: moparrecyclers on September 08, 2013 - 10:58:18 am
I have a lead on one for you that if you are not interested in , I may need to figure out how I am going to afford it. I will post some pics as soon as they are forwarded to me.
I saw the car 2weeks ago and if I had not purchased the 71' it would be in my garage right now.
The car has 45k original miles, shows its orignal paint in all the jams, under hood, trunk, etc. and has been painted on the outside only. The car is straight with beautiful paint and the interior looks like new, but is original.
The car has its orignal 273, with the cool little chrome air cleaner, coated headers and some other go fast goodies in it that I will get the particulars on. it does have an added tach and a b&m shifter on the floor (not cool imo) but doesn't wreck the cool feel this car has. It is super clean everywhere.... period. It is a medium blue with a black stripe, and dark blue interior.
Stay tuned.......
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Super Blue 72 on September 08, 2013 - 11:52:07 am
Hi! Welcoome to the site!  :wave:

Here's one that's been on craigslist for a while, looks solid from the pics, 440 powered.

If I wanted to get that body Barracuda, this one would flip the ticket.  I don't know what shape it's in and why it hasn't sold for a while but it does look decent and the price is nice.

http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/4020345810.html (http://boston.craigslist.org/sob/cto/4020345810.html)

(http://images.craigslist.org/00v0v_gjIUBpOv4uJ_600x450.jpg)


If I got that car, I would turn it into the car from the movie "Highwaymen".  :naughty:

(http://bangshift.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/highwaymen.png)
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: moparrecyclers on September 08, 2013 - 10:28:34 pm
Here is a 67' with only 40k original miles on it. Motor was pulled last year and new seals and gaskets were installed as well as a new cam, coated headers and a torque converter. The car shows all of its original paint in the jams, under hood & trunk, with the exterior only having 1 repaint about 15 years ago.. It is super clean throughout and the bottom of the car is just as clean. The interior is still all original and looks fantastic. There was a tach and B&M floor shifter installed (not cool imo) but does not take away from how clean & cool the car is. They have installed disc brakes in the front with large bolt pattern, and have rear axles as well, just have not changed them over yet. It includes both sets of rally's as well from what I have been told. The previous owner passed away and now the car is being offered for sale.
If you are interested, send me a PM and I can get more info. If I had not just bought the 71' this car would be in my garage already. Get in and drive it!
Here are links to some photo's.
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/S7309852_zps08328d95.jpg (http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/S7309852_zps08328d95.jpg)
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/67barracuda/S7309849_zps364b02c8.jpg (http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/67barracuda/S7309849_zps364b02c8.jpg)
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/67barracuda/S7309850_zpsca934482.jpg (http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/67barracuda/S7309850_zpsca934482.jpg)
http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/67barracuda/S7309851_zpsc539e3c6.jpg (http://i712.photobucket.com/albums/ww124/moparrecyclers/67barracuda/S7309851_zpsc539e3c6.jpg)

Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: jimynick on September 08, 2013 - 11:27:56 pm
Welcome to the site and good luck with your quest!  :wave:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 09, 2013 - 11:48:42 am
Thank you all for all the welcomes and ideas!   I've got some friends / family looking at a 69 fastback in Minnesota for me today.  It looks and sounds perfect online and over the phone, but is about twice what I really wanted to spend...

Super Blue72 - That sure looks like something I could love, but we can't get out to the east coast until the first weekend in October.  If it's still there, we will make sure to check it out.

Moparrecyclers - I was looking for a fastback, but that sure is nice.  Where is it located? 

Tororange - 69 would be my first choice too, but I figure looking for a 45 year old car I shouldn't be too picky.  :-)

Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: RzeroB on September 09, 2013 - 05:44:29 pm
Here is a 67' with only 40k original miles on it.

Wow! That is nice! Like Fishy I prefer the fastback but this is as nice a looking notchback as I have seen. I assume Fishy is going to pass since he has his mind set on a fastback. If he does, send me the details 'Cycler as I may be interested if the price is right. Thanks!
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Super Blue 72 on September 09, 2013 - 07:42:14 pm
Fishy, have you tried calling the seller?  Just curious why it hasn't sold.  It's been on CL a while.  Might still be there in October if it hasn't sold in the summer.  I think it was like $10k at one point.
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: moparrecyclers on September 09, 2013 - 09:22:37 pm
Thank you all for all the welcomes and ideas!   I've got some friends / family looking at a 69 fastback in Minnesota for me today.  It looks and sounds perfect online and over the phone, but is about twice what I really wanted to spend...

Super Blue72 - That sure looks like something I could love, but we can't get out to the east coast until the first weekend in October.  If it's still there, we will make sure to check it out.

Moparrecyclers - I was looking for a fastback, but that sure is nice.  Where is it located? 

