1965 Plymouth Barracuda

It's about damn time that I found an A-body Barracuda for this series, since some of the baddest cars on the island back when I was in high school were '64-66 Barracudas. The Valiant-based early Barracuda didn't weigh much, so droppping a crazy 340 or 360 in one resulted in something that would hold its own against the Mustangs, Camaros, and Novas (not to mention the big-block GM A-bodies). This example is a little bit rough- well, actually, it's a total beater- but it's still good to see it parked on the street.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda


It's got an extremely funky paint job, which appears to be done in latex house paint in sort of a two-tone textured application. There's some body rust, but just the usual Bay Area variety caused by rainy winters.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda


Maybe it wasn't a great idea to paint the grille, but once you get started with a paint roller it's hard to stop. This car probably has a Slant Six (the 225 was standard on the '65 Barracuda), but maybe it has a 273 or better under the hood.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda


The car has been red-tagged by the APD, which means the neighbors are getting fed up with this car taking up parking space on their block (a woman driving by while I was shooting photos stopped and started reading me the riot act about "my" car and how it never moves). I'm guessing that it doesn't run, and I haven't seen it for a month or so, meaning either it got towed to The Crusher or it now parks somewhere else. I'm hoping it's the latter option.

1965 Plymouth Barracuda


Hey, three on the tree! A pushbutton automatic would be nice, too.



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