Topic: 15 years old, Looking for Barracuda, HELP!
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#1 Jul 24, 2008 at 1:27 pmHi everyone, I bet your sick of seeing stuff like this, but I'm 15 and I'm from Lyndhurst, Ohio, near Cleveland. I am a beginning lifetime motorhead, having been working with a motorbike all summer, I'm confident that I'm ready to move up to a car. All the conditions seem to be right for me to pick up a car, my neighbors have a '63 Thunderbird and a '53 Ford 100 and the guy next to them has 6 motorcycles, one of which currently runs. So I've sat in on carburetors being rebuilt, cleaned etc, and I'm pretty knowledgeable. I've always been a Mopar kid, into 60s and 70s Dodges and Plymouths, and now I'm becoming of age to drive one, I get my temporary license in a week, and I'm 16 on February 2, 2009. I made a deal with my dad that if I maintained at least a 3.6 grade point average, he'd pay for, and drive to get, a Plymouth Barracuda, regardless of location, within the USA. My grades are pretty good, so this seems very realistic.
I'm trying to find a 1964, 1965, or 1966 Barracuda, probably under $10,000. 273 Commando would be cool, Slant Six would be fine. I'm looking to have decent upholstery, as I am not a tailor, and minimal rust, the obvious basics. I'm trying to give my self a small long-time project, not a full dust to diamonds restoration. I need the car to drive OK right from the start. I don't know how often I will need to drive it, but I guess I can say it will be a daily driver.
My first question is, are these specifications realistic?
My second question is, where do I start looking?
I've seen decent Barracudas go for about $5k-6k on eBay, which is in my price range, the '64-'66 Barracuda is obviously much less sought after than the '67-'74s. So is there a better place to look than eBay, is there a person I can talk to or e-mail? Is there a place I'm not looking or a website I haven't found?
So if anyone has anything to say about my situation or the car, I sure would like to hear from you.
Thanks - IvanJatson
#2 Jul 24, 2008 at 9:10 pmThis is a good car I found on eBay.
Does anyone know if this car is a good deal?
#3 Jul 25, 2008 at 9:05 amIf the description and everything is honest, it looks like a good deal. I would pay an independent appraiser to check out the car before bidding though. It doesn't strike me as a project car because it is virtually done. websites to check out www.forabodiesonly.com www.evbc.org www.moparhouse.com If you want a project car, I know of a couple that have been on craigslist in colorado recently.
#4 Oct 11, 2008 at 9:00 pmhey about the cuda. i live in chambersburg pa and this one car dealership has a nice cuda for sale. its all stock with the lime green paint job. as far as i know they wanted arounr $30,000. the place is called EASTERN MOTERS its located on top of radio hill by the sunny way food store if ur going up the hill going past wendys keep going to u see a trailer park its right before that. its a small place. i was lookin into getting it but i dont have the money right now. hope u find the car ur looking for.
from travis martin
#5 Oct 12, 2008 at 4:58 pmyou have done some good research you should be able to find what your looking for at the budget you have. Find one as complete as you can parts for those earily barracuda can be hard to find you may also want to look on moparts.com good luck
Is that an oil leak? No it's sweat from all that horsepower!
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