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Lot 233: 1967 Plymouth Barracuda 383

AutoSport 2008, Coys (12 January 2008)

The original Plymouth Barracuda was built on Chrysler's A-body chassis, which was also common to several other vehicles manufactured by Chrysler, including the Dodge Dart. As a model in the Valiant line, the 1964 model carried Valiant insignia. The Barracuda was one of the first pony cars, which were designed to appeal to the youth market. In 1967 the Barracuda remained an A-body car, but was fully redesigned. To complement the fastback model, the vehicle now offered coupé (aka 'notchback') and convertible options. This second generation Barracuda would last for three years, from 1967 through to 1969. As the pony car class became established and competition increased, Plymouth began to revise the Barracuda's engine options, which came to resemble those of the larger Plymouth Road Runner more than the Valiant's. While the 225 cu in slant six cylinder motor was still the base engine, engine options included the two-barrel carburettor 180bhp, 273 cu in, 4.5 litre Commando, the 235bhp, four-barrel carburettor V8 and, though rare, the 383 cu in, 6.2 litre unit of 1967 as fitted to this example. First registered on 1st January 1967, this car is described as being in good condition. Imported to Great Britain earlier this year, it is supplied with a MoT test certificate valid until April 2008 and an American Certificate of Title. Finished in black with a red accent on the flanks, the car looks stunning from any angle, while the interior is finished in a contrasting white interior and has a floor mounted gearlever. This rare and desirable Barracuda is 'on the button' and supplied with a V5 registration document.

Lot Details
Auction AutoSport 2008
Coys,
TypeCar
Lot Number233
Estimate£12000-£16000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£27875
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1967
Condition rating
Registration numberXBL 280E
Mileage-
Chassis numberBH23D72258724
Engine number
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors