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1971 Plymouth Barracuda

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Manufacturer: Plymouth
Model: Barracuda
Year: 1971
Type: Coupe
Color: GY9 w/ white vinyl roof
Mileage: 999,999
Engine: 400 NOM
Transmission: 727
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 383 Gran Coupe
Interior Color: White leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1971 Plymouth Barracuda for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car (2.25) based on 91 votes
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   I've had this car for years and haven't touched it so it's time to go to a new home. There were only 258 big block Gran Coupe Barracudas built in 1971. There were only 161 made with this 383 engine. This is pretty rare in and of itself. To add to that. this car had 2 fender tags of options.     The VIN matches the cowl. rad support. door sticker. and fender tags.  No broadcast sheet found. Clear NJ title in my name.      This is the tags decoded:E51 383 2bblD32 HD727GY9 Tawny GoldPRY3 Leather bucket seats C14 Dec. 14 scheduled build dateV1W white vinyl topU USA551C16 consoleC26 consolette headlinerC55 bucket seatsC62  six way seatG15 tinted windshieldG36 Dual racing mirrorsH31 rear window defrosterH51 ACJ41 pedal dress upL25 trunk lampL31 fender signalsL34 road lampsM21 roof drip moldingsM25 wide sill moldingM31 belt moldingM91 Luggage rackN95 emissionsN98 emission stickerP31 power windowsR11 am radioR31 rear speakersV5X black side moldings26. 26" radiator
     Those are the options on the fender tag. The car also has the rim blow steering wheel and ralley wheels.      The body has had a repaint at some point in its life from the rarely seen Tawny Gold to brown.     There are a few routes that can be taken on this car. Obviously a full restoration is one. Another is just buy it to own it like I did because it is pretty neat to just have and is extremely rare. Another is to do some simple metal work and throw some paint at it and make it an awesome street car or a resto mod.      If you need clarification on anything. please ask. I am a hobbyist and not a professional so I encourage you to look in person or send someone to look at it.       It will need front floor pans where your feet go. The tunnel is good.  The rear floors are soft where your feet go and one will need a patch. The trunk floor is pitted but most of it can be saved. Filler prime  would do wonders here. It will need a few small patches though. The trunk extensions are good at the trunk pan and halfway down the quarters. They will need some patches at the bottoms. 2 extensions are included to use for patches.    The frame rails look solid. as do the front factory torque boxes and torsion bar mounts. The firewall is good with a small amount of surface rust showing in a few spots at the seams. The inner fenders are solid. The passenger fender is nice but may need a small patch at the bottom. The driver fender is nice overall. but the inner lip is pitted and will need a small patch. The bottom looks like it will need a small patch too. But overall a nice easily fixed fender. The header panel is nice. surface rust but nice.  The lower valences are solid but will need straightening. The grill is complete but has some cracks which can be repaired.   It was spray painted at some point in it's life. which covered the stainless trim pieces. They are hard to see in the pictures but they are there.  The roof had been replaced at some point in its life. I assume it rusted under the vinyl top or was damaged?  It was done before I bought it. Outside of some small dings in the car. it doesn't look like the car was ever hit so that's the only reason I can think that the roof was replaced. The roof has some small dents and pits but looks to be solid. It is currently in primer. The Dutchman panel needs some minor work where it meets the quarters but is solid around the back glass and trunk opening. The doglegs at the forward part of the trunk opening need some minor patch work but are easily savable.  The doors look solid and straight with some small dings. The quarters need small patches at the lower front and rear. There is some rust just above the wheel. Personally I would not replace the quarters. but fix the originals. The passenger side needs more than the drivers side. The wheelhouses look good except directly above the wheel on the outers where it meets the quarter. They seem really nice where they met the trunk and trunk extensions. The flat hood is rusty and pitted underneath. Personally I would replace that with a different hood but if you want a flat hood it can be used.   The deck lid is nice. The front bumper needs straightened. The rear bumper is good. Both have pitting but are good cores or leave as is depending on what your plans for the car are. The road lamps are missing.      