Legendary Motorcar is proud to offer for sale this 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible.
In 1970, the Plymouth Barracuda entered its second generation. Instead of the A-Body, the Barracuda was now based on the new E-Body platform, which also underpinned its stablemate, the Dodge Challenger. The Barracuda is slightly smaller and lighter than its Dodge cousin, with a more squared-up appearance and single headlights as opposed to the Challenger's dual units. Ultimately, the E-Bodies would be some of the final performance cars produced by Chrysler, as the onslaught of soaring fuel and insurance costs shifted the market away from muscle and more towards "personal luxury."
This 1970 Barracuda Convertible is a fine example of one of Chrysler's most iconic designs. Built on September 19th, 1969 at the Hamtramck, Michigan plant, the original owner ordered their Barracuda Convertible in FY1 Lemon Twist paint with a white vinyl interior and white convertible top. This car is powered by the higher horsepower N-code 383 cubic inch big-block V8 engine producing 335hp equipped with a single four-barrel carburetor hiding underneath the N96 Shaker hood. Combined with the strong and smooth TorqueFlite automatic transmission, makes for a delightful cruiser. Only 36 N-code 383ci Barracuda convertibles were built at the factory in 1970 making this example extremely rare and desirable.
Due to its rarity this example has been subject to a complete rotisserie restoration. The paint is stunning and the interior completely re-done to how it left the factory. The engine compartment and 383ci engine has been detailed correctly with factory style finishes. The undercarriage is painted and detailed to show quality.
Mopars of this era continue to climb in desirability and value.With its rare options, limited production, and wonderful colors, this Barracuda is sure to please both its owner and those who are lucky enough to catch a glimpse as it glides down your favorite road.