Hi 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