1966 Plymouth Barracuda

Dusty & Rusty – 1966 Plymouth Barracuda V8 – $6,250

Yesterday we featured a 1970 Cuda, but today we’re talking about its older sibling, the Plymouth Barracuda. Don’t you hate when parents aren’t creative with names? In any case, this fastback fish caught my eye for a couple reasons. First, it’s a moderately priced V8 car from the mid 60s. Cool enough, right? Second, its got that rough and tumble, pulled from the shed appearance, but is near ready to roll. Let’s take a closer look and find out if you’re line is hooked on this 1966 Plymouth Barracuda for sale on Craigslist near Seattle for $6,250.

A hair over 38,000 of these cars left assembly lines for 1966. Plymouth used the Barracuda as bait for attracting muscle buyers during horsepower wars. While the early models were a far cry from what came later, they deserve their fair share of love. For 1966 the Barracuda featured new sheet metal up front, a new tail light design and a restyled dash that could now accommodate a tach, if so equipped. This was an important feature for those looking to stomp on the gas. Unfortunately, we don’t get a great look inside of this one, and the seller doesn’t say if it has the optional gauge. Here’s what we do know, this is a four owner car, and the seller can back up its 70,000 original miles. Unfortunately, the relatively low mileage has not been kind to this poor car.

1966 Plymouth Barracuda engine
273 V8

A glance around the outside shows a fair amount of dings, dents and rust. What you may not realize in your initial once over is the amount of work that has gone into this car to get it running after sitting for two decades. The 273 cubic inch V8 has received a rebuilt carb, a complete tune up (I’m guessing plugs, wires, points, etc.), a fresh battery, oil change and new coolant. The engine also appears freshly painted. Additionally, the TorqueFlight automatic transmission received some love to get it swimming through the gears.

It’s got a little rust here and there…

The brakes, front end and the differential all received some service in the early 2000s. Then the car sat, for quite some time. Those things will likely need attention once again after its long hibernation. Do fish hibernate?

Yeah, that’s a pretty big dent.

The seller did include a few videos of the car in the listing. It really is a pretty vehicle, despite its cosmetic flaws. I guess that’s why there is makeup and torches? Sure, it isn’t a ’70 Hemi Cuda, but it is a swell 1966 Plymouth Barracuda that you can apparently drive as you restore. For $6,250, there’s no way you’re hooking a boot if you come home with this car. Alright, I’ll stop with the fishing puns now.

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