Tororange - 69 would be my first choice too, but I figure looking for a 45 year old car I shouldn't be too picky.  :-)

Car is located in Central WI (asking 18k)
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 10, 2013 - 11:22:32 am
Central Wisconsin?  My parents still live in Ripon and we were just there last month after looking at a car in Chicago (which my mom said was "wrong" because it was a 67 not a 69).  Might be about 24 hours late though...

I think I may have just bought a 1969 Barracuda Formula 340S Fastback.  Totally restored.  Looks, Drives, Sounds, Smells like new.  Show car. 

But I have not seen it yet!!!    Gotta figure out how to get it to southern Oklahoma from Minneapolis.  I think I'm either dreaming or in shock, this is SO much more than I was planning on getting.
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: TorOrange on September 10, 2013 - 03:06:56 pm
You're buying a car without seeing it? Fishy that sounds Fishy.  :nono:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 10, 2013 - 03:46:34 pm
 :iagree:

I couldn't go to look at this car due to a sick (4 legged) pony so I sent my husband and gearhead stepson.  It looked perfect in the ad, but they both say it's even nicer in person.  I was not looking for a show car.  (The guy puts it up on jacks and waxes the gas tank after he drives it.)

Now I have to name it!
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: RzeroB on September 10, 2013 - 03:53:07 pm
OMG! That is one sweet looking Gen II Barracuda. Love them '67-'69 fastbacks! I want it! :droolingbounce:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 10, 2013 - 04:05:32 pm
Nuh Uh!

It's MINE.  Hubby is on his way home with the title, original colored wheels and some other stuff in the back seat of the Charger R/T.  I hope he makes good time because he'll have to get a room if he gets tired.  No moving the seat back and sleeping in the car with that load.  :bigsmile:

Gotta find a new home for either the 55 Plymouth Plaza or the 78 El Camino and find an enclosed trailer so we can go get my Brand New, 45 year old Fish! 

I did not get much sleep last night thinking about this, SO EXCITED!!!
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Super Blue 72 on September 10, 2013 - 05:55:11 pm
I'm really liking that Barracuda!  Very nice find!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: moparrecyclers on September 10, 2013 - 06:18:27 pm
My dad sold the only car I ever knew when I was 9.   I still miss it and have never loved another car since.  Now that I can afford to get something I WANT (not need), I'm looking to replace that 1969 Barracuda Fastback.  I'm not too picky, I know it's a 45 year old car, so anything 1967 - 1969 might do.  It needs to run good and be as reliable as possible.  I don't need a show car with matching numbers, but I do want something that looks good going down the road.  Looking to spend <$20K, but it all depends on the car.  Thanks guys, I miss my lil fishy!

Now we need the THEN & NOW photo, so do you know the location of where your first picture was taken?

That thing looks real nice! Cheers!
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: TorOrange on September 10, 2013 - 07:56:09 pm
That's awesome looks and sounds like a great buy  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: RzeroB on September 10, 2013 - 09:40:12 pm
So how did you find that beauty? I don't recall seeing it on the Minneapolis Craigslist  :clueless:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Topcat on September 10, 2013 - 09:45:58 pm
Nice catch!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 11, 2013 - 11:52:46 am
Found it on  :ebay:

The pictures of the Original 69 Barracuda was at the Army base in Germany before March 1969 (no baby, so it was before my brother was born).  The "New" 69 Barracuda is still in Minnesota but I now have the original rims and caps and build sheet and title and a bunch of receipts. 

Today is my husbands birthday so I guess I should take him out after he got me such a nice present for his birthday.  Maybe go looking at enclosed car haulers so we can bring it home.  I have no idea where to rent one and as it's all original (change tires to go to a show) he'd love for me to show it.  I've shown horses and dogs at some of the biggest shows, and cattle at some fairly big ones, but I don't have a clue about showing cars...   

I guess this is what I get for not wanting to settle for any of the other cars we looked at.  Send him to look at one on his own and end up with a lot More car than I was planning on!   
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: anlauto on September 11, 2013 - 12:44:46 pm
Doesn't mean you have to treat it like a show car...I've hauled nicer cars than that on an open trailer...so it might get wet...half the fun of owning it will be cleaning it, no better way to get to know your car. :2cents:


As for cars shows...you drive in, you pay your money....you take home a trophy...trick is to not get bent out of shape if you DON'T win a trophy... :crying:

Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 11, 2013 - 01:01:44 pm
I asked the previous owner about hauling it on an open trailer when my husband was standing there and he said that would be fine but after I hung up I guess they both decided they were afraid it would get banged up.  This has been his baby for a lot of years, and my husband stopped and bought me a California car duster, deep clean and liquid lustre before he came home.   I think he's trying to tell me something...