The interior is pretty complete and the original leather may be able to be saved for a driver. The back of the rear seat is a bit rough at the top where it goes over to the back of the frame but is present. A seamstress may be able to address that. There is no carpet. The 6 way seat is intact. The rim blow is cracked and needs restored for a show car.  The headliner is junk. The headlner consollette is present but needs cleaning or restored. The dash pad is junk but pads are available aftermarket. as are caps if you prefer to go that route. Gauges with the wood grain face are all present as is the rest of the dash.     The glass all looks decent except the windshield which is delaminating around the edges. The power windows seem to be intact but I don't know why they don't work? Fuse? Switch? All the trim is with the car except the rear window trim.  The vinyl top trim is also included although it is not seen in the pictures.      The 8 3/4 rear is an open.  The 383 is gone and it currently has a 74 dated 400 and 727 trans.  Non numbers trans. The 400 is a perfect start for a stroker anyway. A stroked 400 or a modern hemi was my plan so being stuck didn't bother me.  The Trans rolls in neutral and stops in park. Outside of that I don't know it's condition. I have a set of headers that go with the car.  It also comes with the correct 960 radiator. the shroud which has a crack at the bottom. and the fan and clutch. I don't know if the clutch is correct. The AC condenser is present as is the compressor. It may be missing some AC parts but I'm not sure. All the big AC parts and lines appear to be there.  The power brake booster is present but Its not the original. The power steering pump is present. I don't know if it's original. The original battery cables are present. All wiring harnesses appear to be present.       The 14" rallyes are nice. They have 2 center caps and 2 trim rings. It is missing 2 caps and 2 rings. The tires have tread and hold air. but are old and dry.     With a battery hooked up. the engine cranks. the headlights turn on. and the signals work. and the interior light is on.      Overall this is a pretty complete and very rare car. with only 258 big blocks being made and only 161 made with this 383/727 combination.  It will be an excellent project for someone. whether it be a driver. a full resto. or a clone. it is an excellent starting point for someone.     I tried to be as thorough as possible with the description but if you have questions. please ask. or come look at it.  I can only describe the car how I perceive it. Your view may be  different. for worse or for the better. so once again I recommend looking at it in person and or asking questions.    This 71 is sold as is . where is. and I'm not responsible  if you think it's misrepresented so come look at it or send someone to look at it. Its a project car and It's being sold in New Jersey therefore that is where the venue for the sale is. By bidding/buying you agree to this.      A $500 nonrefundable deposit is due within 48 hours of auction end. PayPal or cash. Full Payment expected within a week. Communication is key with arranging payment.  Cash or wire transfer. which must clear before vehicle is released.  No PayPal. money orders. checks. trades. etc. Cash or wire transfer only. There are no warranties at all on this car. It's a 45 year old non running car that needs work.      I'm sure I missed some stuff so once again. ask questions or come look.     Shipping is not included so that will need to be arranged by the buyer. Once again. communication is key. I have a guy with an enclosed trailer that will deliver up to 800 miles for $1. 50 per loaded mile. So if you are 400 miles away. he gets $600. If you have your own shipper. I am happy to help with working with them to get an easy and convenient pick up for you. I'm also fairly close to Port Newark and Port Elizabeth if need be. Once again. shipping is not included. The auction ends March 3 and the vehicle will be available for pickup before March 17 . but not between March 17 and March 29 as I will be unavailable due to renovations and time constraints. It actually works out ok because that gives 2 weeks from auction end for a cash sale. and if a wire transfer it takes some time for the transfer to clear both banks anyway. If you need more time to arrange shipping or pickup. I can store it indoors until the end of April. but it needs to be picked up by May 1. Once again. communication is key and obviously I'm flexible. I'm a Mopar guy with a passion for these cars. I also know how life has a tendency to throw us all curve balls.       If you have less than 10 feedback. contact me before bidding. I reserve the right to end the auction early.  Thank you.

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