I read a article in Hot Rod that claimed the last Barracuda rolled down the Hamtramk line on April 1, 1974. To an Aprils Fools celebration at the lines end.
Mine was ordered and built as one of the first 1974 "Sold" on Nov. 13 1973. It took a month from Oct to get it, and they were willing to build another, since it was dinged up. We needed it for Holiday deliveries so I got stuck with it. I always figured since I ordered no trim and an FM MXP stereo @ $280., it pissed off the trim guys while it waited in the radio turn out. I wanted the no trim and no holes to rust out later. I paid $3700 cash out the door. The auto trans.998, power steering, power disc brakes were a waste of money, since the base price was $2900.00 + tax and shipping. I should have got the free 3 speed on the floor and bought the Cuda wheels instead.
Still shinny, no rust, radio still works great and now a 440 automatic. I could use some fresh paint to finally get what I wanted, back then.
A low build #BH,,G,, 202830 I still store the #" matching 318 and complete axle housing, 999 Trans. is a 1977.