While certainly not in the best of shape, this Barracuda is one rare fish. Formula S production in 1969 consisted of 2034 fastbacks, 100 convertibles and 423 notchbacks. Of the notchbacks, 325 were 340’s and 98 383’s. Total Mod Tops for all Barracuda coupes in 1969 was reportedly 937. (Numbers courtesy of Mike Mueller’s The Complete Book of Classic Dodge and Plymouth Muscle). How many of those 325 small blocks were Mod Tops? Probably not a lot. We hope somebody brings this old girl back to life. Find it here on eBay.
Here are some highlights from the Russo and Steele auction from the Wednesday preview.
This is a 1970 Hemi Superbird and probably the best Mopar at Russo.
Tuesday is normally not a super exciting day at Barrett-Jackson, but since Barrett was selling the majority of the Ron Pratte collection that night, the room was full and the bidding was crazy. Ron is a big time collector in the Phoenix area and had been buying high end cars at Barrett-Jackson for years. He decided to liquidate his collection through BJ and it was very fun to watch. This included two Hemi Mopars that did very well. The first car up was a 1970 Dodge Charger with a 426 Hemi and a 4-speed. Bidding was furious and shot up to $190,000 right away–unseen levels for a Hemi B-Body. It ended up at $200,000. Here is a picture of the car:
Mopar Blog is down at the Arizona auctions again this year and will be posting photos and updates throughout the week. Here are a couple of cars we thought were cool at Barrett-Jackson so far.
This is a factory FY1 bright yellow paint wagon and it went across the block today. It went for $5700, you can still find bargains at Barrett!
Muscle Car of the Week features the 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda in B5 blue this week. Video after the jump!
What do you think of the red wheels? More pics after the jump!
Now here’s a disturbing story. This 1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda 440 Six Pack was stolen from the original owner in Portland in 2001. The owner, who still has the title, filed a police report and spent years trying to find his beloved E-body. Then a month ago it turns up in a storage garage. Think the rest would be easy, right? Wrong. Watch the video after the jump and see what you think. Via The H.A.M.B.