If the hard part at a car show is to not get upset about losing, I think I've got that licked.  At least I won't have to worry about showing my face in public after the car bolts towards the judge and him running for cover (horse show), snapping/growling when the judge squeezes his jewels a little too tight (dog show) or my car taking out 2 other cars who had been ganging up on some other entries (longhorn steer).  :-)
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: RzeroB on September 11, 2013 - 05:48:59 pm
Why not have it shipped? There are lots of quality car hauling services that use enclosed trailers. Save you a lot of time and effort driving all the way up to Minneapolis and back. Also, you might want to check out the FABO (For A-Bodies Only) Transportation Network - there may be somebody going your way that can haul it for you. Here's the link http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=45526 (http://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/showthread.php?t=45526)
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 12, 2013 - 07:52:52 am
We might end up shipping it after spending half a day looking at trailers.   I need to get a 55 Plymouth Plaza to Minnesota to make room for the Barracuda.  I'm just having trouble with driving the truck up there with the Plaza and not bringing the Barracuda home.  I want it here NOW!!!
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: moparrecyclers on September 12, 2013 - 07:57:26 am
Found it on  :ebay:

The pictures of the Original 69 Barracuda was at the Army base in Germany before March 1969 (no baby, so it was before my brother was born).  The "New" 69 Barracuda is still in Minnesota but I now have the original rims and caps and build sheet and title and a bunch of receipts. 

Today is my husbands birthday so I guess I should take him out after he got me such a nice present for his birthday.  Maybe go looking at enclosed car haulers so we can bring it home.  I have no idea where to rent one and as it's all original (change tires to go to a show) he'd love for me to show it.  I've shown horses and dogs at some of the biggest shows, and cattle at some fairly big ones, but I don't have a clue about showing cars...   

I guess this is what I get for not wanting to settle for any of the other cars we looked at.  Send him to look at one on his own and end up with a lot More car than I was planning on!

With photoshop and a pic of the new car taken from the right angle and distance, I think we could do it. It would make for some fun conversation.
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 13, 2013 - 05:09:27 pm
Bought a trailer for the Barracuda.  Now we need to get the Plaza ready to go north and make room for the Fish.  Gonna be sad to see it go, but my stepson has been wanting to get it finished for a long time and we have not even got the chrome put back on yet (it's all in the trunk and back seat).  It will be so strange having a finished car to enjoy!

Okay, so you want me to take a picture of the new Barracuda from the same angle as the old one.  Do I need to get my mom to let me sit on her lap in the passengers seat when we do this?  I'm not so sure she'll go for that...   ;D
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: moparrecyclers on September 13, 2013 - 06:23:23 pm
Bought a trailer for the Barracuda.  Now we need to get the Plaza ready to go north and make room for the Fish.  Gonna be sad to see it go, but my stepson has been wanting to get it finished for a long time and we have not even got the chrome put back on yet (it's all in the trunk and back seat).  It will be so strange having a finished car to enjoy!

Okay, so you want me to take a picture of the new Barracuda from the same angle as the old one.  Do I need to get my mom to let me sit on her lap in the passengers seat when we do this?  I'm not so sure she'll go for that...   ;D

Absolutely! That's half the fun silly.
Make sure you have a copy of the photo with you to help make sure you get it as close as possible as the original.
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 19, 2013 - 03:05:29 pm
I LOVE MY NEW FISH!!! 

Now I need to get it a blanket, personalized plates, plate holders...  Can't get too much though, I promised I'd keep it "original", at least for now.
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: moparrecyclers on September 28, 2013 - 07:37:24 pm
Vintage Craigers?
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: RzeroB on September 28, 2013 - 08:34:50 pm
After the E-body, that's my favorite Mopar right there. That is a tasty looking ride  :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: cudamadd on September 28, 2013 - 09:50:13 pm
Good looking a body wheels just look so good on that car cheers  :aussie:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on September 29, 2013 - 04:13:58 pm
I love the look of the Cragar's.  It came with the original painted wheels and hubcaps and another new set of tires for shows even though I can't seam to find a judged show around here that it would matter at.  We live at the end of a 1/2 mile gravel drive - makes driving it anywhere a bit of a risk...   It looks so good in person sometimes I just sit in the garage and look at it.   :-* 

What gas do you guys use in your cars?  Any additives?  I can still get 100% gas here in town, but will ethanol hurt it ?  We burned up 2 chain saws and a weed eater using ethanol in them and sure don't want to hurt this car!
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Fishy on October 19, 2013 - 06:09:46 pm
Okay, so I guess it's a Show Car.  We went to our first show and it took 2nd in a large 60-69 original class at the Gainesville show with 216 total entries.  Members judged, and several told me that it was their choice for best in show.   :wow:  Got a nice trophy and kinda got bit by the bug.  Now to find another show...
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: RzeroB on October 19, 2013 - 07:04:35 pm
Wow! Congrats! That was fast! Didn't take you long at all to collect some hardware. Sweet! :2thumbs:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Super Blue 72 on October 19, 2013 - 07:38:18 pm
Nice trophy!  Congrats!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Looking for a 1967 - 1969 Barracuda
Post by: Chryco Psycho on October 20, 2013 - 01:55:01 pm
Congrats , Beautiful car for sure  :2thumbs: