The Astonishing Transformation of the 1967 Plymouth Barracuda, Restored to Perfection After 30 Years in Storage -195

1967 witnessed the debut of the second-generation Barracuda, and naturally, Plymouth prepared a significant redesign to make its nameplate stand out from the crowd.

It still shared many parts with the Valiant, but the new Barracuda boasted curved side glass, new roof pillars on the hardtop, and a more polished roofline to increase the car's sporty appetite.

The engine lineup included six-cylinder units and V8s. Most Barracudas (close to 28,000 units) rolled off the assembly lines fitted with a 273 (4.5-liter) engine and a 2-barrel carburetor. Out of them, just 1,200 used a manual transmission.

The 383 (6.3-liter) V8 was the top engine choice for this model year, though few people ordered it. Plymouth produced just 1,784 units, of which 1,036 came with a manual transmission.

The 1967 Barracuda in these pictures left the factory with a 273 and an automatic gearbox, and the same powertrain remains available today.

As you can tell from the imagery gallery, the car looks impressive, especially considering its age. A previous owner restored the Barracuda in the '90s, but for some reason, they abandoned the car shortly after. As a result, the vehicle spent the last 30 years in hiding, trying to preserve a nearly perfect-10 condition that can quickly fade away due to mold, dust, and rust.

The owner parked the car in a pole barn in Wyoming, but they still took it outside a few times per year. Regular driving explains the engine condition, as the owner regularly drove the car to prevent the V8 from locking up.

This Plymouth Barracuda is far from the flawless example for which collectors would pay a small fortune. However, thanks to the previous restoration, everything comes in impressive shape, and typical damage on such an old car is out of the question now.

For example, you don't need to worry about rust because there's no such thing on the Barracuda. The metal looks impeccable, and aside from a few minor occasional issues, it doesn't require too much work.

The fierce battle for the car is no surprise. The top offer already exceeds $15,000, but the seller also enabled a reserve, which is still in place at the time of writing. The reserve value is unknown, and considering the auction will end in just one day, it'll be interesting to see if someone unlocks it.

In the meantime, if you want to see the car in person, you must travel to Windsor, Colorado, where the owner prepares it for a new home. It sells with no restoration documents, as the seller claims they've lost all the papers, so bring in a good mechanic to inspect every little part.

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