For Sale By:Private Seller
Interior Color: White
Number of Cylinders: 6
Drive Type: AUTO
Exterior Color: Blue
Goshen, New York, United States
1968 BARRACUDA COUPE- ALL ORIGINAL AND DECENT PROJECT CAR, 6 CYL, AUTO TRANS W/ 7 1/4 REAR..........GREAT UNMOLESTED ORIGINAL CAR AND THESE ARE THE BEST TO DO AS WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET!!!! NOTHING HIDING AND A DECENT CAR TO DO..............I OWN ONE AND LOVE THE LOOKS AND IT HAS A LOT OF PLUSES........SUCH AS:
NEEDS: 1/4 PANELS, TRUNK EXTENSIONS, DRIVER'S FRONT FLOOR, REPAIR TO DRIVER'S INNER FENDER BELOW BATTERY,AND MINOR PATCHWORK TO LOWER FENDERS AND DOORS
THIS IS AGAIN, AN ALL ORIGINAL 6 CYL CAR SO IT IS A GREAT STARTING POINT FOR AN EXCELLENT PROJECT......I'M INCLUDING A PIC OF MY OWN 69 SO YOU CAN GET AN IDEA OF WHAT IT COULD LOOK LIKE WITH A LITTLE LOVE.......NO- THE 69 DOES NOT COME WITH THIS AUCTION.......
CLEAR PENNSYLVANIA TITLE IN HAND.........
WINNING BIDDER TO PAY $500 BY CREDIT CARD AT THE END OF THE AUCTION VIA BY PHONE, AND BALANCE DUE IN 3 DAYS- IF YOU CANNOT PAY, THEN DONT BID- CALL 845-742-0571 WITH QUESTIONS OR PAYMENT AND INFO
The Plymouth Superbird is one of those classic American cars from the muscle car era that has captured the imagination of all sorts of automotive enthusiasts long after its presence on roads and race tracks wore away. It's easy to see why. Where else but in the Swingin' Sixties and Seventies would a car leave the factory with an aerodynamics package that included a pointy beak and a rear spoiler that sat several feet above the rear deck?
The example you see above, which was born in 1970, is one of the finest Superbirds we've ever seen. Combine its complete restoration with its original 426 Hemi engine, and it's no surprise that it managed to bring in a cool half million dollars (plus 10 percent in fees) at Barrett-Jackson. See it yourself in our high-res image gallery above, and scroll down below for the official auction description.
If you want to follow along with the coverage, check out the Hagerty Fantasy Bid online game here.
The US Marshal's so-called Blood Muscle Auction was completed earlier this month, with the prestigious nine-car field (two cars were added following Autoblog's initial story, a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 and a rare, mid-restoration 1971 Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda) finding new and hopefully law-abiding owners.
While we'd normally recap the stars of the show, in this particular auction, every car's sale was newsworthy. The full list of sale prices doesn't seem to be published, but according to The New York Times, the auction brought in a total of $2.5 million, or an average of about $277,000 per car.
The king of the contest seems to be a 1970 Plymouth Superbird (above, right), complete with a 426-cubic-inch Hemi V8, which brought home $575,000. The trio of Yenko Chevys, meanwhile, all easily cleared the six-figure mark, with the Yenko Camaro (above, far right) clearing $315,000, the Chevelle crossing the block for $237,500 and the supremely rare - one of just 37 - Yenko Nova (shown above, left) selling for an even $400,000.
We're plenty used to seeing classic cars selling for millions of dollars. It's just that they're usually European: Ferraris, Bugattis, Mercedes and the like. There are some rare American exceptions, usually wearing the names Duesenberg or Shelby. But what we have here is the most expensive Chrysler product ever sold at auction.
The vehicle in question is a Plymouth Barracuda - specifically a 1971 Hemi Cuda Convertible, chassis #BS27R1B315367 - that Mecum Auctions just sold after eight solid minutes of feverish bidding for a high bid of $3.5 million at its auction in Seattle, Washington. That figure positively eclipses the $2.2 million paid for a strikingly similar Hemi Cuda (chassis #BS27R1B269588) fetched nearly seven years ago in Scottsdale and another that was the first muscle car to break the million-dollar mark in 2002.